Rochdale MUSIC Society

FEBRUARY 20th 2021
We are not going to be able to hold concerts for some months to come.

Please keep coming back to this website for the latest news!

#You will also find suggestions for music to listen to instead of coming to join us live.

During Lent 2021 I'd like to recommend this performance of Vaughan Williams's 1936 Cantata, "Dona Nobis Pacem". Its combination of Latin liturgical texts and words from the American poet Walt Whitman writing at the time of the Amercian Civil War gave the composer the opportunity to make a heartfelt please for world peace, which remains as deeply disturbing and powerful today as it must have done  in those uneasy years before World War II. 

I have always found the setting of Whitman's 'Reconciliation' particularly moving. - Graham Marshall


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

OUR INTENDED CONCERT SERIES 2021, which cannot take place, but which will be rescheduled for future dates.

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