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'The Northern Chamber Orchestra last night gave one of those glorious concerts which have become their hallmark;
(Robert Beale)


Saturday 13 December 2014

Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA

Samuel Hudson, conductor  

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols

and other Christmas music


Tickets: ring Blackburn Cathedral 01254 503090

Further Information

Concert starts at 7.30pm

Approx end: 9.40pm








Directions to Blackburn Cathedral




Saturday 15 November 2014

Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA


Blackburn Cathedral Choir

Samuel Hudson, conductor


Faure Reqieum

Faure Cantique de Jean Racine

David Mellor Peace Anthem / Tragedy on Darwen Moor December 1917 


Tickets: ring Blackburn Cathedral: 01254 503090


Concert starts at 7.30pm

Approx end: 9.30pm



For Tickets and further information Directions to Blackburn Cathedral
LICA - Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Thursday 23 October

Great Hall, LICA, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW

NCO: Nicholas Ward, director and violin / Nicholas Daniel, oboe

Purcell Abdelazar Suite

Walton Henry V (excerpts)

Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto

Pachelbel Canon and Gigue

Butterworth Elegy for Diana

Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe

Mendelssohn String Symphony no 10


Approx. end time 9.40pm


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Saturday, 13 December 2014

St Mary's Church, High Street, Wigton CA7 

Wigton Choral Society presents: Christmas Truce

Mark Hindley, organ / Ian Wright, conductor

Judith Bingham The Christmas Truce

Ian Wright / D Thomas A Child's Christmas in Wales

Parry Prelude to The English Suite

Frank Bridge Lament

Plus Carols and Christmas Day by Holst


9.40pm approx end time

Tickets: £10 on the door, £9 in advance (Children/ full-time students free)

Box Office: 01228 710944

For tickets and further information

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Bollington Festival

Festival Marquee, Bollington Recreation Ground, Adlington Road, Bollington SK10 5JT

A Family Concert

Programme includes:

J Strauss Overture, Die Fledermaus

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - 1st movement

Dvorak Slavonic Dance G minor, Opus 46, no 8 - with Bollington Orchestra

Shostakovich Waltz from Jazz Suite no 1

Thaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Elgar, Delius, Schubert, Bruch, Walton and more...


Approx. end: 9.30pm

Tickets: £16

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bolton Parish Church, Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PS

Bach Wachet Auf BWV 140

Charpentier Messe de Minuet pour Noel

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Pachelbel Canon



Approx end: 9.40pm

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Friday 3 October 2014: Baroque Greats & Romantic Masters

Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9DZ 

Handel Concerto Grosso, Opus 6 no 12

Dvorak Two Waltzes

Bruckner Locus Iste

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D

Rossini String Sonata no 3 in C

Grieg Two Nordic Dances

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor

Enjoy a fabulous NCO programme - from the majestic music of three Baroque greats, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi - through to Romantic-era waltzes and dances from Dvorak and Grieg (via Rossini's precociously witty Sonata) and an expressively beautiful piece by Bruckner.

7.30pm start

9.40pm approx end time 

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Saturday 8 November 2014

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA

Sheffield Oratoria Chorus, Alan Eost, conductor

Debra Morley, Margaret McDonald, James Edwards, James Oldfield, soloists

Verdi Requiem



9.40pm approx end time

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Rode Hall Parkland, Church Lane, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP

Just So Festival

Stanley's Stick with NCO

Stanley's Stick is a delightful, musical adventure for young children.  Performed by Helen Quayle, trumpet, Colin Blamey, clarinet and James Manson, double bass - the three musicians tell the charming story of Stanley's Stick (written by British author, John Hegley and featuring illustrations by Neal Layton) - with fun games and entertaining, join-in activities that bring the tale to life.



   At the Jitterbug area:

   9 - 10am, 11am - 12 noon, 1.30 - 2.30pm


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Traditional Christmas Classics at Tatton

Thursday 11 December 2014

Tenants' Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN

  With Weaverham High School Choir, conducted by Helen McKenna

Nicholas Ward violin

Programme includes:

Grieg Praeludium, Holberg Suite

Bach Sheep may safely graze

Prokofiev Troika

Shostakovich Waltz, Jazz Suite

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker excerpts

Anderson Sleigh Ride

The perfect way to start the Christmas season, with a concert fizzing with popular classics, festive favourites and carols - plus the chance to enjoy a tour of the resplendent Mansion; Tatton's enchanting theme this year is The Nutcracker (also featured in NCO's programme!).  Weaverham High School Choir makes a welcome return!

    Thursday 11 December 8pm

    Mansion open from 7pm


       Tickets: £20, £12 for 18s and under (ring for Group Discounts).

        Includes a warming winter drink or fruit juice.

        Tickets available from NCO Box Office: 0161 247 2220 / from

        Tatton Park Tel: 01625 374400 & Macclesfield Visitor Information  

        Centre: 01625 378123

Pre-concert suppers are available from 5pm in the Stables restaurant.  Pop in on the night or reserve a table on 01565 755001. 


Thursday 30 October 2014

Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington WA1 1BL

Nicholas Daniel, oboe

Baroque & Beyond

Purcell Abdelazar Suite

Walton Henry V (excerpts)

Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto

Pachelbel Canon and Gigue

Butterworth Elegy for Diana

Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe - the 'Double Concerto'

Mendelssohn String Symphony no 10

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Also supported by Warrington Borough Council and Halton Borough Council

Vaughan Williams' gorgeously mellow masterpiece demands virtuosic agility from soloist and string players, while Bach's Double Concerto has everything - echo effects, radiant melodies, plus a hint of surprise.  Pachelbel provides a Baroque wonder-work, while Purcell's lively, incidental music (written for a play) captures Restoration England.  NCO gives only the second-ever performance of contemporary composer, Arthur Butterworth's poignantly lovely, Elegy for Diana.

7.30pm start

9.40pm approx end time



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