Northern Chamber Orchestra | Past Events

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 […]

Julian Bliss, clarinet | Manchester

October 26, 2018

Arnold Sinfonietta No 1 | Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 | Suk Meditation on the old Czech chorale ‘St. Wenceslas’ | Haydn Symphony No 102 Tickets: £12 – £25 | Students £5 | Free for Under 18’s In the second concert of our season at Manchester’s Stoller Hall, we welcome Julian Bliss, the virtuoso clarinettist who has already achieved worldwide […]

Freddy Kempf, piano | Buxton

September 30, 2018

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture | Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 | Beethoven Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ Tickets: £12 – £22 | Free for Students and Under 18’s Our first concert in Buxton in our 2018-19 season sees a programme full of turbulent energy and colossal music in the company of one of the greatest pianists of his generation, Freddy Kempf. […]

Freddy Kempf, piano | Macclesfield

September 29, 2018

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture | Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 | Beethoven Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ We begin our new season with a programme full of turbulent energy and colossal music in the company of one of the greatest pianists of his generation, Freddy Kempf. The evening starts with the Hebrides Overture, written by Mendelssohn after a memorable trip to Fingal’s Cave. […]

Freddy Kempf, piano | Manchester

September 28, 2018

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture | Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 | Beethoven Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ Tickets: £12 – £25 | Students £5 | Free for Under 18’s We begin our new season as Orchestra in Association at Manchester’s Stoller Hall with a programme full of turbulent energy and colossal music in the company of one of the greatest […]

Raphael Wallfisch, cello | Penrith

September 17, 2018

Arnold Sinfonietta No.1 | Haydn Cello concerto in C major | Parry Lady Radnor Suite | Haydn Symphony No.45 ‘Farewell’ The NCO in association with Orchestras Live present a varied programme to start the new season at Penrith Music Club. Our President, Raphael Wallfisch, returns to the fold following his triumphant Elgar in our 2017-18 season finale, this […]

Lake District Summer Music | Saturday 28 July 2018 7.30pm

July 28, 2018

Northern Chamber Orchestra | Nicholas Ward director | Ailish Tynan soprano Handel Water Music Suite No.1 in F major | Manduell Elegy for strings UK PREMIÈRE | Mozart Plasmator Deus for soprano, bassoon & orchestra* | Cimarosa I traci amanti Overture  | Mozart Exsultate jubilate, K165* | Mozart Symphony No.29 in A major, K201 In a festival full […]

Idomeneo – Buxton International Festival

July 8, 2018

Sunday 8 July (Matinee), Wednesday 11 July, Saturday 14 July, Thursday 19 July (Matinee), Saturday 21 July Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante. Libretto adapted by Giambattista Varesco from a French text by Antoine Danchet, set to music by André Campra as Idoménée in 1712. Performed in Italian, with English side-titles A Buxton International Festival […]

Summer Gala Concert: A Royal Composer | Blackburn | Saturday 7 July 7pm

July 7, 2018

‘A Royal Composer’ is a concert celebrating the music of Charles H H Parry, marking 100 years since his death. The programme will include his ever-popular I Was Glad, as well as Jerusalem and other works by Parry, his teachers and his students. Conducted by Samuel Hudson and featuring the Northern Chamber Orchestra as well […]

Alzira – Buxton International Festival

July 7, 2018

Public booking opens 6 April Saturday 7 July, Tuesday 10 July, Friday 13 July, Monday 16 July, Wednesday 18 July, Friday 20 July. Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play Alzire, ou les Américains by Voltaire. Performed in Italian, with English side-titles A Buxton International Festival production with the Buxton Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra […]

Opening Night Gala: Buxton Festival

July 6, 2018

Nicholas Kok, conductor | Northern Chamber Orchestra | Featuring soloists from Opera North and Lesley Garrett CBE This year, Buxton Festival gets off to a flying start with a glorious opening night gala featuring some of the most memorable music from the worlds of opera, operetta and musical theatre. For what promises to be a hugely enjoyable night for all […]

Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists in Didsbury

May 25, 2018

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Jennifer Langridge cello Haydn String Quartet in G Major Op 33 No 5 | Debussy Quartet in G minor Op 10 | Beethoven String Quartet in A minor No 15 Op 132 A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance of the principal players as the NCO Soloists. In this concert, […]

Friends of Buxton Festival Spring Recital

May 16, 2018

Mozart String quartet Op 33 No 5 (Russian) | Mozart String quintet in G minor K516 | Dvorak String quintet in E flat Op 97   Lord and Lady Manners extend a personal invitation to Haddon Hall, one of the most romantic buildings in Derbyshire, which “slept” for 200 years. The Hall, possibly the finest example of a fortified medieval […]

Manchester Season: Raphael Wallfisch, cello

May 13, 2018

Raphael Wallfisch cello | Nicholas Ward leader/director | Northern Chamber Orchestra Mozart Overture Zauberflöte (Overture: Magic Flute) | Elgar Cello Concerto | Beethoven Symphony No. 5 The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season finishes with a suitably celebratory concert at Manchester’s Stoller Hall. It sees NCO President and internationally renowned cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, playing the piece made famous by […]

Macclesfield Season: Raphael Wallfisch, cello

May 12, 2018

This concert is close to selling out, however there are some great seats left for the matinee performance of the same programme at Manchester’s Stoller Hall on Sunday 13 May at 3.00pm. To book tickets for that performance instead, follow this link.   “Wallfisch’s inspired, passionate performance really articulated the soul’s struggle… the results were […]

Macclesfield Season: Martin Roscoe, piano

April 14, 2018

“Roscoe is a pianist who both thinks and offers full-bloodied playing of breadth and depth. In this country, he is an uncommon creature…” The Daily Telegraph James Manson – New Commission | Brahms – Piano Quartet in C Minor Op 60 | Schubert – Trout Quintet   A feature of every season is the appearance of our principal […]

Craig Ogden, guitar, with NCO | Chelmsford

April 7, 2018

Craig Ogden guitar | Nicholas Ward leader/director | Northern Chamber Orchestra Beethoven Coriolan Overture | Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Andy Scott Guitar Concerto | Mozart Symphony No 31 ‘Paris Symphony’ We are delighted that our 50th Anniversary coincides with the 30th Anniversary of this concert series.  This celebratory programme features the Australian […]

Macclesfield Season: Jennifer Pike, violin

March 10, 2018

“A wonderfully fluent performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto by Jennifer Pike. Still only 26, the British violinist has turned from child prodigy to superbly graceful virtuoso without airs or affectation.” Richard Morrison, The Times Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik | Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite | Scriabin – Andante and Scherzo for Strings | Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto   […]

Matthew Sharp, cello and baritone

March 9, 2018

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik | Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra (Matthew Sharp, cello) | Schubert Erlkönig (Matthew Sharp, baritone) | Copland Appalachian Spring | Manson Meeting at Nisqueunia   ‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ (The Times) Matthew Sharp teams up with us for an inspirational concert at Stockport Town Hall on Friday 9 March. Matthew is internationally […]