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Stockport Town Hall offers convenient parking, full disabled access, a licensed bar and light refreshments.Tickets at £10 and £8 (concessionary) from:

Stockport Symphony Orchestra, 26 Bodmin Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3JU

CHANGE OF VENUE : SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2016 – ST GEORGE’S CHURCH 28 Buxton Rd, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6NU

For the last concert of the season (18th June), the orchestra will be performing in St. George’s Church,
28 Buxton Rd, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6NU

Due to the EU Referendum polling process in June, the Town Hall Ballroom is sealed for several days around the date of the Referendum, and so SSO will be moving about a mile down the A6 for the concert on Saturday 18th June 2016.

Many of us have played in this beautiful church previously and we hope that you will come along to hear the romantic music in wonderful acoustics.

If you have any queries or problems attending this concert at St. George’s, please contact us on 07947 474574 and we will do all we can to help.

 

About Us

Stockport Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1975 as The New Orchestra of Manchester. In 1978 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council offered the orchestra a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall and we are proud to celebrate our 37th season as the Borough's official orchestra.

Each season we give a series of 8 concerts in Stockport’s Town Hall Ballroom covering a wide repertoire and frequently undertaking challenging and adventurous works. Recent seasons have included Mahler Symphonies 1 and 4, Shostakovich Symphonies 5, 11 and 12, Brahms Symphonies 1 and 2 and concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Gershwin. We enjoy working with international conductors and soloists and whilst some of those are new to the orchestra, some have become firm favourites with orchestra and audience alike.

The orchestra is run by a voluntary committee and funds itself through the Box Office and with support from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. We also receive donations for performing with various choral societies. There are about 120 musicians who play regularly with the orchestra - some trained at music college, some have played professionally and some teach; but whatever their background, all our players enjoy the challenges of playing music together!

We try to reach out to a wider public by offering free tickets to accompanied children and we have a patron scheme with opportunities to meet soloists and conductors. Our brass and string groups play for other events within the Borough of Stockport and we are proud to work with the Royal Northern College of Music in fostering the next generation of conductors.