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Classical Christmas Organ Music at the Monastery

The Monastery

december, 2023

thu14dec2:00 pm2:30 pmClassical Christmas Organ Music at the MonasteryHear the Monastery resonate beautifully with this beautiful, classical, organ recital with flute & violin2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

You are warmly invited to join us to enjoy the wonderful, live musicianship of Stephen Mann, the last organist of the original Church of St Francis (1989), as he performs beautiful, classical Christmas music live in at the Monastery.

Stephen will be accompanied by James Hutton on violin & John Hofton on flute.

An absolute treat for your ears and particularly poignant for those who remember hearing the original church organ.

Thursday, 14th December, 2023 at 2.00pm


(i) Joy to the World – Lowell Mason
(ii) Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) – Adolfe Adam
(iii) Instrumental items – tba
(iv) Cantique Popuaire (Noel d`Enfants) – Gabriel Faure
(v) Jesus Christ the apple tree – Elizabeth Poston
(vi) The Shepherds at the Manger – Franz Liszt
(vii) Instrumental items – tba
(viii) Ding Dong merrily on high – 16th century french melody

The recitals are free to attend, thanks to the musicians’ great generosity. There will be a collection at the end, to raise funds to install a replacement organ in the Monastery’s Great Nave, recently donated by Patricroft Church, Eccles.

You can read more about our organ campaign by clicking here.

Online donations are also gratefully accepted. You can donate online quickly, easily and securely by clicking here.

Directions to the Monastery here.


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

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