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Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler has been writing about music professionally, both programme notes and journalism, for twenty years. He has a BA (Hons) degree in music from Nottingham University, and is an adult education tutor for the WEA. He has also given pre-concert talks and presentations for recorded music societies. His interests and sympathies are very catholic, covering a wide range of periods, genres and styles, though he tends to regard twentieth-century British music (Elgar onwards) as a kind of home base.

Music & Vision articles by Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler is impressed by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen on tour

Mike Wheeler listens to the Aquinas Piano Trio

Lyadov and Tchaikovsky from Leticia Moreno, Yuri Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic impress Mike Wheeler

The Derwent Singers perform music by Fauré, Tallis, Byrd, Gabrieli, Eric Whitacre and John Rutter

Mike Wheeler listens to Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and to the NAC Wind Quintet

A wide-ranging programme from Christopher Stripp and Lucy Colquhoun

Brahms, Wagner and Sibelius from Nottingham

Brahms in an early music context

Mike Wheeler listens to pianist Antony Peebles

Peter Gould's last full-scale organ recital as Master of the Music at Derby Cathedral

John Scott at the organ of Derby Cathedral delights Mike Wheeler

Cathedral organ high jinks from Peter Gould, Tom Corfield, Christopher Johns, Sachin Gunga and Ben Bloor

Fawzi Haimor conducts Sinfonia Viva and

H K Gruber's 'Gloria - A Pigtale'

Robert Quinney at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Rossini's 'Otello'

The Innovation Chamber Ensemble at Buxton

A devastatingly fresh take on 'Orfeo ed Eurydice'

Organist Roy Massey visits Derby Cathedral

Buxton Festival's 2014 Opera Gala, attended

Dvorák's 'The Jacobin'

Mozart, Judith Weir and Ravel from the Lawson Trio at Buxton

Nigel Ogden begins Derby Cathedral's series of summer organ recitals

Cristian Mandeal conducts the Hallé Orchestra

Mahler's Ninth Symphony from Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Britten from Natalie Clein, the Moscow Philharmonic and Yuri Simonov

Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky from the Philharmonia Orchestra impress Mike Wheeler

J S Bach's St John Passion in Derby Cathedral

Mike Wheeler listens to Andrew Dunlop and the Eblana String Trio

Mike Wheeler comes face to face with Orff's Carmina Burana

Górecki, Chilcott, Thompson and Bernstein from Malcolm Goldring and the Sitwell Singers

Verdi's Requiem

Mike Wheeler listens to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A piano recital by Robert Thompson

Opera North's 'From Paris with Love'

Brahms, Dvorák and Rimsky-Korsakov from the Derby Concert Orchestra

Mike Wheeler was at Opera North's Verdi Macbeth

The Piatti String Quartet

The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

Sinfonia Viva's annual schools' residency

Mike Wheeler listens to Italian pianist Leonora Armellini

A recital by Jong-Gyung Park

Holst, Mozart and Sibelius from Tasmin Little and the European Union Chamber Orchestra

Sibelius and Mendelssohn from Nottingham Harmonic Choir

John Wilson conducts the CBSO

Mike Wheeler listens to Sarah Beth Briggs

Mike Wheeler listens to saxophonist Anthony Brown

Derby Choral Union's Messiah

Mike Wheeler listens to a classy concert from the Sitwell Singers

Mike Wheeler listens to Kazakhstan-born pianist Samson Tsoy

Christmas music from Derby Concert Orchestra

Britten's 'Death in Venice'

More Britten, with Finzi and Holst, from Derby Bach Choir

A new departure for Derby's Assembly Rooms

Markus Stenz conducts the Hallé Orchestra

More Britten from Paul Daniel and the BBC Philharmonic

Opera North's Britten celebrations

British music from Derby Choral Union, including Britten's 'Rejoice in the Lamb'

