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Young Sale cellist plays Elgar with Lancashire Chamber Orchestra

Cara Janes cellist Talented young Sale cellist Cara Janes will be the star solo performer with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra at their next matinee classical music concert in Altrincham on Sunday 26 March 2017. Cara, who is a former pupil at Chetham’s School of Music and is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, will perform Elgar’s haunting Cello Concerto. She has great experience of playing in concert halls in London and across northern England, is the principal cellist with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra and regularly tutors pupils at Altrincham Girls School and Chetham’s. Taking the baton for the first time with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra will be London-based conductor Michael Young, who is travelling north especially for the concert. He will be conducting a popular programme which also includes Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Prokofiev’s delightful Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Ian Edmundson. Orchestra leader Anne Heaton said: “We are delighted to be able to offer a platform to Cara. The orchestra is very pleased to provide an opportunity for her to showcase her considerable talents in her local area. The programme is very engaging and we hope it will appeal to all ages.” The performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £10 (children free), including a programme and tea and cakes in the interval. They may be reserved in advance by ringing the LCO box office on 0161 980 4275 or via the contact form below:

 

LCO Spring Concert 3pm 26th March 2017 featuring Elgar Cello Concerto

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are thrilled and delighted to welcome our young and extremely talented local soloist, Cara Janes, to perform one of the greatest masterpieces of the cello repertoire, Elgar's Cello Concerto.  Cara lives in Sale and graduated from the RNCM with a BMus (Hons) degree.

 

One this occasion, we also welcome Michael Young (michaelalexanderyoung.com) who joins us from his busy schedule in London and abroad to take us through Schubert's 8th Symphony, nicknamed the 'Unfinished' but complete in its emotional and musical wholeness.

 

Our programme is brought to a conclusion by the ever-popular 'Peter and the Wolf', ably and masterfully narrated by our very own, Ian Edmundson.

 

So there is something for all the family to enjoy! We do hope you will join us for a wonderful concert.

 

Tickets are available via the contact form below, on 0161 980 4275 or on the door. Early reservations are recommended to secure your seat!

Welcome back Bob!! LCO Celebration Concert 20th November 2016

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Conductor Bob Chasey returns for Lancashire Chamber Orchestra concert

Acclaimed conductor and BBC Philharmonic violinist Bob Chasey returns to the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra after a 14 year gap to take the baton for a classical music matinee concert in Altrincham on Sunday 20th November.

 

The concert features three popular works from the classical orchestral repertoire – Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Clarinet Concerto, performed by soloist Lynn Threadgold.

 

Bob spent over a decade as principal conductor with the orchestra in the 1980s and 90s which he juggled with his professional role as Principal Second Violin with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Since leaving the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, he has conducted the Bolton Symphony Orchestra and other North West ensembles and in April 2017 retires from the BBC Philharmonic after 40 years of world-class music-making.

 

Orchestra leader Anne Heaton said: “We are thrilled to welcome Bob back to conduct our autumn concert. We recorded Elgar’s Serenade for Strings with him at the BBC studios in June 2002 and his return as guest conductor brings back many happy memories for the orchestra.”

 

The performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £10 (children free), including program and tea and cakes in the interval. They may be reserved in advance by ringing the LCO box office on 0161 980 4275.

Recruiting Now!!

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Lancashire Chamber Orchestra would be delighted to welcome new string players to join our merry band!  We rehearse on occasional Sundays in Lancashire and Cheshire and give two or three performances a year in Altrincham, Cheshire.  We are also very privileged to be regularly invited to accompany some wonderful choral societies in Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire in their fabulous repertoire.

 

We are always very happy to welcome new players able to combine a high standard of performance on their instrument with a strong commitment to the orchestra's schedule. We are a friendly group who strive to our best endeavours to perform to the highest possible standard and simply enjoy making music together. Come and join us in this rewarding and stimulating venture.

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For further information, please contact us via lancashirechamberorchestra@gmail.com or the links above

 

 

Autumn Concert 20th November 2016 3pm Altrincham Girls Grammar School WA14 2NL

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Lancashire Chamber Orchestra is delighted to welcome back the indomitable Robert Chasey after a 14-year absence!

 

Our programme will include the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Concerto performed by Lynn Threadgold and Schubert's cheerful Symphony No 5

We will open with the ever-delightful Serenade for Strings by Elgar

 

 

Tickets including programme are £10 and can be reserved for collection on the door via the link below or by ringing 0161 980 4275. 

Accompanied children are most welcome and are free!

