Northern Baroque Orchestra newsletter

The NBO committee thought you might like a quick update on the goings on of the orchestra…. So here it is!

Our June concert was held at St Aidan’s Church in Rochdale on 30th June. We had a decent audience, and all seemed to go well. We were sad that Donald couldn’t join us this time. He is concentrating on his health at the moment, but we hope he will be back playing with us soon and we send him all our very best wishes.

David Graham very kindly stepped in to lead the orchestra, and did a fabulous job, and we are most grateful. Thank you, David. And Michael Dow, as always, directed us with patience and enthusiasm, and made the entire process very enjoyable!

In the lead up to the concert we tried out a piece that was written by one of our patrons with the NBO in mind. We didn’t have room to include it in the programme this year, but we are hoping to be able to include it in our next summer concert (June 2019). Thank you to Colin Bayliss for thinking of us with the “Concerto Grosso e Satirico”. We will keep everyone updated when we can confirm it is going to be a part of the upcoming programme.

Our June concert was also supported financially by Rochdale Council with a Township Grant. That has helped our financial position enormously, but things are still extremely tight. We continue to very much depend on member subs, patrons, and of course the tremendous generosity of some of our members who prepare music for us, and work tirelessly behind the scenes to enable us to rehearse and produce concerts. Thank you all!

The committee will be meeting soon, so if you have any comments, suggestions or feedback, do please let someone on the committee know. And if you would be interested to see minutes from our meetings do please ask.

And do please check out our website ( and Facebook page (NorthernBaroqueOrchestra). The more interaction we get on Facebook, the higher our profile will be. And the more people that come to our concerts, the more viable the orchestra is – so interact away! And please encourage friends and family to become patrons!

Upcoming dates - Please put them in your diary!

  • November 2018 Concert – 2pm on Sunday 18th November 2018 at St Edmund’s Church

  • June 2019 Concert – 7.30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at St Aidan’s Church

  • November 2019 Concert –- 2pm on Sunday 24th November 2019 at St Edmund's Church

Thank you for all your enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to hearing from you or seeing you soon!

The Committee, NBO

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