Northern Chamber Orchestra return to Tatton Park with two magical Christmas concert

Northern Chamber Orchestra return to Tatton Park with two magical Christma concerts, joined by the Choir of St Nicholas Catholic High School, Northwich.

The orchestra return to the stately home for two concerts on Friday 9th December, with both a matinee and an evening concert.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra, who are the oldest professional chamber orchestra in the
North West, will perform a concert filled with festive music and audience carols for all to sing.

The orchestra will be joined by the Choir of St Nicholas Catholic High School, Northwich,
conducted by the School’s Director of Music, Helen McKenna, for a collection of beautiful carols and choral works. Actor, writer and director Kate Millward (whose talents include creating and performing her own material, specialising in bespoke, festive narratives) will present the concert and bring a touch of literary drama with a few specially-selected readings and poems.

© Sara Porter Photography, 2018.

Tickets for the evening performance at 7pm include entrance to the Tatton Park Mansion, this year themed with all of your favourite pantomimes and decorated with special lighting and stunning decorations. As an extra treat, tickets for both concerts include a warming, winter drink or fruit juice, and a festive sweet titbit.

Start your Christmas celebrations with the Northern Chamber Orchestra – tickets sell out every year so don’t delay!

The concerts take place at 3.30pm and 7.00pm on Friday 9 December at Tatton Park.
Tickets are priced at £20 for the matinee and £27.00 for the evening concert, with
discounts for students, under 18s and groups of 10+.

Macclesfield Concert featuring BBC Young Musician of the Year

If you can’t make the concert at Tatton, Northern Chamber Orchestra are also play a concert at The King’s School in Macclesfield on 17th December.

Since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year Guy Johnston has become one of the leading British cellists of his generation, performing regularly with international orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Magnus Johnston, his brother, is a frequent guest leader with orchestras such as the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Haydn’s D major Cello Concerto, a virtuoso work exploring the cello’s highest register, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’, sumptuously scored for harp and strings, occupy the first half of the concert. There follows Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony op.73a, an orchestration by the conductor, Rudolf Barshai, of the Third Quartet, composed in 1946. This is ‘war music’, as the third movement’s initial title shows: ‘The Forces of War Unleashed’. Nevertheless, this emotionally powerful symphony ends in resignation and peace.

Book your tickets now for all concerts at or call 0161 247 2220.

Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX

T: 0161 247 2220

E: [email protected]

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