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MUSIC SOCIETY COCKERMOUTH
Our next concert at
Christchurch, Cockermouth 3rd December
Scottish Ensemble Playing a special Christmas selection by candlelight including
Extracts from Bach’s Goldberg Variations Sibelius’ Rakastava
Tavener’s Tears of the Angels Concert start at 7.30pm
Tickets £23.00 from Billy Bowman’s Music Shop, Lowther Went, Cockermouth or from the Secretary on 016973 71397 or on the door. Reduced rates for members, students and young people.
All are welcome Registered Charity 1037505
COCKERMOUTH LIVE! held its AGM recently and reflected on a very successful event. The festival featured over 90 performances from 500 performers in 18 venues, a remarkable achievement for a small town. As well as music of all genres, from folk, to classical, to rock, to DJ and Techno, the festival celebrated dance, drama, poetry and the visual arts.
There were headline performances from the comedy scriptwriter and producer Henry Normal and ’70s pop sensation Kiki Dee, who eventually got to perform in Cockermouth in October, having lost her voice on the Live! weekend.
New venues for 2019 included Koppers, the Hub (King’s Church) and Cockermouth Castle, which proved an ideal venue for the Mechanics Band, Sing In and Owt Community Choir and the Alte Musik ensemble. Our thanks to Lord and Lady Egremont for opening the grounds of their home for the benefit of all.
AT CHRIST CHURCH ANGEL VOICES
The Castlegate Singers will be presenting their Christmas Concert on 7th December at 7.30pm. This will be the first Christmas performance with their new musical director, Anne-Marie Kerr and new accompanist Fiona Weakley.
Seasonal works from England, France and Spain will feature and of course there will be the opportunity for the audience to join in with some well-loved carols.
Guests performing for this concert are the Gala Trio. These local musicians, Angela Turner (flute) Gabrielle Saunders (oboe) and Anne Louise Rothwell (clarinet) will complete this evening of uplifting Christmas cheer.
Tickets are £10.00 and entrance is free for accompanied children.
Were you once a member of the choir and still have choir music? If so, Billy Bowman’s shop has an ‘amnesty box’. Returned copies will be most welcome.
Janet Mansfield Committee Member, Castlegate Singers 016973 23997
Plans are afoot to make next year’s Live! the best ever. If you have ideas, please send an email, or better still, join the small but enthusiastic and friendly organising team.
COCKERMOUTH SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB
Our last dance class of October was an autumn-themed night with everyone dressing in the colours of autumn. The Lorton Road Hall was decorated with green, yellow and orange leaves with hedgehogs, squirrels and little furry woodland creatures in every corner! Some dancers had sewn leaves on their outfits and there were some spectacularly decorated hats. At the break, Linda had made an apple cake to share with everyone and we had dances on the programme called ‘Autumn Leaves’ and ‘An Autumn Posy’.
Our next event is a Nice and Easy Dance at Newbiggin on 23rd November and then we shall celebrate St. Andrew’s Night on 30th November with a live band and dance at the Braithwaite Village Hall. There is a good floor and space for supper to be laid out in a room separate from the dancing.
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Scottish Dancing is fun for all ages as well as being exercise for the body and the mind. New dancers are always welcome, and you do not need any previous experience. Marlene runs a class at the village hall in Bassenthwaite on Monday evenings. Gail teaches youngsters from age 7 on Mondays
after school at the hall on Lorton Street, Cockermouth. Angela holds her class on Thursday evenings also at Lorton Street. If you would like to know more you can contact the Secretary, Marion on 01900 817045.
Marlene: 017687 76054 Gail: email@example.com
t Angela: 016973 20082
Marion Monckton ISSUE 437 | 21 NOVEMBER 2019 | 32
Applications to perform will open in the New Year.
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