Further to a previous notice, I can now confirm that Eric Holmes house organ was moved to the music suite at Cheadle Hulme School on 22nd & 23rd February, where it will mainly be used for teaching and practice purposes. It is intended that a public concert to inaugurate the organ in its new setting will be organised soon (see Syllabus page).
More details when available.
Bolton Parish Church
Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.15 to 1.50 pm (retiring collection)
June 19th: Students of the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School
June 26th: David Baker (Mytholmroyd) - organ
July 3rd: Gary Hulme (Prestwich Parish Church) - organ
July 10th: Peter Morrison (St Mary, Chorley) - organ
July 17th: Members of Bolton Parish Church Choir
July 24th: Linda Carrington (St Anne's-on-Sea) - organ
July 31st: "A Taste of France" (Sigrid Clarkson-Pain & Michael Pain)
(with special Gallic refreshments!)
Saturday morning recitals at 11.00 am - admission £6 (concessions £4)
June 9th: David Leigh (St Patrick's National Cathedral, Dublin)
July 21st: Peter Holder (assistant, Westminster Abbey)
See also vacancies at the foot of this page
Bury Parish Church
Lunchtime concerts every Friday at 12.30 commencing September 8th
A variety of instrumental or vocal soloists and instrumental ensembles
Light lunches (soup & sandwiches) available in the Blackburne Hall from 11.30
Thursdays at 1.05 p.m. every week (unless Christmas Day falls on a Thursday!)
Organ recitals by resident or visiting organists.
Hanley: Victoria Hall (ST1 3AD)
(With apologies to Michael Rhodes for the late up-dating of information here)
Saturdays at 12 Noon.
June 16th: Michael Rhodes and Ashley Mellor
July 21st: Michael Rhodes (with the Victoria Hall Organ-builders)
August 18th: Thomas Ospital (St Eustache, Paris & Radio France Concert Hall)
September 15th: Philip Adams and David Lloyd
October 27th: Jonathan Scott (Manchester)
November 24th: Ian Tracey (Liverpool Cathedral)
St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor: Saturdays at 3.00 pm
Refreshments included - retiring collection in aid of local charities
16th June: Victoria Piano Quartet - Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Manduell
21st July: Alex & David Jones (double bass & piano)
Manchester City Centre: St Ann's Church
Tuesdays at 1.00 p.m. from September
Organ recitals by Simon Passmore (Director of Music) and invited guest recitalists.
Rochdale Town Hall
Recitals on the celebrated four-manual J.J.Binns organ - Saturdays at Noon.
(Arranged by the Oldham, Rochdale & Tameside Organists' Association)
Next season's recitals will be listed here when arrangements are complete.
Wilmslow: St Bartholomew's Church
Celebrating the new three-manual organ built by York Pipe Organs.
Sundays at 4.00 p.m..
17th & 24th June: Philip Underwood
Autumn Organfest: Saturdays at 7.30 p.m.
29th September: Graham Eccles (North Wales)
6th October: Michael Overbury
13th October: Neil Taylor
A history of "The Organs of Bolton Parish Church" (by our web-master) was published in 2015 and was very favourably reviewed in the Organ Club magazine. It is
available at Association meetings and recitals at Bolton Parish Church for £3.50. (or £4.75 including postage from the webmaster: phone or email for details)
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 www.scottbrothersduo.com for further information
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 11 to 13, to the value of £500 per annum.
Similarly, an Organ Scholarship for a suitably experienced player in the same age range is being offered at £1000 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 email@example.com