Refreshments including cakes will be served in the interval

 

 

 

 

 

Play Day Sunday 18th June 2017

Sunday 18th June, 2017 10.30am – 3.30pm at St Peter’s Assembly Rooms, Hale, WA15 9NU

 

Our conductor for the day will be our long associate Bob Chasey with whom we will also be reunited for the 2018 season.

We will be playing a great combination of string pieces in the morning and will be joined by our lovely wind players in the afternoon.

Repertoire:

 

John Ireland: The Downland Suite for Strings

Hubert Parry: Lady Radnor’s Suite for Strings

Schubert: Symphony No.3

 

We will have a Jacob Joins Lunch so please bring some lovely food along for us all to share.

Tea/Coffee (and amazing biscuits) will be provided.

Any advanced level string players are most welcome to join us.  Please add your name to the Doodle Poll below if you wouldl like to attend. 

 

http://doodle.com/poll/sr2c4e7xxpuzuzy8

 

 

 

 

Young percussion star joins matinee chamber concert

 

Young percussion star joins matinee chamber concert

Rising percussion star Max Heaton makes his debut with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra at a classical music matinee concert in Altrincham on Sunday 20th March.

 

Seventeen-year-old Max, who has performed with the National Youth Orchestra, National Children’s Orchestra and the Halle Youth Orchestra, takes centre stage for a solo role in Ney Rosauro’s stunning Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra.

 

Widely acknowledged as the most popular marimba concerto in the orchestral repertoire, it was written in 1986, premiered in Brasilia and has since been performed by more than 800 orchestras across the world, including Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. Unusually it contains four movements including a vigorous, rhythmic finale, promising Altrincham audiences an exhilarating end to the first half of the concert.

 

Conductor Alex Robinson, a music student at the University of Manchester, and also a rising star of the classical music world, makes a welcome return to the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra for this concert.

 

Under his baton, the orchestra will perform a contrasting programme which begins with a suite from the 18th century ballet ‘Les Indes Galantes’ by French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau and continues after the interval with Arvo Part, Cantus in Memorium by Benjamin Britten, finishing with Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade.  

 

The performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £10 (accompanied children free), including programme, and may be reserved in advance by ringing the LCO box office on 0161 980 4275 or via the website www.lancashirechamber.co.uk. Tea and cake will be served in the interval.

 

Photo caption: Family affair – percussion soloist Max Heaton with his mother Anne Heaton who leads the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra

 

Media contact: Lynn Pegler. Tel 01928 789042. 07783 686246.

lynn@peglercommunications.co.uk

Congratulations to Professor Roger Kemp MBE!

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are pleased and proud to annouce that our very own Bass Player, Roger Kemp has been awarded an MBE for his services to engineering in the Queen's New Year's Honours List:-)

 

Here is one of the many links you can follow to read more about Roger's fantastic achievements!

 

http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/mbe-honour-for-lancaster-university-s-eurostar-engineer-1-7650449

Operatic star joins matinee chamber concert

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Internationally-acclaimed, operatic star Bibi Heal makes her debut with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra at a classical music matinee concert in Altrincham on Sunday 22nd November.

 

Bibi, a former pupil of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has sung all over the UK and Europe with prestigious companies such as Opera North and Philharmonia Orchestra in venues from the Barbican, Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, and Royal Albert Hall to music festivals in Leeds, Aldeburgh, Spain, Netherlands and Germany.

 

In her concert with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, her soaring soprano voice is set to wow audiences with a collection of songs by Handel, including arias from Alcina, Giulio Cesare and Ottone and Mozart’s Ah, Lo Previdi.

 

She will be performing under the baton of her conductor husband Justin Doyle, musical director of the King’s Camerata and Da Chiesa baroque ensemble and principal conductor of the Manchester Chamber Choir. The Lancashire Chamber Orchestra is delighted to welcome him back as a guest conductor for this autumn concert.

 

The afternoon programme is completed with Haydn’s L’Isola Disabiata Overture and Symphony No 26, and includes tea and cakes in the interval.

 

The performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £10 (children free), including programme, and may be reserved in advance by ringing the LCO box office on 0161 980 4275, on the door or via this link http://www.lancashirechamber.co.uk/concerts/concert-at-altrincham-grammar/

New Logo for the LCO

As part of the redesign of our new website by 10th Dimension we have also commisioned a new logo for the orchestra. We feel it has a much more modern look whilst still retaining the traditional feel and of course our famed Red Rose of Lancashire.

We hope you like it and please feel free to use it on your websites or publications. We also have a hi resolution version should you need it for printing purposes. Please contact us if you wish us to share this with you.