Music at St Chad's

St Chad's Concerts

The Director of Music, Philip Lowe, has organised for a number of years an excellent  series of concerts showcasing up and coming international talent. The occasional concerts at St Chad's, usually on a Saturday, offer a varied programme often with a contemporary twist.

Concerts are held on Saturdays at 12 noon except where indicated otherwise

Refreshments are served before the concert


Coming up soon

Saturday February 10th -  Bilbe Trio [Max Bilbe - piano, Sophie Bell - horn, Ellis Howarth - violin]-[Univ of Mcr] Brahms, Bartok, Bilbe, Debussy, Beauty & the Beast


Saturday March 3rd  - Celebrity Concert - Prize winning  LOWRY BRASS Quintet [RNCM]


Saturday April 7th - Kendal Bradshaw [RNCM] [Soprano] - Mozart, Bizet, Mahler and Floyd. James Heathcote & Jasmin Allpress – (Pianoforte & Violoncello)- [Univ of Mcr] Beethoven: 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66 ; Janáček: Pohádka

Saturday April 28th  - Rhiannon Ashley & Emyr Lloyd Jones (Soprano & Baritone) - [RNCM] Mozart, Handel, Mendelssohn, Quilter and Welsh composer, Robat Arwyn.

Saturday May 26th  Cameron Biles-Liddell (Pianoforte) - [Univ of Mcr] Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue No.15 in Db Major ; J.S Bach - Prelude and Fugue No.7 in Eb Major (from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1); Barber: Nocturne (Hommage to John Field) op.33
Chopin: Nocturne in Db Major op.27 No. 2; Ravel - Alborada Del Gracioso (from Miroirs) Madeleine Brooks (Violin) Dominika Latusek (Violin) - [Univ of Mcr]- Arvo Pärt - Fratres ; Shostakovich pieces for two violins ; Bach - Chaconne in D minor


Saturday June 16th - CJ Carrington [Univ of Mcr] (Pianoforte) György Ligeti - Etude No.13 'L'escalier du diable'  Franz Schubert - 'Wanderer' Fantasy Op.15, D 760 Katherine Stonham (Violin) [Univ of Mcr] Beethoven Violin Sonata No.3  and Dvorak 4 Romantic Pieces.


FRIDAY 29TH June - 7.30PM  Evening Celebrity Concert  TOM HICKS  –  Northwestern University Illinois   USA (Pianoforte)


Saturday July 14th  - Eleanor Hull & Mackenzie Paget (Soprano & Pianoforte) [RNCM]- Handel, Mozart, Beethoven Piano Sonata no 3 in E, Strauss, Massenet, Faure, Weill


SATURDAY 28TH July- 3PM   Afternoon Celebrity Concert -  SCOTT BROTHERS DUO  Jonathan & Tom Scott - Piano Duet  [Four hands at one Piano] Admission £10          (including tea/coffee and cakes)                           

THe Scott brothers at a recent concert

Admission £5.50 on door *- Refreshments available from 11.20am  (*except 28th July). ROCHDALE PARISH CHURCH - (St Chad’s) Church Stile/Sparrow Hill Rochdale  OL16 1QT.

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Photograph shows the Scott brothers receiving appluase for their concert in July 2017