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Privacy Policy – Lancashire Chamber Orchestra

Your personal privacy is important to Lancashire Chamber Orchestra.  This privacy policy explains how we collect, store, manage, process, and protect your personal information.  It informs you of the types of information we might hold, how and where we’ll use it once it’s been collected.  When we ask you to share any information with us we will always be very clear and won’t do anything with it that is unexpected.


If you wish to contact us about this privacy policy or anything to do with your data at Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, you can contact us by:



1.    How we collect personal information

We’ll collect information from you in several ways and most of the information we collect comes directly from you and with your consent.

If you’re a member of our audience, we will collect your personal information when:

You book advance tickets for our concerts/events via email, Facebook, Twitter or via our website contact page

If you are a musician outside of the orchestra (non-member) who participates as a soloist or guest instrumentalist/vocalist, we will collect your personal information when:

  • You agree to work with us
  • Through promotion of the event you’re involved with through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, website) where consent has been granted

If you are a member of the orchestra:

  • When you join as a member

We will always make it clear what data we are collecting from you during these transactions.  Sometimes we may be given your information from third parties, such as other cultural organisations who have asked your permission to share your data.

If your data is provided to us by another person because they feel you may be interested in our work e.g. a recommendation by a friend, or from a publicly accessible source (such as a website) we will contact you to tell you where we obtained the information.

The following data and information may also be automatically collected when you visit our website:

  • IP address
  • Referring website
  • Web browser and device
  • Cookies
  • Time and date
  • Web pages visited
  • Geographical location

Depending on your own privacy settings, you may give us permission to access information from your social media apps.

We may also capture your image in photography or in the video recording of a concert/event.  Sometimes children attend our concerts and in these events prior media permission is sought from parents/guardians when they book their tickets in advance. 


2.    The types of personal information we collect

We only collect personal information that is essential to our operation as an organisation, allows us to fulfil our obligations to our audience, members/participants, maintain our records and accounts, provide good customer service, and to promote our work in and out of concerts/events.

Most of the information we collect is obtained directly from you and may include:

  • names
  • titles
  • postal addresses
  • email addresses
  • telephone numbers
  • online identifiers
  • records of communications sent to/received from individuals
  • photos/film/audio recordings of performances
  • where the data is collected from and stored

We may use images/sources that are available in the public domain to help us identify individuals who attend our events/express an interest in working with us.


Sensitive personal information

We may collect sensitive classes of information on occasions.  Examples of this might include a disability or the racial or ethnic origin of a person.  This data is only collected with the explicit consent of the individual.

If you have a disability, we may also process information which will help us make sure that you have the best experience when attending one of our concerts, as one of our members or participants.  This could include:

  • you use a wheelchair and require wheelchair access
  • that you bring an assistance dog
  • you require a seat for a personal assistant

If this data is ever processed for purposes of monitoring and reporting, it is always done so anonymously.


3.    How we use personal information

The information we collect about you helps us to provide you with the best service we can, to better understand what you need from us and to make sure you don’t miss out on information about our upcoming concerts, events and special offers.

We process personal information to fulfil a contract with you (e.g. to provide you with a ticket for one of our concerts), where we have your consent to do so, where we are legally obliged to and where there is a legitimate interest. For example, we may use your information to:

  • Deliver information to you
  • Improve the service we offer you
  • Understand how you want to be contacted, i.e. email, post, phone
  • Contact you about what’s on, news, and topics you’ve asked to hear more about
  • Provide you with information on goods and services by other cultural partners whose work you have seen at one of our concerts/events, where we have your consent to do so
  • Understand your interests and preferences so that when we contact you the information is relevant to you
  • Create mailing lists to share information about our activities
  • To conduct research to understand the geographical location and demographics of our audience
  • Notify you about practical issues that could affect your booking such as a change to our programme
  • Gather feedback from you directly or by survey
  • To make sure any communications we send you about supporting Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are appropriate


4.    How we manage and protect personal information

We will never share your personal information with any third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent.  We will never sell, rent or trade your personal information.

