Music

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  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    The Northern Chamber Orchestra have announced details of their thrilling 2018-19 season, including four concerts at their new home in Manchester, The Stoller Hall, where they are Orchestra in Association.

    The Orchestra, which turned 50 last year and is the oldest professional chamber ensemble in the North West, has announced its new season of concerts which features a host of international classical music stars, including pianist Freddy Kempf, one of the world's finest clarinettists, Julian Bliss, and the Orchestra's newest Artist in Association, the multi-talented cellist and baritone Matthew Sharp, who will also work closely with the NCO's Education and Outreach team. The season also includes the Orchestra's Vice-President Martin Roscoe and, closing the season, world-renowned violinist Chloë Hanslip, who directs the orchestra in a programme of stunning string music.

    Of the new partnership between the Orchestra and The Stoller Hall, Richard Hartwell (General Manager of The Stoller Hall) said: “We’re delighted that, as Orchestra in Association, Northern Chamber Orchestra will play a central role in The Stoller Hall’s programming for seasons to come. Their outstanding reputation for chamber music performance, combined with the quality and range of their soloists, make them a perfect partner with whom to build the Hall’s reputation as an unmissable venue for live music.“

    Tickets for the new season are on sale on Monday 2 July.

    Freddy Kempf

    Freddy Kempf, piano
    Saturday 29 September, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Julian Bliss, clarinet
    Saturday 27 October, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
    Saturday 1 December, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Katherine Baker, flute | Lucy Wakeford, harp
    Saturday 12 January, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo
    Saturday 9 February, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Martin Roscoe, piano
    Saturday 16 March, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Matthew Sharp, cello & baritone
    Saturday 13 April, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Chloë Hanslip

    Chloë Hanslip, violin
    Saturday 11 May, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    12
    May
    2019

    The Northern Chamber Orchestra has announced details of its thrilling 2018-19 season including dates in Macclesfield and elsewhere locally.

    The orchestra, which turned 50 last year and is the oldest professional chamber ensemble in the North West, unveiled its new season of concerts to feature a host of international classical music stars.

    These include pianist Freddy Kempf, one of the world’s finest clarinettists, as well as Julian Bliss and the orchestra’s newest artist in association, the multi-talented cellist and baritone Matthew Sharp who will also work closely with the NCO’s education and outreach team.

    The line-up also includes the orchestra’s vice-president Martin Roscoe and, closing the season, world-renowned violinist Chloë Hanslip who directs the orchestra in a programme of stunning string music.

    PROGRAMME

    Freddy Kempf, piano

    Friday 28th September 2018, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Saturday 29th September 2018, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Sunday 30th September 2018, St John’s Church, Buxton (matinee)

     

    Julian Bliss, clarinet

    Friday 26th October 2018, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Saturday 27th October 2018, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor

    Saturday 1st December 2018, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Katherine Baker, flute / Lucy Wakeford, harp

    Saturday 12th January 2019, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Matthew Wadsworth, theorbo

    Saturday 9th February 2019, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Martin Roscoe, piano

    Friday 15th March 2019, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Saturday 16th March 2019, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Matthew Sharp, cello & baritone

    Saturday 13th April 2019, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

     

    Chloë Hanslip, violin

    Friday 10th May 2019, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Saturday 11th May 2019, The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

    Sunday 12th May 2019, St John’s Church, Buxton (matinee)

    Tickets for the new season are on sale now 

     

     

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    Sun
    23
    Dec
    2018
    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    Tis’ soon the season to embrace the festive spirit and where better to celebrate Christmas than in the magical grounds of Tatton Park? Known for its family offering and festive traditions, they’ve pulled together a number of top events for this Christmas.

    Father Christmas at the Farm

    For the believers in all of us, visitors can meet Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer. Music from choirs and brass bands accompany a children’s entertainer and storyteller and everyone can have a go at making their own magic reindeer feed. Tickets are available at £7.00 for adults and £6.50 for children (0-15) including a gift. No pre-booking necessary.

    Farm dates and times:

    Sat 1 and Sun 2 Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 8and Sun 9Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 15 and Sun 16Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 22and Sun 23 Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    The ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion

    Enter a magical Christmas Mansion inspired by the theme of ‘Food Glorious Food’. Discover the impressive state rooms and servants quarters decorated to celebrate seasonal fayre: experience a traditional Egerton family feast in the dining room, follow the jelly sweet path as it twists through the gingerbread village and enjoy the scents of oranges and cinnamon in the scullery. Help the servants with their Christmas food preparations and don’t forget the ‘sprout spotting’ trail for little ones! Festive treats and music will accompany your visit.

