Lanercost Festival of Music and Arts

At Lanercost Priory near Brampton, Cumbria, one of the most beautiful and dramatic locations in England

19th - 26th June 2016

 Date Time Event Venue
Sunday 19th June 11:00 Festival Eucharist Priory
Monday 20th June  12:00 Beethoven sung by Sarah McAllister and Mary Hitch, accompanied by Nick Butters on the piano Priory
Tuesday 21st June  12:00 Brindley Hallam Dennis and Marilyn Messenger read from their short story collection, Ambiguous Encounters Dacre Hall
13:00 North Cumbria Transition Choir and Ensemble Priory
19:30 Hymenaeus (Community concert) Priory
Wednesday 22nd June 12:00 Delectable duets and Other Songs. Deborah Hewertson-Tisdall, Mezzo-soprano, Sarah Lewis-Briggs, soprano, Avril Tisdall, piano Priory
19:30 Encore Opera Priory
Thursday 23rd June 10:00 Primary Schools Choric Recitation Priory
11:20 Primary Schools Writing Workshop Dacre Hall
12:00 Piano recital by Sean Whytock Priory
19:00 Chetham’s School of Music Priory
Friday 24th June 12:00 Interpreting a selection of romantic and impressionist piano classics with a curved soprano saxophone. Phil Furneaux/Curved Soprano Sax, Alice Rosser/ piano Priory
19:30 Shakespeare’s King Lear. Classic Theatre Cumbria, directed by Mike Head Dacre Hall
19:30 Los Bandidos (Latin-American folk-jazz) Lanercost Tea Room
Saturday 25th June 11:00 Young Musician of the Year Competition Priory
14:00 Young Musician of the Year Competition Priory
All Day Short story writing workshop Dacre Hall
19:30 Shakespeare’s King Lear. Classic Theatre Cumbria, directed by Mike Head Dacre Hall
19:30 John Bailey & Matt Wells (guitar duo. Jazz, Latin, Blues) Cricket Club
Sunday 26th June 19:30 Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Lanercost Festival Chorus and soloists, director Jolyon Dodgson Priory


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