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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:20:44 +0000

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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.



Musical royalty returns to Kendal's Westmorland Hall

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 09:33:00 +0000

THIS year's Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society season opened with JS Bach's first Brandenburg Concerto.



REVIEW: highly distinguished artists take time to establish their undoubted finesse

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:30:00 +0000

Pro-Musica Trio, Kendal Town Hall



Sought after conductor makes his Haffner debut

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:17:00 +0000

THE excellent Haffner Orchestra opens it 2017/2018 season of concerts at Lancaster University's Great Hall on Saturday, November 11 (7.30pm), with a new musical director on the podium.



Acclaimed Pro-Musica Trio next on stage in popular concert series

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0100

KENDAL Midday Concert Club's 74th season continues next Wednesday, November 1, with the highly acclaimed Pro-Musica Trio - violinist, Robert Heard, viola player, Louise Williams and cellist, Richard Jenkinson - performing Beethoven's String Trio in C Minor and Dohnanyi's Serenade in C Major. Pianist Joseph Houston follows on in KMCC's fortnightly series of lunchtime concerts at Kendal Town Hall on November 15.






Gig for a cause welcomes South African stars

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:09:00 +0100

EVERYTHING is organised and ready to go for a concert that will see two South African singers playing in Kendal, all for a good cause.



World class pianists tune into Brahms Oktoberfest

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:04:00 +0100

ACCLAIMED Chinese pianist Mei-Ting Sun has performed in many of the world's greatest concert halls.



Popular baroque choir on song for busy autumn

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:35:00 +0100

CUMBRIA Baroque Choir has a busy autumn ahead starting with the promise of a powerful performance on Saturday, October 28 (7.30pm) at Lancaster Priory in aid of Motor Neurone Disease South Lakeland area.



Award-winning folk singer plays rare Troutbeck gig

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:16:07 +0100

The acclaimed acoustic singer-songwriter Martha Tilston released her seventh album, ‘Nomad’, in May via Squiggly Records, backed up with a UK tour including Mortal Man at Troutbeck.



Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:11:54 +0100

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Blondie Tribute. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet . Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.



World class foursome opens new concert season

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:01:00 +0100

THE internationally renowned Brodsky Quartet launch Lancaster Art’s 49th concert season on October 19 (7.30pm) at the Great Hall, Lancaster University.



REVIEW: a wondrous display of musicianship, ensemble work, rhythmic dexterity and technical command

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:36:00 +0100

Manchester Camerata, Kendal Town Hall



Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:14:00 +0100

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Open Mic Night. Burgundys, Kendal: mbq. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night. The Lily, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.



Powerful Dvorak work is centrepiece of Come and Sing

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:41:00 +0100

THIS year’s Levens Choir autumn tour takes musical director Ian Jones and his excellent ensemble across country to Norfolk and the splendours of Southwell Minster and Norwich Cathedral. As the prelude to their tuneful trip, they perform at Cartmel Priory on Saturday, October 21 (7.30pm) with guest singers joining the choir to rehearse and perform the central work in the concert: Dvorak’s incredibly lyrical and melodic Mass in D. Before the powerful Dvorak piece, Levens’ singers will perform other music from their Norfolk trip beginning with the wonderful new work by Scottish composer James MacMillan O Radiant Dawn.



Symphony orchestra brings classical sounds to city streets

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:35:00 +0100

THE French horns, strings, flutes and other fine orchestral instruments of the Haffner will be out and about playing tunes by Rossini and more in the upcoming Lancaster Music Festival, on Saturday, October 14. As part of the festival, Lancaster’s very own symphony orchestra will be performing a 45 minute programme conducted by Jonny Lo from 3pm at the city's St Nicholas Arcades, outside Poundland.



Men United in Song puts cancer charities in spotlight

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:33:00 +0100

K SHOES Male Voice Choir aims to put together a scratch choir of up to 40 men who will be given free singing lessons at the new Kendal Rugby Union Football Club Clubhouse to prepare for two concerts - a small one in November and a larger show in December or January.



Irresistible start to concert season

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:49:00 +0100

THE Royal Northern Sinfonia directed by revered violinist Bradley Creswick get the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society 2017-18 season off to a thrilling and irresistible start on Saturday, October 7.