    Mansion prices, dates and times:

    Adult £10, Children (ages 4-15) £6

    Tuesday 27 Nov to Sun 2 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Tuesday 4 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)*

    Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sun 23 Dec, 1pm – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm

    *Fri 7 Dec 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

    Festive Friday – Friday 7 December

    Join other revellers for a jam-packed day of festivities, shopping and food! Pick up those last minute gifts in Tatton's popular Christmas Gift Fair, light Father Christmas' route with lanterns as he pays a special visit to the Stableyard and don't forget to bring your Christmas list to put in the special Santa post box!

    Tatton's Food Glorious Food Mansion, specialty shops and restaurants are all open later than normal - finish off your evening with a winter warming dish or a festive afternoon tea with fizz!

    Festive Friday times:

    Gift Fair 11.30am – 6pm
    Lantern Parade 6pm onwards
    Mansion 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

    Stableyard shops and restaurants 10am – 7.30pm

    Christmas Gift Fair Weekend

    With over 40 stalls in the atmospheric Tenant’s Hall, the popular shopping fair offers a wide range of unique gift ideas, food and drinks – perfect for those last minute presents! Free entry.

    Gift fair dates and times:

    Fri 7 Dec, 11:30am – 6pm

    Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec, 10am – 4pm

    Northern Chamber Orchestra – Fri 14 Dec, 7pm

    This year the nationally acclaimed NCO will delight audiences with a mixture of popular classical music and festive favourites for all the family to enjoy! A visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments before the evening performance is included. Visit www.ncorch.co.uk for tickets, or call 0161 247 2220.

    Macclesfield Male Voice Choir – Sat 15 Dec, 7pm

    Presenting a programme of well-known male voice numbers and Christmas classics, the fabulous Macclesfield Male Voice Choir return to Tatton Park by popular demand. Included in the ticket is a visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments prior to this evening concert. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/events for tickets.

    Christmas Carols in the Stableyard – Sun 23 Dec, 3-4pm

    Sing-a-long to your favourite carols with the brilliant King Edwards concert band and choir. Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy warming winter food and drink in the Stableyard. For a truly magical Christmas experience visit the Farm and Mansion first to complete the festive fun.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Cinemac
    Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535

    Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets
    • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand
    • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance

    Giftcards
    • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance

    Cinebar
    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.
    Cinemac Meal Deal
    The Cinemac Meal Deal with RedWillow Macclesfield starts on Tuesday 4th December!
    Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or RedWillow bar.
    You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Redwillow after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances.
    As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call RedWillow before you visit to reserve your table.
    RedWillow’s phone number is: 01625 830718

    Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.

    Tuesday 4 December
    FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A) [2h 15m] 4.45


    PETERLOO (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 8.00

    Wednesday 5 December
    FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A) [2h 15m] 4.45
    PETERLOO (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 8.00

    Thursday 6 December
    PETERLOO (12A) [2hrs 35mins] 12.30
    FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A) [2h 15m] 3.45
    National Theatre Live: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 7.00

    Friday 7 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 5.15, 8.00

    Saturday 8 December
    THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (PG) [1h 40m] 11.30
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 2.30, 5.15, 8.00

    Sunday 9 December
    THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (PG) [1h 40m] 11.30
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 2.30, 5.15, 8.00

    Monday 10 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 5.15
    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A) [2h 15m] 8.00

    Tuesday 11 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 5.15
    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A) [2h 15m] 8.00

    Wednesday 12 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 10.30
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 1.00

    Thursday 13 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 5.15
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 8.00

    Friday 14 December
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 4.45, 8.00

    Saturday 15 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 10.30
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 1.30, 4.45, 8.00

    Sunday 16 December
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 (PG) [1h 50m] 10.30
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 1.30, 4.45, 8.00

    Monday 17 December
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 4.45, 8.00

    Tuesday 18 December
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 4.45, 8.00

    Wednesday 19 December
    Live From The London Palladium: THE KING & I (12A) 1.00

    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 4.45, 8.00

    Thursday 20 December
    AQUAMAN (12A) [2hrs 25mins] 4.45, 8.00

    National Theatre Live

    Tuesday 15 January: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD 7.00

    Thursday 31 January: I'M NOT RUNNING 7.00

    Royal Ballet Live

    Tuesday 19 February: DON QUIXOTE 7.15

    Tuesday 21 May: TRIPLE BILL 7.15

    Tuesday 11 June: ROMEO & JULIET  7.15

    Royal Opera Live

    Tuesday 22 January: THE QUEEN OF SPADES 6.45

    Tuesday 5 February: LA TRAVIATA 6.45

    Tuesday 2 April: FORZA DESTINO 6.15

    Tuesday 30 April: FAUST 6.45

     

    All listed films and live by satellite events now bookable at cinemac.org.uk

     

  • Fri
    07
    Dec
    2018
    Wed
    26
    Dec
    2018

    Welcome to East Cheshire Hospice news

    We have had such an amazing year so far for support and fundraising at East Cheshire Hospice for our 30th Anniversary celebration. We now have a few more festive events planned to round off the year in style!

