The rest of our 40th  ANNIVERSARY YEAR CONCERTS 
have now been cancelled because of the government's restrictions on movement and public gatherings during the Covid-19 crisis. 

We hope that the situation will have improved sufficiently for the plans we have for a 2020-2021 Season to be carried out as envisaged by the Committee. These are:

26 September
07 November
05 December

20 March
08 May
05 June

Please make a note of them now.

                         Here's a link you might like to follow provided by Sinead O'Carroll:


NEW!   You can now read the programme notes after the concerts by visiting our PROGRAMMES page. 

The Rochdale Music Society promotes concerts of good music in many styles,
as the Reviews on this website testify.

Our concerts are normally held in the music-friendly and comfortable setting of the Heywood Civic Centre LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood. OL10 3LW.

'Specials' may be held in other venues as announced. 


ADULTS  £15     OVER 65s £13

Tickets may be obtained from the Box Office tel. 0300 303 8633


From the Vice-Chairman    20.03.2020

Concert artists such as Rochdale Music Society engages for its events are usually self-employed  musicians, who rely for their income on the fees they receive for their performances. 

The members of the Society's Committee are conscious of this fact, and of the consequences to the artists of having their engagements cancelled, viz lack of income. 

At the same time, the Society has its commitments to its Patrons, to the subscribing members of its audiences and to the other agencies and individuals involved in promoting concerts - piano tuners, for example. 

So many people are being caught up at this moment in a situation full of negative knock-on effects!  I would like to assure you that the Committee is seeking to deal properly with their responsibilities.

A further announcement about things will be made very soon. Meanwhile, I wish you enjoyable listening to music at home as we look forward to more live music-making as soon as possible..

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Graham Marshall 

Rochdale MUSIC Society  Registered Charity No. 511522