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Nearby: Manchester

www.open-concerts.co.uk/manchester/

The Category Manchester is a subset of Greater Manchester. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Manchester which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Manchester Jazz Society

- Manchester Recorder Orchestra

- Manchester Renaissance Ensemble

- School of Electronic Music

- The Sunday Boys

 

 

 

Category:Manchester

pianosummerschool.com

‘A source of inspiration, fun, insight and focus for everyone who enjoys the piano and piano playing ... It continues to grow and develop as a “piano republic of equals”. There is no elitism on the course, though everyone is extremely serious about piano playing. There is no other summer school that manages to cater for the universal: Adult amateurs, promising children and observers are as welcome on the course as concert pianists, international young artists preparing for top competitions, and professional music teachers.’ Held Mid - Late August.

 

Also indexedManchester International Concerto Competition

www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/music/

'The Music department at Manchester has a reputation for innovations in composition, for its breadth of research in ethnomusicology and musicology, and for our focus on cultivating the very best in performance. Music at The University of Manchester holds the position as one of the leading research departments in the country, with a vibrant, diverse community of undergraduates, postgraduates, professional musicians and world-leading academics ... More than 100 musical events each year: Excellence and opportunity: from symphonies and operas to jazz, gamelan and klezmer – from early music and string quartets to cutting-edge experimental music, electroacoustic diffusion and mixed media, and from a capella choirs and a 250-strong University Chorus to musical theatre and barbershop. We do all this, and more.’

 

Also indexedUniversity of Manchester | Manchester University Music Society (MUMS)

themacc.org.uk

'Singing in amateur choirs continues to be extraordinarily popular across the country. There are many choirs located across the North West region alone, ranging in size from small harmony ensembles to full-scale, semi-professional choirs such as the Halle. There also exist many local music festivals in which there is sometimes a choral element. However, with the exception of the (national) bi-annual BBC 'Choir of the Year' competition, there aren't many local or regional competitions for amateur choirs. The Manchester Amateur Choral Competition seeks to readdress this imbalance by establishing an annual competition in which choirs from across and beyond the region are invited to compete in a spirit of creativity and community.' Held Early March.

 

www.chamberconcerts.org

‘Founded in 1936 by Philip Godlee, a local textile manufacturer who was also chairman of the Hallé Orchestra and a keen amateur viola player ... aimed to “enable residents [of Manchester and District] to attend the performance of artists of the highest reputation” ... Manchester Chamber Concerts Society is run independent of public or other large scale funding – its revenue comes purely from ticket sales and donations, with the administration undertaken by unpaid volunteers.’

 

www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk

‘An urban folk festival that takes place every autumn ... Our festival is friendly, inclusive and mostly about enjoying great music. We put a spotlight on English folk. Our aim is to profile the incredible range of great music that is described as folk and bring you the best of the current scene. The whole festival takes places in one area of the city over one weekend. With indoor gigs (no mud!), creative workshops and a festival hub where you can catch your breath and catch up with friends, we want to create the feel of a greenfield festival in the vibrant heart of the city. There will be music, singing, dancing, and merry-making.’ Held Mid October.

 

Category:Folk Festivals

www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk

‘Europe's biggest Irish Festival, over 200 Events at 80 venues ... Manchester will celebrate the city's annual Irish Festival in March this year with an action packed two weeks of Irish Art, Comedy, Dance, Music, Sport and Theatre.‘

 

manchesterjazz.com

‘Unlike any other event on the jazz festival circuit, mjf offers a fascinating journey of discovery through the world of jazz today. The weird and the wonderful, the challenging and relaxing, the surprising and the familiar - mjf is a prized collection of treasures that is simply not available anywhere else.’ Held Late May.

 

Category:Jazz Festivals

www.manchester-mid-days.co.uk

‘Established in 1915 by the Northern Section of the Committee for Music in Wartime as a temporary means of funding morale boosting concerts in the region’s military hospitals, Manchester’s Tuesday Mid-day Concerts, as the series was known at that time, has flourished in an unbroken span ...  The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society is the largest and one of the most successful lunchtime series in the country ... Emerging instrumentalists and singers are welcome to audition for inclusion in our prestigious and long-established chamber music series.’

 

myhub.org.uk

‘Providing parents, carers & family members, young people, teachers with information about learning, playing, performing & studying music in Manchester ... On this Site you can find out about the work of the Hub and how we are funded; our commissioned partner One Education Music and the cultural organisations who deliver music tuition and music projects in and around Manchester. You can also find out what is happening through our news section and access some photos and stories about Manchester’s young people and their engagement in music. We will also direct you to other websites relevant to your needs.’

