Lunchtime Concerts

Light lunches available from 12 noon, concert performances commence at 1.00pm

Admission by Programme - £5.00

Our 2016-17 series ended in June, us having enjoyed a wonderful array of Concerts during the previous months, and being able to support not only the Church funds but also a variety of charities month on month. After a break in July and August we commenced the 2017-18 series on 20th September with a Concert by Juniper Ensemble (Anna Rosa Mari - flute, and Eira Lynn Jones (Harp).  

October 19th saw Edward Robinson (Baritone) and Dennis Tjiok (Piano) presenting a programme of folk music. Edward and Dennis are on a Folk Recital Tour covering the North West and the Midlands, and we were their second venue.

15th November was a further welcome visit by students from Chethams School of Music bringing to us a wonderful programme delivered by stfudents of great talent.

Moving into 2018, and 17th January enabled us to welcome The Kell Trio (Alastair Roberts - flute, Geoffrey Smith - clarinet, and Ian Harvey - bassoon). The Kell Wind Trio has gained a reputation for giving lively and informative concerts which include music of many different styles and genres – from music of the Baroque to accessible music from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Kell Wind Trio is named after the pioneering English instrumentalist Reginald Kell, who was the first clarinettist to use vibrato in orchestral concerts.

Stretching into February, on the 21st we enjoyed a Concert by members of the McLachlan Family - Matthew, Rose and Callum -  each one a high calibre and talented performer. Their programme covered pieces by Chopin. It certainly was an amazing performance and a privilege to have witnessed these three young people entertain an appreciative audience.

But each Concert brings with it opportunities to see young performers of talent, and in March, we welcomed William Chadwick (violin) and Imy Luc (piano), students appearing by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. It was certainly an excellent performance, truly delighting the audience.

The April Concert gives us opportunity to enjoy a Piano Recital by Leif Kanar-Lisstrom, a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Leif has performed in a number of venues across the UK and internationally. With his father Mats Lidstrom, cellist and professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Leif has performed duo recitals throughout the UK, Sweden, Italy and performed on BBC Radio 3 In-Tune with Sean Rafferty. In the summer of 2017 Leif performed in Sweden with renowned mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter as well as performing duo repertoire with renowned pianist Bengt Forsberg. Leif made his solo debut at the Bridgewater Hall in October 2017. Leif will be making his debut in the Wigmore Hall as a chamber musician in May 2018 with the RNCM New Ensemble.

Leif is grateful for the support from the RNCM and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust .Leif appears by kind permission of the RNCM.


Wednesday 16th May, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lunchtime Concert
Students from Chetham's School of Music, Manchester
Wednesday 20th June, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lunchtime Concert
Students from Chetham's School of Music, Manchester
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For the work of our Pastoral Visitors and the commitment they have towards members of the church family, their care, concern, contact, all contributing towards the important ministry this particular role covers, and we thank them for their loving service.
Lunchtime Concerts

Our next Lunchtime Concert will be on Wed 16th May at 1:00pm with Students from Chetham's School of Music, Manchester.

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