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The Category Bolton is a subset of Greater Manchester. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bolton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bolton Chamber Choir

- Bolton Chamber Orchestra

- Bolton Festival Choir

- Bolton Symphony Orchestra

- Cottontown Chorus

- Eagley Jazz Club

- Farnworth Performing Arts Company

- New Rosemere

- St Paul's Astley Bridge AODS

 

! Bolton KEY
VISITS (to Website)49
VIEWS (of this Record)66

‘Our objectives are to: Provide opportunities for members, and the general public, to broaden their knowledge of music (particularly for the organ) by arranging talks, demonstrations etc., and to experience playing on a wide range of organs by arranging visits to a variety of churches.’

 

* Bolton & District Organists’ Association
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)230

'We are teaching around 8,000 children weekly to play a musical instrument, teaching the music curriculum in over a third of our local primary schools and running 45 weekly out-of-school bands, choirs and orchestras ... Many of our students come through the Music Service and then go on to play in regional ensembles like the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band and in national groups like the National Youth Choir/ Brass Band / Orchestra ... Bolton Music Service is the lead partner in the Greater Manchester Music Hub.’

 

* Bolton Music Service
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)415

'We hold regular monthly concerts featuring the top UK and European artistes playing the very best of the modern electronic instruments, multi keyboards etc.'

 

* Music at Hilltops
VISITS (to Website)251
Also indexedBolton in Tune
VIEWS (of this Record)642

‘The origins of the present society date back to 1934, when a number of parishioners of St. Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church in Bolton, Lancashire, decided to form a musical society with the intention of performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas ... The Choral Section has been an integral part of BCMCS. since its formation in 1973. We have built up an excellent reputation in Bolton for our performances of many classic choral works ... In 1977 the society changed its name to its present one, Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society, and is now known to its friends in and around the town as “Bolton Caths”. There is no requirement to be a Catholic however, and anyone who shares our love of music and theatre is welcome to join.’

 

+ Bolton Catholic Musical & Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)183
Also indexedBCMCS
VIEWS (of this Record)507

‘Founded in 1887. As an amateur choir we are proud to bring professional soloists and musicians to Bolton. We usually sing four concerts a year. Our repertoire covers over 300 years of choral music, from Bach to the present day.’

+ Bolton Choral Union
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of this Record)216

‘One of the leading chamber choirs in the north west of England ... We perform 5-6 concerts per year, including both sacred and secular repertoire. Our concerts can be light and include songs from shows, or can consist of a single piece ... Franz Xaver Brixi was an 18th century Czech composer and his “Veni Sancte Spiritus” was the first choral work sung by a group of dedicated musicians from the Bolton area eager to form a chamber choir back in May 1994 ...The Brixi Singers are limited by their Constitution to 25 singers.’

+ Brixi Singers
VISITS (to Website)106
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘Formed in 1975, The Houghton Weavers made their television debut in the BBC's talent show "We'll Call You". So successful were they that, within a couple of months they were given their own show "Sit Thi Deawn" which continued for six series over seven years and had the highest viewing figures for any regional T.V. programme ... The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of song and humour. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they will always "KEEP FOLK SMILING".’

 

+ Houghton Weavers
VISITS (to Website)461
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘A self-funded group of enthusiasts, dedicated to providing quality theatrical entertainment. We produce two musical shows a year, in April and November ... We have great facilities for audiences and members, including a 210-seat auditorium with raked seating for optimum viewing, and a full bar which is open during every performance and after rehearsals. ‘

 

+ Walmsley Church AODS
VISITS (to Website)12
VIEWS (of this Record)54

‘Based in the village of Westhoughton, in Bolton, Lancashire. Wingates Band was formed in 1873 by the members of the Bible Class of Wingates Independent Methodist Church in Westhoughton, in response to a challenge thrown down by the members of the Westhoughton Old Band, which had existed since 1858, to develop brass band music in the region. In 1910 almost half the band's members and senior committee personnel were lost in the Pretoria pit disaster, one of the worst in British mining history which claimed the lives of 344 men and boys, numbering cornet players, trombone players and horn players from Wingates Band. Since the 1900s Wingates has been regarded as one of the elite bands in Britain and by many as amongst the very best bands during the life of the band movement.’

 

 

+ Wingates Band
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of this Record)241

Hold series of ‘Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts’ and ‘Saturday Morning Organ Recitals’.

 

@ Bolton Parish Church
VISITS (to Website)308
VIEWS (of this Record)459

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