 

Also indexedMyHub

www.manchesterorganists.org.uk

Founded 1913: ‘Most of our meetings take place in the Manchester area, but we also make occasional visits to interesting organs in other parts of the country, when members are often invited to play such instruments. In addition to recitals and talks by our own members and guest speakers, master-classes, and concerts of chamber and choral music also feature in our programmes. Most of our meetings are followed by refreshments and an opportunity to socialise’.

 

www.oneeducation.co.uk/teaching-and-learning/...

‘Provides high quality music lessons in singing and on a wide range of instruments. This may be at any time during the school day including breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs ... We support schools, academies and communities with an emphasis on enjoyment, progression and personal achievement.’ One Education Music also supports nine Music Centres throughout Manchester which ‘offer opportunities to develop musical skills and talents in a collaborative environment‘.

 

www.rncm.ac.uk/whats-on/events/festivals/

‘The cast list for the RNCM Brass Band Festival reads like a “who’s who” of the best that the brass band world has to offer ... World class soloists ... Leading brass bands ... as well as a focus on youth bands and young performers and creators, including ... RNCM’s own outstanding brass bands and ensembles.’ Held Late January.

 

Category:Manchester

www.rncm.ac.uk/festivals/jmipc/

‘This major biennial event will offer an all-round learning experience for young pianists under the age of 30 from all over the world, mixing opportunities to perform on the concert platform with a series of masterclasses given by a distinguished international jury. All pianists selected to take part in the competition will have the opportunity to take part in a masterclass given by a member of the jury.’ Held Late November [2018].

 

www.specialvirtuosi.co.uk

Founded 2006: ‘A music group comprising children and adults with SEND [“Special Education Needs and Disability”] ... A concert is held at the RNCM at the end of each term to showcase the students' achievements. This is also the opportunity to hear the orchestra, solo performances and smaller chamber groups performing a variety of musical genres. In addition to our RNCM concerts, members of Special Virtuosi have played at a number of events across Greater Manchester ... We are endebted to a dedicated team of tutors, all of whom work for SV on a voluntary basis. Their collective biographies feature professional work for the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, the Halle, RLPO, RNS as well as peripatetic and classroom music teaching. We have qualified teachers, band-leaders, composers, all sharing their skills in the weekly sessions’.

 

cityofmanchesteropera.org.uk

'City of Manchester Opera was originally formed in 1998. Though based in Manchester, we draw our membership from a large area of the north of England. The Company is open to anyone wishing to gain experience of opera and currently we have around thirty singers. Our membership, aged from 17 to 60 plus, comes from a broad variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to encourage as wide a range of people as possible to access opera through our public performances. These include small concerts, larger concerts, semi-staged excerpts, concert versions of operas and full productions ... Our work is performed in original languages and to date has included English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.'

 

Category:Opera Companies

duodecimo.org.uk

‘Based in Manchester, performing all over North West England, and beyond ... A versatile choir able to provide a full concert of music ranging from the 15th Century to the present day, from the serious and sacred to light and upbeat, and from the sublime to the (occasionally) ridiculous. We are particularly well suited to small or medium sized churches, to National Trust or similar properties, and to local arts venues. Many of the people for whom we perform are involved in raising funds for a local charity. Whilst we do need to charge a fee (or share the takings) to cover our running costs, these are not excessive. Even an audience of only 50 – 75 should enable a reasonable sum to be raised for a charitable cause.’

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.gortonphil.co.uk

‘The Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester (UK), an amateur symphony orchestra, was formed by the Gorton Philharmonic Society in 1854, three years before Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra. It presents Subscription Concerts at various venues ... and the orchestra now has a regular venue at Gorton Monastery for concerts in December and July each year. These are popular concerts and usually sell-out well before the concert date.’

 

Category:Manchester

www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-youth-...

'Hallé Youth Orchestra membership is for outstanding young musicians aged 13 to 19 years and of Associated Board grade 8 standard or equivalent, who love orchestral music and the buzz of contributing to a large orchestra. Full members take part in rehearsals and concerts during term-time and in other training activities including residential courses and tours ... Membership is free, however all members will be requested to make a voluntary donation to the Hallé as a contribution towards the core costs of maintaining the orchestra. Members are also expected to contribute towards the cost of residential courses and tours where appropriate.'

 

www.beethovenorchestra.co.uk

The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra. We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.’

