High Society-treat yourself to a guilty pleasure at Millgate

DO you enjoy the finer things in life: films, theatre, literature, art? Do your musical interests range from good quality pop through to jazz and classical?

Perhaps your family commitments and work have restricted your time and you’re looking for somewhere local to revive old pleasures or perhaps to enjoy something new?

If so, the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph (www.millgateartscentre.co.uk) might just fit the bill.

One of the jewels in the crown is Saddleworth Concerts Society (www.saddleworthconcertssociety.org.uk) which is privileged to produce the theatre’s first performance of the new season- its 45th. at the MAC.

The SCS is renowned for engaging musicians of the highest quality who are already performing on the world stage of have the potential to do so.

There are four productions, starting on September 11 with the Victoria Quartet and Richard Simpson, principal oboe of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Professor at the Guildhall School of Music.

They will be performing chamber music by Beethoven, Lennox Berkeley (oboe quartet), Ravel and Mozart (oboe quartet).

The popular Chris Holmes Jazz Trio with John Hallam will be returning in November.

Early in the New Year, the Castalian Quartet, who are emerging as one of the success stories of the international music scene, will be performing music by Schumann, Janacek and Brahms.

To complete the season in March, the A4 Brass Quartet, featuring principal players from some of the UK’s top brass bands will be raising the roof in many senses.

Become a subscriber for all concerts at £50 entitling you to one complimentary ticket for any one of the four concerts.

Or buy single tickets at £15 or bring the kids and/or a music student  at £4 each.

Book on line at the MAC website, call Geoff Roberts on 01457 875917 or make a cheque payable to Saddleworth Concerts Society and send it to Bernadette Montgomery, treasurer, SCS, 1 Hollin Crescent, Greenfield, OL3 7LW.

To become involved in the Society call Roger Hinchliffe on 07884 121010.

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