Auditions for the 2019-2020 season are now open

The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Series at The Bridgewater Hall is one of the largest lunchtime concert series in the UK. The Society programmes approximately 20 concerts a season featuring exceptional emerging musicians (selected via audition) alongside specially invited renowned artists.

If you are an emerging instrumentalist or vocalist - either a soloist, or a member of a duo or other small or large ensemble - and you would like to be considered for inclusion in this prestigious and long-running concert series, then we encourage you to complete an application form.

Access our online application form here and please contact us with any queries.

Please note:

It is normally expected that applicants will possess considerable recital experience and have reached at least post-graduate level or equivalent, unless they have an exceptional CV.

All genres of music and types of ensemble are welcome. There is no upper age limit for applicants. As well as classical ensembles, we also have a special interest in latin, jazz, folk and fusion repertoire. Both instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to apply.

Auditions will be held at either The Bridgewater Hall or the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester in late November or early December 2018; dates to be confirmed.

Completed applications must be received by the end of Friday 12th October 2018. It will not be possible to accept late applications.

The Society is unable to provide accompanists, page turners or travel expenses for auditions.

Those selected for audition will be contacted approximately two weeks following the closing date, once the selection process has been completed.

Access our online application form here and please contact us with any queries.


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

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