Clare Hammond plays in Nottingham

Two choirs join forces to celebrate the Britten anniversary

A wide-ranging recital by Janey Miller and Susie Summers

Mike Wheeler discovers the Heath Quartet

Dan Miller and Richard Hodges at Derby's Festival of Britten

Viennese classics from the Derby Concert Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to Israeli pianist Ishay Shaer

Henning Kraggerud and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra with Stéphane Denève

Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic impress Mike Wheeler

Andrei Korobeinikov and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Moscow, conducted by Nikolay Vinokurov

Eloisa-Fleur Thom and Mark Austin

Sunkwook Kim, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra in Nottingham impress Mike Wheeler

Katherine Jenkinson and Ning Kam open Derby Chamber Music's new season

Peter Gould provides a compelling end to Derby Cathedral's summer organ series

Mike Wheeler is impressed by Ben Bloor's command of the Derby Cathedral organ

An organ recital by John Kitchen

A Sciarrino and Maxwell Davies double bill from Music Theatre Wales

Ravel for piano duet

A short double bill from Buxton's Young Artists programme

Paul Kildea discusses work on his recent book about Britten

Andrew Kirk at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Mike Wheeler returns to Buxton for Vivaldi's 'Ottone in Villa'

Organist David Pipe at Derby Cathedral

Mike Wheeler experiences Mozart's 'La Finta Giardiniera' at Buxton

French comedies launch the Buxton Festival

Five organists at two organs open this year's series of Derby Cathedral organ recitals

Mendelssohn and Beethoven from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra thrilled Mike Wheeler

Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in Derby Cathedral

Grieg and Sibelius from John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic impress Mike Wheeler

Nikolaj Znaider conducts the Hallé Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to the Mavron Quartet

Mike Wheeler drops in on the City of London Sinfonia's Fauré Requiem tour

Alexander Romanovsky joins Cristian Mandeal and the Hallé Orchestra

J S Bach's B minor Mass, heard in Derby Cathedral

Richard Uttley plays Beethoven, Grieg, Britten, Bartók, Debussy, Timothy Jackson, Liszt and Schumann

Smetana, Beethoven and Dvořák from The Czech Philharmonic

Sibelius and Elgar from Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Mike Wheeler was at Opera North's 'Otello'

Gergely Madaras conducts Sinfonia Viva

Sinfonia Viva's latest schools residency project

Derby Bach Choir's St John Passion

Purcell and Poulenc from Opera North

Handel, Elgar and Mahler

Mike Wheeler listens to the Eblana String Trio and pianist Andrew Dunlop

A piano recital by Richard Uttley

Yutaka Sado and the BBC Philharmonic

Mike Wheeler listens to Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen

Music for saxophone and piano played by Huw Wiggin and James Sherlock

Garry Walker conducts Sinfonia Viva

Mike Wheeler listens to the European Union Chamber Orchestra

French-Canadian pianist Louise Bessette

Derby Concert Orchestra's Christmas concert

Derby Cathedral Choir's Handel 'Messiah'

Musica Donum Dei's 'Handel and Other Visitors to London'

Gounod's 'Faust'

Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' entertains Mike Wheeler

Janácek's 'The Makropoulos Case'

Derby Bach Choir sings Haydn, Vivaldi and Beethoven

Benjamin Ellin, Elgar, Grieg, Dvorák and Janácek from Mark Elder, Jamie Phillips and the Hallé Orchestra

Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Dvorák from the Aquinas Piano Trio

Poulenc, Debussy and Puccini from Derby Choral Union

Chinese pianist Di Xiao

Matthew Coorey conducts Sinfonia Viva

Mike Wheeler listens to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano Catrin Woodruff joins the Derby Concert Orchestra

Jenny Lin at Notttingham's Royal Concert Hall

Jonathan Dormand and Marisa Gupta's Fauré, Brahms and Prokofiev impress Mike Wheeler

The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Mozart's Requiem from the Sitwell Singers

