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Newsletter - Summer 2017

Dear Music Makers and friends, Here are the dates for our Summer concerts, performed by our local supporters. Programmes will be announced a couple of weeks in advance. 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 May 26th at 7.45pm     First Music Makers concert
Our programme for tonight is exceptionally full and varied! Among the offerings are Saint Saens' Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43, and Reger's Romanze in G, both for cello and piano, music by Bach and Handel arranged for violin, keyboard and voice, and songs including Quilter's `Love's Philosophy', Hughes' `Spanish Lady' and Cole Porter's `In the still of the night'. From the piano repertoire we have one of Bartok's Romanian Dances arranged for piano duet, and solo works by Beethoven, Chopin, MacDowell and Liadov. Where else could you hear a concert like this for only £6?!! 

Friday June 30th  at 7.45pm    Second Music Makers concert
In the last concert before the Summer break, we have a good mixture of vocal and piano works. Celebrated local singer Kate Noble will perform `Cara Speme' from Handel's Opera Giulio Cesare, and, in a duet with our own Rosemary Brown, `De torrente in via bibet' from Handel's Dixit Dominus. Solo piano works include Bach's Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, Brahms' Intermezzo in A major, Op.118 No.2, the Andante Cantabile from Mozart's Sonata in C K330, Albeniz's Cordoba, Granados' Viniendo de la fuente, and Debussy's Arabesque No. 1. Other contributions include some blues piano solos and songs by Hageman and Faure. Do join us for an evening of music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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

                                                                         Happy music-making,
                                                                                                   Yours sincerely,

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