Northern School of Music Alumni Centenary Celebration

Sunday 31 October 2021, 12pm – 5pm

at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Join us for a day of reminiscing and nostalgia to mark a momentous occasion.

Reunite with your fellow alumni to share memories and stories of your NSM days over a celebration lunch, and enjoy a very special concert featuring well-known and much-loved alumni and guests.

Northern School of Music students - July 1970

Event Schedule

12pm Arrival
12.30pm Lunch
2.30pm Concert
4.30pm – 5pm Celebration Toast

Concert Programme

Piano Sonata Walter Carroll
Annabelle Lawson piano
‘Twilight’ (unaccompanied) Robin Walker
Laurence Perkins bassoon
Introduction and Allegro Richard Walthew
Laurence Perkins bassoon
Michael Hancock piano
Conversation Piece Dorothy Pilling
Reflections John Wilson
Mrs Harris in Paris David Dubery
Her Rapture in loving memory of Dorothy Pilling Robin Walker
John Turner recorder
John Wilson piano
The Trout Schubert
Le Bestiaire Poulenc
The Armadillo Flanders & Swann
Christopher Underwood baritone
Michael Hancock piano
Quartettsatz in C Minor D703 Schubert
The Trout Quintet D667 Schubert
Victoria String Quartet
Benedict Holland violin
David Greed violin
Catherine Yates (guest viola)
Jennifer Langridge cello

John Wilson piano
Leon Bosch double bass


NSM BadgeIf you studied at the Northern School of Music and would like to attend the celebration, contact the Alumni Team on 0161 907 5377 or by email [email protected] to book your place. Admission is free.*

For enquiries about accommodation or parking facilities for the event, please contact the Alumni Team on 0161 907 5377 or by email [email protected]

*Due to potential Covid restrictions and for catering purposes, you will need to secure your place in advance of the day.

Further details will be posted on these webpages in the coming weeks.


We look forward to welcoming you to the RNCM in October!