The Hallé Orchestra begins celebrating its ten year residency in Nottingham

Jong-Gyung Park at Derby Chamber Music

Tom Corfield gives ths last of this summer's Derby Cathedral summer organ recitals

A recital by organist Steven Grahl

D'Arcy Trinkwon at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Martyn Rawles at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw'

Mike Wheeler listens to Daniel Moult at the organ of Derby Cathedral

A Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov double bill

Handel's 'Jephtha' at Buxton

Mike Wheeler visits the Buxton Festival

Jane Watts launches Derby Cathedral's series of summer organ recitals

Italian baroque choral music

Sinfonia Viva's schools residency project

Nigel Kennedy with the Royal Philharmonic and Andrew Litton

Andrew Gourlay and the Hallé Orchestra

Derby Cathedral Choir marks the royal jubilee

Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Alexander Liebreich conducts the Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic

Nicholas Collon conducts Sinfonia Viva

Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert from the Allegri Quartet

Mendelssohn, Mozart and Vivaldi from Derby Choral Union

Handel, Haydn, Delius and Mozart from the European Union Chamber Orchestra impress Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler listens to the Richard Roddis Singers on tour

J S Bach's 'St John Passion' at Derby Cathedral

Holst, Howells, Finzi and Liszt from the Derwent Singers

Mike Wheeler was at André de Ridder's last concert as Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva

Bach's St Mark Passion in a new English translation

Rob Buckland joins Jonathan Trout and Derby Concert Orchestra for Borodin, Glazunov, Piazzolla and Rachmaninov

Beethoven, Cecilia McDowall and Schumann from the English Piano Trio

Lassus, Gesualdo, Purcell, Byrd, J S Bach, Bruckner, Brahms and Tucapský from the Sitwell Singers

Sinfonia Viva contributes to the UK's 'Music Nation'

Bellini's 'Norma'

Handel's 'Giulio Cesare'

A recital by Lara Melda

Wagner, Bruch and Elgar in Nottingham

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Ysaÿe from the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to pianist Helen Reid

Stephen Hough joins Marin Alsop and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Redwood, Shostakovich, Janácek and Mozart from André de Ridder and Sinfonia Viva

Eisler, Gershwin, Mozart, Poulenc, Schumann and Weill from Katie Bray and William Vann

Mike Wheeler listens to Venetian pianist Alessandro Taverna

Handel's 'Messiah' from Derby Choral Union

Familiar and unfamiliar music from The Sitwell Singers

Derby Concert Orchestra celebrates Christmas

Mike Wheeler listens to Ensemble Viva play Schumann, Mendelssohn and Beethoven

The Piatti String Quartet

Derby Bach Choir's Christmas concert

Alexander Romanovsky plays Haydn and Rachmaninov

Jongen, Dukas, Fauré, Respighi and Messiaen from Jonathan Scott, Cristian Mandeal and the Hallé Orchestra

Elgar and Duruflé with a surprise soloist

The Eblana String Trio and David Curington at Derby Chamber Music

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue'

Mozart and Shostakovich from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky's 'The Queen of Spades'

James Baillieu plays Beethoven, Schumann, Gottschalk and Paganini via Liszt

The Hallé Orchestra plays Schubert, Dvorák and Beethoven

A piano recital by Richard Uttley

A mainly classical programme from Derby Concert Orchestra

Derby Cathedral Choir celebrates the anniversary of William Boyce

A visit from the Moscow Philharmonic

Mike Wheeler listens to Suk, Dvorák, Ravel and Debussy from the Hallé Orchestra in Nottingham

Enikö Magyar and Timothy End launch Derby Chamber Music's new season, and impress Mike Wheeler

Peter Litman plays the organs of Derby Cathedral

Mark-Anthony Turnage's 'Greek' at the Buxton Festival

Recitals on the organ at Derby Cathedral by Andrew Dewar, David Briggs and Anthony Hammond

Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays the organ at Derby Cathedral and

