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Published: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:25:59 +0000

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REVIEW: polished and musically convincing performance that deserved a greater accolade from the audience

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:19:04 +0000

Westmorland Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall

REVIEW: sublime musical journey with excellent blend and balance of voices

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:47:02 +0000

Levens Choir and Marian Consort, St George's Church, Kendal

REVIEW: one of UK's best loved pianists enthrals audience with memorable performance

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:30:12 +0000

Haffner Orchestra and Martin Roscoe, Great Hall, Lancaster University

REVIEW: capacity audience transported back 600 years in imaginative musical drama

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:08:07 +0000

Emma Johnson and John Lenehan, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: refined musicianship was at the helm throughout

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:41:17 +0000

Halle, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

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

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

Finghin Collins, Kendal Town Hall

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

REVIEW: near perfect performance from renowned piano duo

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

Lisney-Briggs Duo, Kendal Town Hall

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

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

REVIEW: choir gives fine performance during conductor's successful concert debut

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:49:00 +0000

Furness Bach Choir, St Mary of Furness RC Church, Ulverston

REVIEW: best-ever performance from Lakeland Sinfonia

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:47:00 +0000

Lakeland Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: orchestra shines during exuberant performance

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

The Westmorland Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre

REVIEW: Strauss' Radetsky March brings curtain down on excellent youth orchestra performance

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:21:00 +0000

Westmorland Youth Orchestra, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge

REVIEW: much to admire and enjoy during highly skilled piano and viola pairing's midday performance

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:38:00 +0000

Emma Richards (viola) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano), Kendal Town Hall

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

REVIEW: pianist extraordinaire gives memorable recital

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

Pianist, Joseph Houston, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: music-making of the highest quality

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

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

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

REVIEW: an evening’s music-making of the highest quality

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:18:00 +0100

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Westmorland hall, Kendal Leisure Centre

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

REVIEW: many further delights in second week of superb Lake District Summer Music

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:35:00 +0100

THERE were many further delights in the second week of Lake District Summer Music's 2017 programme, one of which was the early music recital at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness, writes CLIVE WALKLEY. This was the ideal venue for a recital of songs and music for virginals by the young soprano Gwendolen Martin and her accompanist Tom Primrose; its central hall is possibly no larger than the some of the rooms in which the music on the programme would have been heard when first written.

REVIEW: award-winning string quartet shares festival stage with acclaimed baritone

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:01:00 +0100

THE award-winning Villiers String Quartet made their debut appearance at Lake District Summer Music in an attractive programme at St Thomas’s Church, Kendal, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.

REVIEW: festival recital by distinguished duo displays artistic partnership at its best

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:58:00 +0100

ROBERT Cohen and Carole Presland both have a long association with Lake District Summer Music, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.

REVIEW: immaculate playing from prizewinning quartet

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:17:00 +0100

THE number of young string quartets appearing on our concert platforms seems to mushroom year by year, the result perhaps of the numerous chamber music competitions open to young players nearing the end of their conservatoire training, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.

REVIEW: ensemble's exquisite singing was an evening to remember

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:37:00 +0100

The King's Men, St George`s Church, Kendal

REVIEW: electrifying performance opens Lake District Summer Music festival

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:02:00 +0100

Solomon’s Knot, Coronation Hall, Ulverston

Sounds Write - Gladys Knight - Anthony Loman

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:52:32 +0100

TV presenters, radio DJs and music fans are all too guilty these days of casually referring to many artists as legends, when in truth, most have hardly earned the label. It is a tag that is bandied about with little thought given to what it actually takes to warrant such a title but with respect to soul diva Gladys Knight, her status as a music legend is fully deserved and has been justifiably earned during her career that now spans over fifty years of performing.

REVIEW: popular musical director bows out with a flourish

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:24:00 +0100

Westmorland Youth Orchestra, Kendal Parish Church

REVIEW: William Byrd anthem provides fitting end to enjoyable concert

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 10:52:00 +0100

Furness Bach Choir, St Mary's Parish Church, Ulverston

REVIEW: beautifully balanced programme opens festival of baroque

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:21:00 +0100

Bassenthwaite Festival of Baroque Music, St Bega’s and St John’s Churches

REVIEW: orchestra's concert is top quality musical experience

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:19:00 +0100

Haffner Orchestra, Ashton Hall, Lancaster

REVIEW: few dare take on such a gigantic work

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:11:35 +0100

Verdi's Requiem, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

REVIEW: orchestra continues to go from strength to strength

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:11:26 +0100

Westmorland Orchestra, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: audience enjoys a feast of Vivaldi

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:35:36 +0100

Ambleside and District Choral Society, Ambleside Parish Church

REVIEW: choral concert is superb and rewarding evening of music-making

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:07:42 +0100

Kendal South Choir, St Thomas’s Church, Kendal

REVIEW: memorable evening of music-making comes to thrilling denouement in majestic finale

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:58:55 +0100

BBC Philharmonic, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: choir's Dixit Dominus concert is excellent evening of music making

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:25:45 +0100

Levens Choir, St Thomas’s Church, Kendal

REVIEW: some think that ‘light music’ is easy - in fact it is extremely complex

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:43:27 +0100

The Promenade Concert Orchestra, Music from the Palm Court, The Platform, Morecambe

REVIEW: Mozart’s 39th Symphony was an aural delight and visual feast

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:48:17 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: orchestra's ability to tackle the most challenging music is reaching new heights

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:23:24 +0000

Haffner Orchestra, Great Hall, Lancaster University

REVIEW: duo show sheer musicianship and technical virtuosity throughout their emotionally intense programme

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:58:13 +0000

Violinist, Gina McCormack, and pianist, Nigel Clayton, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: remarkable chamber orchestra displays supreme musicianship and technical prowess

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:13:05 +0000

European Union Chamber Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre

REVIEW: Anthony Hewitt’s pianism was magnificent throughout

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:38:15 +0000

Pianist Anthony Hewitt, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: concerts significantly enhance town's cultural life

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:24:06 +0000

Tenor, Nick Pritchard, and pianist, Ian Tindale, Keswick Music Society