Rochdale MUSIC Society

Promoting concerts of great music of many genres played by great musicians 


CHAIRMAN     Mrs. Shirley Mitchell BA ME

    From Bach to Boogie, Josquin to Jazz, Troubadour to Barber shop, Opera and Musical, our annual       Concert Series offers a rich variety of music-making designed to enliven your artistic imagination and enhance your musical experience.

Whether you subscribe to a Series and get 6 for the price of 5 tickets, or simply turn up and pay at the         door on one or two occasions, you will be welcomed to the comfortable and music friendly auditorium that is the HEYWOOD CIVIC CENTRE.  Box Office 0300 303 8633

Bar and refreshments (Tea & Coffee) available at the interval

THIS WEEKS sample of what's to come in our next Concert Series.

SVETA AND SLAVA play Gershwin's "Someone to watch over you".


This took place via Zoom on Saturday, 31st October at 12.30pm. Please follow the link above to see the Report of Proceedings


On behalf of the Trustees I would like to wish all our audience members and friends the very best of health in the coming autumn and winter months. It seems that there will be little let-up in the restrictions we are all facing during the Covid -19 pandemic. In the hope that by February next we shall be able to open the doors of Heywood Civic Centre to socially distanced and duly appreciative audiences for a series of splendid concerts, we have been planning the series of concerts advertised on the accompanying poster.

Details will be published here shortly!

Meanwhile, please do make a note of these dates:

6 February - Ugnius Pauliukonis  Piano

20 March    - Slava and Svetlana  Cello and Piano

17 April      -  The Liang String Quartet

8 May         -  The Meraki Duo  Flute and Guitar

5 June        -  Luka Okros  Piano

19 June      -  Boplicity  Jazz Session

By clicking on the names in black you can visit their website.

Graham Marshall

BOOKING OFFICE  Here is a link to the Heywood Civic Centre Booking Office, which is a Rochdale Link4Life service:

If YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US directly you can use the email link form below.

COMMITTEE The Society is run by a committee made up of Trustees. The present trustees are:

CHAIRMAN Shirley Mitchell BA, MEd.    VICE-CHAIRMAN  Graham Marshall     HON SECRETARY   Gill Dyson                   HON TREASURER  David Woonton 

OTHER MEMBERS    Allan Franklin     Garth Redford        Aileen Mallinder                                              PHOTOGRAPHER      Allan Franklin

SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS  The Society is always extremely grateful for donations which will help make it possible to maintain the consistently high standards for which it is known. As a registered charity, it can recover tax on donations of any amount - with no minimum - from both individuals and corporate donors who are UK tax-payers and who sign a simple Gift Aid Declaration.

For further information please contact the Treasurer, David Woonton, on  01706 845924 The Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support in the form of sponsorship, patronage and grants from the following:                Link4Life (Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust,  Holroyds Precision Tools, Milnrow,   Making Music (The National Federation of Music Societies),        Concert Promoters Network, and Patrons of Rochdale Music Society


Sunset over Hollingworth Lake, one of the many beauty spots in Rochdale

Hopefully - AS THEY SAY -  we shall be publishing a Brochure something like this very soon......"!
2020 Rochdale Music Society