More from the Buxton Festival

Hans Hielscher at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Donizetti's 'Maria di Rohan' at the Buxton Festival

Hannah Yip's Derby Cathedral recital

Sinfonia Viva's summer schools' residency project, attended

The Royal Philharmonic's Gershwin celebration in Nottingham

Mike Wheeler was at Opera North's 'Fidelio'

Janácek's 'From the House of the Dead'

Rory Macdonald conducts the Hallé Orchestra

Alexei Stepanov conducts the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Alison Balsom plays Hummel's Trumpet Concerto

Bach's 'St John Passion' from the Richard Roddis Singers

Mike Wheeler listens to Derby Choral Union

The Rivoli String Quartet

Mike Wheeler listens to the Hallé Orchestra in Liszt, Schumann and Brahms

The Derby Roundhouse debut as a concert hall, described

Lisa Friend and Mark Kinkaid in recital

Mike Wheeler listens to Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov and Khachaturian from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Brahms and Stanford from The Sitwell Singers

Mike Wheeler listens to António Teixeira's Te Deum

Stephen Kovacevich plays Beethoven, Schumann and Bach

Mike Wheeler listens to Lucille Burns and Catherine Milledge

Mahler, Weber and Strauss at Derby Cathedral

Outreach work for Sinfonia Viva

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra plays Adams, Bernstein, Falla and Gershwin

Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 'The Portrait' at Opera North

Mike Wheeler listens to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

The London Mozart Trio

Alexandra Dariescu plays Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Constantin Silvestri

Opera North's 'Carmen'

Mike Wheeler was at the Annual Conference of the Association of British Orchestras

Sinfonia Viva's performance at the 2011 Association of British Orchestras conference

The Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

Nicola Benedetti and the European Union Chamber Orchestra

Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven from The Aves Quartet

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes plays Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Falla

A Christmas offering from Derby Choral Union

Mike Wheeler listens to a reconstructed cantata by Neil Garland

Mike Wheeler listens to Handel's Messiah from Derby Cathedral

Christmas music from the Sitwell Singers

A recital by Michael Ierace

Mike Wheeler listens to Voices and the Derby Concert Orchestra

Benjamin Frith saves the day

Haydn's Creation

Mozart, Schubert and Weill

Derby Choral Union's Mozart Requiem

Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw'

Ensembles from the Royal Northern College of Music

The Derwent Singers

A recital by Lars Vogt

Richard Roddis and Beate Toyka perform Robert Schumann

The Sitwell Singers begin a new season

Mike Wheeler listens to a piano recital by Cordelia Williams

Music-making by Natalie Clein and Sinfonia Viva

More from the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra

A recital by Soojin Han and Tadashi Imai

Mike Wheeler listens to James Rippingale, Jonathan Trout and the Derby Concert Orchestra

Alena Baeva, Terje Mikkelsen and The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio

Bax, Chopin and Prokofiev from Artur Pizarro, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Bizet, Richard Strauss and Vaughan Williams from Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Bobby Chen launches Derby Chamber Music's new season

Tom Corfield plays Whitlock, Howells, Messiaen, Bach and Peeters

Peter Gould at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Daniel Hyde at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Francis Jackson plays the organ of Derby Cathedral

Sinfonia Viva at the Buxton Festival

'The Barber of Baghdad' by Peter Cornelius

A Bernstein double bill at Buxton

A recital by Stephen Disley

Richard Rodney Bennett's 'All the King's Men'

David Fanshawe's 'African Sanctus'

George Benjamin's 'Into the Little Hill'

Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' at the Buxton Festival

Opera North's 'Rusalka'

Donizetti's 'Maria Stuarda' at Opera North

Sinfonia Viva's summer schools project, 'Floratorio'

The Hallé Orchestra ends Nottingham's orchestral season

Spanish music from the Hallé Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic

