Saturday 16th June 2018 7:30pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh


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

Photo Ⓒ Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

  • Debussy Suite Bergamasque
  • Debussy Reflets dans l’eau (Images bk 1)
  • Debussy Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (Preludes book 1)
  • Chopin Berceuse, op 57
  • Chopin Ballade no 1 in G minor, op 23


  • Chopin F minor Fantasy, op 49
  • Debussy Two arabesques
  • Debussy La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes book 1)
  • Debussy Pour le piano

Newcastle born pianist Sarah Beth Briggs –‘an artist of extraordinary magnetism’ (Michael Kennedy, Daily Telegraph) is a leading recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. A long-standing pupil of the late Denis Matthews, she gained a Hindemith Scholarship to study chamber music in Switzerland with celebrated violist, Bruno Giuranna, and remained in Lausanne for further studies with renowned Arrau pupil, Chilean pianist Edith Fischer.

Sarah’s professional career was launched at the age of eleven when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Four years later she gained international recognition as joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.

Sarah is a popular artist at societies and festivals throughout the UK, celebrated for her performances, acclaimed by promoters and critics, and for her engaging and informative introductions to recital programmes. Her musical interpretations have been broadcast internationally on radio and television, while recital work has taken her to Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and the USA.

Sarah enjoys balancing a successful solo career with numerous chamber music engagements and has worked with many acclaimed soloists. In addition to her long-standing duo partnership with clarinettist Janet Hilton, in 2007 she and Janet were joined by Robin Ireland (violist of the Lindsay Quartet for twenty years) to form the Anton Stadler Trio. Other collaborations include a clarinet, bassoon and piano trio (Clarion3) again with Janet and with Laurence Perkins, bassoon and Trio Melzi (with former Manchester Camerata leader, Richard Howarth and ‘cellist, Hannah Roberts.) Her most recent venture is a piano duet partnership with James Lisney. As a chamber musician, Sarah has featured on BBC2 and Radio 3.

Sarah taught keyboard for many years at the University of York. She gives regular masterclasses and chamber music tuition in the UK and has also taught in Switzerland and the USA. Away from the concert platform, she loves the theatre, good food and wine and walking in the countryside with her cocker spaniel.

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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