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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

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

KNUTSFORD: Northern Chamber Orchestra Chistmas concert at the mansion at Tatton Park, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets £19, under 18s £12. Call 0161 247 2220 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Welsh Choral present Countdown to Christmas, presented by Roger Phillips and featuring soloist Susan Marrs, with the Northop Silver Band and Bishop Eaton School Choir, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £25-£10. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Tango Volcano ChristmasSpecial at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club Christmas Special at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7pm. Call 01928 724296 for membership details.

LITTLE NESTON: Neston Ecumenical Singers present their annual charity carol concert Sing Out at Christmas at 7.30pm at St Winefride’s RC Church with St Winefride’s Primary School Choir.

LIVERPOOL: Spirit of Christmas concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, presenter John Suchet and soloist Tine Thing Kelseth (trumpet), at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Symphony Orchestra with Garry Walker, 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.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents White Christmas - May your celebrations be magical, merry and bright with this nostalgic show of all-time favourite Christmas songs and back by popular demand are star soloists Jacinta Whyte and Matt Little, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers present Christmas Through The Ages - Carols by Candlelight, conducted by Martin Bussey, at St Mary’s Without The Walls in Handbridge at 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Call 07527 686239.

CHESTER: The Chester Ladies’ Choir, with guests Joh Christos (tenor) and Jenny Williams (soprano), presents its Christmas concert in All Saint’s Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. Admission £7.

CHESTER: The Cathedral Choirs present a carol concert at 7.30pm in Chester Cathedral. Tickets £7.50 to £12.50. Call 01244 324756 or visit www.chestercathedral.com.

ELLESMERE PORT: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and Ellesmere Port Choral Society present annual charity Christmas carol concert at the Civic Hall at 7pm. Tickets from £7. Call 0151 327 4062 or visit [email protected].

FRODSHAM: Frodsham and District Choral Society concert Awake the Harp featuring harpist Rhian Evans. Includes Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Finzi's In Terra Pax and excerpts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. As well as accompanying the Britten, Rhian will play Faure's Impromptu for Harp and a Welsh folksong. Begins 7.30pm at St. Laurence Church. Tickets £9 or £7 concessions and are available from Frodsham Frames or phone 01928 733247 or 733377.

KNUTSFORD: Roberts Bakery Band Christmas concert at the mansion at Tatton Park, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets £15. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Family concert The Snowman plus Santa’s Singalong with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Henty and presented by Alasdair Malloy, featuring a screening of the film The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £15, £12, children £8. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: The Best Christmas Singalong Ever with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis with soprano Mary Carewe, the Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir and Melody Makers at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

PARKGATE: Neston Ecumenical Singers present their annual charity carol concert Sing Out at Christmas at 7.30pm at Parkgate & Neston URC with Parkgate Primary School Choir.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Cathedral Nave Choir carol service at 3.30pm in Chester Cathedral. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Family concert The Snowman plus Santa’s Singalong with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Henty and presented by Alasdair Malloy, featuring a screening of the film The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £15, £12, children £8. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

CHESTER: Christmas concert Christmas Bells featuring the Chester Music Society Choir, Waverton Handbell Ringers, organist Philip Rushforth and presenter Nick Fry at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £13, £6. Call 0845 241 7868 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Raymond Gubbay presents Carols By Candlelight featuring Canzonetta, conducted by Stuart Stratford with soloist Anna Devin (soprano), and the Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £34.50-£17.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents The Glory of Christmas featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria (First Movement), Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Franck’s Panis Angelicus, Head’s The Little Road to Bethlehem , Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto (Final Movement), Adam’s O Holy Night, Handel’s Worthy is the Lamb, Stanley’s Trumpet Voluntary, Bach’s Ave Maria, Pachelbel’s Canon and Handel’s Zadok the Priest, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WIRRAL: A Christmas concert with the City of Chester Male Voice Choir featuring Woodslee Primary School Choir at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 adults, children £7. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

