Philharmonic Visits

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Coaches leave Aughton Village Hall .............
........ on some evenings and some Sundays daytime ............
.........at 6.15 pm for evening concerts and around 11.00 am for Sunday lunch concerts
  • Leader: Ann Robinson - 01695 571303
  • Coordinator: Margaret Black - 01257 463632
  • Assisting: Ivy McMorrow and David Tyson

All visits to the Philharmonic Hall with this group are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. To book concerts independently - please continue to read.  

We are now in Lockdown – therefore – the Philharmonic Hall is closed. 

Whilst in Tier 2 – the Philharmonic Orchestra (plus guests)  continued to perform a series of concerts throughout the season – but had to follow a different programme to that published in the 2020-2021 brochure.

The concerts last for approximately 1 hour – instead of the usual 2.45 – 3 hours. There is no interval. The seats are incredibly well spaced and there are 3 entries and exits to the building depending where you are seated – so social distancing is rigorously adhered to. To browse the new January to March Philharmonic programme – please click link – but please note –  all concerts through to 28 February and two concerts by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir in early March are now cancelled.

If you are unable to attend the live concerts – you can enjoy performances in the comfort of your own home by clicking on the following link – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra On Demand

Note:  The following arrangements will probably still apply when u3a visits to the Phil are resumed.  Further information will be added when all restrictions are lifted.

Bookings are taken at the Horizons meetings for this season’s RLPO concerts – the table closes at 11.00am. Each concert booked should be paid for with a separate cheque. Please note: The Philharmonic now requires booking confirmation 4 weeks in advance. So to ensure your seat, please book early. Cancellations will only be accepted up to then. After that, if you cannot pass your ticket to a friend, we will try to resell it at Horizons. If we are unable to do so, there will be no refunds.  Anyone finding it difficult to get to Horizons – please contact the Group Leader – Ann Robinson  – and arrangements can be made to book by post. 

“It Was 50 Years Ago Today”

The Philharmonic Concerts Group enjoyed a special occasion on 31st May this year, marking 50 years since The Beatles’ “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” revolutionised popular music. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with the well known Bootleg Beatles to recreate all the tracks on the famous album, plus a few more for good measure.

A Triple Musical Celebration at the Phil!

The July 2016 visit coincided with Vasily Petrenko’s 40th birthday, his 10th Anniversary with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the 10th visit of the Philharmonic Concerts group to the Summer Nights’ concert.  Group Leader, Ann Robinson, assembled  her members for this photograph before the coach left for Liverpool.

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