Toad Lane Concerts and Music at St Mary's

Come and be inspired by some of the finest talent around.

Concerts take place in the iconic Grade 1 Listed St Mary's Church and only cost £4. For a little extra you can have a tasty lunch of pie and peas before hand. Your contribution supports developing talent and the maintenance of this fine building.

Toad Lane Concerts


MUSIC at St Mary’s in the Baum.

St Mary’s Gate/Toad Lane, Rochdale OL16 1DZ. 12:30 to 1:30 pm every Wednesday, 1230pm refreshments available from 11:30 am, admission £4.


Dear fellow classical music aficionado,

Here follow the latest tranche of 2019 concerts at St Mary’s in the Baum ‘AS SEEN ON THE BBC’.

Following our 900th concert in March, it was felt that to help us reach our next 900th we needed to raise our entry fee. Having resisted this for several years but we hope it is not too discouraging: from £4 to £5. This still represents fantastic value for what is on offer.


Apr 10   Anne Butterworth soprano Stephen Taylor baritone Isobel Ritchie-Ingham piano

Apr 17   Despina & Duncan Reid Violin Duo (RNCM graduates)

Apr 24   Margaret Ferguson soprano Jonathan Ellis piano

May 01 Angelika-Rose Stangl violin Catherine Strachan cello David Hammond piano 

May 08 Jessica Hope soprano (Arts Ed London & RNCM)

May 15 Rochdale Retirement Choir conductor Freda Farnworth

May 22 Angela Rowley soprano Tim Kennedy piano

May29  ‘In Harmony’ Choir: conductor Vicky Redburn

June 05 Maria King concert pianist extraordinaire

June 12 Telemann Baroque Ensemble: Alistair Roberts fl, Elaine Turnock vl John Goodstadt vla Roger Bisby cello Peter Collier harpsichord

June 19 Jonathan Ellis piano Isobel Williamson cello

June 26 Margaret Ferguson soprano Jonathan Ellis piano


Details to remember and please pass on:

St Mary in the Baum, St Mary’s Gate/Toad Lane, Rochdale OL16 1DZ. 12:30 to 1:30 pm every Wednesday, refreshments available from 11:30 am, NB admission £5.

I do hope that you can support our mission to keep classical music live … and alive.


For more information about the Toad Lane Concerts please contact Dr Joe Dawson on 01706 648872