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Choir Concert: Singing & Signing from the Heart

The Monastery

july, 2023

sun09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmChoir Concert: Singing & Signing from the HeartA beautiful live concert with Do Your Thing & Handmade Choirs - deaf and hearing performers with British sign language1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Do Your Thing Choir and Handmade Choir are delighted to be performing in a special live show, to help raise money for the Monastery Organ Appeal from 1-3pm on July 9th, 2023 – and you’re very warmly invited to join us.

Behold the DYT community choir in action below and imagine how incredible their live show will be in the magnificent surrounds of the Great Nave – we are SO looking forward to this uplifting day of inspirational performance!

About DYT Community Choir

Do Your Thing (DYT) community choir has been singing for over a decade in Ashton and Stockport. They have performed at over 150 events from local fundraisers to theatre stages as well as singing live on TV and radio.

Their fans include comedian Jimmy Cricket, who said the choir “should be made available on prescription” and BBC Dementia Choir’s Mark De-Lisser who called them “the choir with heart”.

Gary Barlow praised Liz Taylor, the choir’s musical director, on BBC Radio Manchester for DYT’s fundraising during lockdown. Their music videos raised an incredible £10,000 for charities including NHS Associated Charities, The Christie and MIND. In October their “Evening of Hope for Ukraine” for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal raised a further £3,000.

DYT are delighted to be doing their thing for The Organ Appeal at The Monastery.

Hand Made Choir

Hand Made Signing Choir were formed in Feb 2018. They are a mixture of deaf and hearing people who all share the same passion for British Sign Language and music to make beautiful song accessible to deaf people. They use this wonderful language to express the emotions of music and interpretation of song meaning through sign language.

Hand Made Choir interpret and perform to a wide variety of music and songs including, pop, rock, ballads and classical. They endeavour to accommodate all tastes but most importantly to be inclusive to deaf people.

The choir meets twice a month at Bolton Deaf Society and welcome anyone who wants to experience this powerful language and share its beauty within the deaf community.

Hand Made Choir are led by deaf musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE.

Organ recital

There will also be a classical organ recital by the last Monastery organist and exquisite musician, Stephen Mann.

How much are tickets?

Children under 5 – FREE

Children over 5 – £5

Over 60’s – £10

Adults – £12.50

*Plus online booking fee

Doors open at 12.30pm

How do I book?

Click here to book your tickets

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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