Manchester Organists' Association
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Other local events:

Blackburn Cathedral

Recitals on Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.

Bury Parish Church
Lunchtime concerts every Friday at 12.30 commencing September

A variety of instrumental or vocal soloists and instrumental ensembles
Admission £5.00
Light lunches (soup & sandwiches) available in the Blackburne Hall from 11.30

Chester Cathedral

Thursdays at 1.05 p.m. every week (unless Christmas Day falls on a Thursday!)
Organ recitals by resident or visiting organists.
Admission charge

Huddersfield Town Hall  alternate Mondays at 1.00 p.m. - admission £5

Recitals by Gordon Stewart and invited guests.

Manchester City Centre:  St Ann's Church

Tuesdays at 1.00 p.m. (not during August)

Organ recitals by Simon Passmore (Director of Music) and invited guest recitalists.

Rochdale Town Hall

Saturdays at Noon

Recitals on the celebrated four-manual J.J.Binns organ 

August 31st, 2019:      John Hosking   (Southport)

October 12th, 2019:    Simon Leach   (Edinburgh)

Janary 11th, 2020:      Alexander Binns  (Derby Cathedral)

March 14th, 2020:       Marc Murray   (Bury)

May 9th, 2020:            Ben Morris  (York) 

A printable version of the Membership/Renewal form is included below



(Registered Charity no. 510644)  




               Surname _____________________________________________  Title  _____

               Forenames  ______________________________________________________

               (for joint membership, please give the names of both members)

              Address  ________________________________________________________



              Telephone  __________________   email  _____________________________


              Categoris of membership

                     Single membership                £20  ______

                     Joint membership                  £30  ______

                     Student membership             Free  ______

                     Honorary Life Member           Free  ______

                     Donation (voluntary)                     ______      Total:  _________


            I enclose a cheque for £ ______ payable to Manchester Organists' Association 


            Do you currently subscribe to "Organists' Review"?       Yes ___     No  ____


           Current organist position held (if any)  ________________________________

           Are you available to deputise:      on Sundays?             Yes ____   No ____

                                                            on other days?          Yes ____   No ____

           Preferred denomination, if appropriate  _______________________________


           Do you offer organ tuition?    Yes ___  No ___      Levels taught  ________________



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If you pay income tax at the standard rate and wish the Association to benefit from Gift Aid, please sign the declaration below

I would like Manchester Organists' Assocation  to reclaim tax paid on all my subscriptions and donations to the Association, and any future subscriptions and donations I may make


            Signed _______________________________________


            Date  __________________________      Postcode  ________________


Please return the completed form to the Membership Secretary:

Mr G W Housley, 50 Langthorne Walk, Deane, Bolton  BL3 5JA     


Sales promotions!

The Scott Brothers Duo have re-mastered a number of their you-tube clips and put them on DVD. Organ solos, organ & piano, piano duets, piano & harmonium and harmonium solo.
Music by Albeniz, J S Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Guilmant, Liszt, Rossini and Saint-Saens.     Organs featured: The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Albion U.R.C. (Ashton-under-Lyne) and Bolton Parish Church.
Price £9.99 - see for further information and details of their CDs


Bolton Parish Church

This town centre church with a fine choral tradition and cathedral style repertoire is offering a small number of Choral Scholarships aimed at school age pupils (male or female) ideally in years 10 to 13, to the value of £500 per annum.

For details of these, write to the Director of Music, c/o Bolton Parish Church Office, Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PS, or send email to 


St Anne's Church, Sale

See syllabus page for October 12th

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