History

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg grew out of an informal series of concerts produced in 1986 by Richard Carr, director of the Williamsburg library arts center. With an eye toward invigorating chamber music on the Williamsburg-Hampton Roads peninsula, Carr invited Norfolk’s Feldman Chamber Music Society to partner with him. Bill Bynum, a William & Mary professor and ardent aficionado, offered to help with publicity. In 1987, with Carr’s encouragement, Bynum assembled a board of directors, incorporated the new Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, and served as its first president. An early core of enthusiasts soon grew into a host of hard-core subscribers, leading to the sold-out seasons we currently enjoy. The Society still partners with the Feldman to present some of the most inspiring musicians on the concert circuit.

Board of Directors (2017-2018)

Jim Coomer, President 
Edith Edwards, Vice President
Carl Hobbs, Treasurer
Kay Kane, Secretary
Judith Bowers
Robin Cantor-Cooke

Robert Crutchfield
Stephen Custer
Angelika Kuettner
Anne Luchsinger
Tom Mills
Maureen Orton

Dave Stanford
Fredrika Teute
Elaine Themo
Jim Turi