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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:19:06 +0000

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REVIEW: treasured moments of pure beauty, poetic elegance and refined musicianship

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:19:02 +0000

Finghin Collins, Kendal Town Hall

Choir returns for more Music in Quiet Places

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:31:03 +0000

LEVENS Choir stages another in its Music in Quiet Places series, returning to the lovely church of Lower Tatham, near Kirkby Lonsdale, on Sunday, February 25 (2.30pm). Under the baton of highly respected musical director Ian Jones, the music will vary from Renaissance composers such as Thomas Tallis, Tomas de Victoria, and Francisco Guerrero, to 21st Century works by Bob Chilcott and Howard Skempton. The afternoon concert also includes a 'folk' interlude from a group within the popular choir, Ad Lib (Gill Smith, Christine Wood, Joyce Tedcastle and Jan Burgess), plus instrumental music from the choir's scholars. Looking ahead, Levens Choir joins forces with the Marian Consort on March 10 for a concert of music by Thomas Tallis.

One of the UK's most respected and popular pianists shares stage with local orchestra

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:04:10 +0000

JONNY Lo conducts his second concert with Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra on Saturday, February 24, with a very special guest in the spotlight.

More voices needed for major concert

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:09:10 +0000

CUMBRIA Festival Chorus' next project is a celebration of the music of Hubert Parry, probably best known for writing Jerusalem.

Top flight pianist plays Kendal midday concert

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:33:08 +0000

ONE of Ireland's most successful musicians is the star turn at the next Kendal Midday Concert Club fortnightly concert on Wednesday, February 21.

REVIEW: piano concerto is tour de force for soloist and orchestra

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:36:15 +0000

Lakeland Sinfonia and Pascal Roge, Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre

World class Chinese guitarist plays university performance

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:20:04 +0000

INTERNATIONAL virtuoso guitarist Xuefei Yang performs a ravishing selection of music by composers Legnani, Bach and Changjun as part of the Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University contemporary arts season. Xuefei - who plays the university's Great Hall on Thursday, February 8 (7.30pm) - was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and apparently became the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage. She has played in more than 50 countries at numerous prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London. Her programme also includes a work by a Chinese female composer, Chen Yi. Box office Lancaster Arts on 01524-594151.

Fine dining and classical music on festival menu

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:27:04 +0000

THE soothing sounds of Beethoven, Schubert and Janá?ek will be among the highlights of Askham Hall’s 2018 Classical Music Festival Weekend.

Highly regarded London church choir heads north for concert

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:38:03 +0000

ONE of London's leading mixed voiced church choirs is tuning up and heading our way.

REVIEW: near perfect performance from renowned piano duo

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:30:11 +0000

Lisney-Briggs Duo, Kendal Town Hall

Brewery hosts some of best contemporary folk

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:37:05 +0000

FOLK fans can experience a double bill of traditional music with a modern contemporary twist at the Brewery next week.

World class French pianist brings his renowned virtuosity to Kendal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:37:10 +0000

EXCITEMENT is building around the next Lakeland Sinfonia concert.

Highly regarded choral ensemble seeks more singers

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:20:16 +0000

PRO Nobis Singers are in fine voice and rehearsing for their 2018 spring and summer concerts. However, 2019 is already in their sights - the choir's 50th birthday.

Some of the region's best known musicians feature in lunchtime recital programme

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:34:12 +0000

ORGAN recitals at Kendal Parish Church return for 2018 with the first on January 19 courtesy of Andy Plowman.

REVIEW: top quality performance of remarkable music provides unforgettable experience

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:31:03 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia Ensemble, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: musicianship of the highest quality

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:33:08 +0000

Manchester Camerata, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Sting's must-see musical sails into the spotlight

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:19:00 +0000

HE MAY be one of the world’s best selling artists but Sting is remarkably self-effacing when it comes to his musical, The Last Ship, which will be touring the UK for the first time this year, writes JOHN ANSON.

