Music

If you have a musical event or gig taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise it here.

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  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    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

    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.

    Friday 3 August until Thursday 9 August

    INCREDIBLES 2 (PG) [2hrs 5mins] 2.15

    MAMMA MIA 2: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (PG) [2hrs] 5.15, 8.00
    Friday 10 August until Thursday 16 August

    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 (U) [1hrs 37mins] 2.30

    INCREDIBLES 2 (PG) [2hrs 5mins] 5.00

    MAMMA MIA 2: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (PG) [2hrs] 8.00
    Friday 17 August until Thursday 23 August

    DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) [1hrs 45mins] 2.30, 5.15

    MAMMA MIA 2: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (PG) [2hrs] 8.00

    Coming Soon:
    National Theatre Live

    Thursday 6 September: JULIE 7.00

    Thursday 27 September: KING LEAR 7.00

    Thursday 1 November: ALLELUJAH! 7.00

    Monday 5 November: ALLELUJAH! 2.00

    Thursday 20 November: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III 7.00

     

    Royal Ballet Live

    Monday 15 October: MAYERLING 7.15

    Tuesday 13 November: LA BAYADERE 7.15

    Monday 3 December: THE NUTCRACKER 7.15

     

    Royal Opera Live

    Tuesday 22 January: THE QUEEN OF SPADES 6.45

     

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

     

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

     The Floyd Effect has built up an enviable reputation for their remarkable accuracy to the iconic music of Pink Floyd.

    For their 10th Anniversary the ultimate Pink Floyd Tribute Show – The Floyd Effect have chosen two of Pink Floyd’s most remarkable albums and created a tour to remember, The Bell and the Moon Tour.

    Celebrating these two unique albums they will feature a performance of Dark Side of the Moon. All 10 tracks from one of the best-selling albums of all time can be heard as intended, complete and unbroken. Music from other classic Floyd albums such as Wish you Were Here, Animals and The Wall will also be featured.

    Taking you on a remarkable journey The Floyd Effect is the ultimate tribute to one of the best known Prog Rock bands of all time. Unless you were there the first time round, the music of Pink Floyd was never as real as this.

    The Floyd Effect is on stage at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 8 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £18.50 - £20 Discounts are available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018
    Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Lovers of Cole Porter’s music are in for a treat as Present Company is bringing one of his most successful romantic musical comedies, High Society, to Buxton Opera House.

    “Well Did You Ev-ah? What a swell party!” Butlers in bow ties, guests in glittery gowns and, floating on a sea of champagne, a bride-to-be, set the scene for the story of millionaire socialite,Tracy Samantha Lord, who is about to re-marry. However, her family’s idea of a suitable groom differs from hers and no-one can understand why she wishes to replace her former husband, CK Dexter-Haven for her fiancé George Kettredge. It’s to be the Long Island society wedding of the year. The flowers have arrived, the bubbly’s on ice and the guests, the press and the paparazzi are assembling. All  they need now is for the ceremony to actually happen. Adapted from one of Hollywood’s best-loved films, Cole Porter’s vintage musical is a giddy blend of well-loved songs, fizzing one-liners and champagne-fuelled farce.

    The Philadelphia Story was first written in the late Thirties as a stage play for Katherine Hepburn but soon transferred to the silver screen where Hepburn was joined by Cary Grant and James Stewart. In 1956 Cole Porter accepted a $250,000 offer from MGM to write the songs for a Technicolour musical version which was to be re-named High Society, starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, in her last film before she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Packed with memorable numbers such as: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. True Love, Well Did You Ev'ah, Let’s Misbehave, You’re Sensational, I Love Paris and It’s Alright With Me, it’s a perfect cocktail of comedy, music and romance.

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

  • Sun
    26
    Aug
    2018
    11 am to 4 pmTatton Park, Knutsford

    Cheshire East is to host a family day of activities, music and stories to commemorate the First World War.

    The free event will be held in the historic grounds of Tatton Park’s Old Hall, Knutsford, on Sunday 26 August.

    A Soldier’s Story: Tatton Park Remembers will include a range of hands-on activities to help uncover the past by tracing a local soldier and his individual wartime story using historical artefact handling, family history research, craft, creative writing and storytelling.

    Visitors are being encouraged to bring a picnic to the Cheshire East Reflects family concert, which will feature the Staffordshire Military Wives’ Choir, Cheshire’s own Foden’s Band and Sacred Sounds, which tells the story of British India’s involvement in the First World War.

    There will also be readings and introductions from Archdeacon of Macclesfield Ian Bishop, Mayor of Cheshire East Councillor Lesley Smetham and Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey.

    Cheshire East Council Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey

    Cllr Bailey said: “This will be a fantastic and also poignant day of events with lots of hands-on activities for families, gripping stories and inspirational music. We are really proud to be one of the few types of council in Britain to have organised a regular programme of commemorative events throughout the four-year period, to remember those who gave their lives.

