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The last laugh of Edward Watkins
From: 05 September 2019 to: 05 September 2019
Urmston Masonic Hall, 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston

The Urmston History Society kicks of the second half of the year with a program brought to you by Jeff Scargill. His presentation begins at 7-30 pm and it is FREE entry to all. The Masonic Hall venue includes free parking. 

Contact: J. Howe 748 1356
10th Anniversary Concert To Celebrate Julie’s Tenure
From: 11 September 2019 to: 11 September 2019
St. Clement’s Church in Stretford Road, Urmston

Urmston Choral Society will be performing two very special concerts in September to celebrate 10 years since Julie Parker became their Musical Director.

Taking over the baton in May 2009 from the Choir’s previous Conductor, Paul Crashley, Julie has chosen several songs performed in her first concert including Come to the Fair, Windmill in Old Amsterdam and The Keel Row.  The concerts, entitled Dabblin’ in the Dew, will also include traditional, folk and fun songs such as the Eriskay Love Lilt, Londonderry Air, How Much Is That Doggie and many more.

Julie, who lives in Stretford, studied music at the Royal Northern College of Music and regularly delights audiences with solo singing performances at concerts.  She had sung with Urmston Choral as a teenager and was invited back regularly as a soloist after completing her studies. She has many strings to her bow and, apart from her singing teaching career, is a member of several bands and choirs as well as undertaking many other projects including doing voluntary work in Africa.

Said Julie: “Being a singing teacher myself, I’m delighted to work with UCS to develop their abilities.  We often work on vowel sounds and clarity of consonants along with breath control and support of the voice, while learning harmonies and developing our music reading skills.

“What I also really love about the Choir is the individual members who make up the its collective personality.  There is a very ‘family’ and community feel about the choir which I know lots of members appreciate and many friendships have been formed.  When we make music together, we enjoy ourselves, have a lot of fun and release those endorphins in the brain which lift our spirit to maintain good health and wellbeing.”

The two concerts will be held at St. Clement’s Church in Stretford Road, Urmston on Wednesday, September 11 starting at 7.30pm, being repeated at St. John’s Church, Irlam Road, Flixton, on Saturday, September 14, starting at 2.30pm.  Tickets, priced at £10 (adults), £8 (concessions) and £2 (students/ children) can be purchased from Maxine Summers, Tel: 0161 748 0903.

Contact: Maxine Summers 0161 748 0903
10th Anniversary Concert To Celebrate Julie's Tenure
From: 14 September 2019 to: 14 September 2019
St. John’s Church, Irlam Road, Flixton

Urmston Choral Society will be performing two very special concerts in September to celebrate 10 years since Julie Parker became their Musical Director.

Taking over the baton in May 2009 from the Choir’s previous Conductor, Paul Crashley, Julie has chosen several songs performed in her first concert including Come to the Fair, Windmill in Old Amsterdam and The Keel Row.  The concerts, entitled Dabblin’ in the Dew, will also include traditional, folk and fun songs such as the Eriskay Love Lilt, Londonderry Air, How Much Is That Doggie and many more.

Julie, who lives in Stretford, studied music at the Royal Northern College of Music and regularly delights audiences with solo singing performances at concerts.  She had sung with Urmston Choral as a teenager and was invited back regularly as a soloist after completing her studies. She has many strings to her bow and, apart from her singing teaching career, is a member of several bands and choirs as well as undertaking many other projects including doing voluntary work in Africa.

Said Julie: “Being a singing teacher myself, I’m delighted to work with UCS to develop their abilities.  We often work on vowel sounds and clarity of consonants along with breath control and support of the voice, while learning harmonies and developing our music reading skills.

“What I also really love about the Choir is the individual members who make up the its collective personality.  There is a very ‘family’ and community feel about the choir which I know lots of members appreciate and many friendships have been formed.  When we make music together, we enjoy ourselves, have a lot of fun and release those endorphins in the brain which lift our spirit to maintain good health and wellbeing.”

The two concerts will be held at St. Clement’s Church in Stretford Road, Urmston on Wednesday, September 11 starting at 7.30pm, being repeated at St. John’s Church, Irlam Road, Flixton, on Saturday, September 14, starting at 2.30pm.  Tickets, priced at £10 (adults), £8 (concessions) and £2 (students/ children) can be purchased from Maxine Summers, Tel: 0161 748 0903.

Contact: Maxine Summers 0161 748 0903
Heritage Open Day
From: 14 September 2019 to: 18 September 2019
St Michael's Church, Church Road, Flixton

St. Michael's Parish Church, Flixton HERITAGE OPEN DAY 

Saturday 14th September 10.00-16.00

As part of the National Heritage Open Day scheme we are opening our doors to show case our beautiful Grade 11 listed building. With history dating over 800years there will be various displays, tours of our ancient churchyard (11am and 1pm) and a chance to climb the stone spiral staircase to the ringing room where our bells are rung for worship and weddings. There will be a timeline to follow with a child friendly quiz and the opportunity to see our parish registrars from 1920's which are on loan from Manchester Central. End the day with tea and cake in Church Croft. This event is being put together by St. Michael's Resoration & Development Trust and you can be assured of a very warm welcome.

Wednesday 18th September 7pm in church

As part of our heritage event local historian David Smith is giving a talk titled 'Flixton for Dummies' 

ALL WELCOME

www.stmichaelsflixton.org.uk

Contact: Jean Rostron Resoration & Development Trust