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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

CHESTER: Philip Rushforth plays music by Bach and Dupré, in his lunchtime organ rectal in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.

LIVERPOOL: Jazz It Up! performing a lunchtime concert packed with classic festive tunes 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 Ian Tracey, with presenter John Suchet, tenor Jesus Leon, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, present Spirit of Christmas traditional carol concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

CHESTER: Chester Cathedral Choirs presents a carol concert, with seasonal readings by Nick Fry, in the Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 to £12.50.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert Frosty and Friends, conducted by James Lowe, with presenter Alasdair Malloy, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir & Melody Makers, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 4.15pm. Tickets £15, £12, children £8. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis, with vocalists Earl Carpenter and Katy Treharne, present Wonderful Christmastime, an all-singing, all-swinging all-new seasonal spectacular, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Halle’s Christmas Cracker, conducted by Roderick Dunn with soloist Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), 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

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers present A Broadway Christmas: annual Carols by Candlelight concert at St Mary's Without-the-Walls in Handbridge at 7.30pm. Traditional carols will be combined with music with an Amercian slant, by composers including Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson and Eric Whitacre. Tickets £11 (including seasonal refreshments) from 0845 241 7868, Chester Tourist Office (Town Hall) or online at www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert Frosty and Friends, conducted by James Lowe, with presenter Alasdair Malloy, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir & Melody Makers, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tickets £15, £12, children £8. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ian Tracey, with presenter John Suchet, tenor Jesus Leon, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, present Spirit of Christmas traditional carol concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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.

MANCHESTER: Halle Youth Orchestar concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir in concert at the New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19-£16. Call 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

BANGOR: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Bangor Cathedral at 4pm. with the Cathedral choir.

CHESTER: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choirs in Chester Cathedral at 6pm.

KNUTSFORD: Family Christmas carols in the outdoor stableyard with the King Edward Musical Society from 3-4pm. Admission free but £5 car entry applies. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

CHESTER: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choirs in Chester Cathedral at 6pm.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Christmas Carol Singalong with the Manchester Chorale, Manchester Concert Orchestra and special guest Alison Jiear, at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £39.50-£15. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

ST ASAPH: At 7pm a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in St Asaph Cathedral with the Cathedral Choirs.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

CHESTER: Roger Fisher plays music by Rheinberger, Mulet, Dubois and Vierne, in his lunchtime organ rectal in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50.

LIVERPOOL: The Glenn Miller Orchestra in concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £29.50-£16. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Musicals of the Night featuring Celia Graham, Melanie La Barrie, Tim Howar and Matthew Cammelle with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Shrubsole, featuring music from Hello Dolly!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, The Phantom Of The Opera and many more at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39.50-£15. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

MANCHESTER: Raymond Gubbay presents Ultimate Movie Heroes with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis - From Danny Elfman to John Williams, favourite showman and conductor Anthony Inglis leads you through the ultimate collection of movie music at the Bridgewater Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £39.50-£15. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

WIRRAL: The Houghton Weavers at Christmas at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

MANCHESTER: Boogie Nights featuring The Halle, conducted by Roderick Dunn with Capital Voices, performing classic songs from the Seventies at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

MANCHESTER: Superheroes! featuring The Halle, conducted by Carl Davis, performing music from classic movies such as Star Wars, Superman, James Bond, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many more at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata presents a New Year's Eve Gala, conducted by Robert Ziegler with soloist Rebecca Nelsen (soprano) and the St George's Singers, performing works by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Gounod, Bizet, Porter and Bernstein at the Bridgewater Hall at 8pm. Tickets £52-£32. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata New Year's Day Viennese Gala, conducted by Stephen Bell with soloist Rebecca Bottone (soprano), performing works by Lehar, Suppe, Strauss, Zeller and Lanner at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £40-£18. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by David Parry with soloist Tony Spence (tenor), present New Year in Vienna at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 3pm. Tickets £40-£17. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra in concert at the New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£16.50. Call 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert by Selim Ungut (piano) at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert featuring Victoria Sayles (violin) and Martin Cousin (piano), performing works by Handel, Ravel, Elgar, Brahms and Saraste at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £13. Call 01244 381995 or visit www.chestermuscsocety.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: Absolution Saxophone Quartet present an evening of classical and contemporary music at the New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£17.50. Call 01782 717962 or visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Andre de Ridder with soloist Saleem Abboud Ashkar (piano), perform works by Ligeti, Beethoven and Brahms 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, JANUARY 19

MANCHESTER: The Halle, conducted by Oliver Gooch with soloist Craig Ogden (guitar), perform works by Chabrier, Rodrigo, Falla, Bizet and Ravel at the Bridgewater Hall in Lower Mosley Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £38-£16.50. Call 0161 907 9000 or visit www.halle.co.uk.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MANCHESTER: Manchester Camerata presents The Four Seasons - Camerata's mesmerising lead violinist, Giovanni Guzzo, takes centre stage in this unmissable concert featuring one of the most famous and well-loved of all classical works, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £26, £19. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

MOLD: North Wales Jazz Society presents Jim Hart’s MJQ in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £12, concessions £10. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

MOLD; Celebrity Classical Concert Season continues with harpist Catrin Finch performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £16, concessions £14. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

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