    “The work that has been done – along with events planned to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War in November – will help ensure that the stories and artefacts, which tell the story of the First World War in Cheshire East, are preserved for future generations.”

    The commemorative event runs from 11am to 4pm, with the concert starting at 1pm. It is free but normal Tatton Park entry charges apply.
    A Soldier’s Story is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and programmed by Tatton Park, which is run by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

    The event is part of the council’s ‘Cheshire East Reflects’ four-year programme of remembrance of the sacrifice by the people of Cheshire East during the First World War.

    This programme has seen participation from residents, community groups and arts organisations, as well as partners including the Imperial War Museum North. More than 25,000 people have attended events, participated in the Cheshire East Reflects programme or received a free schools workshop.

    The final commemoration events, called ‘When the Light Goes Out’, will take place during Armistice weekend in November and will also be free to attend.

    The first will be held in Crewe town centre on Saturday 10 November and will focus on the survivors of the war, which began in August 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918.

    The second event will take place on Sunday 11 November, at Tatton Park, and will be based on the theme of ‘the fallen’. During a formal ceremony to mark the end of the First World War, a commemorative flame, which has been burning at Tatton Park since 2014, will be extinguished.

    Cllr Bailey added: “Cheshire East Reflects has been a thought-provoking programme that has paid poignant tribute to the tremendous courage and sacrifice of Cheshire’s soldiers.

    “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the programme of activities so far and encourage people to attend these events as the centenary commemorations draw to a close.”

    More information, and details of how you can take part, can be found on the Cheshire East Reflects website.

  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Elkie Brooks is one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Known for her incredible husky powerful voice she has had numerous hits over the years. Up to 2012, she had released more albums that reached the top 75 of the UK Albums Chart than any other solo British female artist.

    Her tour promises to be a celebration of her most recent album Elkie Brooks Pearls, The Very Best Of. She will be performing some of her classic hits which helped her make her a name for herself such as Pearl's A Singer, Fool if You Think It's Over and Sunshine After The Rain.

    In the 5th decade of her career tour is a treat for her fans old and new. This electric evening will leave you wanting to hear more of this powerful voice. Elkie is a stunning performer; don't miss this truly great artist in action when she calls into Buxton.

    Elkie Brooks is at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 2 September at 7.30pm.

    Tickets are priced at £29.50 - £32.50. Discounts are not available.

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

     

  • Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Direct from London’s West End You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees is a premiere tribute to the unique sound of the Bee Gees. Prepare to immersive yourself in the distinct sound of the Gibbs brothers’ music which will take you on a journey through the 60s, 70s and 80s.

    This concert spectacular which will feature all of their best-known hits including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is your Love along with many more favourites which will have you dancing in your seat.  You can also hear hits that the Bee Gees wrote for other artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.

    This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

    You Win Again is on stage at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 9 September at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £28.50.

    Discounts are available.

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

  • Sun
    16
    Sep
    2018
    Tatton Park, Knutsford

    Cheshire East Council is proudly hosting its first ever Pride in the Park Picnic event at Tatton Park – to celebrate and support the LGBT+ community. 

    The event takes place on Sunday 16 September, in the spectacular gardens of Tatton Park, in Knutsford, and will be open to visitors of all ages, offering lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment on the day.

    Special guests include Brazilian carnival drum and dance act Juba do Leão, an Abba tribute performance from ‘The Twins’, and performances from Proud Mary’s Choir, Cheshire Rock Choir and Sandbach High School Jazz band and Choir.

    Visitors are invited to bring their own picnic from 10am and will also be able to explore the picturesque gardens of Tatton Park free of charge. This colourful, fun-filled, celebratory event will feature a health and wellbeing marketplace for guests to receive key help and support from organisations such as Body Positive, Transforum Manchester and Diversity Role Models. Cheshire East partner agencies, including Cheshire police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will also attend.

    David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire and key sponsor for all entertainment on the day, said: “I am very proud to support this event, which reunites the diversity of communities in Cheshire East. “This event is a huge celebration in the LGBT+ calendar and I am personally committed to ensuring that Cheshire Constabulary works with its partners to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia across Cheshire.”

    Councillor Stewart Gardiner, Cheshire East Council lead member for equality and diversity, said: “Pride in the Park Picnic will be a fantastic event for all visitors from Cheshire East and beyond and will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate the LGBT+ community by giving something back. “This is just the first of many Pride events we are hoping to host in the future and it’s great that, this year, our Pride in the Park celebration will take place in the beautiful gardens of Tatton Park.”

    Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “Pride events are such vibrant occasions and I know this will be no different. You can expect lots of colour, great celebrations and a day to remember. I’m sure it will be a tremendous success.”

    The Pride in the Park Picnic will be a free event to all visitors, although standard entry fees to the park will apply for vehicle parking. A shuttle bus, supplied by Cheshire East Council’s wholly-owned company Transport Service Solutions, will be available on the day to transport people from Knutsford town centre into the park free of charge. To find out more about this event visit the Pride website.

  • 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 

     

     

  • 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