Our next concert is on
Wed 26th June 2013
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Sandbach Concert Series
Sandbach Concert Series is a non-profit Arts organization run entirely by volunteers. With 8 concerts a year at St Mary’s Hall, a deliberately early start and finish time to our concerts, as well as reasonable ticket prices its aim is to encourage more families to attend classical music concerts. The structure of the concerts; a half hour spotlight concert by young musicians, followed by a half hour interval with an art exhibition, and then a one hour concert by the main artist is unique in the UK.
|Wed 26 Jun 2013||Karen Street and Andy Tweed|
|Wed 29 May 2013||Aurora Percussion Duo|
|Wed 24 Apr 2013||George King|
|Wed 27 Mar 2013||Anna-Clare Monk and Lauren Scott|
|Wed 27 Feb 2013||Soloists from Northern Chamber Orchestra|
|Wed 28 Nov 2012||Soloists from Foden's Band|
|Wed 31 Oct 2012||Musicians from the Hallé Orchestra|
|Wed 26 Sep 2012||Shropshire & Other Lads: A.E. Housman in Words & Music|
|Wed 27 Jun 2012||Andy Findon & Geoff Eales - flutes & piano|
|Wed 30 May 2012||Apollo Saxophone Quartet|
|Wed 25 Apr 2012||Finzi Quartet - string quartet|
|Wed 28 Mar 2012||Nick Kok - piano & song|
|Wed 29 Feb 2012||Craig Ogden - classical guitar|
|Wed 30 Nov 2011||Foden’s ten piece brass group|
|Wed 26 Oct 2011||Paul Edmund-Davies - flute & John Alley - piano|
|Wed 28 Sep 2011||Rosa Campos Duo - clarinet & piano|
|Wed 20 Jul 2011||Jazz on a Summer's Evening|
|Wed 29 Jun 2011||Chris Stout & Catriona McKay - shetland fiddle & scottish harp|
|Wed 25 May 2011||Piano concert - Gwilym Simcock|
|Wed 27 Apr 2011||Vocal and Piano concert - Jane Irwin & Julia Lynch|
|Wed 30 Mar 2011||Cornet & Piano - Richard Marshall & Harvey Davies|
|Wed 23 Feb 2011||Equivox Trio|
|Wed 24 Nov 2010||Musicians from the Halle Orchestra|
|Wed 27 Oct 2010||Aquarelle Guitar Quartet|
|Wed 29 Sep 2010||Flute and Harp - Clare Southworth & Lauren Scott|
There are no concerts in December and January, and in July and August.
Each 1 hour concert by top class musicians is preceded by a 30 minute Spotlight Concert celebrating the talent of our community and young local musicians.
With an earlier start and finish time than traditional concerts it is hoped this series will reach to a wider audience, and the reasonable ticket prices will encourage more families and our younger citizens to experience good quality live acoustic classical music, with occasional jazz concerts.
With a 30 minute interval between the Spotlight concert and main concert, it is hoped that this will be an opportunity for concert goers to view an exhibition by local artists which will be on display as well enjoying drinks and a raffle with money raised by the raffle going to local good charities.
The Sandbach Concert Series is a great way to listen to some good music, support the young people of the town as well as being a regular place to meet on the Sandbach social calendar.