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Wirral Chamber Music Festival 2022

Keeping Music Alive in the Community

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Welcome! Founded by two members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra leader Thelma Handy and cellist Alex Holladay, this young and exciting festival has one aim: to promote a love of classical music by making world-class chamber music exciting, accessible and inclusive for the Wirral community. The benefits of live classical music are proven and much needed after lockdown. Not only does it offer greater shared social connections and heightened emotional experiences, but also improves sleep, memory and productivity, and can even reduce stress and ease pain. So join us and rediscover the powers of live music!

What's On   

Summer festival 2022 - tickets now on sale!

We are excited to announce that tickets for this summer's festival are now on sale. From 26th June - 3rd July, the festival will feature brass, wind and strings, as well as our family show for all ages - our biggest yet. Not to mention some very exciting new venues across Wirral! Get your tickets below:

  • The String Showcase
    Sun, 26 Jun
    Thornton Hough
    26 Jun, 14:30
    Thornton Hough, Thornton Common Rd, Thornton Hough, Birkenhead, Wirral CH63 0LU, UK
    The festival's Youth String Quartet Academy showcases some of Wirral's most talented young string players, and the skill and passion they are developing for making music together.
  • The Fanfare - Liverpool Wind Collective
    Fri, 01 Jul
    Holy Name of Jesus Church, Oxton
    01 Jul, 20:00
    Holy Name of Jesus Church, Oxton, Beresford Rd, CH43 2JD, UK
    Join the international artists of the dynamic Liverpool Wind Collective as they open our summer festival weekend! Bathe in the wonderful warm sound of a wind octet in a programme including Mozart’s wonderful Eb Serenade and the Suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
  • Making Music Family Concert - The Story of Brave Little Beau
    02 Jul, 11:30
    Pacific Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1LJ, UK
    Bring the family and join brave little bird Beau on her adventures, in a story accompanied by live music from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Created and narrated by renowned animator Ruth Rosales, with music performed live by the Festival Players, this promises to be a family event like no other.
  • The Main Event - Brahms String Sextet
    Sat, 02 Jul
    All Saints Church, Thornton Hough
    02 Jul, 19:30
    All Saints Church, Thornton Hough, Raby Road, Wirral CH63 1JP, UK
    In the lovely setting of All Saints Church, the Festival Players, lead by Eva Thórarinsdóttir (Associate Leader of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), perform the ethereal Sextet in G Major by Brahms and more.
  • The Brass Showcase - Wirral Youth Brass
    Sun, 03 Jul
    Pacific Road, Birkenhead
    03 Jul, 11:30
    Pacific Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1LJ, UK
    Join Wirral Youth Brass in the wonderful acoustic of Pacific Road, surrounded by local history, as they perform a mix of music from around the globe plus some upbeat popular classics.
  • The Celebration - London Handel Players
    03 Jul, 19:00
    Heswall Hall, 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AF, UK
    A rare opportunity to hear the world-renowned London Handel Players, with special guest violinist Thelma Handy. Presenting a terrific programme of baroque music at its very best, including works by Bach, Handel and Telemann, this celebration is not to be missed!
  • Pop-Up Concerts
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    Drop by for some free and informal live music performed by some of the finest musicians the Wirral has to offer. Join us at a venue near you to brighten up your day and blow away the Covid cobwebs!

Contact us

For more information regarding the Wirral Chamber Music Festival, please email us at:

Thank you for your interest!

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A little help makes even more music!

Wirral Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. We have one aim: to spread the appreciation of chamber music across all of Wirral, by hosting events throughout the year. If you too believe in the power of live music, please help us reach more people with even more music by making a small donation. Thank you!