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THURSDAY, MAY 3

CHESTER: Lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm in Chester Cathedral given by international concert organist Kevin Bowyer. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

LIVERPOOL: Lunchtime concert featuring Marcel Becker and friends 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 Andraes Haefliger (piano), pperform works by Brahms and Beethoven at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

MANCHESTER: Wigan Music Service presents A Brass Band Olympic Triathlon for 2012 - The youth brass bands of Wigan, Bolton and Astley have achieved an enviable reputation for the excellence of their music-making and education programmes. This evening they join forces to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games with a programme of predominantly British music and Olympic themes at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

CHESTER: Come and Sing Messiah in Chester Cathedral under the direction of Philip Rushforth. Rehearsal 1.30pm Performance 5.30pm. Singers and audience £10. Tickets from the Cathedral Box Office or on line at www.chestercathedral.com.

LIVERPOOL: Groove on the Green - three days of jazz, soul, funk and r ‘n’ b courtesy of LIPA students and Liverpool musicians at Chevasse Park. Free event. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloists Alice Coote (mezzo soprano), Paul Groves (tenor), Jacqus Inbrallo (baritone) and Brindley Sherratt (bass) perform Elgar’s The Apostles with the Halle Choir and Halle Youth Choir, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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.

WIRRAL: The WSO, featuring soloist Fiona Paterson (flute), perform works by Saverio Mercadante, Verdi, Respighi and Tchaikovsky at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

LIVERPOOL: Groove on the Green - three days of jazz, soul, funk and r ‘n’ b courtesy of LIPA students and Liverpool musicians at Chevasse Park. Free event. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra family concert, presented by Alasdair Malloy, present Science Fiction Classics, featuring themes from classic science fiction TV shows and films at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 2.30pm. Tickets £15, £10, children £6. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Music for a Royal Jubilee - Manchester Ladies Choir, Salford Community Choir, Urmston Choral Society, Werneth Concert Band the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ll’s accession to the throne 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.

MONDAY, MAY 7

CHESTER: Celebrity organ recital in St Werburgh’s Church, Grosvenor Park Road, at 7.30pm featuring international recitalist Anthony Hammond, director of music at Cirencester Parish Church. Admission £5 including programme and refreshment.

LIVERPOOL: Groove on the Green - three days of jazz, soul, funk and r ‘n’ b courtesy of LIPA students and Liverpool musicians at Chevasse Park. Free event. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk.

TUESDAY, MAY 8

BANGOR: The lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm in Bangor Cathedral will be given by St Asaph Cathedral organist Alan McGuinness, Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Music at Wesley lunchtime recital featuring Brian Heald (piano) at 12.45pm at Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Retiring collection. Call 01244 379275.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

LIVERPOOL: Rodewald Concert Series presents Danel String Quartet performing works by Schubert, Emily Howard and Mozart at 7.30pm at St George’s Hall Concert Room. Tickets £22. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

LIVERPOOL: SuperSing! Roots & World - You will have the chance to learn and perform incredible arrangements of music from around the world reflecting Liverpool Philharmonic’s non-classical artistic programme, including European, Arabic and African songs. Music will be taught by ear, and led by Artistic Director Saphena Aziz from Sense of Sound, at Liverpool Philharmonic at the Friary (Everton) at 7pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Ladies of Country featuring Lynn Anderson, Sandy Kelly, Jeannie C Rilly and Sarah Jory at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50-£19.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloists Alice Coote (mezzo soprano) and Lars Cleveman (tenor), perform works by Mozart and Mahler, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£9.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Trinity Church of England High School Anniversary Concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.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.

WARRINGTON: Let There Be Drums - high-energy percussion extravaganza featuring drummers from legendary bands including Paul Fenton of T Rex, Bobby Harrison of Procul Harem and John Coghlan of Status Quo at Parr Hall, Palmyra Square at 8pm. Tickets £22.50, £20. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

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.

SUNDAY, MAY 27

MOLD: Multi-award-winning Belcea Quartet perform a selection of Beethoven works encompassing early, middle and late string quartets, 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

KELSALL: Chester Folk Festival - a sull spring bank holiday weekend of live music, comedy and dance with concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, dance displays, children’s events and craft fair. Call 07005 977045 or visit www.chesterfolk.org.uk.

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 16

CHESTER: Chester Rocks featuring The Courteeners, Cast, The Rifles and more at Chester Raccourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

CHESTER: Chester Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Parkinson with soloist Masayuki Tayama (piano), perform works by Mozart, Dvorak and Chopin at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8, under 18s and students £8. Call 01829 751302.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

CHESTER: Chester Rocks featuring Pixie Lott, Katy B, Tinchy Stryder, Labrinth and more at Chester Raccourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

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].

MANCHESTER: The 120-strong Manchester Show Choir perform contemporary musical anthems including Chasing Cars and Rule the World at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Call 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

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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