Thursday 7th June 2018 1:00pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh


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


  • Vaughan Williams: It was a lover and his lass
  • Tosti: A Vucchella
  • Rossini: La Gita in Gondola
  • Rossini: L’orgia
  • Berlioz: Villanelle
  • Faure: Apres un reve
  • Bachelet: Chere Nuit
  • Brahms: Wie Melodien
  • R Strauss: Morgen
  • Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
  • Vaughan Williams: Bredon Hill
  • Quilter: Love’s Philosophy

Christopher Steele

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

Peter Noke works as a teacher, has involved every age range and is currently School Organist at Sedbergh School. He has examined for ABRSM since 1990 and travels frequently as a mentor and presenter, giving seminars internationally.

Some other events in June 2018

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Thursday 21st June 2018 2:00pm

History Society – A visit to Browsholme Hall & Gardens

Visit the majestic Elizabethan house with it’s majestic gardens in the Ribble Valley.

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Saturday 23rd June 2018 9:30am - 3:00pm

Sedbergh Artisan Market

Our sixth season of markets continues with the June edition. The market has grown over the past twelve months and now runs along all of Main Street from St. Andrew’s church gate to the Information and Book Centre. You will find the best crafts, made by the stall holders themselves and delicious food locally produced by the traders. New for this year, there will be hot food. We are working to make the market more of a family occasion with competitions, street magic and games for kids, run by Settlebeck School, in St. Andrew’s church yard. The town’s shops and cafes will be open as usual as a perfect complement to the stalls.

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Thursday 28th June 2018 - Sunday 1st July 2018 10:30am - 5:00pm

The watercolour Paintings of Edward Frankland

Edward Frankland [1884-1958], painted local landscapes in Watercolours from 1930 to 1941. He also created pen and ink drawings of buildings, including the Kendal Yards. This exhibition aims to discover the location of the paintings, as many are untitled.

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