Tarporley & District

Events

Our MONTHLY MEETING is on the fourth Thursday of every month and is held in the Tarporley Community Centre Hall. Doors open at 10:00 and coffee/tea and biscuits are provided, together with a chance to meet up and chat. Chairman opens the meeting and makes announcements at 10:30.
The talk begins soon after 10:30 and usually lasts for about an hour. PLEASE SHOW COURTESY TO OUR SPEAKERS AND ARRIVE BEFORE 10:30.

There is a hearing aid induction loop fitted in The Community Centre Main Hall. Switch your hearing aid to T or LOOP when the speaker is using the microphone.

Are you aware that Tarporley’s Local Authority - CWaC - runs a flexible bus service which you can book to bring you to and from Tarporley and other Meeting Venues? It costs £4.50 for a return trip, but this is reduced if you have a bus pass. ANYONE can use it. It is small with only 4 seats and has to be booked by phone 24 hours in advance. You have to register before you can use the service. Ring 01244 973039 to register.
If you live in Cheshire East, then you will need to contact their service for lifts from your address. Call D&G Little Bus on the booking line number 0845 077 9110 to register.
PLEASE let a committee member know what more you think we should do to help with access and disability issues.

There is a popular programme of OUTINGS and TRIPS including visits to theatres and places of interest and a luncheon club which meets regularly.

Our INTEREST GROUPS all meet regularly, most monthly, but some more often. Some of the Interest Groups arrange meetings in the form of Trips Out to venues relevant to their Interests.

FIVE WALKING GROUPS are currently active, each organizing one or more walks each month. Three have their own page - the fifth, for DOG WALKERS hopes to have a page when they graduate from dog obedience classes.

Our future events are below. Click here to see Past Monthly Meetings


Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Thu Sep 19thConcert Goers

Thursday 19 September 2019 - £50

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Vasily Petrenko, conductor, in his last season with the Liverpool Phil, opens with a stunning programme:
Dani Howard Coalescence - the World Premiere of a piece commissioned by Liverpool Philharmonic
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 - one of the most popular and recognisable concertos in the classical repertoire played by the incredibly talented pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique – the composer goes crazy with love, and dreams of festive parties, opium hallucinations and a witches’ sabbath. Sounds incredible? It will do, because the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will soon be one of the few orchestras in the world to own a complete set of full-size church bells.
The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Thu Sep 26thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker - Victoria Meakin
Subject: "20 years as a Radio Newsreader"
October 2019
Thu Oct 10thConcert Goers

Thursday 10 October 2019 7.30pm - £45

The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1
Elgar Symphony No.1
The prospect of Sir Mark conducting Elgar’s First Symphony, a work so deeply associated with the Hallé since its premiere by the Orchestra and Hans Richter in 1908, guarantees a major highlight of the season. Elgar said that at its heart it expressed ‘a wide experience of human life with great charity (love) and a massive hope in the future’. Richter regarded it as ‘the greatest symphony of modern times, and not only in this country’. A French first half combines Debussy’s languid, sensuous evocation of the desires and dreams of a Faun, with Bizet’s first L’Arlésienne Suite, brim full of the melodic gifts that characterise the composer of Carmen.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included.

Thu Oct 24thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speakers - Mr P Bianchi and Mr N Bianchi
Subject: "The History of Arighi Bianchi"
November 2019
Sat Nov 2ndConcert Goers

Saturday 2 November 2019 - £55

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Carmen

Welsh National Opera

No man can resist the charms of opera’s ultimate seductress Carmen. Carefree and spirited she is determined to keep her independence, so when she enchants the soldier, Don José who sacrifices his old life for her, she is unprepared for the events that will evolve. Bored, she turns her attention to the handsome Escamillo, and Don José’s jealousy erupts into a thrilling finale.
Jo Davies’ new production, set in the recent past, will bring all the passion and drama expected of this iconic opera. Bizet’s alluring music, from the famous Toreador Song to Carmen’s provocative Habanera, exposes the emotion of the characters to create a tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Sung in French, with English and Welsh surtitles

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Sat Nov 23rdConcert Goers

Liverpool Empire – Rigoletto - Sat 23 Nov 2019 - £70

The Glyndebourne Tour will visit Liverpool’s Empire Theatre for the first time in its history this November.

Coach to leave Tarporley at 3.15 pm – pick up at Kelsall at 3.25pm.
The Duke has it all: money, power, looks, and any woman he wants – any woman, that is, except Gilda, the innocent young daughter of hunchbacked jester Rigoletto. But when Gilda is kidnapped and seduced by his master, Rigoletto plots revenge – with tragic results.
Verdi’s own favourite opera, Rigoletto is a tragedy of Shakespearean scope, a disturbing psychological portrait of a man caught in a corrupt world, an outsider in a system built on power and privilege. A dramatic score, heavy with menace, includes many of Verdi’s greatest tunes, including “La donna e mobile”. Rising star Christiane Lutz directs Glyndebourne’s first ever production, reimagining Verdi’s classic drama for our own age.

Thu Nov 28thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker: Sue Hardcastle
Subject - "Fiji - The Way the World Should Be?"
December 2019
Sat Dec 7thConcert Goers

GOSPEL@CLONTER - Saturday 7th December 2019 - £45

Coach to leave Tarporley at 4.50 pm – pick up at Kelsall at 5pm
Bring your own picnic
“The perfect choir” The Times
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest gospel choirs, the London Adventist Chorale returns to perform their annual Christmas special at Clonter.
The London Adventist Chorale was formed in 1981. Its current principal conductor, Ken Burton of BBC ‘The Choir’ fame, has conducted the choir for over two decades.
Its repertoire over the years has included music in Hebrew, African-American Spirituals, close harmony and western choral music.
The choir has performed in most of the UK’s major performance venues, including Buckingham Palace on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Gold Jubilee, Toronto’s Sky Dome before an audience of seventy thousand, and BBC Proms concerts.
Doors Open 6pm - Performance 7pm - 70 minute supper interval - Performance finishes 10pm

Thu Dec 26thMeetingNO MONTHLY MEETING THIS MONTH
January 2020
Thu Jan 16thConcert Goers

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Beethoven’s Eroica - Thursday 16 Jan 2020 - £48

Beethoven Prometheus (excerpts)
Mozart Bassoon Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
Andrew Manze conductor
Nina Ashton bassoon
‘If I understood war as well as I understand music, I would conquer him!’ Beethoven admired Napoleon’s ideals, but he hated his politics. Instead, with his explosive Eroica symphony, he blew the world of classical music wide open. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle-period.
Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Manze pairs it with the heavenstorming Prometheus, and teams up with the Orchestra’s own Nina Ashton for something completely different – the playful Bassoon Concerto by the teenage Mozart.

February 2020
Sun Feb 23rdConcert Goers

23 February 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

‘Breathtaking’ – The Guardian
‘He commands the stage with aristocratic ease…makes you sigh with joy’ – New York Times
A Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and Classical Brit winner, Grosvenor is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, now internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations.
Programme:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.4 Op.7
Liszt: Ballade No.2
Liszt: Valses oubliées Nos 1 & 2

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.

March 2020
Sun Mar 15thConcert Goers

Sunday 15 March 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Jess Gillam & Zeynep Ozsuca

‘Lustrous tone and winning passion… Jess gave a great show’ – The Times
Saxophone sensation Jess Gillam was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and has featured at the Last Night of The Proms in 2018. She is a regular performer and presenter on BBC radio.
Programme:
Britten: Temporal Variations
Poulenc: Sonata FP184

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.