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Orchestral Concert 1975

23 Mar 1975, 7:30 p.m.
Oldham Hulme Grammar School, Chamber Road, Oldham OL8 4BX
School website

By car: From the M60: Exit at Junction 22 and join the A62 Manchester Rd (signposted Oldham). Travel for just over a mile and turn right into Chamber Road. Proceed uphill for a further mile, cross Frederick Street (B6192) and the schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.

From the A627(M): Leave the motorway by the slip road signed Oldham at the roundabout take the second exit on to Chadderton Way A627. Remain on the A627 across the next roundabout to the following intersection and leave by the slip road. At the roundabout turn right to join the A62 Manchester Street. Travel for approximately half a mile and turn left into Frederick Street (B6192). Travel for a further half a mile and turn left into Chamber Road. The schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.

Parking is available at the school.

By bus: The school is served by the following bus routes: (pdf timetables linked)

James Morrison


Michael Briggs

Michael Briggs, our soloist this evening, comes from a musical family. His father, for example, was a cornettist with many leading brass bands. Michael studied at the Northern School of Music under Cecil Kidd. He has established a firm reputation as a trumpet player in the field of Baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries, specialising in piccolo and clarino parts such as found for instance in Bach's B minor Mass and Chirstmas Oratorio. However, he combines this specialist work with a wide range of classical and modern music. He plays the Haydn Concerto on a modern E flat instrument.


Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in Eb

Hamish MacCunn: Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 2

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