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Other local events:  In view of the current restrictions it is advisable to contact the venues for their revised schedules

Blackburn Cathedral

Recitals on Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.


Bolton Parish Church, Churchgate, Bolton

Lunchtime concerts every Tuesday at 1.15 from Easter to July

Admission Free - retiring collection

(full details awaited:  those confirmed so far are shown below)

April 28      Estelle Pass  (Bolton Parish Church organ scholar)

June 16      Linda Carrington  (Lytham)

June 23      Adrian van der Schans  (Haslingden)

June 30      Gary Hulme  (Prestwich)

July 7         Peter Morrison  (Chorley)


Saturdays at 11.00 a.m.  - Admission £6  (concessions £4)

May  9        Michael Pain  (Bolton)

May 23       Anne Lapwood  (Pembroke College, Cambridge)

July 4         Philip Rushforth  (Chester Cathedral)

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

Chester Cathedral

Thursdays at 1.05 p.m. every week (unless Christmas Day falls on a Thursday!)
Admission charge

To be updated soon

St Laurence's Church, Chorley   (PR7 1EB)

Saturdays at 12 Noon  (Admission £10)

"Cathedral Classics"

April 4          Lee Ward  (Liverpooll)

May 2           Colin Walsh  (Lincoln)

June 6          Shaun Turnbull  (Blackburn)

July 4           Tim Easter  (Harpenden)

October 3     James Davy  (Chelmsford)

November 7  Neil Taylor  (Macclesfield)

Hanley, Victoria Hall  (ST1 3AD)

Saturdays at 12 Noon 

Admission £10.50  (Concessions £9)

April 18:     Jonathan Scott (Manchester)

May 9:        Ashley Grote  (Norwich Cathedral)

June 6:       Liverpool Cathedral Choir  (with Ian Tracey) 

Huddersfield Town Hall 

Mondays at 1.00 p.m. - admission £5.50

March 27:   Gordon Stewart

Leeds Town Hall  -  Mondays  1.05 - 1.55 pm

March 23:      Simon Lindley

March 30:     Darius Barriwalla 

Admission free - retiring collection. 

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 


Woodley Methodist Church  (between Stockport and Hyde)

Friday 27th March at 7.30 pm

Nigel Ogden

Admission £9  (including light refreshments)

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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 Margaret's Church, Hollinwood

This church (close to the M60 Oldham exit) is short of organists to fill the second and third Sundays of the month in their rota.

Weekly sung mass at 10.30, 3-manual Hill organ and fee of £50. (not clear whether this is for two sundays per month or each service played)

Contact Joan Corser at for further details.

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