LANCASTER SINGERS are holding a technical workshop for voice on 18th March 2017, run by Chris Steele. Details to follow.
01.04.17 Allegri Singers present Celebration through the Centuries.
Spanning five centuries of celebratory sacred music:
7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, Bog Lane, Brathay, LA22 9NE
The first half of the concert will start with two anthems by local composer Tom Fryers, followed by the six sublime Tenebrae Responses that 16th-century Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria wrote for Good Friday, followed by Antonio Lotti's glorious setting of Crucifixus from 18th century Italy.
The second half of the programme begins with a setting of the Benedictus and Nunc Dimittis by Henry Purcell, grouped with contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Part's setting of the Magnificat and the concert ends with three glorious anthems for eight-part choir by Mendelssohn, Rheinberger (Evening Song) and William Harris (Faire is the Heav'n).
02.04.17 Allegri Singers present Celebration through the Centuries.
4:30 p.m. St James’ Church, Church Hill, Arnside, LA5 0DW
Five centuries of sublime and celebratory unaccompanied sacred choral music from Victoria, Purcell and Lotti through to Mendelssohn, Arvo Part and contemporary Windermere composer Tom Fryers.
At both Concerts retiring collections for the church and the choir.
30th of June 2017 Friday
I would like to bring to your attention to a concert on Friday 30th of June 2017 at St Paul's Church, Barrow-in-Furness at 7:30 p.m.
"A Wand'ring Minstrel: A celebration for Thomas Round",
with Barrow Savoyards and Barrow Male Voice Choir.
Information can be obtained from Margaret Harrison on tel:01229 466069.
The above is a one-off concert being organised by a small group of musicians in the Barrow area (including Margaret) in memory of professional tenor Thomas Round who died in October 2016.
I would like mention that as I was appointed chairman, initially, in the summer of 2006, Thomas also accepted the position of President of Lancaster & District Choral Society,
which he held up to the spring of 2015. I met him on many occasions in his capacity and was always impressed by him as a person.