ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:FEBRUARY/MARCH
COCKERMOUTH MUSIC SOCIETY
Our next concert at United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth
Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Leon McCawley Piano
Playing Schubert, Janacek, Grieg and Schumann
Concert start at 7.30pm
Price £18.00, members £15.00, accompanied children Free, Unaccompanied children and students’ Half-price
Tickets are available from Billy Bowman’s Music Shop
in Lowther Went, from the Secretary Mrs Susan Allison on 016973 71397 or on the door
All are ensured of a warm welcome Registered charity 1037505
At our concert on 21st January Elizabeth Bass, the harpist, gave a performance of grace and dexterity showing the remarkable range of the Erard harp to full effect.
Walkers entering the United Reformed Church at last year’s event
A Community Mixed Voice Choir Established 1973
Require a PIANO ACCOMPANIST
For our weekly practise in Workington School Term-time only
Wednesday Evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm Rates Negotiable
Contact Norman Brayton - Chairman norman.br
016973 21444 Alte Musik
Papcastle Wind Ensemble and Guests
Present a CONCERT in aid of Bridget’s Magical Music Pot
on Friday 13th March at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Cockermouth
ADMISSION FREE Retiring Collection
The Churches Together in Cockermouth Area will be walking round Cockermouth on the morning of Good Friday, 10th April. Starting at 10.15am, from Lorton Street Methodist Church, then Sainsbury’s, Station Street, Main Street and Lowther Went.
There will be four stopping points where members tell the story of the journey to Calvary. The procession of between 50 to
This year sees the 250th anniversary of Cumbria’s most well-known poet, William Wordsworth and of famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven, both born in 1770. This will be celebrated by Keswick Choral Society in its spring concert.
Beethoven wrote that his Mass in C: “treated the text in a manner in which it has rarely been treated.” Soloists will include Charlotte Jackson, Amy Holyland, Christopher Steele and Jonathan Millican, all of whom have been popular with audiences at previous concerts.
Wordsworth needs no introduction! Five of his shorter poems have been set to music composed by Ian Hare, musical director of the Society. The Wordsworth Cantata: Springtime in Lakeland was commissioned by Cumbria Rural Choirs and after receiving its premiere in Carlisle Cathedral on 21st March, its second
a 100 people meet up at the URC Church, where there will be a short service at 11.30am. Following that, the walk will continue over the River Derwent to the Memorial Gardens, where the Cross will be planted and remain in place for the duration of Easter. The walk will end at 12.20pm and will be well stewarded throughout.
Joan Ingrams MUSICAL COMMEMORATION: 250 YEARS
performance will be the Keswick Choral Society concert.
Other works to be performed are Hugh Roberton’s seasonal ‘All in the April Evening’, which he composed for the Barrow Choir in 1906 and Ken Burton’s ‘Feel the Spirit’, a joyful modern arrangement of spirituals.
Organ and piano accompaniment will be provided by Ian Pattinson and the conductor will be Ian Hare.
The concert takes place on 18th April at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Keswick. Tickets, which include interval refreshments, will be available in advance from choir members and from Bookends, Keswick (£12.00) and on the door (£14.00).
Anna Blackburn ISSUE 439 | 27 FEBRUARY 2020 | 5 UPLIFTING CONCERT
The United Reformed Church on Cockermouth Main Street is a wonderful venue for concerts, meetings and other events.
The large upstairs hall has comfortable adaptable seating and a fabulous Steinway piano. There is a lift to enable all members of the wider community to enjoy what is on offer. This essential facility needs regular maintenance and to ensure that it stays in constant use, funds are always needed.
In order to help with costs, regular users
are holding a concert ‘You Raise Me Up’ on Friday, 28th February at 7.00pm, in the upstairs hall.
Performers will be:
The Derwent Youth Choir, The Castlegate Singers, Susan Allison (piano), Richard Bennett (organ) and The Papcastle Wind Quintet.
Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted.
Janet Mansfield Committee Member, Castlegate Singers
COCKERMOUTH WALK OF WITNESS
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