Cathedral Gardens



Don’t miss a beat! Join the party in Cathedral Gardens.

Expect an eclectic mix of music to celebrate the best in Manchester sounds, from uplifting choirs, RNCM Session Orchestra and foot stomping 90’s rave classics from Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners.

Roll up, roll up and give a 10 out of 10 to Circus House as they dazzle the crowds with a showstopping aerial performance. Bring your dancing shoes, as local talents Chameleon Youth and RW Dance bring their moves to the square.

This is the place to be for the parade finale at 5.30pm, get ready for some big surprises…



12.00–12.20 Manchester Show Choir
Roof-raising pop hits and musical theatre
12.30–12.55 Emanuel J Burton’s Supergroup
7-piece Spiritual Jazz ensemble hailing from cities across the North
1.00–1.15 Chorus of Others
Acapella tunes to make you smile
1.25–1.50 Ruth Owens
Singer-songwriter performing folk and pop
2.00–2.15 Chorus UK
Rapping, dancing and singing mash-up
2.25–2.50 Design Rewind
Funky tunes from these local lads
3.00–3.45 RNCM Session Orchestra
Go wild for the fantastic sounds of the RNCM Session Orchestra
4.00–4.25 Juba do Leão
Floor-shaking rhythms from North Eastern Brazil
4.30–5.15 RNCM Session Orchestra
Go even wilder for the fantastic sounds of the RNCM Session Orchestra
5.15–5.30 Batala
Thunderous samba reggae
5.30–6.00 Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and Finale
Keeping the Manchester sounds alive with 90s rave classics and more! Topped off by a roof-raising finale to close the 10th Manchester Day in style



The Circus House
10 of of 10 for skill and steel from young circus performers in their new presenation, Tenacity
Chameleon Youth
New moves inspired by Manchester music
3.05–3.20 Mazazik Dance
Rock the Kasbah with Mazazik Dance
4.20–4.35 Indian Association Manchester
Medley of Indian dance
4.40–4.55 Colibri Mexican Dance
Colourful and exuberant folk dance from Mexico



12.00–6.00 Short Scruffs
Expect the unexpected with our playful clowns
12.00–6.00 National Football Museum
Think you can win? Test your knowledge and your skills in the National Football Musuem’s outdoor challenges.
1.00–6.00 Face-painting


Download the MCR day 2019 Cathedral Gardens programme

More music, dance and performances in St Ann’s Square.
All timings are subject to change.