To fulfil our contract with you it’s sometimes necessary for third party providers to have access to your data so that they can perform services on our behalf .

We’ll only keep information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this notice and to fulfil our legal obligations.  We’ll never keep more information than we need.

If you ask us to stop sending you direct marketing communications, we will, and you can change your preferences at any time.

We may need to share personal information:

  • Service providers who work on our behalf for the fulfilment of a contract we enter with you, for example mailing houses, website hosting or email delivery services
  • The police or a regulatory or government authority investigating illegal activities

If your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are protected as outlined here.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to our site as no transmission over the internet is 100% secure; any transmission of your data to us is therefore at your own risk.


5.    Your Rights

Every email you get from us will include details about how to change your communications preferences and how to unsubscribe from future communications.

You have the right to ask us to amend or stop how we use your personal information including for marketing purposes.  You can do this by phoning, emailing, or in writing using the correct details below.

You have the right to get the information we hold on you corrected.  If you have any concern about the accuracy of your personal data, please let us know using the details below.

You have the right to be forgotten; if you would like us to remove the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the details below.

You can request details of personal information that we hold about you by contacting the data team and providing a description you would like to see, together with proof of your identity.


It is easy to access and amend the personal information that we hold on you.  You can do this by e-mailing:

or use the contact page on our website.


You have the right to lodge a complaint with The Information Commissioner’s Office.

Further Information and updates to this notice:

The Lancashire Chamber Orchestra website is owned and operated by Lancashire Chamber Orchestra.  For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU GDPR the data controller is Lancashire Chamber Orchestra.

This notice was updated on 24th May 2018.  It may be necessary to update it from time to time to reflect changes to our business operations or to legislation.  Updates will be posted on our website.  We may also directly inform you of any changes.

For further information on data protection regulations and laws:

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LCO Spring Concert 3pm 25th March 2018 with Robert Chasey

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are delighted to welcome back the inimitable Mr Robert Chasey for our 2018 concert series.  Bob first took up his baton with the LCO back in the 1980s and we are thrilled that he has agreed to put us through our paces again in this gorgeous program of Spring music.


We begin our concert with the charmingly beautiful and fresh Romanze for Strings, by the British composer Gerald Finzi.


We are then joined by our first-rate wind, brass and percussion team for a performance of Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner.  Siegfried was written as a birthday present from Wagner to his wife, Cosima to celebrate the birth of their son.


We conclude our concert with the effervescent and tuneful Symphony No. 3 by Franz Schubert


During the interval, you will be treated to delicious home made cakes and refreshments!  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!


Autumn Concert 2017 featuring David Keating, Guitar

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are delighted to welcome David Keating as our soloist in the Malcolm Arnold's Serenade for guitar and strings. David will also perform an extract from a Bach partita arranged for solo guitar


David is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he studied with the acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden, and was awarded a First Class Honours MMus Degree in classical guitar performance.  He has won many music prizes in Ireland including the John Vallery Memorial Prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year Competition, the CSM Senior Recital Competition (adjudicated by Alan Smale – Former Leader of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra), and the Feis Ceoil Cup and Gold Medal for Classical Guitar Performance.


We will also be featuring our superb wind team performing a Mozart Divertimento.  


We welcome back Alex Robinson who made his LCO debut back in 2015 as our musical director.  Alex is forging a career in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire and will bring his talent and dynamism to a lively performance of Joseph Haydn's Symphony No 80.



Tickets may be reserved in advance from the LCO Box Office on 0161 980 4275 or via the Contact Form below:


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:


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


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


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 3rd June 2018

Sunday 3rd June, 2018 10.30am – 3.30pm at St Peter’s Assembly Rooms, Hale, WA15 9NU


We will be joined by two conductors to enjoy two great symphonies.

Mozart Symphony No 29 – Conductor: Kevin Flynn (Sub-principal Violin 1 – BBC Philharmonic)

Beethoven Symphony No 2 – Conductor: Bob Chasey



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.





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 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.

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!