Thursday 7th June 2018 1:00pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh


Admission: Adult: £6.00, 18 or under: Free

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Most singers will tell you that the tenor gets many if not the best tunes in opera and this recital looks set to make us smile.

Christopher SteeleChristopher Steele grew up in Canberra and sang in choirs in his later years at school. Whilst completing a BSc in Geology he continued voice lessons at the School of Music and sang in amateur operatic productions. After graduating he decided to try to pursue a career in music and joined the chorus of the Victorian State Opera and Opera Australia.

He was awarded an ABRSM International Scholarship to the opera course of the Royal College of Music. He went on to perform as a principal artist in small roles for the Royal Opera, WNO, ENO and Opera North and lead tenor roles in many operas for National and European touring companies. He has also performed extensively in oratorio, enjoying Handel and Haydn as much as Verdi, Puccini and Dvorak. Recently he sang The Evangelist in Bob Chilott’s St John Passion for Lancaster Singers. Whilst touring, Christopher uses his spare time to develop translations. He has also written a translation of Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin and is planning to record the work this year. Chris now combines his performing career with teaching voice and undertaking voice research. He teaches both privately in Lancaster and at Sedbergh School in Cumbria.

Peter Noke works as a teacher has involved every age range and he currently teaches piano at Sedbergh School in Cumbria and at Lancaster University. He has examined for ABRSM since 1990 and travels frequently as a mentor and presenter, giving seminars internationally.

Some other events in June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival: Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’

A dramatic start to the Festival as Mary Hamilton conducts Benjamin Britten’s jolly setting of Psalm 150, followed by soloists and the town’s own singers in Vivaldi’s exhilarating ‘Gloria’.

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Monday 4th June 2018 1:00pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Sedbergh School Musicians Entertain

The 2018 Festival is showcasing young musicians throughout and young musicians from Sedbergh School start us off in style celebrating our first Lunch hour recital.

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Monday 4th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Kentdale Wind Quintet

One of Cumbria’s most exuberant ensembles present Malcolm Arnold shanties,  Norman Hallam’s ‘Charleston’ plus works by Thomas Arne, Paul Patterson, and more.

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Tuesday 5th June 2018 1:00pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Recital: Julian Cann (violin) and David Battersby (piano)

Julian has prepared for us a fine programme of Schubert, Bach and some of his favourite English music.

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Tuesday 5th June 2018 8:00pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Red Priest

An evening of fabulous musicianship and fun from this world renowned  baroque supergroup who hit the baroque scene a decade or so ago and have received rave reviews everywhere.

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Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Castalia String Quartet

The central work of the programme is one of the core pieces of chamber music repetoire – Schubert’s Quartet No, 14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’.

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