An evening with the Northern Sinfonia and friends delights Mike Wheeler

Nicholas Kok conducts Sinfonia Viva

Helen Cha plays John Mackenzie, Bach, Haydn and Chopin

Derby Chamber Music ends its season on a high

Choral music by Rossini, Elgar and Handel

Britten's 'The Company of Heaven' and Renaissance Polyphony

Haydn, Poulenc, Szymanowski and Walton, sung by Derby Bach Choir and the girl choristers of Derby Cathedral

Sinfonia Viva plays Beethoven, Anna Meredith, Nico Muhly, Ravel and Schumann

Music by Antonín Tucapský, Petr Eben and Vaughan Williams

Mike Wheeler listens to the Bergen Philharmonic

Derby Grammar School and High School Choral Society

Sinfonia Viva's schools residency concert, attended

Horn trios by Lennox Berkeley, Jeremy Thurlow and Haydn impress Mike Wheeler

Opera North's 'Ruddigore'

Derby Concert Orchestra's sixtieth birthday

Beate Toyka and Thomas Solzbacher celebrate Chopin

The Isolani Quartet

Petrenko conducts the RLPO

Ilya Gringolts, Sinfonia Viva and André de Ridder

Mike Wheeler listens to Markus Stenz and the Hallé in music by Colin Matthews and Mahler

Andris Nelsons conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to the Denner Ensemble

Derby Choral Union performs Handel's 'Messiah'

Derby Concert Orchestra plays film music

Mike Wheeler listens to the Sitwell Singers

The Stanford Quartet plays Mozart, Shostakovich, Borodin and Piazzolla, welcomed

The Derby Bach Choir joins the 'Sing Hallelujah' project

Sinfonia Viva plays Judith Weir

Mozart's 'Così fan tutte'

Massenet's 'Werther'

A concert by the Derby Bach Choir

Mike Wheeler experiences Janácek's 'The excursions of Mr Broucek'

Music on the theme of angels

A concert by the Polish National Radio Symphony

A recital by Helen Reid

Mike Wheeler listens to Stephen Johnson and the BBC Philharmonic

Mike Wheeler listens to the Atrium Quartet

Mendelssohn, Haydn and Beethoven from the Derby Concert Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Music by Dvorák, Rachmaninov and Sibelius from Sergio Tiempo, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Derby Cathedral Choir celebrates four composer anniversaries

A recital for oboe and harp

Elgar, Rachmaninov and Sibelius from the Hallé Orchestra

A recital by harpist Anneleen Lenaerts

Mike Wheeler was at a song recital by Richard Roddis and Philip Robinson

Paul Hale provides a fitting end to Derby Cathedral's summer organ series, and Mike Wheeler was there

Tom Corfield plays the organ of Derby Cathedral

Peter Gould helps celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Derby Cathedral's Compton Organ, as noted

Members of Psappha at the Buxton Festival

An organ recital by Ian Tracey

York Minster's Robert Sharpe plays the organ at Derby Cathedral

Mike Wheeler listens to Peter Williams at the organ of Derby Cathedral

'The Lighthouse' by Peter Maxwell Davies

Mike Wheeler is delighted to be surprised by Donizetti's 'Lucrezia Borgia'

André Messager's 'Véronique' delights Mike Wheeler

Sinfonia Viva at the Buxton Festival

Mike Wheeler listens to organist Matthew Owens at Derby Cathedral

Thomas May's 'The John Adams Reader'

Thomas Trotter at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Verdi's Requiem from Derby Bach Choir

'The Fragile Shell' amazes Mike Wheeler

Verdi's 'Don Carlos'

Purcell and MacMillan from The Sixteen

Shostakovich's operetta 'Moskva, Cheryomushki'

Opera North's 'Abduction from the Seraglio'

Mike Wheeler listens to Horses Brawl

Mike Wheeler listens to the Prague Symphony Orchestra

A new partnership between Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mendelssohn and Kurt Weill from Sinfonia Viva, with no complaints from Mike Wheeler

