Next  REHEARSAL will be on
WEDNESDAY, November 15th

in ST. AIDANS CHURCH, MANCHESTER ROAD A664, SUDDEN, where you can park outside.

(and not St. Michael's, Bamford.)

The FINAL REHEARSAL will be in St. Michael's on SUNDAY, NOV. 26th at 6.00pm

We are preparing for the concert evening on November 29th.


Five movements from music for King Arthur - Henry Purcell
In the Shadows - Herman Finck
Roses of Picardy - Haydn Wood
Two songs  - Jerome Kern
Symphony No. 29 in A  (Andante and Menuetto)- Mozart
Prelude in E minor - Chopin arr. Marshall
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson

Songs and arias by Mozart an Kern sung by Anne Butterworth (soprano)

Trombone solos played by Tony Vaughan

Oboe solos played by Christopher Irvin 

Accompanist:  Barry Sugden

The RALO rehearses on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS from 7.00pm 9.00pm in the parish church of ST. MICHAEL, Bamford, Rochdale.

But it's as well to check that there will be a rehearsal the Wednesday after you read this, because we do tend to skip school half-term weeks, take summer holidays and give ourselves a break at other times when most members are likely to be unable to make it!

You can email us at or for up-to-date information

We welcome players of usual and unusual orchestral instruments of all ages and abilities and seek to provide them with suitable parts to contribute to the whole "RALO sound".  So do not hesitate to come along with your guitar or keyboard ...... there will be something significant for you to play.

St. MIchael's is a very pleasant space for music-making (as well as worship) and prpvides a welcoming venue for concerts.

If you are coming from the Rochdale direction, you will find the church on your right just as you have gone through the traffic lights at the junction of Bury Road with Queen's Road coming out of Heywood. There is ample parking space at the west end of the building, but you have to negotiate a sharp right turn into the driveway, and the driveway is very steep.