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The Category Rochdale is a subset of Greater Manchester. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rochdale which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Littleborough Brass Band

- Newtown National Club

- Northern Baroque Orchestra

 

! Rochdale KEY
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)42

Formed 1908: 'Our meetings still follow the basic pattem defined all those years ago, featuring regular recitals, lectures, discussions and instruction on organ and liturgical music, and all aspects of the organ, social meetings of various kinds, plus, of course, regular visits to hear and play organs of note. In recent years, the Association has received financial assistance from Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council for the promotion of a series of recitals on the fine 4 - manual Binns organ in Rochdale Town Hall, restored by J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. in 1979. This support has enabled the Association to engage some of the top organists in the country to play for us, something which very few Associations are in a position to do’.

 

* Oldham Rochdale & Tameside Organists' Association
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘If you enjoy good music (both light and serious) then you are bound to find something to your taste in our programmes of recorded music. You may hear some of your favourites or on the other hand you may be introduced to new music which you may well take to! All items are introduced by a presenter (a member or a guest) in an easily understood way - we are not musicians just music lovers.’

 

* Rochdale Gramophone Society
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of this Record)500

‘A friendly and accessible service that provides high quality music tuition in schools across the Borough and also from our Music Centre, based in the beautiful Rochdale Town Hall ... On a weekly basis, we teach over 3000 children in 80 schools and over 300 from our centre. 5,000 children take part in our annual Music Festival of Performing Arts and 1,500 in the regional Music for Youth Festival that we host. Last year, over 60 concerts were given by the different centre groups, in addition to our participation in the Music Festival.‘

 

* Rochdale Music Service
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)225

'Promotes concerts of good music in many styles ...' Typically about half a dozen evening recitals per annum.

 

* Rochdale Music Society
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of this Record)380

‘Founded in 1982 as the Debrose Choir. In 2009, we changed our name to Cantare. The choir includes women of all ages and from all walks of life – no superstars, just people who love to sing and who want to do it well. Our repertoire is exciting and wide ranging, from pop standards and songs from the shows, to classical and contemporary choral pieces. We enjoy a challenge, strive to make a great sound and have a brilliant time whilst we’re doing it. We perform regularly at concerts and other events throughout the year.‘

 

+ Cantare
VISITS (to Website)166
VIEWS (of this Record)281

‘The Society was formed in 1930, and is affiliated to both the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and to the Greater Manchester Drama Federation. The Junior section, known as “HeyKids”, was formed in 1990. The Society produces two full musicals each year: one for the senior section(16+) and one for HeyKids (8 -18), as well as a play and concerts from time to time ... We are a friendly bunch who are always on the lookout for new members and helpers.‘

+ Heywood Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
VISITS (to Website)90
Also indexedHeyKids
VIEWS (of this Record)160

Multi-award winning Band: ‘One of the finest brass bands in North West England, based in Lancashire and has a proud history.The band’s roots trace back to 1869, when they formed as the St. Stephen's Band.’

 

+ Milnrow Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)383

‘We welcome players of usual and unusual orchestral instruments of all ages and abilities and seek to provide them with suitable parts to contribute to the whole "RALO sound". So do not hesitate to come along with your guitar or keyboard ...... there will be something significant for you to play.’

+ Rochdale Amateur Light Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of this Record)421

‘Formed in 1989, Rochdale Retirement Choir was a part of Rochdale MBC Music Service for 25 years. From January 2017 it became independent ... The choir sing a wide range of light classics, carols and fun arrangements of well-known songs in four part harmony and regularly perform at charity and educational events.  Some music is fairly straightforward and some is quite difficult thus catering for all levels of musical ability.’

 

+ Rochdale Retirement Choir
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)243

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