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We publish regular newsletters via email giving descriptions of the lunchtime concerts and the other events that we present. These are sent out at about monthly intervals with the objective of keeping recipients up to date with our activities.  On this section of the website we show copies of the recent versions of these letters but if you would like to receive your own copies please send an email to:- ahorp @littlejohn.freeserve.co.uk asking for your name to be included in the distribution list.


Ashton Hall Organ Restoration Project (incorporating Save our Steinway)

Ashton Hall Organ Restoration Project

Registered Charity No. 1113551
An Independent Charity,supported by Lancaster City Council

Distinguished Patrons: R & S Gillow-Reynolds, Prof Dr Ian Tracey, Dr Jennifer Bate OBE,
Sir Karl Jenkins OBE, Dr Carol Williams(USA), Dr Kevin Morgan, Nigel Ogden(BBC)
Donald MacKenzie, Malcolm Archer, Wayne Marshall, Peter Wright
& North and Midlands School of Music
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Colin H. Parsons MBE

July Newsletter No 1 22/06/2016

Dear AHORP Supporter,

Welcome back to the reminder of our concerts in the Ashton Hall (29th June 2016). Starting at 1230 hrs.
Duration approx 50 minutes.

Thank you for your continued support whilst we were based at Trinity High Street, Lancaster when we enjoyed a mixture of organ and piano concerts., which featured Paul Gregson (Org), Simon Russell, Nantwich (Org), Phillip Fawcett – (Piano).

Latest News. Thanks to your continued support and generosity, we have now ordered the new chest for the 17th (1 3/5') rank of pipes for the Great Organ. It was to have been an original provision in 1909 but there is no clear evidence why this was never executed. The addition of this rank of pipes will enable organists to play music from the English and French Baroque Eras. It is anticipated that the installation will be completed later this summer.

Players will be as follows:

29th June Faye Adamson – Ruthin Minster
6th July Terry Crolley – Altrincham
13th July Stuart Corrie – Rossall School, Fleetwood
20th July Andrew Jones – Criccieth (N. Wales)
27th Colin Porter - Liverpool

WE look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Best wishes
Colin Parsons
AHORP Chairman