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Sale Chamber Orchestra no longer plays second fiddle…

By Peter Trollope at

Sale Chamber Orchestra is preparing to celebrate its fortieth anniversary next year.

The Orchestra was formed in April 1978 by the late Hohn Walker-Jones, the assistant principal viola in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since then the orchestra has gone from strength to strength and now draws its members from all over Greater Manchester and the North West

The orchestra performs three concerts a year and supports the development of young musicians by providing performance opportunities.  As well as working with young players from Trafford Music Service and Manchester Youth String Orchestra, students from the Royal Northern College of Music appear as guest soloists. The orchestra has performed in Shropshire and Keswick and provides groups to accompany choral societies in Sale, Manchester and Ulverston.  The orchestra is keen to perform new music and has commissioned a number of short pieces for string orchestra from composers such as Martin Ellerby, David Beck, David Dubery and Emily Wright.

Posted by Sale Chamber Orchestra on Friday, 31 March 2017

Sale Chamber Orchestra is a ‘not for profit’ community music group which exists for the social and educational benefits it provides for local amateur musicians of all ages. Membership is by voluntary subscription with the usual concessions for those unable to pay the full amount.

“Everyone is looking forward to the next concert on  25th November 2017, 7:30pm, at the Avenue Methodist Church,    We have two amazing soloists who will be playing Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. We also be playing some fantastic music from Corelli, Seiber and Tippett. If you are free on the evening of the 25th November please do come along for what looks to be a superb winter evening. Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult. To make sure you don’t miss out on this event you can reserve tickets by emailing secretary@salechamberorchestra.co.uk and pay on the door. Tickets will also be available to buy on the night..”

They will be performing   Corelli – Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 6 No. 10,   Bach     – Concerto for Two Violins in D mino

Soloists: Hannah Leighton-Jones and Ellis Howarth

Matyas Seiber – Besardo Suite No. 2

Tippett – Concerto for Double String Orchestra