Music for a Summer Evening Concerts

Hawkshead Parish Church

Event Dates: Tuesday 3rd July 2018; Tuesday 10th July 2018; Tuesday 17th July 2018; Tuesday 24th July 2018; Tuesday 31st July 2018; Tuesday 7th August 2018; Saturday 11th August 2018
Time: 8.00pm
Contact: Sybil Parker
Telephone: 015394 31070
Venue: Hawkshead Parish Church of St.Michael & All Angels
Address: Main Street
Town: Hawkshead
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA22 0NS
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The 51st Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening season at Hawkshead Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels. There's free admission but a charity retiring collection will be made. Each year more than 1,000 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 3rd - An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan - Masterpieces of musical comedy.

• Tuesday July 10th - Leah Nicholson - 16-year-old Cumbrian piano prodigy and the youngest winner of the Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians award.

• Tuesday July 17th - The Lancaster Klezmer Trio - Celebrational music to get your feet tapping!

• Tuesday July 24th - Strings Attached - A concert using about 244 strings given by Charles Edmondson piano and Barbara Tune violin.

Emily Robinson

• Tuesday July 31st - Emily Robinson (pictured above) - Soprano performing Winterreise by Schubert. Emily has performed in oratorios, cantatas, and recitals throughout Cumbria and has sung solo pieces in churches and cathedrals and on stage all over the country. With a repertoire spanning the musical spectrum from Baroque to Britten, Monteverdi to Modern, she sings Bernstein and Gilbert & Sullivan or Mozart and Handel with equal gusto. Emily enjoys singing with the Encore Opera Group, in addition to her solo work with other local choirs and performance groups and as a street performer.

The New String Trio

• Tuesday August 7th - Lake District Summer Music Concert - The New String Trio (pictured above). UK debut concert of these award winning international musicians, comprising Eva de Vries on violin, Joosep Ahun on viola, and Aleix Sala Ribera on cello. The Trio was formed in September 2016 out of a close friendship and a great passion for chamber music. In 2017 the New String Trio won the Grand Chamber Music prize, as well as the audience award and the Eva Stegeman prize. The Jury praised the three musicians for their "high quality, excellent ensemble playing and stylistic versatility."

Colne Orpheus Glee Union

• Saturday August 11th - Colne Orpheus Glee Union (shown above) - The choir from Colne in Lancashire is one of Britain's oldest male voice choirs, established in 1886 and still going strong today.

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