Popular midday concerts return after festive break with performance by esteemed ensemble

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:08:00 +0000

KENDAL Midday Concert Club returns after the festive break to its Kendal Town Hall home with a performance next Wednesday (January 10) from the esteemed Royal Northern Sinfonia Ensemble. Popular midday musician Sarah Beth Briggs teams up with fellow pianist James Lisney on January 24; chamber music masters, the Gould Piano Trio, perform on February 7; one of Ireland's most successful musicians, pianist Finghin Collins, plays Kendal on February 21; clarinettist, Emma Johnson and pianist, John Lenehan return to KMCC on March 7 and the Piatti Quartet complete the 2017/2018 season on March 21.

Star-studded line-up in Brewery Arts Centre new season

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:47:00 +0000

RENOWNED punk poet John Cooper Clarke is among the star-studded line-up blazing a trail to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.

Concert society's Viennese Gala promises a dazzling night of music

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:46:00 +0000

A HEFTY helping of music by the renowned Waltz King is a terrific way to start the New Year.

REVIEW: choir's Messiah is a truly emotional and meaningful journey

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:24:00 +0000

Ulverston Choral Society, St Marys Parish Church, Ulverston

Tale of convicts in love gets return performance

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:30:12 +0000

THE performance of a seminal folk-music event is to take place again next year following rave reviews of its 2017 revival.

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:18:00 +0000

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Orchid Hunters and Bad Transmission. Burgundys, Kendal: Jazz Police Reduced. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.

Legend Joyce Humber is back on the Brewery piano stool on Christmas Eve

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:08:00 +0000

ONE of the Lakeland's best known piano players returns to her regular festive slot at the Brewery on Sunday (December 24). Legendary music teacher and former member of the well-known Trio Vignette ensemble, Joyce Humber will be once again tinkling the ivories during her popular Christmas Eve gathering at the Kendal arts centre from midday-4pm, playing carols and spreading much mirth and merriment, and getting everyone into the Christmas spirit. Joyce's tinsel-tinted tunes include Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Come all ye Faithful and much more. Joyce started her legendary seasonal slot in the early 1980s.

Former Atomic Kitten brings musical magic to big budget show

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:03:00 +0000

LIZ McClarnon is surrounded by Christmas trees, lights twinkling like a night-time sky full of stars, writes JOHN ANSON. Brightly wrapped boxes and sticks of candy cane form small piles at her feet.

Top orchestra waltzes all the way to Ulverston for New Year’s Viennese Gala

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:08:00 +0000

POPULAR classics from the Fledermaus Overture to the Blue Danube Waltz all feature in the Royal Northern Sinfonia's grand New Year’s Viennese Gala.

REVIEW: orchestra shines during exuberant performance

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:13:00 +0000

The Westmorland Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:29:05 +0000

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Aynsley Lister. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.

Family favourites and classic Christmas tunes feature in concert band's Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:27:00 +0000

KENDAL Concert Band performs its Christmas Spectacular to raise funds for the South Cumbria and North Lancashire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Saturday (December 16, 7.30pm) at Kendal Town Hall.

Handel's Messiah and celebration of carols and readings from Thomas Hardy among festive favourites still to come

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:03:00 +0000

ULVERSTON Choral Society perform Handel's festive favourite Messiah at St Marys Parish Church on Friday, December 15 (7.30pm).

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:16:07 +0000

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Jam Night. Burgundys, Kendal:Trickle Charge. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.

Choral power at its festive best

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:30:00 +0000

TIS' the season to be jolly and there's nothing quite like a choral concert to send the spirits soaring.

International soprano joins flute orchestra for Not Just a Christmas concert

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:42:00 +0000

CUMBRIA’S flute orchestra, Flutes and Co, presents a family-friendly Not Just a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 10 (3pm) led by musical director, Sue Nicholls. Staged at St Anne’s Church, Ings, the concert will open with an arrangement of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. Three local flute players Cathy Goss, Philip Gruar and Colin Blakey, have arranged pieces for the concert and there will be two original flute orchestra compositions Le Chateau Hante (The Haunted Castle) by Avinee and a piece with audience participation Voices of Nagasaki by Will Offermans. One of the many highlights of the concert promises to be an arrangement of Verdi’s Agnus Dei from the Requiem where the flute orchestra will be joined by international soprano soloist, Jane Irwin. Christmas favourites including Troika and Walking in the Air will be performed in the second half.

