The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society

Established in 1915, The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society is the largest and one of the most successful lunchtime series in the country.

Forthcoming Performances

Eblana String Trio

Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3
Moeran String Trio (1931)

Thursday 23 March, 2017

Willshire Piano Duo

Schubert Three March Militaires D.733
Stevenson Two Chinese Folk Songs
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Clare Hammond (piano)

The Waters of Life
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Suite No. 6 in G major
James Francis Brown, David Matthews, Alan Mills, Peter Fribbins, Robin Walker Five Aquarelles  
Gabriel Fauré Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.37; Nocturne No.12 in E minor Op.107
Claude Debussy L'isle joyeuse

Friday 21 April, 2017



Emerging instrumentalists and singers are welcome to audition for inclusion in our prestigious and long-established chamber music series.
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Help to encourage young artists at the start of their careers by becoming a friend, supporter or sponsor of The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society.
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Welcome to the 2016/17 series

After a decade of curating the MMCS series at the Bridgewater Hall, this season will be my final one as Director of Concerts.  It has given me the greatest satisfaction to be able to showcase so many fine young artists and to see how their careers have blossomed.  I have invited some of them to make a return visit this season and I am sure that you will relish the opportunity of hearing once again...
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New Director of Concerts

The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society has appointed Simon Parkin as its new Director of Concerts. He will take over from Paul Hindmarsh who retires in April 2017.
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Society Administrator Vacancy

The Society is seeking an administrator to assist the Director of Concerts and Trustees to develop its prestigious lunchtime concert series.

For more details of what the role entails and details of how to apply, please visit the vacancy page.

Administrator Vacancy

© The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Registered charity No. 224723.

Director of Concerts: Paul Hindmarsh
Administrator: Carolyn Howlett