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Newsletter - Christmas 2018

Dear Music Makers and friends, 

As we approach the start of a new year, we can take some satisfaction from memories of an eventful 2018. Highlights included special concerts, one in March given by  Oliver Nelson and Vasilas Rakitzis, and in November, a complete performance of Wintereisse by Emily Robinson and Alex Phillips-Yates. Our February concert celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Lancaster Music Makers.  In October, pianists from Music Makers gave a recital at the Ashton Hall to raise funds toward restoration of their 19th Century Steinway grand piano. On a sad note, 2018 saw the passing of our President, Peter Croser (pictured left with Oliver Nelson and Rosemary Brown), after a long illness. Our Music Makers' concert on October 19th was dedicated to his memory. Finally, the October edition of Lancaster Life magazine featured an article about Lancaster Music Makers written by Chris Meredith.

News item: congratulations are due to Chris who has passed her Diploma in piano performance!!

The dates for our Spring concerts are now set as follows:

First Music Makers Concert - Friday 22nd February at 7.45pm
Our first concert of 2019 features piano music by Lizst (Ballade No. 3), Chopin (a selection of Waltzes), Debussy (Arabesque No. 1), Arne and Soler.  There will be piano duet performances of Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams and Handel's entrance of the Queen of Sheba, and songs by Brahms, Mozart and Mendelssohn. We hope to see you there!    

Second Music Makers Concert - Friday 5th April at 7.45pm
As usual the program for this concert will be posted a few weeks before the events. 
Also, for the third year in succession, we have another
Lakeland composers group concert - Friday March 1st at 7.30pm
A concert of new compositions written and performed by local composers and their associates. The programme includes what we believe to be a premier performance of three songs by Arthur Butterworth.

Annual General Meeting. Friday March 15th at 8.00pm.
If you are interested in helping to shape the future of Lancaster Music Makers, please do come along.
Please check the start time with Rosemary.

We hope to see you at these events!

                 Happy New Year and Happy music-making,
                                                                    Yours sincerely,

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