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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.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal with soloist Colin Carr (cello), perform works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Walton at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

MANCHESTER: Maya Irgalina - RNCM International Artist Diploma Piano Recital at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £20, £15. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

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.

MANCHESTER: Roberto Fonseca and Ayanna in concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, £15. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Altrincham Choral Society perform Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, directed by Simon Emery, performing works by William Marshall, Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 adults, £6 children. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LLANDUDNO: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Jac Van Steen with soloist Vilde Frang (violin), perform works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Haydn at Venue Cymru at 3pm. Tickets £20-£10. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal with soloist Colin Carr (cello), perform works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Walton at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MOLD: The Great American Songbook featuring Daniel and Laura Curtis performing works by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and many others in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15.50, £13.50, concessions £2 off. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

ST ASAPH: John Hosking plays Improvisations on the 14 Stations of the Cross in his organ recital in St Asaph Cathedral at 4.15pm. Retiring collection.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

LIVERPOOL: Pianist Paul Lewis continues his series of concerts performing the complete Schubert cycle of piano music at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £25. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

PORT SUNLIGHT: The Chester & North-East Wales Organists’ & Choirmasters’ Association visits Christ Church, Port Sunlight, at 7.30pm for an evening of music making and to learn a little about electric actions in the modern pipe organ. The event is open to all. Retiring collection

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.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Yuka Ishizuka (violin) and Simon Lane (piano) in concert at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

MANCHESTER: RNCM Big Band with Clare Teal at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £18-£14. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

CHESTER: Benjamin Chewter plays music by Franck, Bach and Liszt, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

CREWE: Music For Life celebration at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7pm. Tickets £5. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

LLANDUDNO: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra in concert at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50-£15. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Ryszard Bakst Memorial Prize For The Playing Of Chopin - RNCM pianists and pupils from Chetham’s School of Music compete for this prize, set up in memory of the great Polish pianist and RNCM tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelson, perform works by Beethoven and Sibelius at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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].

ST ASAPH: The St Asaph Choral Society, directed by Graham Eccles with accompanist John Hosking, perform music by Vaughan-Williams, Fauré and the premier of Te Deum by John Hosking, in its Spring Concert in St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm. Admission £8, children £4.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring John Bush and Matt Burke (trumpet) with Brian Heald (organ) at Wesley Church Centre in St John Street at 12.45pm. Retiring collection. Call 01244 379275.

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 Classics, 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].

SATURDAY, JULY 7

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs present A Concert of Summer Favourites featuring the Youth Choir, conducted by Helen Thomas, Preludes, conducted by Katie Wilkes, and the Alumni Choir, conducted by Ruth Evans, at All Saints Church in Hoole at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 01244 300717.

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