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THURSDAY, MARCH 15

CHESTER: Graham Eccles, Director of Music, Bangor Cathedral, plays music by Bach and Duruflé in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley with soloist Simone Lamsma (violin), performing works by Beethoven and Shostakovich 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 and Andrew Gourlay, with the Halle Choir and Halle Youth Choir, performing works by Richard Strauss, Holst and Elgar at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award For Singers at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MOLD: Folk singer Julie Murphy in concert in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, at 8pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club meeting featuring Performers A Plenty - an evening with Eva Warren and friends in the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Contact 01928 724296.

MANCHESTER: Sophie Rosa - RNCM International Artist Diploma Violin Recital featuring music by Schubert, Poulenc, Brahms, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

CHESTER: Come and sing Fauré’s Requiem in Chester Cathedral under the baton of Philip Rushforth. Assemble 1.45pm, rehearsal 2pm to 4pm, performance 5.30pm. Choristers £10 including hire of music, retiring collection for the congregation. For full details and tickets contact www.chestercathedral/events or telephone 01244 500959.

CHESTER: The record breaking and award winning Fron Male Voice Choir will be performing at Hamilton Street Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. The concert will also feature the church’s well-known organist John Evans. Tickets £12. Call 01244 674878 or email: [email protected].

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs present Music For A Spring Evening featuring the Youth Choir, Preludes and St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s Primary School Choir at All Saints Church in Hoole at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 01244 300717.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Strings Weekend presents Yair Kless Violin Recital featuring music by Ysaye, Ravel and Prokofiev at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at noon. Tickets £6. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Strings Weekend presents RNCM Viola, Cello and Double Bass Ensemble featuring music by York Bowen, Bizet and Daryl Runswick at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 5.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Strings Weekend presents RNCM Prizewinners' Concert with Zelkova Quartet (violin), Caroline Pether, Simran Singh (viola), Rhiannon James (cello), Rachel Shakespeare, Joris van den Berg (cello), Martijn Willers (piano), Rosemary Attree (violin), David McCann (cello), Philip Eames (piano) featuring music byHadyn, Beethoven and Brahms at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Tord Gustavsen Ensemble in concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £18-£14. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

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

WIRRAL: The Wirral String Orchestra are performing at 7.30pm, at St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road, Hoylake, conducted by Neill Jackson featuring works by Elgar, John Ireland, Purcell, Handel and Walton. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for children and can be booked by ringing 0151 645 5547 or emailing [email protected] or will be available on the door.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley with soloist Simone Lamsma (violin), performing works by Beethoven, Bruch and Shostakovich at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Strings Weekend presents Duos Concert with Peter Liang, Sophie Rosa (violin), Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (viola), Mikhail Nemtsov (cello), Jiri Hudec (double bass), featuring music by Mozart, Handel/Halvorsen and Rossini at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 4.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: RNCM Strings Weekend presents RNCM String Ensemble, conducted by Malcolm Layfield, featuring music by Dvorak and Grieg at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 6pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers who is coming to the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MOLD: Leonid Gorokhov (cello) and Larissa Gorokhov (piano) perform works by Schumann, Chopin, Schubert and others 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.

ST ASAPH: John Hosking plays music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Rachmaninov and himself, in his piano recital in St. Asaph Cathedral at 4.15pm. Retiring collection

MONDAY, MARCH 19

MANCHESTER: Manchester Chamber Concerts Society presents the Doric Quartet, Jennifer Pike (violoin) and Kathryn Stott (piano) perform works by Chausson and Debussy at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £22. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Gordon Pullin (tenor) and Roger Fisher (piano) at Wesley Church Centre in St John Street at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Call 01244 379275.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents The King’s School Chamber Orchestra, with director of music Philip Robinson and head of strings Adrian Rushforth, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Non-members £5. Call 0151 339 5219 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloist Simon Trpceski (piano), performing works by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Berlioz 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 Souza Winds featuring Carla Sousa (flute), David Benfield (oboe), Lucy Rugman (clarinet), Lucy Keyes (bassoon) and Jonathan Harris (horn) at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

CHESTER: Wesley Methodist Church organist Brian Heald, plays music by Bach, Franck, Widor and Gigout, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert featuring Cormac Henry and Fiona Paterson (flutes) and Ron Abramski (piano) performing works by Ian Clarke, Frank Martin, Bitwistle, Messiaen and Doppler at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 1.05pm. Tickets £6. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko with soloist Simon Trpceski (piano), performing works by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Berlioz at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir, with the Liverpool Sinfonia, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis, present The Lion and The Red Priest featuring music from Venice by Gabrieli, Vivaldi and Monteverdi at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £12, £6. Call 0845 241 7868 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

MANCHESTER: Louis Clark's Hooked On Classics - The legendary Louis Clark will be conducting the 60 piece English Pops Orchestra featuring many players who recorded on the original album, recreating the original Hooked On Classics live in concert, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensembles at Wesley Church Centre in St John Street at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Call 01244 379275.

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.

CHESTER: The Hawarden Singers will be leading a performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion at Hamilton Street Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. If you would like to take part in this performance, there will be a rehearsal at 5pm or simply turn up at 7.30pm to listen. Tickets £6. Call 01244 674878 or email: [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club Gala Concert featuring Manchester Sinfonia, conducted by Richard Howarth with soloist Peter Dixon (cello), performing works by Elgar, Barber, Vaughan Williams, Watson and Tchaikovsky at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Non-members £5. Call 0151 339 5219 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club meeting featuring Orchestral Delights - an evening with the Port Sunlight Orchestra, conducted by Eric Jennings, in the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Contact 01928 724296.

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, MAY 5

SANDIWAY: Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents Western Swing and Old Time Country Music Show, a concert by three piece country band Rip Roaring Success at Sandiway and Cuddington Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Call 01606 883128 or visit cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers present What The Dickens - a day of words and music celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens and his times at the Welsh Presbyterian Church in St John Street from 10am-5pm. Sponsor a song or a reading, come to the coffee concert and join in a Come and Sing session. For further information, call 01829 770104.

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir present Twentieth Century Classic, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis with soloist Graham Eccles (organ), performing works by Durufle, Bernstein and Britten at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Call 0845 241 7868 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club meeting featuring Music For Spring- an evening with Frederic Steinbruchel (cello) and Delphine Hensler (piano), in the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Contact 01928 724296.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers, conducted by Martin Bussey, present Faure’s Requiem at St Mary’s Without The Walls in Handbridge at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Call 07527 686239 or 0845 647 7868.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club annual general meeting in the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Contact 01928 724296.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

BICKERTON: Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents Western Swing and Old Time Country Music Show, a concert by three piece country band Rip Roaring Success at Bickerton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Call 01829 782392 or visit cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

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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