Young prizewinning chamber ensemble plays Heron Theatre

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:08:00 +0100

THE young and talented Mowbski Quartet is the latest string quartet featuring recent graduates from the Royal Northern College of Music to grace the stage of Beetham's Heron Theatre. Winners of the Hirsch Prize for chamber music, violinists Emily Mowbray and William Chadwick, viola player Juliette Kowalski and cellist Miriam Brown, perform works by Joseph Haydn, Gyorgy Ligeti and Franz Schubert on Sunday, October 1 (2.30pm). Box office open Fridays 10am-noon or telephone 015395-64283.



Top rated pioneering orchestra opens new concert season

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:19:00 +0100

MANCHESTER Camerata opens the new Kendal Midday Concert Club season next week.



Terrific talents bring Festival of the Arts to a magnificent close

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:38:00 +0100

BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist Jess Gillam brings Cartmel Priory's Festival of the Arts to a magnificent close on Saturday, September 30 (7.30pm).



Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:15:04 +0100

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Jam Night. Brewery, Kendal: Skerryvore - The Live Forever Tour. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet . Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.



Space-rock legends play in Kendal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:07:11 +0100

Space-rock royalty with origins in the genre’s most beloved band will be bringing their music and stage show to Kendal as part of their nationwide tour.



Award-winning rave makes families look good on the dance floor

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:42:00 +0100

VOTED Best Family Event for the last three years running at the National Family Arts Festival Awards, Big Fish Little Fish is back in Lancaster working with Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University to put on an Animal Fantastical family rave. Big Fish Little Fish has been playing to packed crowds in London since 2013. The North West team was launched in Manchester two year later receiving a fantastic response. The family raves include a multi-sensory dance floor with top DJs. Club visuals, bubble machines, glitter cannons and a giant parachute dance help to create the atmosphere of a real rave. As well as a play and chill out area for babies, the events have a high quality themed craft area with a colouring mural and a playdough table. The event is on Sunday, September 24, from 2pm-4.30pm with K-Klass on the decks providing a house and (grown up) dance music set and a live PA by the fantastic Bobbi Depasois.



Raise a glass to new Poem and a Pint season

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:43:00 +0100

POEM and a Pint’s opening event of the 2017-18 season takes the popular proponents of words and music back to the Malt Kiln Village Hall at Bardsea.



Prestigious Gramophone Award-winning ensemble plays Cartmel Priory

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:13:00 +0100

CONTINUING Cartmel Priory’s September Festival of the Arts on Saturday (September 23, 7.30pm) will be La Serenissima, which specialises in the music of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Directed by violinist Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima is recognised as the UK’s leading baroque performance ensemble and recently won a prestigious Gramophone Award for Best Instrumental Baroque Recording with its The Italian Job album. The concert offers a rare opportunity to hear a renowned baroque ensemble in the stunning surroundings of the 800-year-old Cartmel Priory. Tickets at the door, online at www.cartmelpriory.org.uk or from Cartmel Priory shop.



Quality line-up for organ recital series

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:09:00 +0100

ANOTHER series of Friday lunchtime organ concerts begins at Kendal Parish Church on Friday, September 15, with the return of distinguished Cumbrian musician, choir director and composer, Ian Hare. Organ duets and piano pieces feature in the following concert on September 29 courtesy of the prominent pairing of Charles Edmondson and Nigel Duce, with highly regarded organists Geoffrey Field (October 13); Karen Au (October 27); Andy Plowman (November 10), and David Brindle (November 24) completing the series line-up.



Top brass stages proms concert

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:30:00 +0100

FLOOKBURGH Band returns to Cartmel Priory on Saturday, September 16 (7.30pm), staging one of the prizewinning brass band's popular Last Night Of The Proms concerts. North of England's Champions 2009, the popular band, conducted by John Iveson, will be joined by Jessica Dandy, a young local singer now based in London, who is fast establishing a glowing reputation. All the traditional favourites - Land Of Hope And Glory, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem - feature in another eagerly anticipated, roof-raising Flookburgh Band Proms event.



Soundtrack to show is classic Take That

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:50:00 +0100

TAKE That’s Gary Barlow has a message for fans of the band, writes JOHN ANSON.



Sax sensation Jess Gillam back in Lakeland concert spotlight after Proms success

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:11:00 +0100

FOR those who missed Jess Gillam on the Celebrating John Williams BBC Proms she was sensational.