Saturday 9th June 2018 7:30pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh

Website: http://www.levenschoir.net/

Admission: Adult: £10.00, 18 or under: Free

Levens Choir is based in South Cumbria, and has become known for high performance
standards and an innovative, wide-ranging repertoire.
The programme will include:

  • C.Hubert Parry’s ‘Songs of farewell
  • Arrangements of Brahms’s songs that involve both solo cello and piano, and his Leibeslieder Waltzes
  • Some bright Scottish folk tunes

The Choir started in the 1970s with a few friends meeting weekly in Levens village school in South Cumbria to indulge their passion for choral music. Since then it has gone from strength to strength under the guidance of its founder and Musical Director, Ian Jones.

There are currently more than 60 singers in the choir, drawn from a wide area of Cumbria and North Lancashire. New members are admitted at the discretion of choral director Ian Jones after an informal audition, which maintains a high calibre of singers.

Now in its 40th season, the Choir has established a reputation for high performance standards and innovative programming. The repertoire, sacred and secular, light and serious, is challenging and ambitious.

Levens Choir has performed to great acclaim in such illustrious venues as St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, York Minster, Pershore and Tewkesbury Abbeys; and also in Worcester, Ely and Lichfield Cathedrals, as well as in Cumbrian venues such as Kendal Parish Church, Cartmel Priory and Lanercost Priory.

Some other events in June 2018

Tuesday 19th June 2018 7:00pm

Swift Celebration Evening

Sedbergh Community Swifts and Cumbria Wildlife Trust are holding this event as part of the UK Swift Awareness Week. There will be a talk, ‘Our Vanishing Swifts’, with video clips of swifts in the nest, displays (some by local schoolchildren) and refreshments, followed by swift-watching afterwards – and maybe a swift half! Everyone is very welcome.

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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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