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.
Bolton Parish Church
Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.15 to 1.50 pm (retiring collection)
April 24th: Andrew Bailey (St Mary, Rostherne) - organ
May 1st: Jon Gjylaci - guitar
May 8th: Pupils from Bolton School (Boys Division)
May 15th: Paul Greenhalgh - piano
May 22nd: Pupils from Bolton School Boys Junior Department
May 29th: Quintessence (vocal quintet)
June 5th: Adrian van der Schans (Haslingden Parish Church) - organ
June 12th: Adam Taylor - piano
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)
May 5th: Michael Pain (Bolton Parish Church)
June 9th: David Leigh (St Patrick's National Cathedral, Dublin)
July 21st: Peter Holder (assistant, Westminster Abbey)
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.
April 21st: Jonathan Scott (Manchester)
May 12th: The Scott Brothers Duo (piano & organ)
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
21st April: Harvey and Helen Davies (piano duet) - Faure, Mendelssohn & Mozart
19th May: Kantos Chamber Choir - Tallis, Purcell, Elgar, Stanford, Grainger & Britten
16th June: Victoria Piano Quartet - Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Manduell
21st July: Alex & David Jones (double bass & piano)
Holy Trinty Church, Horwich: Saturday 28th April at 7.30 pm
Organ recital by Alan Beedie, MA, ARCO - Bach, Faure, Mendelssohn, Howells, Elgar, etc.
Admission £8 in aid of Holy Trinity Namibia Committee
(The diocese of Namibia is twinned with Manchester diocese)
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)
May 12th - Kemp English (International concert organist, new Zealand)
Wilmslow: St Bartholomew's Church
Celebrating the new three-manual organ built by York Pipe Organs.
Saturdays at 3.00 p.m.
21st April: Donald MacKenzie (The Odeon, Leicester Square)
Sundays at 4.00 p.m..
6th May: George Herbert
13th May: Philip Underwood (in memory of Eric Holmes)
20th May: Peter Johnson
27th May: Geoffrey Coffin (York)
3rd June: David Oldfield
10th, 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
St Mary, Nether Alderley
Organist and Choirmaster/mistress required for the historic parish church of this rural community, and also at the daughter church of St Catherine, Birtles.
St Mary's has a two manual Hill organ recently completely overhauled and up-dated by Principal Pipe Organs of York. The organ at Birtles is a two manual Conacher of 1909.
Contact the Revd Jon Hale, The Recory, Church Lane, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley SK10 4TW for further details and an application pack.
St Matthew, Stretford
St Matthew's are still looking for a permanent Organist/Choirtrainer to succeed the late Philip Holt. Contact details to follow.
Manchester Organists' Association
Geoffrey Dowling at:
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
+44 0161 7664100 +44 0161 7664100