Festive treat for classical music lovers

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:29:00 +0000

FOR many classical music lovers it really wouldn't feel like Christmas if jovial conductor Wyn Davies didn't turn up on the Lakeland Sinfonia podium.

REVIEW: choir in sparkling form to mark great composer's birthday

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:13:00 +0000

Kendal South Choir, St Thomas' Church, Kendal

Popular folk trio to play special Christmas gig

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:36 +0000

AN award-winning folk trio are bringing a specially crafted Christmas show to Kendal this December.

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:57:36 +0000

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Paps. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night. The New Union, Kendal: Lauren Davy. Zefirellis, Ambleside: The Elderly Brothers. The Platform, Morecambe: Peggy Seeger.

Prizewinning Italian conductor makes concert debut

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:53:00 +0000

A DOUBLE bill of Mozart and Michael Haydn (Joseph's equally talented brother) is the centrepiece of Furness Bach Choir's first performance with new musical director Marco Bellasi.

Distinguished viola player is soloist with 'wonderful Westmorland'

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:29:00 +0000

BBC Philharmonic principal viola Steven Burnard steps into the soloist spotlight with the Westmorland Orchestra on Saturday (December 2, 7.30pm).

Distinguished ensemble pay tribute to one of the nation's greatest violinists

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:23:00 +0000

PETER Cropper was an awesome violinist.

Highly regarded Italian singers bring Christmas vibe to town

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:26:00 +0000

THE Joy Singers of Venice bring a Christmas vibe to Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Sunday, November 26 (2pm) with a repertoire that ranges from classic to contemporary gospel and from jazz to funk and soul. Among the highly regarded Italian choir's ranks is Catherine Swain, deputy head of an international school at Mirano, near Venice. Originally from Ulverston, Catherine attended Ulverston Victoria High School and lived in the town until she left for university in Leeds. After graduating she spent many years in education before moving to Venice 14 years ago. The Joy Singers' prestigious collaborations include working with Andrea Bocelli, Kool and the Gang and Massimo Ranieri. Box office 01539-725133.

Works by Benjamin Britten are centrepiece of choral concert

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:00 +0000

KENDAL South Choir’s next concert features a selection of works by Benjamin Britten, including Rejoice in the Lamb based on Christopher Smart’s poem Jubilate Agno. Staged at Kendal's St Thomas’s Church, on Saturday, November 25 (7.30pm), also in the popular choir's programme is the seasonal favourite A Ceremony of Carols. Usually performed by women’s voices only, this arrangement is for four part choir with organ and harp accompaniment. The remainder of the evening comprises Britten’s Festival Te Deum and Jubilate Deo. Under the expert direction of Don Gillthorpe, the choir will be accompanied by AnnaKate Pearson on harp and Adrian Self on the organ. Tickets are available from Made in Cumbria, Kendal, choir members or at the door.

REVIEW: pianist extraordinaire gives memorable recital

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:18:00 +0000

Pianist, Joseph Houston, Kendal Town Hall

Westmorland Youth Orchestra returns to concert platform with new conductor

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:07:00 +0000

THE acclaimed young talents of the Westmorland Youth Orchestra return to the stage on Saturday, November 25, with a fresh and imaginative concert format.

REVIEW: music-making of the highest quality

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:25:00 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Breathtakingly beautiful works are choir's concert centrepiece

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:51:00 +0000

MUSIC from Six Countries by Tallis, Guerrero, Lobo, Brahms, Bruckner, Duruflé and Stanford feature in this weekend's much awaited Allegri Singers performances.

Carousel "was a dream come true" for number one singer

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:28:00 +0000

BY HER own admission, Katherine Jenkins just loves Christmas, writes JOHN ANSON.

Jazz fusion music gives audience a taste of Indian culture

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:36:00 +0000

A NEW type of music which fuses Indian and Jazz music arrives at Settle Victoria Hall today (Thursday 9) as part of a six-date tour across the North of England.

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:26:00 +0000

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal:Wishbone Ash. Brewery, Kendal: Emily Barker plus support. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night. The Lily, Ambelside: Soul and Funk nigh with DJ Shark le Funk. Victoria Hall, Settle: Bollywood Jazz.