Northern Chamber Orchestra | Past Events

Buxton: Carnival of the Animals

July 20, 2019

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals With its humorous and delightful melodies, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animalsis a perennial favourite amongst music-lovers young and old. Now BIF’s Orchestra in Residence, Northern Chamber Orchestra presents this unique concert, aimed at young people and families of all ages. Carnival of the Animals Schools Project in partnership with Buxton Festival Fringe. […]

Eugene Onegin – Buxton International Festival

July 19, 2019

Libretto by the composer, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse. Sung in English, with side-titles. A Buxton International Festival production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Artistic Director Adrian Kelly makes his conducting debut at Buxton International Festival with this production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Eugene Onegin is a classic tale of first love and painful rejection; […]

Warrington: Making Music Visual

July 16, 2019

Dvořák Slavonic Dance op.46 no.8 | Copland Hoe Down | Gershwin arr. Manson Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) | Copland Appalchian Spring | Penketh and Culcheth High Schools’ Making Music Visual Project Appalachian Spring Eighth Movement Presented by Matthew Sharp | Tickets are free and available on the door with a retiring collection. Making Music Visual […]

Summer Gala Concert: Last Night of the Proms | Blackburn | Saturday 6 July

July 6, 2019

The annual concert given by the Choirs of Blackburn Cathedral with the Northern Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Samuel Hudson, this year includes Fauré’s Requiem and music by Ireland, Elgar and Parry. Saturday 6 July 2019 7.00pm Blackburn Cathedral    

New Voices – Buxton International Festival

July 5, 2019

Cape Town Opera & Northern Chamber Orchestra Adrian Kelly conductor To mark the opening of the Festival’s 40th Anniversary season, singers from the Buxton Festival Company combine with the visiting young artists from Cape Town Opera Young Artists Programme as well as rising stars from the Royal Northern College of Music for a celebratory concert. The Northern […]

Chloë Hanslip, violin and director | Buxton

May 12, 2019

Wolf Italian Serenade | Grace Williams Elegy | Bach Violin Concerto in A minor | Pärt Fratres | Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Tickets: £12 – £25 | Free for Students and Under 18’s We welcome back our Artist in Association, violinist Chloë Hanslip, to direct a concert that opens with Wolf’s Italian Serenade, described by Max […]

Chloë Hanslip, violin and director | Macclesfield

May 11, 2019

Wolf Italian Serenade | Grace Williams Elegy | Bach Violin Concerto in A minor | Pärt Fratres | Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings We are delighted for our Macclesfield season finale to welcome back our Artist in Association, violinist Chloë Hanslip, directing a concert that opens with Wolf’s Italian Serenade, described by Max Reger, as an “appealing […]

Chloë Hanslip, violin and director | Manchester

May 10, 2019

Wolf Italian Serenade | Grace Williams Elegy | Bach Violin Concerto in A minor | Pärt Fratres | Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Tickets: £12 – £25 | Students £5 | Free for Under 18’s We are delighted for our Manchester season finale to welcome back our Artist in Association, violinist Chloë Hanslip, directing a concert that […]

Matthew Sharp, cello & baritone | Barrow-in-Furness

May 1, 2019

“Virtuoso of the Arts” Matthew Sharp joins us in Barrow-in-Furness for a concert of extraordinary music for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We present an evening of eclectic delights, from the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Tchaikovsky to lighter favourites that have become famous through their use in films.  The audience will find the […]

Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists in Didsbury

April 26, 2019

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Cara Berridge cello Haydn String Quartet in C Op. 20 No. 2 Prokofiev Quartet No. 1 in B minor Op. 50 Schubert Death and the Maiden D 810 Tickets: £15.00 | Over 65 £12.00 | Students and Under 18 Free The Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists return to Didsbury for a concert featuring three outstanding […]

Matthew Sharp, cello & baritone | Liz Jordan, clarinet | Macclesfield

April 13, 2019

Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major | Schubert Erlkönig | Schubert String Quintet in C major The now traditional NCO soloists concert in April features our regular string quartet who will be joined this year by our principal clarinet, Liz Jordan and one of our Associate Artists, baritone and cellist, Matthew Sharp. The concert opens […]

Martin Roscoe, piano | Macclesfield

March 16, 2019

Gounod Petite symphonie | Schumann Piano Concerto | Bacewicz Concerto for Strings | Mozart Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’   As we emerge from the grips of winter, we bring a programme full of variety and the concert opens with a chance to hear our wind players on stage alone. The sparkling Petite symphonie of Gounod […]

