Music for a Summer Evening Concerts
The 49th Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening season at Hawkshead Parish Church of St.Michael & All Angels begins on July 5th 2016. There's free admission but a charity retiring collection will be made. Each year more than 1000 people attend the programme of concerts, raising about £3500 for local charities. The church has disabled access and there is free parking after 6pm in a large car park near the Church. Everyone is warmly welcome! All concerts start at 8pm unless stated.
• Tuesday July 5th - Paul Gregson - Popular organist who made his public debut when playing the organ at a funeral at the age of 16. After relocating to Sawrey in the Lake District Paul became organist at Hawkshead church.
• Saturday July 9th - Manchester Chorale - Jill Henderson-Wild (conductor) - The concert includes composers who have set Shakespeare’s words to music e.g. O Mistress Mine, Caliban's Song (Hamilton), Double Double Toil and Trouble (Mantyjaarvi), Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (Lindberg) and It was a Lover and his Lass (Rutter). The choir will also be performing a selection of songs from the Matthew Harris Shakespeare Songbooks.
• Tuesday July 12th - Charles Edmondson (piano) and Emily Robinson (soprano)
Paul Gregson performs in Hawkshead on July 5th and Emily Robinson on the 12th
• Tuesday July 19th - John Longley - A tapestry of jazz, traditional and classical pieces by the pianist
• Tuesday July 26th - An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan -
• Tuesday August 2nd - Sian Carys Allen - Soprano with a warm stage presence - Cumbrian-born Siân studied at the Royal College of Music, where she won the French prize for singing, followed by a bursary from the Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Awards.
• Tuesday August 9th - Lake District Summer Music Concert - A showcase of talented young musicians
• Tuesday August 16th - Peter Brown - Pianist, the resident musician of the Lakeside Hotel on Windermere
• Tuesday August 23rd - Linda and Stephen Walsh - Piano and clarinet performing English and Spanish classics, with compere Bobby Cooper
• Tuesday August 30th - Barrow Male Voice Choir - Choral singing at its best - Founded in 1931, Barrow Male Voice Choir is the last remaining traditional male voice choir in the area surrounding Barrow-in-Furness.
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