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Please note the following: Come & Sing Workshop for Bach B Minor Mass, organized by “Making Music” with director Gareth Green on 15th July at Lancaster Priory has been cancelled.

Helicon Arts is delighted to announce two fantastic singing holidays for 2017, taking place at the stunning Pousada de Santa Marinha, a restored 12th-century monastery in the historic town of Guimarães, (Editor- Nice city!) northern Portugal. With original cloisters and set in 18 acres of private botanical gardens with a superb pool, the Pousada is the ideal setting for a great week of music-making, relaxation and discovering the best that this fantastic region has to offer.

The Braga region is a treasure trove of historic towns and beautiful countryside – not to mention local gastronomic delights. We will experience the best that this fascinating region has to offer, including an excursion to Porto, a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Braga, and a tasting in one of the region’s finest wineries.

The courses will offer an uplifting and rewarding singing experience, alongside a varied programme of social and cultural activities.

All our holidays are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, meals, activities, excursions and airport transfers. Call us or visit our website for further information.

www.heliconarts.co.uk • 03333 444564 • info@heliconarts.co.uk

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.

John Robinson

Editor B.a.c.l.


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Saint Lawrence Singers

The St Laurence Singers of Morecambe has disbanded with effect from April, 2017. A new MD could not be found so,  after 49 years, since its founding, the choir is no more.

Peter Crowther, final Choir Chairman