Monday 11th June 2018 8:00pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh


Admission: Adult: £8.00, 18 or under: Free, Supper: £10.00

The Sterling Trio is an exciting, innovative and engaging chamber ensemble who strive for the highest standard of performance both as musicians and communicators. Their unique combination of instruments – which can be complemented by bass clarinet, piccolo and alto flute – boasts an extensive and eclectic repertoire encompassing music from the Renaissance to the present day: rich 19th century opera-infused virtuosic works, impressionistic 20th-century French music, and arrangements, many by the Trio, of works by prominent composers across the ages such as Dowland, Corelli, Mendelssohn and Bartok.

Supper icon A pre-concert supper, which must be booked beforehand, will be available in the Parish Room at 6:45 p.m.

The Trio’s programme is still shaping and there may be other items still to come.

  • Howard Blake: Penillion Trio
  • Arnold Bax: Trio
  • Mozart or Donizetti (flute and harp)
  • Andy Scott: Trio


  • Jacques Ibert: Trio
  • Harp Solo – work still to be chosen
  • Paul Reade: Victorian Kitchen Garden suite (clarinet and harp)

The Sterling Trio

Sarah Atter

The trio, which formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006, were finalists in the Tunnell Trust Music Club Awards Scheme 2011-12 and 2013-14, finalists and performers in the Park Lane Group Young Artists Concerts New Year Series 2012, and were selected artists for the 2013-14 Making Music Concert Promoters’ Group Brochure.

The Trio is passionate about raising the profile and expanding the repertoire for their instrumental combination, with commissions forming an important part of their work. Their commitment to new music has seen the Trio collaborate with several composers, including Howard Blake OBE.

Thomas Verity

Highlights from The Sterling Trio’s busy concert schedule over the last decade have included recitals in London (St. James’s Piccadilly, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall), Manchester (RNCM, University of Manchester), Leeds (International Concert Season), Scotland and North Wales. The Trio has also played for the Association of European Conservatoires and performs as a chamber ensemble for the Concordia Foundation. As well as formal recitals, the Trio performs for arts festivals, rural touring and National Galleries, and enjoys education and community work in schools, hospitals and residential homes.

Following recent critically acclaimed chamber music concerts together in the Yorkshire Dales, the Sterling Trio are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Bass as a guest harpist to the ensemble.

Elizabeth Bass – Harp

Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass is one of the leading British harpists of her generation and in 2016 became the first British person to reach the final of the prestigious USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana and was awarded the Silver Medal. Other international and national awards include first prize in the 2014 Camac Harp Competition held in North London and an international Lyon & Healy Award in 2013. At the Royal Academy of Music, Elizabeth has also been the winner of the Skaila Kanga Harp Prize and was awarded the Lady Theodore Holland Prize after her Final Recital. Elizabeth is a recipient of a ‘Star Award’ from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and is incredibly grateful to the Trust for choosing to support her throughout her private studies this year.

Elizabeth has recently become a member of Live Music Now, a scheme founded by the legendary violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, which seeks to bring high quality music to those who might otherwise never experience live music. The scheme selects young professionals ‘who combine exceptional performing skills with special qualitites of insight, generosity of spirit and flexibility’, and sends them into the community in a variety of settings including carehomes, hospitals and schools for children with special educational needs. Elizabeth is very honoured to be a part of such an important, transformative organisation and looks forward to working with them over the coming years.

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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