Tarporley & District

Events

This page lists all events open to our U3A members. These events include the monthly meetings, concerts and trips out.

Our MONTHLY MEETING is on the fourth Thursday of every month and is held in the Tarporley Community Centre Hall. Doors open at 9:45 and coffee/tea and biscuits (£1 admission) are provided, together with a chance to meet up and chat. Our Chair opens the meeting and makes announcements at 10:30. The talk, from an invited speaker, follows and usually lasts for about an hour.

We have a concert goers group who organise trips to venues such as the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The social team organise trips to local places of interest. Other interest groups may also arrange trips for their members.


Dates for your Diary
April 2020
Thu Apr 23rdMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Unfortunately due to concerns over the Corona virus, the Committee have decided to cancel this meeting.
Tue Apr 28thConcert Goers

Tuesday 28 April 2020 - £30

The Bridgewater Hall

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti

Sakari Oramo conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 (24’)
Sibelius Symphony No.2 (43’)

Nicola Benedetti’s ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Max Bruch’s First Concerto for Violin was a bittersweet achievement for the composer. Weighed down by its popularity, he was frustrated by the relative lack of success of many of his other works. A grand finale will be heard in the evening’s final work, Sibelius’ Second Symphony, which the Finnish composer described as ‘a confession of the soul’.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 15 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance.

May 2020
Sat May 16thConcert Goers

Saturday 16 May 2020

The Bridgewater Hall

BBC Philharmonic: Beethoven – A Hallé Collaboration - £15

Sir Mark Elder conductor (Symphony No.6) | Ben Gernon conductor
Martin Roscoe piano
Crouch End Festival Chorus

Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, ‘Choral Fantasy’ (19’)
Beethoven (compl. Barry Cooper) Symphony No.10 (16’)
Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ (38’)

The BBC Philharmonic and the Hallé’s joint Beethoven celebrations present the second part of a unique exchange programme: following Ben Gernon’s Hallé appearance, Sir Mark Elder returns the favour in the sumptuous ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. Martin Roscoe appears regularly at Wigmore Hall and has long standing associations with many of the UK’s leading orchestras. He is a prolific recording artist and is one of the most broadcast pianists on BBC radio. The programme also includes, Beethoven’s 10th Symphony (assembled by Barry Cooper) and the joyful Choral Fantasy. The Crouch End Festival Chorus is one of Britain’s leading symphonic choirs known for their wide range of singing skills, performing and recording specially commissioned pieces as well as the traditional classical works from the 16th to 21st centuries.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 15 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance.

Thu May 28thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Martin Lloyd 'Passports, assassins, traitors and spies'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stConcert Goers

Monday 1st June 2020

Lunchtime Organ Concert

Bridgewater Hall

£10

The pipe organ that forms the focal point of The Bridgewater Hall completely covers the rear wall with a beautiful blend of wood and burnished metal. This trip will enable us to hear this magnificent organ being played by one of The Hall’s two Associate Artist organists, Jonathan Scott.
You will have the opportunity to hear epic orchestral masterpieces as you’ve never heard them before! Jonathan Scott uses all the resources of the concert organ to create the full sounds and expression of a symphony orchestra using 5,500 pipes, two hands and two feet. The pieces played include Beethoven’s Allegro con brio (Symphony No. 5 in c minor Op. 67), Ernst/JS Bach’s Concerto in C BWV 595, Holst’s Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets Op. 32), Widor’s Allegro Vivace (Symphony No. 5 in F Op. 42, No. 1), Brahms’ Poco Allegretto (Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90), Dvořák’s Finale (Allegro con fuoco – “New World” Symphony Op. 95).
The coach will leave Tarporley at 9 am (pick up at Kelsall 15 minutes later) and depart Manchester at 3.30 pm, giving members plenty of opportunity for coffee/lunch etc.
You may deliver/post a cheque to the Convenor made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A” before Saturday 14th March to secure a place on the trip. Please indicate clearly your name and how many tickets you require.

Sat Jun 6thConcert Goers

Saturday 6 June 2020

The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé: Giants of Jazz with Liane Carroll - £33

Roderick Dunk conductor
Liane Carroll vocalist

Described by The Times as ‘Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest’, multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Liane Carroll joins the Hallé in an unforgettable evening of great jazz standards and timeless classics, including I Got Rhythm, Just One of Those Things, Fascinating Rhythm, Love Me or Leave Me, Come Rain or Come Shine,Day In, Day Out, Embraceable You, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
‘Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.’ MOJO Magazine

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 15 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance.

Thu Jun 25thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Philip Caine 'Barrow to Baghdad and back again'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.