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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth plays music by Alcock, Dupré, Guilmant and Franck, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

CHESTER: Songs from the Big Band Era performed at The Guildhall in Watergate Street at 7.45pm. Tickets £10. Call 01244 375662.

MANCHESTER: Penguin Cafe Presents Arthur Jeffes: Sundog - Beyond directing Penguin Café’s revival, Arthur Jeffes has recently been exploring the solo piano as an outlet for his sometimes more romanticist-minimalist ideas beyond the framework of the Penguin Café’s older and more established sensibility, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy with soloist Rebecca Bottone (soprano), perform works by Mozart, Britten and Michael Symmons Roberts, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

PRESTATYN: Nigel Ogden gives the opening concert on the new Wyvern digital organ in Prestatyn Parish Church at 7.30pm. Tickets in advance £8 from Bonne Amie, 121-123 High Street, Prestatyn, or at the door £10, including refreshment.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers invite you to a lunchtime concert with an autumnal feel with music of the Romantic era. Motets and part-songs by Mendelssohn, Schubert

Brahms and Rheinberger form the first part of the programme. Concluding the concert are setting of texts in English by Parry and Stanford's Heraclitus and My love's an arbutus, at the Wesley Methodist Church, St John Street. Tickets £7. Call 07527 686239 or 0845 647 7868.

CHESTER: The massed choirs of the Royal School of Church Music, Chester area, sing the service Creation in Chester Cathedral at 5.30pm. The choir will be directed by Philip Rushforth and accompanied by Benjamin Chewter. Retiring collection for the work of the RSCM and Chester Cathedral.

CHESTER: Songs from the Big Band Era performed at The Guildhall in Watergate Street at 7.45pm. Tickets £10. Call 01244 375662.

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.

LIVERPOOL: Pink Martini, the American 12 piece orchestra, perform jazz, cabaret, lounge and film music, featuring vocalist Storm Large, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£20. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky with soloist Howard Shelley (piano) performs works by Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £33-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

WIRRAL: The Big Easy Jazz Band, a 12-piece group playing original arrangements of vintage jazz classics, play on the third Sunday in every month at the Melrose Hall in Melrose Avenue, Hoylake. Featuring a wealth of local jazz talent including singer Linda Leigh. Starting at 8pm. £2 admission. Call 0151 334 7147.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Federation of Arts lunchtime recital at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, by Chester Festival of Performing Arts winners at 12.45pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 379275.

MANCHESTER: BBC Big Band plays Stan Kenton at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50-£12.50. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Simonov with soloist Barry Douglas (piano) performs works by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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

CHESTER: Laurence Lyndon-Jones plays music by Byrd, Langlais, Howells and Bach, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

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 Bernstein, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents The Finzi Quartet - Sara Wolstenholme (violin), Natalie Klouda (violin), Ruth Gibson (viola), Lydia Shelley (cello) - perform works by Haydn and Brahms at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

MANCHESTER: Internationally renowned vocal ensemble Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares in concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

CHESTER: Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir plus guest soloists at Hamilton Street Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 at the door.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman with soloist Kirby Hughes (soprano), present A Night at the Oscars - award-winning film music from Hollywood, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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

WIRRAL: The Fron Male Voice Choir present Voices From The Valley at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £20, concessions £18. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaj Znaider with soloist Saleem Abboud Askkar (piano), perform works by Wagner, Schumann and Brahms, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaj Znaider with soloist Saleem Abboud Askkar (piano), perform works by Wagner, Schumann and Brahms, 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 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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

WIRRAL: A musical tribute to the music of John Denver featuring Neil and Gill Sharman, Mark Robinson, Vocal Point and Brian Lupton at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Proceeds to Cancer Research. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

MOLD: Celebrity Classical Concert season continues with Jennifer Pike (violin) and Jeremy Pike (piano) performing works by Bach, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, concessions £13.50-. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.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

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir featuring Alison Pearce (soprano), Vanessa Williamson (mezzo soprano), Paul Austin kelly (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), the Liverpool Sinfonia and conductor Graham Jordan Ellis, present handel’s Messiah at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £12, £6. Call 0845 241 7868.

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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

TATTENHALL: Chester Bach Singers present Christmas Through The Ages - Carols by Candlelight, conducted by Martin Bussey, at Tattenhall Parish Church at 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Call 07527 686239.

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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