Music from the Richard Roddis Singers and the Helix Ensemble

Mendelssohn, Haydn and Shostakovich from the Navarra Quartet

Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky from Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to a new work by Richard Roddis

Mike Wheeler listens to Haydn, Sibelius and Mendelssohn played by the Hallé Orchestra

Music for voices and brass

Sacha Grynyuk plays for Derby Chamber Music

Elizabeth Watts and Derby Choral Union

Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Schubert from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's Symphony No 2 in Derby Cathedral

Brahms' German Requiem, sung by the Derwent Singers

Lothar Zagrosek conducts the Konzerthausorchester, Berlin

An evening long retelling of the 'Romeo and Juliet' story

Music by Fauré and Poulenc

Music by Bach, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Mozart and Wagner, played by Sinfonia Viva

The early music ensemble Concert Royal celebrates the Purcell anniversary

Leila Josefowicz and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Nottingham

Karis Stretton plays Messiaen, impressing Mike Wheeler

Haydn, Dvorák and Lawrie Rose from the Iuventus Quartet

Sinfonia Viva begins its Mendelssohn celebrations

Christmas music from the Sitwell Singers

Derby Cathedral Choir's performance of Handel's 'Messiah' invigorates Mike Wheeler

The Aquinas Trio plays Haydn, Ravel and Saint-Saëns

Mike Wheeler sits through film scores and Christmas music

Fauré, Bliss, Brahms and Weber played by the Frith Piano Quartet

The Derby Bach Choir begins its 50th anniversary celebrations

Wagner, Mozart and Schubert from Julian Bliss, Andreas Reiner and the Munich KlangVerwaltung,

Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'

Ruth Palmer plays the Barber Violin Concerto

A concert by Zephyr

Holst and Vaughan Williams from Nottingham

Beethoven, Stravinsky and Weber from The Hallé Orchestra

Uri Caine meets Sinfonia Viva, and Mike Wheeler listens

Byrd, Vaughan Williams, Parry and Elgar from the Sitwell Singers

Matthew Moss sings British music

Freddy Kempf and the Moscow Philharmonic

Tim Lowe plays Haydn

Eleftheria Kotzia returns to Derby, and Mike Wheeler listens

A recital by Victoria Simonsen and Simon Lane

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky from Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Gareth Green gives the final organ recital in Derby Cathedral's summer series, and Mike Wheeler was in the audience

Mike Wheeler listens to The Midas Touch Organ Duo

Mike Wheeler enjoys Timothy Noon's recital of Bach, Bohm, Dubois, Messiaen and Widor

An organ recital by Martin Neary

Cathy Lamb at the organ

Mike Wheeler enjoys a multi-player organ recital

Contemporary opera at the Buxton Festival

Albert Lortzing's 'Der Wildschütz'

Sinfonia Viva at the Buxton Festival

Jonathan Scott plays the organ of Derby Cathedral

Naji Hakim begins the Derby Cathedral summer organ recital series

Derbyshire celebrates an important sixteenth century figure

Celebrations in Derby

Verdi's 'Macbeth'

Mike Wheeler listens to Britten's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette'

Mike Wheeler finds Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra a joy to hear

The Russian State Symphony Orchestra plays Musorgsky, Prokofiev and Rakhmaninov

Beate Toyka plays Grieg's piano concerto

Mahler and Mozart in Nottingham

Dvorák and Brahms from Derby

Mike Wheeler listens to tenor saxophonists Don Weller and Bobby Wellins, backed by a rhythm section and a string quartet from Sinfonia Viva

Violinist Jack Liebeck makes a short-notice appearance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn, Beethoven and Judith Weir from Sinfonia Viva

A recital by the Tippett Quartet

Mike Wheeler listens to Alban Gerhardt, Rory Macdonald and the Hallé Orchestra

John Wilson conducts the Hallé Orchestra

English vocal and instrumental music from Musica Mundi

The first concert by Malcolm Goldring and the Sitwell Singers

Bach's St John Passion from Derby

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic on tour impress Mike Wheeler

