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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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

MANCHESTER: RNCM Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tecwyn Evans and Gergely Madaras with soloist Richard Ion (bassoon), perform works by Mendelssohn and Eric Fogg 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: St Petersburg Philharmonic, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov with soloist Dmitri Alexeev (piano), perform works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£10. Call 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].

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, and the European Opera Centre present The School for Fathers by Wolf-Ferrari at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 4789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Salford Choral Society presents Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

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.

MANCHESTER: Gaelic singer Joy Dunlop and Scottish fiddle and harp duo Twelfth Day in concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

MANCHESTER: Oldham Choral Society present St Matthew Passion by Bach at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

ST ASAPH: Ash Wednesday to Easter - John Hosking plays music by Bach, Buxtehude, Dupré and Langlais, in his organ recital in St Asaph Cathedral at 4.15pm. Retiring collection.

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.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Diana Moore (contralto) and John Reid (piano) performing works by Schumann, Brahms and others at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and choristers of Liverpool Cathedral present St Matthew Passion by Bach at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 4789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

RUNCORN: Coope, Boyes and Simpson present the radical sound of English Acappella roots music at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

ST ASAPH: Resident organist Alan McGuinness gives the opening recital in the summer series of monthly organ recitals in St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm. Admission £5 including programme.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

CHESTER: Steelworks Band bring their 10th anniversary tour to The Bandstand at The Groves from 11am-5pm.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

MANCHESTER: Halle Orchestra, conducted by Heinrich Schiff with soloist Polina Leschenko (piano), perform works by Rossini, Liszt and Prokofiev, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

MANCHESTER: Halle Orchestra, conducted by Heinrich Schiff with soloist Polina Leschenko (piano), perform works by Rossini, Liszt and Prokofiev, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.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 22

MANCHESTER: Halle Orchestra, conducted by Heinrich Schiff with soloist Polina Leschenko (piano), perform works by Rossini, Liszt and Prokofiev, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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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