Royal Manchester College of Music

Christmas is coming…

5 December 2013

Over the next few weeks, I will post images with a Christmas or winter theme from the RNCM Archives, to help get us all in the mood for the upcoming festive season. By now, children have probably written their letters to Father Christmas, asking for whatever has taken their fancy this year.  I wonder, however, […]

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The Gaskell family and the Royal Manchester College of Music

14 December 2012

On 15 December, as part of its RNCM in the City series, the College is putting on a concert at the Gaskells’ house, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester. Interestingly, the College has a link to the Gaskell family dating back to the 19th century, Sir Charles Hallé and the early days of the Royal Manchester College […]

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle: where it all began

4 December 2012

Congratulations to Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who has collected his fourth British Composer Award (here).  Birtwistle began his studies at the Northern School of Music (NSM) in 1949, before continuing his studies at the Royal Manchester College of Music (RMCM) in 1952.  Extracts from his student register cards for each institution can be seen below.  You […]

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