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Ashton-under-Lyne:  Albion United Reformed Church

There will be a recital on Sunday 7th July at 3.00 p.m. by Hans Uwe Heilscher (Organist of the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden).  Admission free; retiring collection.

This is part of Hans' recital tour in North-West England.  He gave a excellent and varied recital at Bolton Parish Church some years ago, and this event can be well-recommended.

Blackburn Cathedral

Recitals on Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.

Bolton Parish Church

Lunchtime recitals Tuesdays 1.15 to 1.50. Admission free: retiring collection.

April 30   Paul Greenhalgh (piano)

May 7      Estelle Pass and William Martin  (Bolton Parish Church organ scholars)

May 14    Jerome Ness (guitar)

May 21    Gary Hulme (organ - Prestwich Parish Church)

May 28    Karl Greenall (organ - Wigan Parish Church)

June 4     Peter Morrison (organ - Chorley)

June 11   Linda Carrington (organ - Lytham-St Annes)

June 18   Royal Northern College of Music Junior School Students

June 25   Adam Taylor (piano)

July 2      Stephanie Ives (soprano) and Catherine Hall-Smith (piano)

July 9      Vivien Chasey (violin) with Robin Bowman (piano) and Claire Bowman (soprano)

July 16    Marc Murray (organ - Bury Parish Church)

July 30    Sigrid & Michael Pain (Music of the 60s and 70s)

              (Including a 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Moon Landing in music,

               with organ, and narration by Michael Tatman)


Saturday morning recitals at 11.00 am  - admission £6  (concessions £4)

May 4      Michael Pain (Bolton Parish Church)

June 8     Shaun Turnbull (Assistant, Blackburn Cathedral)

July 6      John Hosking (North Wales)


See also vacancies at the foot of this page

Bury Parish Church
Lunchtime concerts every Friday at 12.30 commencing January 11th
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

Halifax Minster

Regular recitals:  Thursdays at 1.00 - guest recitalists

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

March 25th:  Gordon Stewart

Leeds Minster

Recitals on Fridays at 12.30 p.m. 

Manchester City Centre:  St Ann's Church

Tuesdays at 1.00 p.m. from 15th January

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 

(Arranged by the Oldham, Rochdale & Tameside Organists' Association

(Future dates to be confirmed)

Sales promotions!

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 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 10 to 13, to the value of £500 per annum.

Senior and Junior Organ Scholars have now been appointed.


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 

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