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Friday 27th September 2019

1303rd   Luncheon

Geoffrey Scargill



"Miracle in Manchester - Sir John Barbirolli and the Halle"



Luncheon sponsored by a member

Geoffrey will tell us about

Barbirolli's wonderful work with the Halle, which nearly didn't happen.

The talk describes the way he raised the orchestra to world-class and focuses on his warm personality, which had however a darker side to it. The presentation will be illustrated with  

some music but the focus is on the man.




Biography: I am a retired headteacher and magistrate, living in Heaton Moor, Stockport. My interests are local history, politics, cricket (I'm a life member of Lancashire) and travel. I am not a musician but I love music, especially Elgar's. I have just finished a 20 year stint as the chair of the North West Branch of the Elgar Society and am now its programme secretary. I am a member of the Governing Council of the national society. 

My main passion is publicising the amazing achievements and failures of Sir Edward Watkin.


Closing date for applications for this luncheon is Friday 14th September 2019




Pan seared Chicken,

.Creamy Leeks, Chestnut Mushrooms & Mashed Potato


Pave of Salmon, Petit Pois ala Fancaise.

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Vegetarian     .Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Courgettes, Cherry Tomato Sauce, Olives & Basil.  Vegetarian



.Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream.


Meringue, Summer Berry Chantilly Raspberry Sorbet.

 Fresh Fruit Salad

or Ice Cream


Coffee or Tea