Royal Northern College Of Music
- Telephone 0161 907 5555
- Website www.rncm.ac.uk
Located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter, this is one of four conservatories associated with the ABRSM. It was formed in 1973 by the merger of the Northern School of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music.
The RNCM is also a performance venue for concerts and other musical events. It is located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter.
Oxford Road station is an eight minute walk away, and there is secure parking located next to the College in the basement of the Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence, off Rosamund Street West.
There are 31 events at this location
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Afro Celt Sound System
The return of the group who fuse electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.
Anthony de Mare: Re-Imagining Sondheim
Pianist De Mare plays reimaginings of the music of Stephen Sondheim by various composers.
Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
A 50th anniversary show from the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were fronted by the late, great Vivian Stanshall and the not-late, but still great Neil Innes. After appearing as regular guests on Thames Television's Do Not Adjust Your Set (alongside Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones…
Brahms: A German Requiem
One of the north-west's leading choirs, St George's Singers, opens its 60th Anniversary Season with a performance of Brahms' German Requiem with award-winning soloists, soprano Elizabeth Watts and baritone Marcus Farnsworth, and the Northern Chamber Orchestra. The concert also features Brahms' Tragic Overture, and a…
Sat 26 Nov
Rock from the four-piece outfit from Los Angeles featuring Wylie Gelber, Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith and Lee Pardini.
Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band
The Scarborough-born singer and fiddler performs traditional English folk, backed by an ensemble which includes members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II and more.
The Handsome Family
Mordant wit from the Addams family of country rock. Rennie writes the lyrics about killing small mammals and husband Brett delivers them in his dry baritone.
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
The leader of legendary 70s band Mott The Hoople returns to rock again.
Jay Rayner: The Ten Food Commandments
Join the Award-winning and Masterchef judge as he leads us to the edible promised land.
Sun 23 Oct
JMIPC Concert Final
The final of a series of masterclasses given to young pianists, in which they perform a concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Acoustic show from the I Am Kloot frontman.
John Tomlinson & David Owen Norris: Michelangelo in Song
A celebration of Michelangelo in opera by John Tomlinson and David Owen Norris.
Thu 17 Nov
£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555
Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.
The former Soft Cell perv pixie turned torch song crooner and old school cabaret interpreter revisits his long career.
Northern Baroque Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah
A Christmas performance of Handel's choral masterpiece.
Orchestra of the North: Solemn Vespers and Great Mass in C minor
Church music from Mozart.
Sat 5 Nov
£17 (£13) / 0161 907 5555
RNCM Chamber Orchestra and Big Band: Luca's Winter
A festive work for big band, chamber orchestra and narrator, by Tim Garland.
Wed 14 Dec
£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555
RNCM Christmas Family Day
A day of magical activities, workshops and music. Ages 3+.
Sun 18 Dec
RNCM Saxophone Day
The UK's largest annual sax gathering.
RNCM Session Orchestra
- Directed by: Andy Stott
Our Session Orchestra is a brilliant microcosm of what goes on here at the RNCM. It features the talents of students from all Schools of Study and is a hotbed of creativity. These gigs are high octane and genre-hopping – you can hear fantastic arrangements that utilise a large number of musicians and singers so it gives…
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
- Directed by: Gergely Madaras (cond)
- Written by: Bela Bartok
The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra is the college's biggest ensemble.
A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.
Gospel-tinged power shrouded in soulful subtlety.
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
A concert of songs from the past 25 years.
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Steve Backshall's Wild World
Steve Backshall talks about his adventures, expeditions, his new novel Tiger Wars and his last book, Looking for Adventure.
Sun 30 Oct
The Ten (Food) Commandments
Join Masterchef Judge Jay Rayner as he guides you through the The Ten (Food) Commandments.
Sun 23 Oct
Times to be confirmed / £21 / 0161 907 5555
Australian guitarist in concert.
La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Offenbach's first full-length operetta, presented by RNCM students.