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

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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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Revised Plans for the 47th Season (2021)

Based on current Government advice, ongoing restrictions and regulations we have postponed the commencement of the next series of international concerts.

We are planning to begin a shortened series of concerts in late Spring or early Summer 2021, if conditions and circumstances allow.

Parbold Douglas Music is adopting the same approach as the commercial venues in their reaction to recent and forecast developments, and the official restrictions on conditions.

All artists have been concerned about the rapidly developing circumstances in the UK, Europe and further afield. All have agreed with Parbold Douglas Music’s approach and have rescheduled their concerts into the 2021-2022 season.

Full details of the new dates will be made available when all are confirmed.

All tickets purchased will remain valid and should be retained.

No bookings are being taken until further notice.

Rescheduled Concert Ticket-Holders
If you hold tickets for any rescheduled concerts they can still be used for the revised 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.

Telephone: 01257 498452
Email: tickets@parbolddouglasmusic.org

Concert Arrangements
The Hall and Auditorium have been made as Covid secure as possible with a one-way system. 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 25th October 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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