Music Notes

We welcome all enquiries regarding use of the church

for the  performing arts.

        Contact  David Bradshaw  T: 0161 431 4661            


                   “MUSIC  ON  THE  MOOR”  
(for the complete 2020 brochure, see 'Musical Events')

Good news if you are a fan of classical music.

“Music On The Moor” is returning for its third season of
monthly Saturday 3pm concerts in St Paul’s Church.

If you enjoy live classical music, “Music On The Moor” gives you a rare opportunity to hear some of the very best professional artists performing on your doorstep.
There is no charge for admission and even refreshments after the recital are free ! 

Donations will go to five charities: Heatons Red Cross, St Ann’s Hospice,
Francis House, Heatons Dementia Friendly Group and
The Children’s Society.

Last year’s concerts raised more than £1,200 for these local charities.

The season commences on Saturday March 21 at 3pm with a clarinet soloist and a string quartet, playing music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. 
The concert on Saturday April 25 at 3pm features the Kantos Chamber Choir, who are returning by popular request, having featured in both our previous seasons.

The concert on May 16 marks a special celebration for the 90th birtday of Stockport born composer Peter Hope
, famous for his BBC TV News Music, his ubiquitous and catchy Jaunting Car, arrangements for Carreras, Kiri te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Aled Jones, BBC Concert Orchestra etc.
This concert will have a short interval.

Saturday, June 13 sees the return of Margaret McDonald (mezzo-soprano) with David Jones on piano.
singing music by Mozart, Gershwin, Douglas Steele, G&S etc

July 18 will feature Susan Bettaney and Amy Wakefield as a piano duet.
They will play music by Bizet, Mendelssohn and 3 duets by Roy Heaton Smith.

Finally, on Saturday, 15 August, Lesley Jane Rogers(soprano), John Turner(recorder), Harvey Davies(harpsichord and piano) and Heather Bills(cello) will play a selecetion of baroque music by Handel, Telemann, Bach,
plus Three Flower Songs by Arnold Cooke, and Ariel by Robert Mather-Walker which will be a first performance.

“Music On The Moor” is fortunate to enjoy the patronage of the internationally acclaimed concert pianist Stephen Hough and financial support from several Music Trusts.
Audiences are assured of the remarkable experience of listening to great live music in the Heatons.


David Bradshaw and Jeremy Ward