Rossini, Schubert and Beethoven from the Derby Concert Orchestra

More from Sinfonia Viva's school and college residency project

Bach's St Matthew Passion from Derby Cathedral

Music and dance on the theme of creation

Nicola Meecham plays Haydn, Schubert, Ravel, Prokofiev and Gershwin

Schumann and Strauss from Sinfonia Viva

A concert by the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

A song recital by Richard Roddis and Clive Pollard

Mike Wheeler catches up with a touring production of 'La Traviata'

Mike Wheeler enjoys Jonathan Dove's opera 'The Adventures of Pinocchio'

Mike Wheeler listens to Natalie Clein and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

A concert by the Roberts Quartet

Mike Wheeler joins the Hallé Orchestra's 150th birthday celebrations

Dvorák, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky from the Burlington Piano Trio

Derby Bach Choir's cathedral Christmas presentation

Mike Wheeler listens to The Sitwell Singers

A Christmas programme from Derby Cathedral Choir

Choral music by Britten and Finzi from the Derwent Singers

A festive concert from the Derby Concert Orchestra

Alexander Shelley at Sinfonia Viva's helm

Sarah Connolly and the Hallé Orchestra

Mike Wheeler draws attention to the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky, Janácek and Schubert from the Iuventus Quartet

Mike Wheeler enjoys a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers

Mike Wheeler is impressed by Sibelius, Bach and Smetana from Pietari Inkinen and the CBSO

Music for flute, viola and harp from The Wakeford Ensemble

Jeremy Hagan and the Derby Concert Orchestra

Mike Wheeler listens to a recital by the Adelfi Duo

The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio on tour

Julian Bliss, Nicholas Kok and Sinfonia Viva in Nottingham

Orchestral music by Toru Takemitsu. '... meticulous care for detail ...'

A recital by cellist Tim Hugh

Sarah Connolly, The Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder visit Derby, and Mike Wheeler was in the audience

Mike Wheeler listens to the last of Derby Cathedral's 2007 summer organ recitals

Jennifer Koh plays Szymanowski, Martinu and Bartók

Mike Wheeler attends summer organ recitals by Tom Corfield and Johan Hermans

Mike Wheeler makes a final visit to the Buxton Festival for Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro'

Malcolm Archer at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Mike Wheeler returns to the Buxton Festival to hear members of Sinfonia Viva

Music Theatre Wales presents Philippe Boesmans' 'Julie'

Organist Peter Gould joins forces with The Swingle Singers

Tobias and the Angel

The Armonico Consort at the Buxton Festival

Ashley Grote opens Derby Cathedral's series of summer organ recitals

The Derby Bach Choir sings HMS Pinafore

A Stravinsky and Purcell double bill at Opera North

Summer with The Derwent Singers

Janácek's 'Katya Kabanová'

The Hallé Orchestra plays Colin Matthews, Debussy, Poulenc and Tchaikovsky

The Czech National Symphony on tour

Edmund Battersby plays Beethoven on piano and fortepiano. '... it's fascinating to hear the two side-by-side ...'

Machaut, O'Regan and Brumel from The Orlando Consort and Viva Voce

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

A concert by Sinfonia Viva

A concert by the wind players of Ensemble 360 ends Derby Chamber Music's 2006-7 season and satisfies Mike Wheeler

Elgar's 'The Music Makers' in Derby Cathedral

Sondheim's 'Merrily we roll along'

Music by Trevor Hold, Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Delius and Vivaldi from the Derwent Singers

Sakari Oramo and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra play Mahler

A concert by the Elias Quartet

Derby Bach Choir's performance of Handel's 'Messiah'

A concert by the Philharmonia of the Nations

Kala Ramnath and friends meet Sinfonia Viva

Masterpieces from the Austro-Germanic symphonic repertoire played by Derby Concert Orchestra

A performance of J S Bach's 'St John Passion'

