Saturday 9th June 2018 7:30pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh

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

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

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

Monday 4th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Kentdale Wind Quintet

Malcolm Arnold shanties, Thomas Arne, Paul Patterson, Norman Hallam’s ‘Charleston’ and more

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Tuesday 5th June 2018 8:00pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Red Priest

Red Priest, founded in 1997 and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.

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Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Castalia String Quartet

The Castalia Quartet was formed in 2004 when Botton Eurythmy Ensemble asked Sonia Hammond to find musicians for several performances of Mendelssohn’s Octet in London, Eire and Botton Village. From this octet came the Castalia Quartet; Julian Cann, first violin and Sonia Hammond, cello are the founding members from 2004. Since then they have been joined by Jennie Jones, second violin in 2007 and Robert Dick, viola in 2013.

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