CHESTER: Christmas concert Christmas Bells featuring the Chester Music Society Choir, Waverton Handbell Ringers, organist Philip Rushforth and presenter Nick Fry at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £13, £6. Call 0845 241 7868 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Spirit of Christmas concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, presenter John Suchet and soloist Tine Thing Kelseth (trumpet), at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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

LIVERPOOL: Spirit of Christmas concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, presenter John Suchet and soloist Tine Thing Kelseth (trumpet), at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

WIRRAL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra lunchtime concert featuring Jonathan Aasgaard (cello) at the Floral Pavilion Winter Gardens in New Brighton at 12.30pm. Tickets £4. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth plays music by Bach, Sumsion and Reger, in his lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm. Admission £5, concessions £4.

LIVERPOOL: Family concert The Snowman plus Santa’s Singalong with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Henty and presented by Alasdair Malloy, featuring a screening of the film The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £15, £12, children £8. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Spirit of Christmas concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, presenter John Suchet and soloist Tine Thing Kelseth (trumpet), at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Carols By Candlelight featuring Bach’s Air on the G String, Gruber’s Silent Night, Cullen’s Joy to the World, Corelli’s Allegro and Pastorale from Christmas Concerto, Mozart’s Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate Pearsall’s In dulci jubilo, Handel’s Let the bright Seraphim, Zadok the Priest, Christmas sequence from Messiah, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

CHESTER: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Chester Cathedral at 6pm. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: Spirit of Christmas concert featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, presenter John Suchet and soloist Tine Thing Kelseth (trumpet), at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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, DECEMBER 24

CHESTER: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Chester Cathedral at 3pm. Retiring collection.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Christmas Carol Singing with the Manchester Concert Orchestra and Manchester Chorale, special guest Alison Jiear and presenter/singer Jonathan Cohen at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

ST ASAPH: Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight in St Asaph Cathedral at 7.00pm. Retiring collection.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the Manchester Concert Orchestra and Manchester Chorale, featuring Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Bizet’s Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite, Sibelius’ Finlandia , Puccini’s O soave fanciulla from La Bohème, Goodwin’s Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines , Verdi’s Sempre libera, Brindisi from La Traviata, Pachelbel’s Canon , Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz and Denza’s Funiculi, funicula, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Movie Music Classics, with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman and presented by Virginia McKenna, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Russian Spectacular, featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 , Glinka’s Russian and Ludmilla Overture, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin , Mussorgsky’s Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition , Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39-£15. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

MANCHESTER: The Halle presents Bond and Beyond: A Tribute to John Barry, conducted by Stephen Bell, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

MANCHESTER: The Halle presents Sounds of the 70s: The Best Pop in the World, conducted by Roderick Dunk, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata’s New Year’s Eve Gala, conducted by Steohen Bell and featuring Andrew Staples (tenor) and Ailish Tynan (soprano) - Add a touch of glamour to your New Year celebrations with Manchester Camerata's fabulous New Year's Eve Gala Concert. Enjoy opera favourites by Bizet, Puccini and Donizetti, and a Last Night of the Proms style finale, at the Bridgewater Hall at 8pm. Tickets £52-£32. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3

MANCHESTER: The Halle‘ presents Sounds of the 70s: The Best Pop in the World’s New Year Celebration, conducted by Wyn Davies and featuring soprano Lesley Garrett, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

MANCHESTER: To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, broadcaster and former BBC royal correspondent, Jennie Bond, will host Happy and Glorious, a performance of much loved pieces and songs that unite a nation at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £36.50-£12.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

LIVERPOOL: To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, broadcaster and former BBC royal correspondent, Jennie Bond, will host Happy and Glorious, a performance of much loved pieces and songs that unite a nation at the Philharmonic Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £34.50-£19.50. Ring or 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club meeting with the Salt City Jazzmen at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Call 01928 724296 for membership details.

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, MARCH 31

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers present St John Passion by Bach, conducted by Martin Bussey, featuring the 18th Century Sinfonia at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £12, £6. Call 07527 686239.

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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