The Pleyel Ensemble is gearing up for the final concert at St. Bartholomew’s before the church undergoes a major renovation project due to begin in the New Year. As a farewell offer, please see our special deal below. (Only available with advance bookings)

From January 2013 we will be moving to the Methodist Church in Alderley Edge where concerts are already well-established, parking is on site and the church itself has modern, comfortable seating and heating. Although we won’t be able to serve our usual glass of wine, we will nevertheless be offering interval drinks of tea, coffee or juice and including biscuits !

On Saturday Nov 17th at 7.30pm we welcome back flautist Jonathan Rimmer to join Heather Bills & Harvey Davies in a programme of music for flute, cello & piano which includes the little-known trio by British composer William Alwyn, written in 1951. Alwyn’s music is passionate and romantic with more than a nod to French impressionism, and we are very pleased also to be premiering his arrangement of “Three Irish Folk Tunes” with the support of the William Alwyn Foundation.

Our namesake Ignaz Pleyel is to be once again represented with a performance of his trio in A major. Witty and lyrical in a Haydn-esque vein, once again we think we have uncovered a gem. Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s trio, full of jazzy, quirky rhythms and soaring melodies and Weber’s sparklingly virtuosic work for the same combination complete the evening’s performance.

The programme will be repeated minus the Martinu at our third coffee concert on Sunday November 25th at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation,“The Engine House”. Easy to get to by bus or tram, this venue is really well worth checking out, coffee is included in your ticket price (from 11am) and the café will be open for any further sustenance required. Parking is free just a short walk away outside the Central Parking Zone on the Southern side of the Mancunian Way or there is an NCP just across the road.

As a SPECIAL OFFER to say farewell to Wilmslow for the time being, we are offering a substantial reduction in the ticket price for those who purchase ahead of time. The price is slashed from £14 to only £10!  The same offer applies to the coffee concert at the Engine House where advance sales will reduce the price from £12 to £9 (including coffee).

To take advantage of this offer please ring the Box Office on

 (0161) 976 5955  or email us via the website

Further dates for the diary (details to follow) :

Alderley Edge Methodist Church :

January 19th  (double reeds & guest artist, soprano Lynne Dawson)

February 16th (Horn trios)

March 16th (String trios)