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 £5. 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, with rrefreshments available from 11:30 am.  Admission £5.


Dear fellow classical music aficionados,

Here follows 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 we hope the increase from £4 to £5 is not too discouraging.

This still represents fantastic value for what is on offer.

Jun 26    Margaret Ferguson soprano Jonathan Ellis piano

Jul 03     Helena Logah violin (RNCM) Yun-Ho Jeong piano (Manchester University)

Jul 10     Tim Kennedy tenor (Cambridge & RNCM staff) Karen Griebling viola (USA) John Gough piano (RNCM staff)

Jul 17     Anne Butterworth soprano Peter Walker baritone Edward Rigg piano

Jul 24     More than Melody Ladies Choir MD Jonathan Gibson

Jul 31     Chris Wilkinson voice, clarinet, trumpet & piano accordion

Aug 07   Kay Jordan soprano & Friends with Tim Walker piano

Aug 14 Elinor Nicholson harp & clarsach (Celtic folk harp) (RNCM)

Aug 21    to be confirmed

Aug 28   Toad Lane Concert Party: Isabella Despositos, Adam & Joel Thetford, Rachael Brooks, Chris Wilkinson

Sep 04   Maria King concert pianist extraordinaire

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