Music - March 17 onwards

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

CHESTER: James Davy, assistant organist at Blackburn Cathedral, plays music by Vierne, Jongen, Bach and Howells, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

CHESTER: St Paddy’s Night with Rusty Mahone’s Busking Club at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf. Tickets £4. Ring 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com.

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring the RNCM Saxophone Ensemble performing works by Rob Buckland, Andy Scott, Arvo Part and others at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloists Roderick Williams (baritone) and Lawrence Power (viola), with the Halle Choir, perform works by Britten, Delius and Berlioz at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Heath Quartet - Oliver Heath, Cerys Jones (violins), Gary Pomeroy (viola), Christopher Murray (cello) -perform works by Haydn, Britten and Dvorak at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

ALDFORD: A concert in St John the Baptist Church at 7.30pm given by the Chapel Choir of Abbey Gate College and the Young Voices Choir. Admission £5 with proceeds to St. Mary’s Church, Bruera. Pre-concert drinks available from 7pm.

LIVERPOOL: Roy Castle Cancer Trust Concert That’s Entertainment featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conducted by Carl Davis with special guest Melanie Chisholm, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£11. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents meng Yang Pan (piano) performing works by Liszt, Bach and Schumann at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Antonio Pappano with soloist Boris Berezovsky at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £37.79-£10.21. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

LIVERPOOL: Rodewald Concert Series presents Fine Arts Quartet performing works by Beethoven, Glass and Grieg at St George’s Hall Concert Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Keyboard Weekend - devoted to music of the Americas with performances given by students, staff and friends of the RNCM, Manchester University and pupils from Chetham’s School of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road. Saturday ticket £35. Weekend ticket £60. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

MANCHESTER: Milapfest - Music for the Mind and Soul - presents Rhythm Yatra featuring R R Prathap, R N Prakash, Kousic Sen, Bernhard Taalis and two guest artists at the Bridgewater Hall at 2pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Baaba Maal presents Tales from the Sahel at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, £13. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

LIVERPOOL: Birkenhead & Formby Choral Societies with Merchant Taylors’ School present Mozart, Haydn and John Rutter featuring Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Sarah Jillian Cox (mezzo soprano), Christopher Steele (tenor) and Thomas Eaglen (bass), the Liverpool Philharmonia, led by Arfona Griffiths and conducted by David Holroyd at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£10. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LLANDUDNO: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Christophe Mangou with soloist Jack Liebeck, perform works by Chausson, Saint Saens, Berlioz and Franck at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£9. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Keyboard Weekend - devoted to music of the Americas with performances given by students, staff and friends of the RNCM, Manchester University and pupils from Chetham’s School of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road. Sunday ticket £30. Weekend ticket £60. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

ST ASAPH: John Hosking plays Music for Manuals by Bach and Buxtehude in his organ recital in St Winefride’s RC Church, at 4.15pm. Retiring collection.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

FLINT: The Chester & North-East Wales Organists’ & Choirmasters’ Association visits St Mary’s Church for an evening of music making featuring John Hosking (assistant organist, St Asaph Cathedral) and resident organist David Flanagan. Retiring collection.

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Olga Paliy (piano), Jie Wang (soprano) and James Vaughan (piano) performing works by Brahms, Mozart, Debussy and Britten at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

MANCHESTER: Pianist Angela Hewitt performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £29.62-£10.21. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Helen Southall (saxophone) and Raewyn Bailey (piano) at the Wesley Methodist Church at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01244 880210.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Sally Johnson (soprano) and Linda Tennent-Brown (piano) performing works by Purcell and Britten at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Organ Recital Prize - RNCM student organists each present a 30 minute recital encompassing a wide range of styles and repertoire in the finals of this prestigious prize at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

LLANDUDNO: Jack Bruce and The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Experience in concert at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

CHESTER: Shrewsbury organist Richard Walker, plays music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Karg-Elert, Messiaen and Brahms, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

MANCHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring RNCM Brass Ensemble and Brass Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs and Maria Molund with soloist Aaron Rivkin (euphonium), performing works by James Curnow and Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 1.15pm. Free admission. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

CHESTER: Organist Carol Williams, San Diego’s civic organist, will be performing at Hamilton Street Methodist Church in Hoole at 7.30pm. Admission £10 (under 21s free). Ring 01244 674878.

LIVERPOOL: St Mary’s Festival of Music, presented by St Mary’s College in Crosby and featuring its Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Stage Band, Baroque Consort, Show Choir, Chamber Choir and Prep School Choir at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

TARVIN: Organ and trumpet recital by Brian Heald and John Bush at St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. No tickets required. Donations to St Andrew’s Church Organ and Building Funds. Refreshments available.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir present Music For Passiontide, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis and featuring soloist Simon Russell (organ), performing works by Faure, Leighton, Lotti and Part at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £6. Ring 0845 241 7868.

WIRRAL: Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents the Junkhouse Dog blues band at the Gladstione Village Hall in Burton at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Ring 0151 336 5613.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Gordon Pullen (piano) and Roger Fisher (piano) at the Wesley Methodist Church at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01244 880210.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Emily Beynon (flute) and Catherine Beynon (harp) performing at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

CHESTER: Chester Music Society chamber music workshop at Abbey Gate College. Ring 01606 882007 for details or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and other sacred music for Lent and Easter, conducted by Helena Thomas and Katie Wilkes, with guest string players from The King’s School and Cantabile from Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School, at All Saints Church in Hoole Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Ring 01244 300717.

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers perform Samson - Handel's dramatic masterpiece will be performed by the choir in Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm accompanied by the 18th Century SinfoniaŠwith Nicholas Mulroy as Samson. Tickets £18, £12 and £6, concessions £1 off, students and schoolchildren £5. Ring 01244 500959 orŠwww.chestercathedral.com.

HESWALL: St Peter’s Singers, conducted by Adrian Griffiths with pianists David Poulter and Timothy Noon, present Brahms’ German Requiem at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.

PORT

WIRRAL: Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass in concert at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club Gala Concert featuring Sophia Rosa (violin) and John Wilson (piano), performing music by Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss and Kreisler at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Members £8, non-members £12. Ring 0151 339 5219.

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