RNCM in the City is our seven-month gift to Manchester of 40 free performances at 40 venues throughout the city.

Part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, it’s a unique series that takes our music out into the community, reaching new audiences and enabling the College’s students and supporters to experience RNCM in a variety of different settings. 

From background music at familiar venues to full-length evening recitals at unusual haunts around the city, the performances feature current students, including members of Junior RNCM, from all schools of study – as well as a variety of alumni.

We kicked off RNCM in the City last year with some fantastic performances at Manchester Town Hall, the Manchester Christmas Markets, Surestart Longsight, Gorton Monastery and The Gaskell’s House.

But this series is a gift that keeps on giving – there’s lots still to come – so check out the line up and join us for free to celebrate our 40th year.

Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up to whet your appetite… see you soon, Manchester!

Band on the Wall

Fri 11 Jan – 7.30pm

Our RNCM in the City at Band On The Wall features music from the Candela Salsa Band and The Aurora Percussion Duo.

Manchester Reform Synagogue

Tues 15 Jan – 7.30pm

This full length evening recital will feature Beethoven’s Septet in e flat major, along with a selection of smaller chamber works. Free admission, by ticket only (book here)

Whitworth Art Gallery

Sun 20 Jan – 12.30pm

Les Trois Canards, a graduate oboe trio from the RNCM will perform a 45 minute lunchtime recital at Whitworth Art Gallery.

IWM North

Sun 27 Jan – 3.30pm

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, the Solem Quartet will perform Steve Reich’s Different Trains in the Learning Studio of the Imperial War Museum North.