We are opens as part of the annual “Heritage Weekend Open Days” on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September from 12 -4pm
On display will be our new permanent display of 100 pictures of the club’s annual camping holidays which started in 1904. The weekend will also include a concert by a quartet from the BBC Philharmonic who will perform in restored Edwardian Concert Hall.
The BBC Philharmonic Quartet will play English string music from the early 1900’s – including Parry, Warlock, Elgar and Britten. The concert will last approx. one hour.
The BBC Philharmonic Quartet concert is on Sunday 9th September at 2pm
The club is used as a polling station during elections and today the city voted
for its first elected Mayor .To celebrate the occasion we invited the BBC Philharmonic
to perform in the concert hall as part of their community tour. The nine musicians
performed music by Handel, Corelli, Mozart and Rossini.
As part of our Heritage Open Weekend we have a special concert on Sunday 12th September at 2pm. Its a 2 part concert by Ordsall Acapella Singers and a BBC Philharmonic Quintet.
Ordsall Acapella Singers who recently performed at the Buxton Festival will be the first choir to perform on the restored concert hall stage. Up until WW2 Salford Lads’ Club had its own male voice choir. This was formed in 1911 and gave many concerts across Salford and Manchester.
The second half of the concert is by six members of the BBC Philharmonic, who play Harp, Flute, and strings. They will perform 2 pieces of French music for Harp Quintet’s .The 4 string players will also perform music by George Gershwin – including ‘Summertime’ from Porgy and Bess.
The heritage open days are on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September from 1-4pm and the concert is free.
Pictures from the concert on Sunday 12th September
This weekend we have a special Heritage Open Days event.
A string quartet from the BBC Philharmonic will be performing in the club to celebrate the completion of the Concert Hall.
The Marchini Quartet are part of the BBC Philharmonic. The performance will be of English music from the early 1900s including music by Elgar, Britten and John Ireland. The concert is at 2.30pm
The restoration work was supported by Salford Central Urban Regeneration Company