Martin Roscoe, piano | Manchester

March 15, 2019

Gounod Petite symphonie | R Schumann Piano Concerto | Bacewicz Concerto for Strings | Mozart Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’ Tickets: £12 – £25 | Students £5 | Free for Under 18’s We bring a programme full of variety to our home in Manchester, The Stoller Hall, for our first concert there in 2019. Opening the concert, […]

Matthew Sharp, cello | Stockport Town Hall

March 3, 2019

Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz Elgar Cello Concerto – Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ Dvořák Slavonic Dances Op.72 No.2 Dvořák Slavonic Dances Op.46 No.8 Tickets: £20 | Students and Under 18s Free Our newest Artist in Association Matthew Sharp returns to Stockport Town Hall to perform the elegiac masterpiece that is Elgar’s Cello Concerto, which celebrates its […]

Chloë Hanslip, violin | Cockermouth

February 26, 2019

Arnold Sinfonietta No 1 | Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A | Grace Williams Elegy | Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor Tuesday 26 February 2019 7.30pm Christ Church, Cockermouth  

Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo | Macclesfield

February 9, 2019

Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 | Dvořák Two Waltzes for Strings Op 54 | Stephen Goss Theorbo Concerto | Bartók Divertimento for Strings | Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3   Matthew Wadsworth has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest lutenists. His entrancing performances have led to reviews fulsome in their praise of […]

Katherine Baker, flute | Lucy Wakeford, harp | Macclesfield

January 12, 2019

Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 | Mozart Concerto for flute and harp | Debussy Danse sacrée et danse profane | Fauré Fantasy for flute and orchestra | Haydn Symphony No 39 Our first concert of the New Year brings a programme sure to beat the January blues with music of deftness of touch and warm […]

Christmas in Vienna with the Northern Chamber Orchestra

December 20, 2018

A unique opportunity to enjoy a delightful three course dinner with musical interludes from the Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists between each course. A glass of fizz is included, and guests are seated at tables of up to ten. The programme will feature Viennese masterpieces and will include a seasonal hint. What’s included A glass of fizz on arrival Performance […]

Tatton Park: A Festive Celebration

December 14, 2018

We are delighted to be returning to Tatton Park for our traditional festive concert in the grand Tenants’ Hall. Join us for  a tour of the mansion, a glass of winter punch and a concert including classical masterpieces, much-loved carols and songs. With the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the choir of St Nicholas Catholic High […]

Christmas Spectacular | Blackburn

December 8, 2018

The annual carol concert featuring the choirs of Blackburn Cathedral and local schools with the Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Samuel Hudson. This year’s concert features On Christmas Night by Bob Chilcott – a musical celebration of the Christmas Story told in eight movements. Tickets priced from £5 are available at http://www.blackburncathedral.com or from King George’s Hall Box Office in […]

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor | Macclesfield

December 1, 2018

Vivaldi Concerto for four violins in B minor | Finzi Dies Natalis | Grainger Molly on the Shore | Elgar Serenade for Strings | Bach Concerto for two violins Our December concert comprises baroque masterpieces and 20th century string music and opens with a chance to show off four of our wonderful violinists in Vivaldi’s […]

Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists in Didsbury

November 9, 2018

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Cara Berridge cello Beethoven String Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4 | Shostakovich String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major Op. 133 | Tchaikovsky String Quartet in D Op. 11 Tickets: £15.00 | Over 65 £12.00 | Students and Under 18 Free A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance […]

Sheffield Oratorio Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra

November 3, 2018

Sheffield Oratorio Chorus returns to the Cathedral with Northern Chamber Orchestra. Fauré Requiem | Tippett A Child of Our Time Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £17 (concessions £14; students and under 16 £5) Available on the door from 7.00pm or from the Blue Moon Cafe (next to the Cathedral). Saturday 3 November 2018 7.30pm […]

Julian Bliss, clarinet | Macclesfield

October 27, 2018

Arnold Sinfonietta No 1 | Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 | Suk Meditation on the old Czech chorale ‘St. Wenceslas’ | Haydn Symphony No 102 In the second concert of our season at the Heritage Centre, we welcome Julian Bliss, the virtuoso clarinettist who has already achieved worldwide acclaim as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader, eloquent public speaker […]