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THURSDAY, APRIL 5

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

LIVERPOOL: Kailash Kher with his band Kailasa - the revered singer, lyricist and composer from India performs some of his most popular songs along with tracks from forthcoming album Rangeele at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £55-£15. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

LLANDUDNO: Celebrity recital with soprano Lesley Garrett and Emma Johnson (clarinet), supported by pianist Andrew West, at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £33.50-£25.50. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

CHESTER: Music at Wesley featuring pianist Fergal O’Mahony at Wesley Church Centre in St John Street at 12.45pm.

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 £15, including wine and buffet. Call 0151 339 5219 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Tinariwen - kings and queens of ‘Assouf’ (guitar poetry from the southern Sahara Desert) whose founding members spent the 1980s holed-up in Libyan military camps dreaming of dignity and self-determination for their people, perform tracks from their latest album Tassili at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50-£18.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Organist Jacques van Oortmerssen performs works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Dupre, Widor and Franck at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WIRRAL: The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra have struck entertainment gold with this warm-hearted, joyous show. Fans of big band are sure to be pleased with the programme of music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and many more at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £17-£13.60. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

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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