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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

CHESTER: David Poulter, Director of Music, Liverpool Cathedral, plays music by Praetorius, Bach, Rawsthorne and Dupré.in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

RUNCORN: The Celtic Tenors present an eclectic mix of classical, Irish, folk and pop at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

ELLESMERE PORT: Plugged - under 18s live music event at the Civic Hall at 7pm. Entry £4. To book your place on stage, visit www.plugged.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM String Orchestra perform works by Arvo Part, Vaughan Williams and Aulis Sallinen, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £14. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

TARVIN: Concert featuring John and Angela Evans performing familiar, light-hearted and popular songs at St Andrew’s Parish Church at 7.30pm. Retiring collection. Call 01244 674878.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

CHESTER: Organ recital by Brian Heald performing works by Bach, Albinoni, Messiaen, Elgar and Widor at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 7.30pm. Guest soloist Jeremy Heald (piano) performs works by Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin, Tickets £8, under 18s £5. Call 01244 379275.

ELLESMERE PORT: The North Wales & Cheshire West Group of the National Association of Choirs presents a Six Choirs Festival, in The Civic Hall at 7.30pm. Admission £6. Further details and tickets from the Group Chairman, Brenda Harper on 01244 372822

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, with soloists Claudia Barainsky (soprano), Maria Luigia Borsi (soprano), Malin Christensson (soprano), Susan Bickley (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (mezzo soprano), Stefan Vinke (tenor), Tomas Tomasson (bass baritone) and Jukka Rasilainen (bass), with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Huddersfield Choral Society, Deva Singers, Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Matropolitan Cathedral, perform Mahler’s Symphony No 8 Symphony of a Thousand, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LLANDUDNO: Celebrity recital with Lesley Garrett and Emma Johnson at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £33.50-£25.50. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena with soloist Asier Polo (cello), perform works by Ravel, Rodrigo and Falla at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £33.50-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

CHESTER: In The Mood with Five Star Swing at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £9. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.chestertheatre.co.uk.

MOLD: Celebrity Classic Concert Season presents pianist Melvyn Tan performing works by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cyru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, concessions £13.50. Call 01845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WIRRAL: Aled Jones Live & Unplugged at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

CHESTER: Ian Roberts, director of music at St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield and previously assistant director of music at Chester Cathedral, returns to Chester to give a celebrity organ recital in St Werburgh’s Church, Grosvenor Park Road, at 7.30pm. Admission £5 including refreshment.

LIVERPOOL: Soweto Gospel Choir in concert, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £30-£20. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Federation of Arts lunchtime recital at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street featuring Mike Arthur (baritone) with Lauren Hibberd (piano) at 12.45pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 379275.

CHESTER: The Bryan Jones Big Band is playing at the Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, at 8.30pm. Cost £6 pay at the door. Proceeds to Rotary charities. Call 01244 677842.

LIVERPOOL: Belcea Quartet present The Complete Beethoven String Quartets featuring String Quartet Op 74 in E flat major ‘Harp’, String Quartet Op 18 No 3 in D major and String Quartet Op 130 with finale in E flat major, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £25. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Ching Yun Hu (piano) at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Organist Wayne Marshall performs works by Bach, Liszt, Rossini, Vierne, Saint-Saens and Widor at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents Jonathan Richards (guitar) and John Jowett (baritone) performing a programme of works by Dowland and Schubert plus Victorian ballads and some of Jonathan Richards’ own compositions at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Club members free, non-members £5. Call 0151 339 5219.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Libor Pesek with soloist Jonathan Small (oboe), perform works by Debussy, Francaix, Bizet and Faure, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: The Eliza Carthy Band in concert at the New Vic Theatre in Etruria Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £15.50. Call 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

CHESTER: Manchester Cathedral organist Jeffrey Makinson gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert featuring Concettina del Vecchio (violin), Kate Marsden (violin), Rebecca Waltters (viola), Hilary Browning (cello), Marcel Becker (double bass), Katherine Lacey (clarinet) and Gareth Twigg (bassoon), performing Schubert’s Octet at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Libor Pesek with soloist Jonathan Small (oboe), perform works by Debussy, Francaix, Bizet and Faure, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with soloist Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), perform works by Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £33.50-£10. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

HESWALL: Wirral Jazz Friends are holding another great event for Claire House Children's Hospice in the Heswall Royal British Legion at 7.30pm. The band New Orleans Heat will bring the Mississippi Delta's hot music to the audience and dancers. There will be a New Orleans Parasol Parade. Tickets are £8.50 from 0151 336 1190.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Peter Stark with presented Tom Redmond, present a Classical Extravaganza featuring works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Sibelius and more at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £16. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

FRODSHAM: Frodsham and District Choral Society and St Petersburg Choir, Voskresenije, sing the Rachmaninov Vespers and other sacred music at St Laurence’s Church at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 01928 733247 or email [email protected].

STOKE-ON-TRENT: The Grimethorpe Colliery Band present a Brassed Off 15th Anniversary Concert to mark 15 years since the release of the hit movie, at the Victoria Hall at 7pm. Tickets £19.50-£18. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

CHESTER: Chester Federation of Arts lunchtime recital at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street featuring Gary O'Shea (piano) at 12.45pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 379275.

