25th  season of concerts for all.


An annual series of live classical
music performances at

WA4 3EP   UK

Featuring some of the top names in classical music.

St Wilfrid's church boasts a
warm and very comfortable setting for concerts. Live at St Wilfrid's! has been presenting high quality concerts for twenty two years. As well as encouraging young musicians, it has played host to many internationally famous artists including Stephen Hough, Tasmin Little, Steven Isserlis, Michael Collins Martin Roscoe, Leon McCawley, Paul Lewis and The Brodsky and Sorrel Quartets and The Kings Singers
    It provides a varied diet of music, a decision endorsed by audience survey and as recommended by  Classic FM Magazine

Photos © Richard Connolly

All concerts start at 7.30pm

Thursday 4th February

NCO String Trio

      Nicholas Ward, violin           Richard Muncey, viola

                        Jennifer Langridge, cello

The Northern Chamber Orchestra will celebrate its

50th Anniversary2017/2018 season.It is one of the country’s top professional chamber orchestras and has received critical acclaim for its diverse and exciting concerts and for its many recordings. As well as being principals with the NCO, all three soloists have careers with other major orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, the Halle and the BBC Philharmonic.  The Trio’s programme will  include  Beethoven’s String Trio opus 9 no 1, and the delightful Divertimento K563 by Mozart .

Saturday 12th March           

PIVA ~ The Grand Tour          

        Music and Travels in Renaissance Europe

                Eric Moulder, Anne Wride, Tony Millyard,

                          Jude Rees, Jane Moulder

Piva takes you on a lively musical journey from England to Italy, passing en-route through France, the Netherlands and Germany.  The programme includes fascinating travellers’ tales; contemporary accounts of unscrupulous inn-keepers, difficult travelling conditions and strange foreign customs.

Formed in 2002, Piva is a leading UK early music ensemble specialising in the popular dance and ballad music of the late Renaissance.  Playing an array of period instruments, their fresh, innovative and energetic approach has captured the imagination of audiences wherever they perform.  Multi-instrumentalists, with backgrounds in renaissance, classical, jazz and roots music, they combine their influences to create a fascinating evening’s entertainment.  

Thursday 21st April            

Scott Brothers Duo

“I don’t think I’ve ever met two people so talented as the Scott Brothers” - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS 2015

Jonathan & Tom Scott present an unmissable keyboard duo extravaganza of music for piano duet and duo for piano and organ, using the instruments of St Wilfrid’s as you have never heard them before!  Jonathan and Tom have a busy schedule of concerts as a duo and as soloists, and this evening’s concert has music for everyone including works by Mozart, Liszt and the ever-popular Warsaw Concerto!

Saturday 21st May


Chetham’s School of Music

Chets is based in Manchester and is the largest specialist Music school in the UK.  Tonight we look forward to hearing the progress of these young musicians, and they guarantee us a memorable evening, with chamber ensembles and soloists performing  with their string orchestra.  

Thursday 16th June              

Metropolitan Brass

Tim Barber and Matthew Palmer, trumpets

Andrew Maher, French horn

Simon Powell, trombone        Ben Thomson, tuba

Metropolitan Brass Ensemble was formed in 1999 at the RNCM.  The ensemble performs regularly throughout the country in a variety of festivals and venues and is a member of the music education scheme Live Music Now. Tonight’s programme will include classic music for Brass Quintet: Battle Suite (Scheidt), Bernstein (West Side Story), arrangements of traditional music, and much more.

Thursday 22nd September     

Kathryn Rudge soprano & Duncan Glenday piano

Kathryn is a Radio 3 BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017. On the opera stage last year she appeared to high praise from the critics in the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte for Garsington Opera, and as Rosina in English National Opera's production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Kathryn will sing favourite opera arias and songs ranging from Rossini to Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Thursday 20th October   

Ensemble Perpetuo

                Oboe: James Turnbull     Violin: Anna-Liisa Bezrodny,

                    Viola: Rosalind Ventris    Cello: James Barralet

Ensemble Perpetuo is a versatile group of musicians based in London and founded in 2013 by English oboist James Turnbull.  Ensemble Perpetuo can by found  performing in numerous orchestras and prestigious venues throughout the UK.  

Mozart Adagio for Cor Anglais & Strings K580a

JC Bach Oboe Quartet in B flat major

Krommer Oboe Quartet No 1 in C major

CPE Bach Sonata in G minor Wq 132

Schubert String Trio in B flat D471

Mozart Oboe Quartet

Saturday 19th November      

Artephis Jazz Quintet

     James Girling - guitar    Aaron Wood - trumpet/flugelhorn

Ali Roocroft - piano            Matt Brown - drums

   Alasdair Simpson - fretless/electric upright bass

RNCM Jazz Quintet Artephis has been selected as the latest beneficiary of the‘Jazz North Introduces’scheme.  This season Artephis is performing at the Lancaster, Marsden, Liverpool and Scarborough Jazz Festivals and at Southport Melodic Jazz Club.  An evening of easy-listening jazz featuring standards and original compositions and arrangements.

Contact and Booking Details

Tickets are available
for personal callers
only from the
following outlets:

Conway Phillips Opticians
31 Buttermarket Street
01925 633746

The Community Library

Victoria Avenue

Mon &Tues 2-6pm: Thurs & Sat 10am-1pm

01925 268077


The Forge
01925 263727

753 Knutsford Road
01925 654857

Lymm Electrics
Bridgewater Street
01925 755252

Advance tickets*

Adult             £13

Senior Citizen £11

Child             £5

* A surcharge of £1.00 is payable for admission on the door

Please make cheques payable to "Live at St Wilfrids!"


Saving of £20 (full price) or £13 (senior citizen)
on a full season of eight concerts!

Patrons - £97 (inc. reserved seat)
Adult - £84
Senior Citizens - £75
Patron under 18 - £33
Under 18 - £29

For more information or to book tickets:

Joyce Walker
01925 263183

Live at St Wilfrid's! Reserves the right to amend programme details as necessary without prior notification.





How to find St Wilfrid’s Church


From the M6 junction 20 (M56 junction 9) take the A50 towards Warrington.  After approximately a mile, turn left into Bellhouse Lane which is immediately after the 30mph speed restriction sign.  Follow the lane for half a mile, over a humped back bridge and the church is on the right.  Parking facilities will be indicated.

Email:  info@liveatstwilfrids.co.uk


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