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

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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

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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