Performances of 'The Magic Flute' and 'Orfeo' from Opera North

A concert by the European Union Chamber Orchestra

Opera North's 'The Elixir of Love'

Sharona Joshua plays a copy of an early piano

Handel's 'Messiah' from The Sitwell Singers

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra visits Nottingham

A performance by Christian Knapp and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The Hallé Orchestra plays Elgar and Wagner

A recital by Katherine Jenkinson and Alison Farr

A Christmas concert by the vocal ensemble 'Aitone'

Emile de Roubaix and the Maraini Quartet play Mozart, Szymanowski and Brahms

The Sitwell Singers' Christmas concert

The Derby Concert Orchestra and Chorale in Christmas mood

Music by Haydn, Karl Jenkins and Vaughan Williams

The Munich Symphony Orchestra on tour

Ashley Wass in Derby

Derby Bach Choir makes its contribution to the Mozart anniversary

André de Ridder and Sinfonia Viva

Another take on Opera North's 'Peter Grimes'

Verdi's 'Rigoletto' from Opera North

The Czech Philharmonic on tour

An eclectic programme by Sinfonia Viva

The Coull Quartet plays Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven

Alina Pogostkina with Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Igor Tchetuev plays Tchaikovsky

Andreas Boyde's recent Derby recital

Derby Cathedral Choir sings Mozart

A concert by Stephen Hough, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra delighted Mike Wheeler

Arthur Honegger's 'Le Roi David'

Robert Manning, David Johnson and Tom Corfield share an organ recital at Derby Cathedral

Peter Gould at the organ of Derby Cathedral

Marcus Huxley played at Derby Cathedral, and Mike Wheeler was there

An organ recital by Malcolm Riley

Mike Wheeler reports from the Buxton Festival

An organ recital by Andrew Nethsingha

An organ recital by John Keys

A concert by the Derwent Singers

The Sitwell Singers celebrate a 40th anniversary

Bach, Arnold and Haydn from Sinfonia Viva in Derby

The Budapest Symphony Orchestra on tour in the UK

Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'

Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms from the Navarra Quartet and Simon Lane

Kurt Weill's 'Arms and the Cow'

Nicholas Kok's last concert as Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva

Venetian Baroque music from The Derbyshire Singers

Passiontide music sung by the Derwent Singers

A recital by Althea Ifeka and Katherine May

Emma Kirkby and the Derby Choral Union

The Russian State Philharmonic in Derby

A performance of Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius'

Matthew Coorey and the RLPO in Derby

A piano recital by Jane Ford

Mahler, Schumann and Britten

Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers'

Music on the theme of journeys

A concert performance of Strauss's 'Salomé'

The Denali Piano Trio

A concert by the Sitwell Singers

'Messiah' in Derby Cathedral

Christmas and other music by Lutoslawski

Carols from Derby Cathedral

The Tempest Saxophone Quartet in concert

Derby Concert Orchestra plays Maxwell Davies

Elgar, Brahms and Strauss in Derby

A performance of Handel's 'Solomon'

Twentieth-century British music, sung by Derby Choral Union

A recital by Fiona McNaught and Daniel Tong

The Derwent Singers and Sinfonia Chorale

Julian Bliss and Sinfonia Viva in Derby

A concert by The Quince Quartet

Sinfonia ViVA at Derby's Guildhall

Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven in Littleover

English Touring Opera visits Derby

A concert by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

The first public appearance of a new chamber choir

A recital by Harriet Adie and Jessica Burroughs

The Hallé Orchestra plays Vaughan Williams in Derby

Greek guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia in Derby

Music by Bartók

Daniel Felsenfeld's book 'Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten. Their lives and their music'

Mike Wheeler reviews the last of Derby Cathedral's summer organ recitals, given by Tom Corfield

Derby Cathedral organ recitals by Ian Hare, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Peter Gould and Jonathan Gregory, David Briggs, Simon Bell and David Johnson

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