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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

CHESTER: Roger Fisher plays music by Stanford, Lemare, Darke, Whitlock and Wills, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Markus Stenz with soloist Miklos Perenyi (cello), perform works by Dvorak and Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

CHESTER: Brilliant young pianist Tom Hicks, will be the guest soloist at the City of Chester Male Voice Choir’s concert at Hamilton Street Methodist Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and will be available at the door or can be booked in advance on 01244-674878 or email [email protected].

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, provide live accompaniment to a screening of the spectacular 1925 film version of Ben-Hur at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£13. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgards with soloist Martin Roscoe (piano), perform works by Sibelius, Beethoven and Nielsen, at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £34-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Markus Stenz with soloist Miklos Perenyi (cello), perform works by Dvorak and Beethoven at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 28 - RNCM Saxophone Day presents the Marius Neset Quartet and Karen Sharp Quartet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Call 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

LLAY: the Chester & North-East Wales Organists’ & Choirmasters’ Association has a hot pot supper and CD evening in St Martin of Tours Church Hall at 7.30pm. Advanced booking essential by contacting Ray Harper on 01244 372822. Cost £6 payable on arrival.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Chester Competitive Music Festival Winners Louie McIver (piano), Ruth Howlett (piano), Alex Stead (violin) and Treflyn Jones (baritone), with Helen Davies (piano), at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Admission £3.

MANCHESTER: Heath Quartet performs works by Mozart, Bartok and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, £14. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents Clwyd Clippers, Mold barber shop harmony club, with St Helens Youth Brass Band Ensemble, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £5. Call 01928 787496 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

CREWE: The Edinburgh Quartet in concert at the Axis Theatre, Axis Arts Centre, MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £5. Call 0161 247 5302 or visit www.axisartscentre.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell with soloists Alan Pendlebury (bassoon), Dan Shelvey and Andrea Tweedale (chansonnieres), performing works by Edgard Varèse, Michael Daugherty, Elliott Carter, HK Gruber, Ivor Hodgson and Annachiana Gedda, at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, at 7pm. Tickets £10. Call 0844 888 4411 or visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents the Wu Quartet - Qian Wu and Edward Brenton (violin), Matthew Kettle (viola), Joe Zeitlin (cello) - performing works by Wolf, Delius and Mendelssohn at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: Benjamin Chewter gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with soloist Hening Kraggerud (violin), perform works by Beethoven, Nielsen and Rachmaninov at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CHESTER: Chester Chamber Orchestra, The Dmitri Quartet and Chester Consort, featuring Geoff Woolatt (organ) and conducted by Daniel Parkinson, perform works by Mozart, Martin Bussey and Daniel Parkinson at the Wesley Church Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8, students £5. Call 01829 751302 for details.

WIRRAL: Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass in concert at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £7, concessions £6. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Young Musicians of the Year - a competiton sponsored by Chester Music Society for young musicians at The King’s School in Wrexham Road from 9.30am. Call 01244 678589 for details.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert by Gary O'Shea (piano), performing works by Haydn and Chopin at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Admission £3.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

FRODSHAM: Frodsham and District Choral Society concert, Faure and all that Jazz, includes Faure's Requiem, Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass and Rutter's Feel the Spirit. With soloists Helen Strange, David Langton and Hanna-liisa Kirchen, at St Laurence Church at 7.30 pm. Tickets £8 from Frodsham Frames or call 01928 733247 or 01829 751687.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with the Halle Choir and Halle Children’s Choir, perform works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Janacek at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club presents The Galliard Ensemble Wind Quartet performing works by Mozart, Milhaud, Bozza, Ibert, Holst, Part and Berio, at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Admission £13. Call 01244 381995 or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier with soloist Martin Roscoe (piano), perform works by Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier with soloist Martin Roscoe (piano), perform works by Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 2.15pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier with soloist Martin Roscoe (piano), perform works by Rossini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Cristian Mandeal, perform works by Beethoven and Schubert at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: Celtic Fiddle Festival featuring Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, Andre Brunet and Nicholas Quemener at the New Vic Theatre at Etruria Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £18-£14. Call 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis, and Liverpool Sinfonia with soloists Julie Kennard (soprano), Jeanette Ager (mezzo soprano), Richard Reaville (tenor) and Brian Banatyne-Scott (bass), present The Kingdom by Elgar at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £13. Call 07805 475 816.

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Richard Balcombe with vocalists Alison Jiear, Sarah Lark, Cat Simmons and Graham Bickley, present The Music of Burt Bacharach at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Stephen Layton with soloists Julia Doyle (soprano), Clint van der Linde (counter tenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Neil Davies (bass baritone) and the Halle Choir, present Handel’s Messiah at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Nikolaj Znaider with soloist Nelson Goerner (piano), perform works by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

ELLESMERE PORT: Christmas Concert at National Waterways Museum - Join the Wirral Singers in our lovely waterside café for a traditional choral concert of Christmas favourites. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Andrew Gourlay presents Curtian Up! Great Opera Overtures including Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute and La Boheme at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Karl-Heinz Sreffens with soloist Gareth Small (trumpet), perform works by Grieg, Haydn and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Karl-Heinz Sreffens with soloist Gareth Small (trumpet), perform works by Grieg, Haydn and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 2.15pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Karl-Heinz Sreffens with soloist Gareth Small (trumpet), perform works by Grieg, Haydn and Dvorak at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£10. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

MANCHESTER: Halle Carol Concert featuring The Halle, conducted by Peter Stark with presenter Trisha Cooper, the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, Halle Youth Training Choir and Halle Children’s Choir at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

MANCHESTER: Halle Carol Concert featuring The Halle, conducted by Peter Stark with presenter Trisha Cooper, the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, Halle Youth Training Choir and Halle Children’s Choir at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 3pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

MANCHESTER: Halle Carol Concert featuring The Halle, conducted by Peter Stark with presenter Trisha Cooper, the Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, Halle Youth Training Choir and Halle Children’s Choir at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

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