Concerts in the church
The Friday lunchtime concert series and other musical events are shown below.
Friday Lunchtime Concerts
The 2013 /14 concert series began on 6 September 2013 and continues almost every week until July 2014.
THE NEXT FRIDAY CONCERT
7 March. Maggie Mcdonald, mezzo-soprano and Simon Lindley, piano.
14 March - The Eblana String Trio are joined by an oboe player
21 March. Dean Parker, Kirsty Alleyne, and Emma Haughton, clarinets, with Jenny Stedford,flute.
28 March. Fenella Haworth-Head, piano and Jane Pembleton-Smyth, flute.
4 April. Chetham's School of Music
Most Friday's during the concert season light lunches are served from 11.30 a.m to 12.30pm. in the Church Hall.
Each concert begins at 12.30pm and ends by 1.30pm. Admission is £5.00, but occasionally this may be increased for a particular concert. Pay at the door and 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. On the 11 April 2014 we reach the 400th concert. 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.
Other concerts and musical events in church during 2014
Thursday 10 April at 7.30pm Black Dyke Band. Tickets £10 / £5 for those aged 16 and under, available from The House on the Rock coffee shop inside church, open each day 9.30am to 4.30pm, except Tuesday and Sunday when it is closed. On Sundays, tickets can be bought after the 10.00am service, at around 11.15am. Coffee Shop Tel: 0161 763 7336 for more details.
Saturday 10 May at 7.30pm Greater Manchester Police Band Ticket information to follow
Saturday 28 June at 7.30pm Besses Boys Band Ticket information to follow
Friday 21 November at 12.30pm Salford University Brass Band Admission details to follow
Wednesday 3 December at 8.00pm St Agnes Fountain Tickets £16 from The Met Arts Centre Box Office, Market Street, Bury or telephone 0161 761 2216
Other dates will be added here as additional concerts are confirmed.