The 2013 /14 concert series began on Friday 6 September 2013 and continues almost every week until July 2014.
13 Dec. The Northern Brass Quintet - This group of ex RNCM students now performs together as well as individually with top orchestras and brass bands. The concert will be a mix of standards, classical pieces, carols and other Christmas music. Come and enjoy this festive programme.20 Dec. Bury Parish Church Choir
27 Dec. NO CONCERT TODAY
3 Jan. Peter Stevens - organ recital
10 Jan. Baroque Ensemble17 Jan. Rafal Luc - accordionist
Most Friday's during the concert season light lunches are served from 11.30 a.m. in the Church Hall.
The concerts begin at 12.30pm and end by 1.30pm. Admission for each of these concerts is £5.00, although on occasion the price has to be increased for a particular concert. You pay at the door and will get a programme of the music, biographical details of the performers and advance notice of future concerts.
Many of our performers are studying or have studied at Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music or other prestigious UK music institutions. A lot are already established as noted performers, not only in the UK but overseas, and are winners of music prizes, awards and scholarships. A number are from overseas. Quite a few are based in the North West but others travel significant distances to be with us.
This series of weekly classical lunchtime concerts began eight years ago and we have organised about 44 concerts each year between mid-September and mid- July. By the end of July 2013 we had held 369 of these pleasant hour long events. We aim to provide a wide range of high quality music - instruments and voices - at a very reasonable price.
The church and its shop/café (at the West end of the church) are open all day, so you are welcome to browse amongst books, gifts and CDs or enjoy light refreshments before or after the concert. In addition, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, soup and sandwiches are available in the Blackburne Hall, just across the car park to the north side of the church.
Although several of our artists return on a regular basis we are always extending the number of musicians who come to perform. If you are interested in offering your services for a concert and have had sound training and performance experience, the Rector, Dr John Findon, would be delighted to hear from you. Please send a short CV and contact details (address, phone and email) to the Parish Office. The email address is: email@example.com
We are able to pay a modest fee to those who perform.