CREWE: The Equivox Trio of Rob Buckland (saxophone), Simone Rebello (percussion) and Peter Lawson (piano) in concert at the Axis Arts Centre in Crewe Green Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £5. Call 0161 247 5302 or visit www.axisartscentre.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Alessandro Taverna (piano) performing works by Liszt at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert featuring Atrium Quartet - Alexey Naumenko (violin), Anton Ilyunin (violin), Dimitry Pitulko (viola) and Anna Gorelova (cello) - at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Call 0151 339 7326.

LIVERPOOL: Sacconi String Quartet with soloist David Pyatt (horn) perform works by Haydn, John McCabe and Schubert, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £22. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Soweto Gospel Choir present African Grace, at the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £26.50-£19.50. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Wilson with soloist Jonathan Aasgaard (cello), perform works by Holst, Walton, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloists Andra Schiff (piano) and Katherine Baker (flute), perform works by Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy and Stravinsky at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

LIVERPOOL: Discover The Classics - Behind the Music at Liverpool Philharmonic - Hollywood! - Classic FM creative director and presenter Tim Lihoreau takes a look at the A-list composers who wrote for the movies and the ones who didn’t but had their music smuggled into some of our favourite screen moments, in the Rodewald Suite at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street from 11am-1pm. Tickets £15, concessions £10. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal with soloist John Lill (piano), perform works by Schubert, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell with vocalists Cynthia Erivo and Jason Denton, perform works by Torke, Barber, Copland, Duke Ellington and Bernsetin, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal with soloist John Lill (piano), perform works by Schubert, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

WARRINGTON: Northern Soul Night at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 8pm. Tickets £7. Call 01925 442345 or call www.pyramidparrhall.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal with soloist John Lill (piano), perform works by Schubert, Beethoven and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

MANCHESTER: Singer Dagmar Krause performs the songs of Brecht, Weill and Eisler at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Tickets £12, £10. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Markus Stenz with soloist Kolja Blacher (violin), perform works by Sibelius, Magnus Lindberg and Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents young musicians frm Chester and district - an evening of varied music performed by talented soloists and instrumentalists, presented by Lisa Hallett with accompanist John Gough, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Club members free, non-members £5. Call 0151 339 5219.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, with the Halle Choir, perform works by John Adams and Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert featuring Laura Lucas (flute) and Daniel Swain (piano) performing works by Chaminade, Telemann, Prokofiev, Debussy, Brahms, Widor, Ian Clarke and Poulenc at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Call 0151 339 7326.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, perform works by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, perform works by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

CHESTER: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Threllfall with soloists Diana Palmerston (soprano) and Margaret McDonald (mezzo soprano), joined by the Chester Music Society Choir perform Mahler’s Symphony No 2 The Resurrection at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (reserved), £10 and £8 (unreserved), school children and students £5. Call 0151 632 1633 or visit [email protected].

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

CHESTER: Chester Young Musician of the Year - a new competition sponsored by Chester Music Society for young musicians taking place at The King’s School in Wrexham Road from 9.30am. Call 01244 678589 for details.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, perform works by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Julian Rachlin (violin), perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bach at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

LIVERPOOL: Discover The Classics - Behind the Music at Liverpool Philharmonic - Beethoven I - Classic FM creative director and presenter Tim Lihoreau presents the first of two sessions on Beethoven, looking at the Leonore Number 3, digging into the Symphony No 3 and hearing stories behind the Eroica, in the Rodewald Suite at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street from 11am-1pm. Tickets £15, concessions £10. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MANCHESTER: Lea DeLaria: The Last Butch Standing - the talented singer, actress and political activist will be performing at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square at 8pm. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Lothar Koenigs with soloist Garrick Ohlsson (piano), perform works by Wagner, Barber and Beethoven, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

LIVERPOOL: LIPA Christmas concert performed by students from across all years and different disciplines in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Mount Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, concessions £3. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle orchestra and choir present Handel’s Messiah at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Carl Davis, present The Wild Wild West at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Andrew Gourlay with soloist Alexander Romanovsky (piano), present Russian Classicsat the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

ELLESMERE PORT: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and Ellesmere Port Choral Society present Christmas carols at the Civic Hall. Call 0151 632 1633 or visit [email protected].

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Timothy Redmond, presented by Petroc Trelawny and featuring the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir and Halle Children’s Choir perform a carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Timothy Redmond, presented by Petroc Trelawny and featuring the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir and Halle Children’s Choir perform a carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Timothy Redmond, presented by Petroc Trelawny and featuring the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir and Halle Children’s Choir perform a carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Timothy Redmond, presented by Petroc Trelawny and featuring the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir and Halle Children’s Choir perform a carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

MANCHESTER: The Halle’s Christmas Cracker, conducted by Stephen Bell with vocalist Shona Lindsay, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

CHESTER: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Chatwin with soloist Peter Dixon (cello), performing works by Smetana, Kabelevsky and Sibelius at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (reserved), £10 and £8 (unreserved), school children and students £5. Call 0151 632 1633 or visit [email protected].

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

CHESTER: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Howarth with soloist Callum Smart, String Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010, performing works by Tchaikovsky at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (reserved), £10 and £8 (unreserved), school children and students £5. Call 0151 632 1633 or visit [email protected].

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

CHESTER: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edward Warren, performing works by Elgar and Dvorak at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (reserved), £10 and £8 (unreserved), school children and students £5. Call 0151 632 1633 or visit [email protected].

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