Welcome to Parbold Douglas Music

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.

To contact us, please email info@parbolddouglasmusic.org.

Our 2020 - 21 Season of Music

Carducci String QuartetNathan Meltzer, violin and Yannick Rafalimanana, pianoLondon Tango Quintet with Craig OgdenVitaly Pisarenko, pianoLeyland Band & David Daniels

... 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

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Plans and Hopes for 47th Season (2021)

Based on current Government advice and restrictions,  all concerts will now take place in 2021. No bookings are being taken until 1st December 2020.

NOTE: Because further Government advice is pending in November 2020, the following plans are subject to change.

  • Saturday 16th January - Noriko Ogawa, piano
  • Thursday 28th January - Garrick Ohlsson, piano
  • Saturday 13th February  - Jack Liebeck, violin & Katya Apekisheva, piano
  • Saturday 6th March - Nelson Goerner, piano
  • Saturday 17th April - Javier Perianes, piano
  • Saturday 1st May- Carducci String Quartet
  • Saturday 15th May - Nathan Meltzer, violin & Yannick Rafalimanana, piano
  • Saturday 5th June - London Tango Quartet with Craig Ogden
  • Saturday 12th June - Vitaly Pisarenko, piano
  • Saturday 26th June - Leyland Band “Roaring Twenties” & David Daniels, piano in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
Please note Neil Brand’s Chaplin and Keaton screening is to be re-scheduled to Spring 2021, and Eric Lu, piano, is re-scheduled provisionally to January or April 2022.

Rescheduled Concert Ticket-Holders
If you hold tickets for these concerts they can still be used for the rescheduled dates. However, if that is not appropriate for you, we could offer a credit note for a future concert or a refund, if attendance is not possible. We would be extremely grateful if any of you feel able to donate to us.

Box Office: www.parbolddouglasmusic.org
Telephone: 01257 498452
Email: tickets@parbolddouglasmusic.org

Concert Arrangements
The hall and Auditorium have been made as Covid secure as possible. The new heating and ventilation system draw fresh air to circulate in the Auditorium, so the new system is considerably better and safer than the original.

From The Trustees, Parbold Douglas Music Lancashire  28th August 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!


Box Office: 01257 498452

To book tickets for any of our events, please use the individual concert listing pages or call our box office on 01257 498452 (Answer machine).

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Next Event

Carducci String Quartet
May 1, 2021, 7:45 pm

Adult Price: £20.50
Young Person: £5.50