Friday 8th June 2018 1:00pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh


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

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Lunch icon A pre-concert lunch will be available in the Parish Room at 12 noon.

Conductor, Cellist, and Baritone Joe Davies is the conductor of the Oxford University Chorus and the Oxford University Symphonic Band. He is also Director of the Choir of the Wesley Memorial Chapel in Oxford. Joe is the founder and current Musical Director of the Ripieno Players of Oxford, who made their debut in the Holywell Music Room in April 2016. The group have welcomed such esteemed soloists as Laura Van Der Heijden (BBC Young Musician, 2012), and are looking forward to working with Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician Finalist, 2016) next year.

Joe is also the founder and current Musical Director of the Eden Valley Opera Company, a venture which aims to bring together students from conservatoires and universities across the country in order to stage operas of a professional quality. With this company, Joe has so far conducted productions of Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and John Blow’s ‘Venus and Adonis’. Other plans in the theatre include MDing a production of Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ at the Oxford Playhouse in November.

Joe is Principal Cellist of both the Oxfordshire Festival Orchestra and the Oxford Occasional Orchestra and has played with International and National ensembles. He is also a regular player with the professional orchestra the Lakeland Sinfonia. Solo Cello recitals include performances at the Jacquline du Pre Centre and the Christ Church Cathedral, as well as a slot at the Sedbergh International Festival next year. As a singer, Joe has performed the Baritone solos in Stravinsky’s ‘Pulcinella’, Faure’s ‘Requiem’, and Goodall’s ‘Requiem’ with the Oxford University Sinfonietta, the Penrith Singers, and the Fellside Singers respectively.

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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