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A Celebration for Sir John Manduell CBE (BF 42)

We are pleased to announce that there will be a Celebration for Sir John Manduell CBE (BF 42) at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University, on Saturday 6th April 2019.

A passion for music: John Manduell and the Duchess of Gloucester
A passion for music: John Manduell and the Duchess of Gloucester
We are delighted to announce a special afternoon of music as a celebration of Sir John Manduell, CBE (BF 42) at the University of Manchester.

The event begins at 2pm on Saturday 6th April and is open to all on a first come, first served basis. We have been sent a copy of the programme (which may be subject to change). This, including a list of the musicians taking part, is shown below:

Afternoon Performance: 2PM

Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano)

John Turner (recorder)

Richard Simpson (oboe)

Benedict Holland (violin)

Catherine Yates (violin)

Suzie Meszaros (viola)

Jennifer Langridge (cello)


  • Oboe Quartet (Mozart)
  • Verses from Calvary (Manduell)
  • Remember (Gregson)

Tribute pieces by Peter Dickinson, Gary Carpenter, David Matthews, Jeremy Pike, David Horne,Michael Ball, Geoffrey Poole, Sally Beamish, Elis Pehkonen, Naji Hakim, Robin Stevens

  • Zuzu’s Petals (Kevin Malone)
  • String Quartet in E flat, K428 (Mozart)



Exhibition of Memorabilia 

Evening Performance: 7PM

Rachel Speirs (soprano)

Peter Lawson  (piano) Victoria String Quartet

Richard Simpson  (oboe)

Linda Merrick (clarinet)

John Turner (recorder )

Craig Ogden (guitar)

  •  Into the Ark, for soprano, recorder and guitar (Manduell)
  • String Quartet (Manduell)
  • Nocturne and Scherzo for clarinet and string trio (1968) (Manduell)
  • Tom’s Twinkle (arr. Manduell and Walker) (Manduell)
  • Trois Chansons de la Renaissance (Manduell)
  • Oboe Quartet (Berkeley)
  • Four Blake Songs (Alwyn)
  • Elegy for guitar (Rawsthorne)
  • Two Bird Songs (Crossley-Holland and Pitfield)

Short contributions also expected  from Michael Berkeley, Adam Gorb,  Gordon Crosse

Details of the event, FREE tickets and how to find the venue, please click here

About Sir John Manduell 
After Haileybury, John Manduell went up to Jesus College Cambridge to study languages, an experience he described as a "forfeited opportunity". After having his request to transfer to music turned down, John Manduell withdrew from Cambridge and, in what followed,  showed that success is what you make it.

He won a three-year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, eventually becoming director of the newly-formed music department at Lancaster University in 1968 and then founding principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, which was to become one of the world's leading conservatoires. In later life he was a member of the Arts Council of Great Britain, chairman  of Northern Ballet and in 1989 joined the board of the Royal Opera House. Between 1994 and 1995 he was also President of the Haileybury Society.

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