Saddleworth Concerts Society


Annual fundraising lunch announced

The Saddleworth Concerts Society is holding its Annual Fundraising Lunch at the White Hart, Lydgate on Sunday 18th March 2018.

Entertainment will be by 'Etta' which is a lively, versatile and experienced piano and saxophone duo based in Manchester, with a diverse repertoire. Emily Owen (piano) and Hannah Corcoran (saxophone) specialise in performing pop and jazz music for any event or function with the utmost professionalism and taste. Both musicians are in their third year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), where they met. They also perform together as part of Manchester's Smudge Big Band.

Price £33.00. Further information and booking details by phone from Brenda Roberts on 01457 875917 or Lynne Edge on 01457 872429 & Marion Deighton on 01457 874296

Brenda Roberts, Jan 22, 2018

Annual lunch success

The Saddleworth Concerts Society again held its Annual Fundraising Lunch at the White Hart, Lydgate on Sunday 19th March 2017.

We were splendidly entertained by the Reul Duo with Cressida McKay Frith on flute and Steaphanaidh Chaimbeul on harp. They gave a varied programme:

Entr'acte, by Jacques Ibert
Moon River, by Henry Mancini, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Danse Lente, by Joseph Jongen
Traditional Gaelic Melody, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Histoire du Tango, by Astor Piazzolla: Café 1930 & Bordello 1900
Fields of Gold, by Sting, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Argues, by Bernard Andres, movements 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7
Paquito, by Andy Scott

Duo Reul appeared by kind permission of the RNCM.

Geoffrey Roberts, Jan 22, 2018

Sahar International Short Film Festival

Just as summer arrives, with its fresh atmosphere, SAHAR will arrive once more in Saddleworth, for the SAHAR international short film festival, taking place on June 24th, at the Millgate Arts Centre.

The Millgate Arts Centre will, for the third year running, turns on its lights as SAHAR spreads its wings to host the pure ideas and creative thoughts of emerging and new filmmakers.

SAHAR International Short Film Festival, will this year see a variety of new dimensions added to the programme. Short fiction and documentary films, with genres including animation, experimental, psycho and horror, form the main event, with a new educational programme around specific issues in the cinema, including discussion sessions scheduled around the screenings.

On the sidelines of the event, festival attendees can enjoy music and dance on the stage, and observe an exhibition of posters and photography in the Art Gallery area of the building. This is an inspirational opportunity for lovers of art, literature and cinema to expand their experience and network, support emerging and talented filmmakers from around the world as they screen and celebrate their work.

Tickets are available on the door, at just £5 for the general public. (Films are suitable for age 15 or above.)

Edwina Rigby, Jun 4, 2017

Musical Society perform in May

Saddleworth Musical Society will be performing Haydn’s “Creation” at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday 8th May from 7:30pm.

The Society is delighted to welcome guest soloists, George Hulbert (bass), Chris Dodd (tenor) and Marie Louise Lane (soprano), to join the choir in singing this wonderful piece, accompanied by full orchestra. The oratorio celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis and is regarded by some as Haydn’s finest piece.

Tickets, £12 and £5 (children and students) will be available via or by phone on 01457 874922.

Saddleworth Players, Mar 28, 2016