Philharmonic Visits

Join us for a coach trip to the Phil!

Coaches leave Aughton Village Hall .............
........ on some evenings and some Sundays daytime ............
.........at 6.15 pm for evening concerts and 11.30 am for Sunday lunch concerts
  • Leader: Ann Robinson - 01695 571303
  • Coordinator: Margaret Black - 01257 463632
  • Assisting: Ivy McMorrow and David Tyson

Bookings are taken at the Horizons meetings for this season’s RLPO concerts. 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.


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Visits 2019/2020

Thursday 19 September:   Opening Night.  Vasily Petrenko conductor.  The programme starts with the World Premiere of Dani Howard’s Coalescence. Next – the blind pianist – Nobuyuki Tsujii – playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2.  Finally – Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, and a chance to hear the new bells recently cast in Amsterdam.  £34.00


Thursday 24 October: Glorious Gershwin.  Joshua Weilerstein conductor.  Andre Previn – Can Spring be Far Behind? (UK Premiere).  Kirill Gerstein piano – Gershwin Piano Concerto in F.  Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring. £29.00


Thursday 21 November: Bruch Violin Concerto.  Nuno Coelho conductor.  Haydn Symphony No. 80. Simone Lasma violin – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1.  Dvorak Symphony No. 7.  £29.00


Thursday 12 December:   Christmas with Septura.  St Georges Hall Concert Room. Tom Redmond Narrator.  Christmas music by Schutz, J S Bach, Praetorius, Brahms, Handel and Tchaikovsky to be played by Septura, a brass band septet.  £35.00


Saturday 4 January:  Handel Messiah. Sofi Jeannin conductor.  Jeanine De Bisque – soprano: Jennifer Johnston – mezzo soprano:  Oliver Johnston tenor:  William Thomas – bass.  RLP Choir. £34.00 Coach will leave AVH at 5.45pm.


Coach leaves Aughton Village Hall at 6.15pm for most evening concerts. Tickets have to be confirmed a month before the concert. Booking table will close at 11am at all Horizons meetings. Anyone finding it difficult to get to Horizons please contact Ann and arrangements can be made to book by post.

More details of all RLPO concerts are on the RPLO website.

If you need any further help, please ring the Group Leader and leave a message or see the Group Leader or Coordinator at their Horizons Desk.

“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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