2021-22 season

In 2021/22 we shall give six concerts, three in Manchester as part of the Didsbury Coffee Concerts series, and three in Wilmslow. Admission to all our concerts is free and there will be a retiring collection.  Donations can be made via our Support Us page. 

11TH JUNE 2022

11.00 a.m.  Emmanuel Church

7.00 p.m.  Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor (soloist: Steven Wilkie)
Philip Rousiamanis (an RNCM student composer): warp obsess remember
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

This concert celebrates the two hundredth anniversary of Mendelssohn’s youthful Violin Concerto alongside Tchaikovsky’s exciting and sun-filled Souvenir de Florence.

Keen to support emerging young composers, we also include a new work, warp obsess remember, by Philip Rousiamanis, a student at the Royal Northern College of Music.


Retiring Collection

Didsbury: no ticket needed

Wilmslow: free reservations recommended

the lindow ensemble

our venues




St James and Emmanuel Church

6 Barlow Moor Road

Didsbury M20 6TR

Didsbury is well served by transport links, including train, bus and Metrolink. The church is in the centre of Didsbury, at the junction of Barlow Moor Road and Wilmslow Road.

the lindow ensemble


Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Chapel Lane

Wilmslow SK9 1PR

The church is close to the centre of Wilmslow and a 10-minute walk from Wilmslow railway station. The car park at Sainsbury’s supermarket is nearby.

the lindow ensemble
the lindow ensemble

past events


19th march 2022

emmanuel church, Didsbury

Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major,

Op.6 No.4
Dvorak: Notturno, Op.40
Alwyn: Concerto Grosso No.2 in G (1950)
Suk: Serenade for Strings, Op.6

11th december 2021

emmanuel church, didsbury

Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op.40

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 (soloists: Steven Wilkie and Nathan Fenwick)

Thomas Pitfield: Theme and Variations for String Orchestra (1951)

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48

15th december 2019

Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.136

Spilsbury: Eyebright (premiere)

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (soloist: Steven Wilkie)

23rd june 2018
emmanuel church

17th february 2019
Wilmslow United Reformed Church

Mozart: Divertimento in F major K.138

J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor

(soloist: Steven Wilkie

Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra

Ireland: Concertino Pastorale