Music at St Mary's

Toad Lane Concerts - Rochdale’s Weekly Music at Lunchtime
Wednesdays at St Mary in the Baum
Doors open at 12 noon  w  Concert 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm  w  Entry fee: £6

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

8 September
Duncan Reid violin and Jonathan Ellis piano (both RNCM and Manchester University)

15 September
Anne Butterworth soprano, Stephen Taylor baritone and Elaine Marsden piano. 

22 September
Isobel Williamson cello and Jonathan Ellis piano (both RNCM and Manchester University)

29 September
The Telemann Baroque Ensemble: Alastair Roberts flute, Elaine Turnock violin, Roger Bisby cello
and Peter Collier harpsichord.

Contact Dr Joe Dawson: 01706 648872


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Our Wednesday lunchtime concerts
will be restarting asap. 

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

Concerts take place in the iconic Grade 1 Listed St Mary's Church.  Admission cost £5, and 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.

MUSIC at St Mary in the Baum - TOAD LANE CONCERTS

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 2020 concerts at St Mary in the Baum ‘AS SEEN ON THE BBC’. 

Following our 900th concert in March 2019, 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.

Below is our pre-Covid schedule, to give you an idea of what our concerts offer...

January 2020

08   'More than Melody' Ladies' Choir

15   Lucy Farrimond mezzo soprano (RNCM) and
          Duncan Glenday piano (RNCM & Manchester University)

22   Alice Roberts harp (RNCM)

29   Giulia Contaldo piano (Italy, Vienna & RNCM)

February 2020

05   Margaret Ferguson soprano (Ghana, Poland & RNCM)

12   Valentine's Week Pianoforte Special
      Jonathan Ellis (post-grad RNCM & Manchester University)

19   Isla McEwan  soprano (RNCM graduate)
      Tim Kennedy piano (Cambridge & RNCM staff accompanist)

26   Andrew Bassey bassoon (RNCM) & Jonathan Ellis piano

March 2020

04   Telemann Baroque Ensemble:
       Alistair Roberts flute, AlfredPollard oboe, Roger Bisby cello and Peter Collier harpsichord

11   Susanna Yttri Solsrud soprano (RNCM & Norway)
       Sid Ramchander piano (Royal Conservatoire Brussels & RNCM)

18   Voci Voices  Trio from Manchester Opera Company et al

25   ♦ Concert 950 ♦
       Joseph Dawson (post-grad RNCM Barbirolli Cello Prize Finalist 2019)
       Hector Leung piano (Hong Kong & RNCM)

April 2020

01    Lucy Farrimond mezzo soprano (Chethams & RNCM) and
       Duncan Glenday piano (RNCM & Manchester University)

08    Anne Butterworth soprano  Stephen Taylor baritone
        Edward Rigg piano


Attendance numbers are becoming a concern. 
We are totally not-for-profit but need to pay our way.
We value your continued support so please spread the word. 
Still only £5 admission, but programmes now 50p.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr Joe Dawson.

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. 

Admission £5.00

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

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