Northern Chamber Orchestra | Past Events

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 […]

Macclesfield Season: Chloë Hanslip, Artist in Association

February 10, 2018

“Hanslip plays with a mastery and profound insight that would grace many a great name of the past” Sinfinimusic.com Vivaldi – The Four Seasons | Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence The Northern Chamber Orchestra is very proud to announce that Chloë Hanslip has recently become its new Artist in Association, and after the huge success of her […]

Macclesfield Season: Gwilym Simcock, piano

January 13, 2018

“Gwilym Simcock’s prodigious creations on the piano straddle the border between classical and jazz to mesmerising effect….a stupendous improviser and a remarkable musician all round.” The Observer Tippett – Sellinger’s Round | Simcock – Cumbrian Thaw for piano and strings | Debussy/Simcock – Children’s Corner | Haydn – Symphony No 85 ‘La Reine’ Celebrated composer-pianist and award-winning recording artist, Gwilym Simcock, joins us […]

Manchester Season: Gwilym Simcock, piano

January 12, 2018

“Gwilym Simcock’s prodigious creations on the piano straddle the border between classical and jazz to mesmerising effect….a stupendous improviser and a remarkable musician all round.” The Observer Tippett Sellinger’s Round | Gwilym Simcock Cumbrian Thaw | Debussy arr. Simcock Children’s Corner | Haydn Symphony No. 85 ‘La Reine’ Celebrated composer-pianist and award-winning recording artist, Gwilym Simcock, joins us for one of the standout […]

Blackburn Cathedral’s Christmas Spectacular Gala Concert

December 9, 2017

The choirs of Blackburn Cathedral will be joined by The Northern Chamber Orchestra and soloist Joyce Tindsley, for an American-themed Christmas Spectacular Concert. The programme will include James Bassi’s A Carol Symphony, as well as works by American composers Stephen Paulus and Mack Wilberg. Tickets start from just £5 and are available below, or from […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas- NCO at Tatton Park 8 December at 8pm

December 8, 2017

SOLD OUT NCO are delighted to be returning for their traditional festive concert in the grand Tenant’s Hall at Tatton Park. We will lead through a seasonal feast of popular classical music, songs and of course some carols and, as ever, the ticket price will include a tour of the mansion and a glass of […]

The Dream of Gerontius | with the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus

November 25, 2017

Sheffield Oratorio Chorus | Northern Chamber Orchestra | Alan Eost conductor | Andrew Rees tenor | Maggie McDonald mezzo-soprano | Ross Ramgobin baritone Elgar The Dream of Gerontius This is Elgar’s great setting of Newman’s poem The Dream of Gerontius.  It unfolds the journey of the soul from death and is one of the greatest 20th […]

NCO Soloists in Bollington

November 25, 2017

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Jennifer Langridge cello | James Manson double bass | Naomi Atherton horn | Jenny Cox horn Beethoven Sextet for two horns and strings op 81b | Dvořák String Quintet op77 | Mozart Divertimento K334 The NCO’s principal players, led by Artistic Director Nicholas Ward, perform an exciting programme of […]

NCO in Cockermouth with Viv McLean, piano

November 21, 2017

“The pianist Viv McLean seemed exceptional to me; he astonished us with his musical maturity and extraordinary sonority.” Le Monde (Paris) Haydn Symphony No 49 ‘La Passione’ | Mozart Piano Concerto K414 | Holst St Pauls Suite | Mozart Symphony No 29 Tuesday 21 November 2017 7.30pm Christ Church, Cockermouth  

NCO Soloists in Manchester

October 6, 2017

A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance of the principal players as the NCO Soloists. In this concert, our leader and Artistic Director, Nicholas Ward, presents a performance of two towering pieces in the string quartet repertoire; Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet, with a sublime opening reminiscent of the beginning of Haydn’s Creation, and the […]

NCO Soloists in Buxton

October 6, 2017

Described as being ‘simply world-class’ by Opera Magazine, the NCO has established a reputation as one of the leading chamber orchestras in the country. A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance of the principal players as the NCO Soloists. In this coffee concert, Nicholas Ward, the orchestra’s Artistic Director, presents a performance of great contrast and […]

NCO Soloists in Sandbach

September 27, 2017

Described as being ‘simply world-class’ by Opera Magazine, the NCO has established a reputation as one of the leading chamber orchestras in the country. A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance of the orchestra’s principal players as the NCO Soloists. We are delighted to say that we have been asked to return […]

NCO and Liz Jordan in Penrith

September 25, 2017

The NCO in association with Orchestras Live present a varied programme to start the new season at Penrith Music Club. We are very pleased to say that our principal clairnet, Liz Jordan, will be playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto on the basset clarinet, the instrument for which the piece was originally composed. Haydn Symphony No […]

Macclesfield Season: Tracey Redfern and Jennifer Langridge

September 30, 2017

Our opening concert of the season shines the spotlight on some of our illustrious principal players, in particular our 1st trumpet, Tracey Redfern who’ll be playing  Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and Jennifer Langridge our principal cello who is performing the dark and brooding Elegy by Fauré. “…consistently stylish playing from the Northern Chamber Orchestra.” The Financial Times Mozart Don […]

Matthew Sharp with the NCO at Stockport Town Hall

March 17, 2017

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 7     We are delighted to say that for this project, we are joined by one of the great musical communicators of our time, the wonderful Matthew Sharp, who the Times have described as ‘an extraordinary cellist-charismatic, virtuosic, brimming with verve and poetry’. This is the NCO’s first appearance in Stockport Town Hall, […]

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists | New Mills

September 22, 2018

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Jennifer Langridge cello Haydn String Quartet Op 33 No 5 | Debussy String Quartet in G minor Op 10 | Beethoven String Quartet in A minor No 15 Op 132 A feature in every Northern Chamber Orchestra season is the regular appearance of the principal players as the […]

NCO Soloists in New Mills

November 4, 2017

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Jennifer Langridge cello Mozart String Quartet No 19 K465 ‘Dissonance’ | Shostakovich String Quartet No 7 | Schubert G Major Quartet D.887 A feature in every NCO season is the regular appearance of the principal players as the NCO Soloists. In this concert, our leader and […]

Manchester Season: Craig Ogden, guitar

November 3, 2017

Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra | Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez | Andy Scott Guitar Concerto – World Premiere | Mozart Symphony No 31 ‘Paris’ NCO returns to The Stoller Hall with a concert featuring the Australian guitarist, Craig Ogden, in a performance of two guitar concertos; the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, and the world premiere of Andy Scott’s concerto […]