Manchester Organists' Association
Manchester Organists' Association

We are pleased to announce that Edward McHale has agreed to continue as  President of the Association for our 105th Season

Syllabus 2017 - 2018:

The syllabus for 2017-2018 is still being finalised:  however, due to a printing error in the latest edition of Organists' Review, the events listed under Manchester on the Association news page are not ours, but appear to be those for the Halifax Association!!  The OR editorial board have been notified! 


I can however, confirm the following events which have now been finalised.  Further information about the January and April events will be added when confirmed.


Saturday, September 30th 2017, at 7.30 p.m.

St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor, Stockport  (SK4 4RY)

Our usual inaugural meeting with a composite recital by members, followed by refreshments in the church hall.


Saturday, October 28th 2017, at 7.30 p.m.

St James' Church Hall, Eccles Old Road, Salford   (M6 8EJ)

"Entente Cordiale"

An illustrated talk by Geoffrey Dowling, looking at English organ-builders' influence in France and French organ-builders' influence in the United Kingdom between the 17th & 19th centuries.  Illustrated with many recordings.


Saturday, November 18th 2017, at 7.30 p.m.  (note the date!) 

St Batholomew's church, Westhoughton   (BL5 2BG) 

President's Evening

With Edward McHale


Friday, January 26th, 2018  (note the day and date!!)

Visit to organs in Central Manchester

Further information and times to follow


Saturday, February 24th 2018, at 7.30 p.m.

Albion United Reformed Church, Ashton-under-Lyne   (OL6 6QQ) 

Public recital by Andrew Dean, MMus, FRCO   (organ tutor at Chetham's School of Music)


Saturday, March 10th 2018, at 7.30 p.m.   (note the date!)

St Paul's Church, Sale

Concert by the St Cecilia Singers of Chester, directed by Marc Murray (President-Elect)


Saturday, April 21st 2018,   (note the date!)

Day visit to churches in Cheshire, arranged by the secretary  

Frodsham, Norley and Tarvin, with bar meal at a local hostelry!  (further details to follow)


Saturday, May 19th 2018, at 12.30 p.m.

Alma Lodge hotel, Buxton Road, Stockport   (SK2 6FL)

Annual General Meeting; followed by the Annual Lunch at 1.30

Further details to follow


Saturday, July  7th 2018, at 7.30 p.m.

Albion United Reformed Church, Ashton-under-Lyne

A celebrity recital by Malcolm Archer of Winchester College: further details to follow.


Further information about meetings, and details of any changes to the Syllabus will be published here as soon as they are available, and are also included in our regular Newsletters.

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