    Light up a Life

    Christmas can be a really hard time for those who have lost someone, so each year we hold a special service dedicated to those we have lost. Providing an opportunity to remember and reflect. This year we are opening up the service for all to attend on Saturday 8th December from 3pm at St Michaels Church in Macclesfield Town Centre, please do join us.

    You can also dedicate a bauble to any lost loved ones, which will then be hung from the Christmas Tree in the Hospice Chapel throughout the festive period. If you would like to do this, please click here to make a donation and dedicate a bauble.

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols

    One of our big supporters this year, Pinches Medical, are hosting a Christmas Carol Concert at the bandstand in South Park on Friday 21st December in support of us here at East Cheshire Hospice from 5.30 - 8pm. Please go along to this wonderful festive event to support us and Pinches Medical. There will be donation buckets available at the concert if you would like to support our fundraising efforts.

    What's on

    Here are some of the events coming up over the coming month in support of the Hospice. If you'd like to know more, please just click on the event name.

    Family Christmas Bingo - 7th December

    Accordion Concert - 7th December

    Christmas Market & Fun Day - 10th December

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols - 21st December

    Christmas Raffle - 22nd December

    Great Langley Duck Race 2018 - 26th December

    Snowman Sprint - Throughout December

    Volunteers needed!!

    There are a few great volunteering opportunities at events over this festive period.

    • Sunday 9th December 2018 - Tatton Yule Yomp - 8am to 2pm: Marshalls
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Pinches Community Carol Concert - 5.30pm to 8pm: Bucket Collectors & Stall Holders
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Tesco, Hibel Road - 10am to 12noon: Bag Packers

    If you would like to help and volunteer at any of these events, please contact Lisa on lball@echospice.org.uk

    For more information about anything mentioned in this email, please contact the fundraising team on 01625 433477 or email fundraising@echospice.org.uk. We hope to see you at an event very soon!

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Dec
    2018
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    A new recruit has just joined the cast rehearsing Dick Whittington at Buxton Opera House.  He’s six foot tall, tanned and just loves being in the kitchen.

    No, it’s not another wannabe Paul Hollywood.  The new arrival is a giant, inflatable sausage, custom made for this year’s pantomime.  This eye-popping special effect is needed for a comic cookery scene that goes disastrously wrong, but when CTP Pantomimes Company Stage Manager Vernon Marshal rang round hire firms trying to find a suitable prop, all the inflatables offered were too small.

    “The sausage escapes from the oven during cooking and gradually gets bigger and bigger,” says writer/director Philip Dart. “It’s a traditional gag that always brings the house down, but the joke only works if the sausage is really big.  We didn’t want to disappoint audiences, so we decided to commission our own, custom-made version.”

    Unfortunately, however, the commissioning process didn’t go as smoothly as Philip had hoped.  “The manufacturer sent us a picture when the inflatable was finished, but instead of looking like sausage that had just come out of the oven, it looked more like a hotdog.  We had to ask them to paint it again to make it look as real as possible.”

    The end result is a 2 metre long British banger that promises to make a real impact when it emerges from the stage ‘oven’.   It’s just one of the hilarious comedy scenes audiences can expect when they book for Dick Whittington, starring James Holmes (‘Clive’ from the BBC comedy series Miranda) and Gabrielle Green (‘Katrina’ from CBBC’s award-winning drama series Wolfblood).

    Dick Whittington is here 8 - 30 December.

    Tickets are priced at £19.50- £23. Discounts are available.

    To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics have announced their 2019 nationwide Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour.  The epic tour will be comprised of 34 concerts throughout the UK and is calling into Buxton on the 11 March.

    Mike & The Mechanics were formed in 1985 by one of Genesis’s founding member Mike Rutherford as a side project.  Sharing vocal duties are singers Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born Tim Howar, who both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound.

    Following on from their recent sold-out tour in the USA, the Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour will include tracks from their highly acclaimed latest album Let Me Fly. Also included will be their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which became a Number One hit in the USA. The single also went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include; Silent Running;  All I Need Is A Miracle; Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee, and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder.

    Don’t miss out tickets are on sale now!

    Mike & The Mechanics are here 11 March 2019 at 7.30pm Tickets are priced at £39- £44. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk