Neil Chaffey studied music at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music. During twenty years he pursued a career as a teacher (Director of Music at the King's School, Macclesfield), during which time he was Organist & Choirmaster at the Parish Church, a founder member of the Macclesfield Music Society (with 426 members at one time!), Artistic Director of the Arts Festivals from 1966 to 1972, and Musical Director of the King Edward Musical Society's Choir & Orchestra; he also found time to work as composer and adjudicator.
During this long period he was always motivated by the way in which music could enhance the quality of life in the community for all ages, and it is this desire to see top class music in all regions of the UK,which was and still is a strong driving force behind his work as a Concert Artists' Manager. Activities also include London promotions at the Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square & the Purcell Room, as well as working in Europe and further afield..
All the Ensembles and Artists he represents have proven records as first rate musicians with a total commitment to the art of music.
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Neil Chaffey was born on Friday 23 July 1937 and will celebrate with a special Birthday Concert on Sunday 23 July 2017 at 3pm
in St Johnís Smith Square in London,
given by The Musicke Companye, Trio Vivo Ė Fiona Cross (clarinet), Ellie Hancock (cello)
and Alicia Chaffey (piano), Emma Lewis (mezzo soprano) and Alicia Chaffey (piano) and the Fujita Piano Trio.
The programme includes works by Blow, Handel and Purcell, John McCabe’s Sonata for clarinet, cello and piano, which Neil commissioned in 1969
and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in c minor.
Tickets: £20 (£10) £15 (£7.50)
Box office – phone: 020 7222 1061
All proceeds in aid of Leukaemia Research.
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