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Newsletter - Spring 2017

Dear Music Makers and friends, After an exceptionally busy autumn term, we have now set dates for the spring term concerts.  As usual, all concerts will be held in the Chapel of the University of Cumbria (Lancaster site on Bowerham Road). There is ample free parking, and wheelchair access is available to the rear of the chapel. Refreshments are provided during the concert interval. Admission is £6 (£5 concessions) on the door.

Friday  February 17th at 7.45pm     First Music Makers concert
Tonight's concert features piano music, mainly, including a selection of Mazurkas and Preludes by Chopin,  one of Mendelssohn's songs without words, Schubert's Impromptu No. 4 in A flat, D899,  and his three Marche
Miltaire, D733, for piano duet, a piece by Turina, and Schumann's Papillons, Op. 2. From the vocal repertoire, we have arias from two of Handel's operas; a selection really first rate music in what promises to be a very enjoyable concert.

Friday February 24th  at 8pm    Annual General Meeting
This will be held at 69 Farmdale Road. Anyone interested in helping to shape the future of Lancaster Music Makers is encouraged to attend.

Friday March 31st  at 7.45pm    Second Music Makers concert
In the programme for our second concert of 2017 we have songs by Butterworth, Finzi, Schubert and Schumann, a selection of Etudes by Chopin, a piano sonata by Haydn, and music for piano four hands by Mozart. On a lighter note there is also a selection of Billy Mayerl's `syncopated impressions' for piano.

Lastly - a piece of really Good News! Chris Meredith has just passed her Grade 8 piano exam with Merit. Many congratulation Chris - this is a splendid achievement.

                                                                         Happy music-making,
 
                                                                                                   Yours sincerely,
 
                                                                                                                 Rosemary




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