Royal Northern College Of Music

Royal Northern College Of Music
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9RD
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Royal Northern College Of Music

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.

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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.

Tue 1 Nov

Studio Theatre

£25.43 / 0161 907 5555

Anthony de Mare: Re-Imagining Sondheim

Pianist De Mare plays reimaginings of the music of Stephen Sondheim by various composers.

Tue 15 Nov

Billy Bragg

Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.

Fri 18 Nov

£22 / 0161 907 5555

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…

Fri 18 Nov

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

£18 (£16; £6) / 0161 907 5555

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Rock from the four-piece outfit from Los Angeles featuring Wylie Gelber, Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith and Lee Pardini.

Thu 3 Nov

£17.75 / 0161 907 5555

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.

Sat 12 Nov

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.

Wed 22 Feb 2017

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.

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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.

Sat 3 Dec

£14–£17 / 0161 907 5555

John Bramwell

Acoustic show from the I Am Kloot frontman.

Thu 10 Nov

£19.50 / 0161 907 5555

John Tomlinson & David Owen Norris: Michelangelo in Song

A celebration of Michelangelo in opera by John Tomlinson and David Owen Norris.

Thu 17 Nov

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

Mon 16 Jan 2017

£20.25 / 0161 907 5555

With Modern Studies.

Marc Almond

The former Soft Cell perv pixie turned torch song crooner and old school cabaret interpreter revisits his long career.

Tue 20 Dec

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Northern Baroque Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah

A Christmas performance of Handel's choral masterpiece.

Sat 17 Dec

Thu 3 Nov

£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555

Guests Andy Scott and Dave Hassell join in the music of Latin and jazz greats Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Michel Camilo and Wayne Shorter.

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

RNCM Christmas Family Day

A day of magical activities, workshops and music. Ages 3+.

Sun 18 Dec

£5 / 0161 907 5555

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RNCM Saxophone Day

The UK's largest annual sax gathering.

Sun 20 Nov

£15–£34 / 0161 907 5555

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…

Sat 29 Oct

£12 / 0161 907 5555

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.

Wed 2 Nov

£14–£17 / 0161 907 5555

Nicholas Maw's American Games; André Jolivet's Trumpet Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No 5.

Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

Tue 8 Nov

Shaun Escoffery

Gospel-tinged power shrouded in soulful subtlety.

Sun 30 Oct

Studio Theatre

£20 / 0161 907 5555

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Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

A concert of songs from the past 25 years.

Wed 16 Nov

£22.50 / 0161 907 5555

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..

Mon 7 Nov

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

Tue 15 Nov

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

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach

Offenbach's first full-length operetta, presented by RNCM students.

Wed 7 Dec

£21–£36 / 0161 907 5555

Fri 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 907 5555

Sun 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 907 5555

…and 3 more dates until 17 Dec

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