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 refreshments 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.


21st   ‘Voci Voices’  
         Elizabeth Ambrose soprano, Isobel Jenkins mezzo, Eric Cymbir tenor,
         Simon Horsfield baritone and Jonathan Ellis piano – a very experienced
         and talented group of soloists from Manchester City Opera.

28th   Toad Lane Concert Party:  featuring young local talent such as
          Year 9 treble Adam Thetford, Year 9 soprano Rachael Brooks
          and Birmingham University student Joel Thetford baritone.


 4th     Maria King - Concert pianist extraordinaire  ex-RNCM

11th     David Butterworth piano, Rachael Gibbon clarinet,
                 Richard Webster violin and Will Mace cello

18th     Eccles Community Choir  MD Angela Rowley

25th     Duncan Reid violin, Jonathan Ellis piano ex-RNCM & Manchester University


 2th     Matt and Jason Lam  Piano Duo RNCM

 9th     Telemann Baroque Ensemble 
                 Alistair Roberts flute, Alfred Pollard oboe, Elaine Turnock violin,
                 Roger Bisby cello, Peter Collier harpsichord

16th     Oldham Community Choir   MD Jonathan Gibson piano Edward Rigg

23rd     Dr Olga Paliy - Concert Pianist ex-RNCM

30th     Duettists Margaret Ferguson soprano and Eric Cymbir tenor
            with Jonathan Ellis piano


  6th    Angela Rowley soprano, Ann Durnford flute (RAM)
                and Tim Kennedy piano (Cambridge and RNCM staff)

 13th   The Telemann Baroque Ensemble  
                Alistair Roberts flute, Alfred Pollard oboe, Elaine Turnock violin,
                Roger Bisby cello, Peter Collier harpsichord

 20th   The Kell Wind Trio:  Alastair Roberts flute, Geoffrey Smith clarinet
                and Alex Kane bassoon

 27th    Catherine Strachan cello, David Hammond piano (RSAMD & York University)


  4th   Jennifer Wood (mezzo soprano), Graham Ascroft (tenor / piano)
               and Martin Stuart (piano / violin)

 11th   Louise Taylor soprano with John Gough piano (RNCM staff)

 18th   Voci Voices Christmas Concert Party:
                Elizabeth Ambrose soprano  Isobel Jenkins mezzo 
                David Cane and Simon Horsfield baritones  Jonathan Ellis piano

 25th    Christmas Day - no concert today



 1st    New Years Day - no concert today


Details to remember, 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. 

Please note: admission is now £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