A Concert Near Carlisle

This concert might be of interest to those who live in the North of our patch.

The Age of Elegance 3pm Sunday 12th August. Scalesceugh Hall and Villas

The flier with full details is here.



A couple of items. Firstly have you looked at the wanted and for sale page recently, a couple nice instruments have just been added.

Secondly don’t forget about applying for the workshop with David Allinson in September.

Chester Festival Chorus


2018 Vivaldi Gloria and Handel Dixit Dominus Concert 15th July 2018 at Storyhouse Theatre

Chester Festival Chorus make their Storyhouse debut with a duo of popular works from the Italian Baroque, joined by their new choral director Elspeth Slorach, soprano soloists Charlotte Trepess and Lizzy Humphries, alto Lucy Vallis, tenor Timothy Peters, bass James Berry and Storyhouse’s very own Ensemble Deva.

Handel’s vibrant, energetic Dixit Dominus was written for an Italian patron when the composer was only 22 and living in Italy.  Quote from Elspeth Slorach: If you think you know everything about Handel from hearing his Messiah, Dixit Dominus will make you think again!

Completing the programme is Vivaldi’s Gloria, written for the girls of the Pietà in Venice in 1715, and now a favourite with choirs and audiences alike the world over.

To find out more and book tickets visit: https://www.storyhouse.com/event/vivaldi-gloria.

Elspeth CFC music director at the recent DIMA International Music Competition in Romania.

Concert time changed

We have just received notice that the concert to be given by students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Worcester tomorrow the 22nd June has been changed from starting at 13.00 it will now start at 12.00.
The details are below.

Early Music Concert by students of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
| Greyfriars House, National Trust
Booking not needed
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the house.
Date: Friday 22 June 2018
From: 12:00 to 15:00.
Location: Greyfriars House and Garden, Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2LZ.
Students from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Early Music and
Recorder departments directed by Martin Perkins, will take you on a
musical journey through the ages, performing works from the reigns of
Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and beyond, using instruments of the

Escape from Football

Voci. Director Deborah Catterall, has a concert on Saturday evening the 23rd June in St Peter’s Church Ruthin. 7.30 admission free.

We can promise that it is a football free zone. Instead the glories of the music of Palestrina, Monteverdi, Tallis and others.

Our next two workshops

The information about our next two workshops including application forms is now available.

The first Ecce… Peter Philips! is being tutored by Peter Syrus. Peter hardly needs any introduction as one of our resident gurus.

The second In nominees Domini: Early Tudor sacred Music is being tutored by David Allinson. David makes a very welcome return to the North West to take this day for us.


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