 

manchestercamerata.co.uk

‘Collaborating with some of the world’s most exceptional artists, Manchester Camerata is always looking to create immersive experiences that bring audiences and participants even closer to the music. Wherever there’s sound to be found, you might find the orchestra between Beethoven and The Beatles, the concert hall or even the car park ... We are nimble and exciting ... Whether we perform to 3,000 people at The Bridgewater Hall or create and share experiences through music to a group of dementia patients and their carers, we use the inspirational power of live music to make a profound change to people's lives.’

 

www.manchesterchamberchoir.co.uk

‘One of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished vocal ensembles. Formed in 2002, its repertoire encompasses over five hundred years of music both sacred and secular, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. The choir is at the very forefront of Manchester’s vibrant music scene, and it prides itself on the breadth and diversity of its repertoire and the professionalism of its performances ... The Choir is a flexible ensemble whose numbers vary according to the requirements of the music: typically 35 singers. There is no regular rehearsal night – instead, there are usually four or five rehearsals just before a concert. All music is provided.‘

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.manchesterchorale.org.uk

‘The Manchester Chorale was founded and funded by the BBC in 1979, but since the late 1980s has been totally independent ... If you are looking for a choir to book or indeed a choir to join, you will be impressed with the Manchester Chorale' s musicianship, performance skills and versatility. The Chorale is a down-to-earth, friendly choir which enjoys singing in a variety of styles.‘

 

Category:Chamber Choirs

manchestercommunitychoir.org.uk

Established 1999: ‘We have around 100 members ... We sing unaccompanied, usually in four part harmony. Our repertoire includes songs from all parts of the world, both modern and traditional. We perform regularly at events in and around this great city ... We also travel further afield ... While we are essentially apolitical, the choir has a commitment to issues relevant to the local and national community, which are concerned with equality, humanity and respect and celebrate the rich diversity of life in and around our communities’.

 

Category:Manchester

www.m-haydn.com

'Comprising mostly of students and alumni of the Royal Northern College of Music of Manchester, the Michael Haydn Orchestra also brings together musicians from the leading collectives of the UK and abroad. We organize concerts that celebrate Manchester's cultural heritage, remembering important events that took place here. We also like to lead our audience to a deeper understanding of some of the great masterpieces of classical music, and the history surrounding their creation. We present alongside Music, Culture, and History topics such as Freemasonry, Politics, and Spirituality.  During our concerts, we will combine music-making with presentations in collaboration with leading specialists of the topics we seek to explore ... The name Michael Haydn perfectly represents our aim to go beyond classical music stereotypes, engaging our audience to dig deeper into the mysteries surrounding genius and creativity.'

 

www.psappha.com

'Creating and performing contemporary classical music in Manchester and throughout the world ...'

 

www.universitychorus.org.uk

‘The Manchester University Choral Programme is made up of Manchester University Chorus, Ad Solem, and the Cosmo Singers ... They perform in concerts in Manchester and further afield throughout the year. While Ad Solem and Cosmo Singers are auditioned ensembles made up of music students, the University Chorus is not auditioned and includes both students and non-students of all ages.’

 

Category:Manchester
Also indexedManchester University Chorus | Ad Solem | Cosmo Singers

www.manchestercathedral.org

‘This Grade I listed masterpiece has not only provided a stage on which the city of Manchester’s compelling history has been played out but also provided some of the leading actors for this narrative. Century after century the stone walls have survived wars and bombings, Henry VIII’s reformation and Queen Elizabeth I’s spy, witnessed the birth of the world’s anti-slavery movement and lived the Industrial Revolution first hand. There are medieval quires and ancient archives, bees on the roof and kangaroos carved on thrones, choristers running to practice and artists drawing in aisles. Classical music concerts served with coffee and wines fairs set to jazz.‘

 

Category:Cathedrals

www.atgtickets.com/venues/manchester/

‘As Manchester’s two premier venues for live theatre, we are proud to be able to bring you a wide range of top-quality productions that reflect the diversity of taste in our audience.’

 

www.stannsmanchester.com

'Music plays a large part in the life of St Ann's Church. Concerts and recitals are frequent events and we have regular performances of chamber music and piano recitals by students of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) ... The organ, which dates from 1730, was originally on the West Gallery. It has grown over the years and is now a fine instrument with 54 speaking stops on which recitals are given every week. It was rebuilt by George Sixsmith & Co of Mossley in 1996.'

 

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

'Friends of the Whitworth present a series of free Sunday Concerts that are open to all. At 3pm on selected Sunday afternoons, students from the Royal Northern College of Music perform in the New Arrivals exhibition gallery, overlooking Whitworth Park. Past concerts have included classical flamenco guitar to contemporary flute. There really is something for all tastes and ages. Each concert will last around 45 minutes, and you can feel free to drop in and out.'

 

 

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