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THURSDAY, MAY 10

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

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. 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

MANCHESTER: Re:Sound presents Battles Within and Without, conceived and directed by Katherine Wilde, Rebecca Lea and Jonathan Ainscough, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets £10. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers present What The Dickens - a celebration of the bi-centenary of Charles Dickens - a full day of readings, music, join in singing Trial by Jury, and first performance of Chester Bach Singers Glee Club at Welsh Presbyterian Church, St John's Street from 10.30am-5pm. £4 per session or £10 for full day, including light refreshments. Call 01244 538586 or 383746 or visit www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk.

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.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hruša with soloist Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), perform works by Smetana, Mozart and Dvorak at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

WIRRAL: The Treorchy Male Voice Choir in concert at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £20, concessions £18. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 13

LLANDUDNO: Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Liebreich with soloist Kit Armstrong (piano), perform works by Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £24-£12. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Great Northern Spring Brass Arts Festival at the Bridgewater Hall from noon. Day tickets £42-£30. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

RHYL: Da Capo in concert - former pupils of Ysgol Glanethwy perform a bilingual concert at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £14.50, concessions £2 off. Call 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

CHESTER: The Tuesdays-at-One lunchtime organ recital in St Werburgh’s Church, Grosvenor Park Road, will be given by Gedymin Grubba, organist at The God of Mercy Church, Gdansk-Morena, Poland. He plays music by Bach, Buxtehude, Guilmant and Janca. Retiring collection.

LIVERPOOL: SuperSing! Classics - You will have the chance to learn and perform some of the greatest choruses ever written. Scores will be provided however you will not be required to read music in order to take part. Led by Ian Chesworth, highly skilled choral conductor and judge from the 2009 Manchester Amateur Choral Competition, at Liverpool Philharmonic at the Friary (Everton) at 6.30pm. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Piano Recital Prize - talented students from the RNCM School of Keyboard Studies play a variety of piano repertoire to compete for this prize, adjudicated by Jonathan Plowright, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7pm. Tickets £9. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

MANCHESTER: RNCM Jazz Collective with Rex Richardson - international trumpet soloist Rex Richardson joins younger students for a programme of inspirational jazz virtuosity. Music will include pieces written to feature Rex and a selection from the library of the Mingus Big Band, 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: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Sofya Gulyak (piano), perform works by Borodin and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth plays music by Rutter, Hesse, Callahan and Bölting, in his lunchtime organ recital at 1.10pm in Chester Cathedral. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ilyich Rivas with soloist Stephen Hough (piano), perform works by Brahms, Glazunov, Respighi and Rachmaninov 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 with soloist Sofya Gulyak (piano), perform works by Borodin and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.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.

TARVIN: Chester Cathedral junior organ scholar James Kealey, gives an organ recital in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. Retiring collection. Refreshments available.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Sofya Gulyak (piano), perform works by Borodin and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, MAY 24

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Nikolaj Znaider, and the Halle Choir, perform works by Shostakovich and Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from £9.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

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

full spring bank holiday weekend of live music, comedy and dance with concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, dance displays, children’s events and craft fair. Friday night features Al Parrish, Graham Bellinger and Flossie Malavialle. Ticket prices: weekend £62, all day £22, afternoon only £11, evening only £7 Friday, £14 Saturday-Monday. Children 10-18 half price. Concessions available. 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.

WREXHAM: Sinfonia Cymru, conducted by Gareth Jones with soloist Catrin Funch (harp), perform works by Haydn, Geraint Lewis and Beethoven at The Stiwt, Broad Street, Rhos, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £7. Call 01978 841300 or visit www.stiwt.co.uk.

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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