Parbold Douglas Music presents an annual series of live concerts, from September to May/June. These feature renowned international concerts artists, ensembles and emerging professional talents in all kinds of music making.
The recently refurbished Auditorium in Parbold's Village Hall offers excellent acoustics and a welcoming, salon-like ambience. This venue and Douglas Music’s magnificent 2002 Steinway Concert Grand Model D, originally from the Barbican Concert Hall in London, attract some of the finest musicians and pianists.
Audiences come from the locality and from across the North West.
Parbold Douglas Music is a non-profit, registered charity and offers discount adult subscriptions and, also, a ticket discount for Young persons and students. Parbold Douglas Music also positively promotes children's and Young Musicians’ concerts.
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Our 2020 - 21 Season of Music
... with more to be confirmed
Two groups of West Lancashire volunteers have each received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award for voluntary service and the MBE for volunteer groups
Parbold Douglas Music has maintained its close monitoring of events and actions caused by the epidemic. Entertainment and concert venues across the UK have closed till the end of June while they await further developments.
Sadly, it has been decided that the Saturday Matinée 20th June Platform for New Performers must also be postponed. No alternative new date has yet been arranged but it is hoped to host this event at some future time.
Artists, in the music and theatre worlds have lost their bookings and their income but Parbold Douglas Music is pleased to say that it has re-scheduled its March to May 2020 concerts, as has already been announced, and the new dates are listed below.
The Re-scheduled Concert Dates
Eric Lu, piano: Saturday, 3rd October 2020 at 7.45 p.m.
Neil Brand’s Pied Piper Children’s concert: Thursday, 26th November 2020, 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Neil Brand, “doyen of silent film pianists” with Chaplin & Keaton films: Thursday, 26th November 2020 at 7.45 p.m.
Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Thursday, 28th January, 2021 at 7.45 p.m.
They will be added to the 2020-21 season of concerts. Patrons already holding tickets for these re-programmed evening concerts should retain them as they will be valid for the revised dates.
We hope you will welcome our efforts to make the best of this very serious situation and that you will continue to support Parbold Douglas Music.
Please check your email and our website for any further information regarding future performances.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Board of Trustees, Wednesday 22nd April, 2020.
Introduction to the 2021/22 Season
Several artists are under negotiation and two are confirmed: pianists, Paul Lewis and Anna Fedorova.
Anna will be appearing in Parbold on March 12th 2022. In these times of lockdown our patrons may be interested to learn that last week Anna Fedorova had the honour of opening the famed Amsterdam venue’s Empty Concertgebouw Sessions, a variation on the video series sessions, in which musicians perform a piece of music in one take.
She recorded a 25 min. concert of Scriabin, Chopin, Da Falla in the empty Concertgebouw.
Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Friday Shoppers at Wigan's Grand Arcade, Skelmersdale's Concourse and Burscough's and Chorley’s Booths stores had the pleasure of hearing and seeing The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet on 14th September 2018 creating Flash Mob performances at each venue.
Parbold Douglas Music members and friends planned and managed this before Aquarelle’s Saturday evening concert in the following week at its venue, the Auditorium, Parbold Village Hall.
Parbold Douglas Music will definitely be inviting these talented musicians back!
the 12 ensemble
Shoppers at Skelmersdale's Concourse, not to mention Wigan's Grand Arcade, Southport's M&S, and Burscough's Booths store, had the pleasure of witnessing the 12 ensemble on 20th October 2017, providing a fabulous Flash Mob event at each venue.
Parbold Douglas Music members and friends planned and managed this in advance of the 12's wonderful performance the next evening, at our usual venue, the Auditorium at Parbold Village Hall.
We will definitely be inviting these talented young musicians back!