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

Scott Brothers Duo

J. Strauss Overture: Die Fledermaus
Pietro Yon Gesu Bambino
Tchaikovsky Selection from The Nutcracker Op.71
Gounod Meditation - Ave Maria
J. Scott A Christmas Celebration (A virtuoso Fantasy on Christmas Themes!)

Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Fiona Cross (clarinet); Nigel Clayton (piano)

Schumann Fantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet and piano
Debussy Rhapsodie | Martinu Clarinet Sonatina
Gershwin 3 preludes for clarinet and piano
Horovitz  Sonatina  for clarinet and piano

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

A4 Brass

Jonathan Bates Toccata
Oliver Waespi South Uist Variations
Bruckner arr. Bates Locus Iste
Debussy arr. Illiam Quane Deuxieme Arabesque
Golland arr. Bates Peace
Brubeck arr. Jonathan Bates Take Five
Bartok arr. Adam Taylor and Chris Robertson Six Romanian Folk Dances 
Martin Ellerby Electra Dances ii and iii

Wednesday 17 January, 2018



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Welcome to the 2017/18 series

A warm welcome to you all, and to myself as the new Director of Concerts!  I am replacing Paul Hindmarsh after 10 years of his imaginative stewardship, and hope both to continue the great work Paul did, and to bring my own musical experience to bear on helping to select the MMCS’ exciting blend of new talent and established artists...
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© The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Registered charity No. 224723.

Director of Concerts: Simon Parkin
Administrator: Clare Preston-Pollitt