Lanercost Festival of Music and Arts

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Children from five local Primary Schools will come together for an exhibition of choric recitation on the morning of Tuesday 23rd June.

It is hoped that the Community Concert will take place as a festival event on the Tuesday evening. This time, audience will be charged admission, and a donation will be made, as previously, to a charity of the orchestra's choice.

The concert by Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, will take place on the Wednesday evening.

Encore Opera, from south Cumbria will perform a medley of Light and Grand Opera on Thursday evening.

This year's play is Shakespeare's The Tempest, which will be performed in the Priory on the evenings of Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June.

The now traditional Young Musicians competition will be included in the programme, on the morning and afernoon of Saturday 27th June.

The Festival Choral concert will consist of a performance of Carl Orff's rousing Carmina Burana, under the diection of Jolyon Dodgson. This will be preceded by food, probably a hog roast.

A Short Story writing competition will be held. For guidelines, click here.

Other events will include concerts in the Lanercost Cricket Club and Tea Room, and free lunchtime recitals art noon, among them, an alphorn duo, on Friday 26th June.