Philharmonic Visits

Join us for a coach trip to the Phil!

Coaches leave Aughton Village Hall .............
........ on some evenings and some Sundays daytime ............ 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

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Visits 2020

Saturday 4 January:  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.

Sunday 26 January – 2.30pm:   Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.  Vasily Petrenko conductor.

Rossini – Overture, William Tell:  Vaughan Williams -The Lark Ascending:  Schubert Songs – sung by Benjamin Appl – Baritone:  Beethoven – Symphony No.6:  .   Coach will leave AVH at 1.15pm.   We are trying a Sunday Concert without lunch.

Sunday 16 February – 2.30pm:  Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason. 

Beethoven – Symphony No.1 – Andrew Manze conductor

Mahler – Totenfeier:  Faure – Elegie for Cello and Orchestra:  Copland – Danzon Cubano:  –  Simon Emery conductor.   Price TBA – approx  £36.00.  This includes lunch plus Seats in the Grand Circle.

Another experiment – we are trying a Sunday Concert with the youth Orchestra – which have better seats at a cheaper price – and include lunch at a venue TBA.

Thursday 26 March:  Ode to Joy.   Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

Brahms – Nanie:  Wagner – Act 1 Prelude from Parsifal:  Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’.  Ekaterina Siurina – soprano:  Jennifer Johnston – mezzo soprano:  Bror Magnus Todenes – tenor:  Leon Kosavic – baritone.  RLP Choir.   £29.00

Thursday 23 April:  Petrenko’s Mahler IV.  Vasily Petrenko conductor

Beethoven – Ah! Perfido – Susanne Bernhard – soprano:   Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.4 – played by Boris Giltburg:  Mahler – Symphony No.4 –   £34.00

Thursday 14 May:  Nobu Plays Rachmaninov.  Vasily Petrenko conductor

Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 3 – played by Nobuyuki Tsujii:  Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat.   £34.00

Coach leaves Aughton Village Hall at 6.15pm for most evening concerts.

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.

More details of all concerts are on the RPLO websiteIf 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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