Toad Lane Concerts and Music at St Mary's

Come and be inspired by some of the finest talent around.

Concerts take place in the iconic Grade 1 Listed St Mary's Church and only cost £4. For a little extra you can have a tasty lunch of pie and peas before hand. Your contribution supports developing talent and the maintenance of this fine building.

Toad Lane Concerts


St Mary in the Baum, St Mary’s Gate/Toad Lane, Rochdale OL16 1DZ. 12:30 to 1:30 pm every Wednesday, refreshments available from 11:30 am, admission £4.


  • Apr 11   Elinor Nicholson harp & clarsach (RNCM)

    Apr 18   ‘In Harmony’ (Trinity Singers) MD Vicky Radburn

    Apr 25   Margaret Ferguson soprano (Ghana, Poland & RNCM) and Jonathan Ellis piano (RNCM & Manchester University)

    May 02 Kell Wind Trio: Alastair Roberts flute, Geoffrey Smith clarinet & Ian Harvey bassoon

    May 09 Sarah Simmonds soprano (Nottingham University) & Dr Sarah Murphy piano (Nottingham University, RNCM, etc)

    May 16 Alyson Brailsford soprano and Graham Ascroft tenor with Elaine Marsden piano

    May 23 Rochdale Retirement Choir conductor Freda Farnworth

    May 30 Telemann Baroque Ensemble: Alistair Roberts flute, Elaine Turnock violin, John Goodstadt viola, Roger Bisby cello & Peter Collier harpsichord


For more information about the Toad Lane Concerts please contact Dr Joe Dawson on 01706 648872