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

Samson Tsoy (piano)

Beethoven 6 Bagatelles Op.126
Schumann Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op.11

Friday 23 September, 2016

The Katona Twins (guitar duo)

Manuel de Falla (arr. Katona) Three Cornered Hat
Albéniz (arr. Katona) Evocacion; El Puerto; Asturias
Granados (arr. Katona) Oriental (Spanish dance No.2)
Piazzolla Tango Suite

Wednesday 05 October, 2016

Chethams School of Music Showcase

Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major K.454*
Folke Rabe Basta**
Debussy Romance; Beau Soir**
Sulek Vox Gabrieli**
Piet Swerts Klonos***
Mana Mesas New work tba***
Demersseman Fantasie sur un thème original***

Wednesday 12 October, 2016


Director of Concerts Vacancy

The Society is seeking an experienced Director of Concerts to provide artistic direction and audience development of its prestigious lunchtime concert series.

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

Director of Concerts Vacancy


Emerging instrumentalists and singers are welcome to audition for inclusion in our prestigious and long-established chamber music series. Application forms available now.

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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...

Read welcome by Paul Hindmarsh, Director of Concerts >

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Registered charity No. 224723.

Director of Concerts: Paul Hindmarsh
Administrator: Carolyn Howlett