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Ambleside Choral's Mozart concert features sought after local soprano

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society stage the tuneful tale of Princess Ida

6:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Emily Robinson is back in the soprano spotlight.

Colossal choral concert commemorates the beginning of the First World War

The Westmorland Gazette: Colossal choral concert commemorates the beginning of the First World War

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Cumbria Choral Initiative performs Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem as part of a series of events in November.

Kendal band strikes up for 50th birthday performance

10:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

The revered sounds of Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leroy Anderson all play their part in the 50th celebrations of one of the region’s most popular ensembles.

Violinist supreme Nicola Benedetti headlines Ulverston music festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Nicola Benedetti, one of the world's finest violinists

9:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

A staggering amount of musical talent is in the line-up for this year’s Ulverston International Music Festival.

Kendal Concert Band stages a 50th birthday treat

7:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

The revered sounds of Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leroy Anderson all play their part in the 50th celebrations of one of the region’s most popular ensembles.

Ulverston music festival finishes on a high note with more outstanding music making

The Westmorland Gazette: Festival winner Daisy Ball of Ulverston

10:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two of the region’s top male voice choirs came head to head in the final week of the South Cumbria Musical Festival.

Top brass gets Ulverston music festival off to a rousing start

The Westmorland Gazette: Dalton's St Mary's C of E School KS2 Choir competing in South Cumbria Musical Festival

9:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

Burneside Brass was among those in the honours in the first part of South Cumbria Musical Festival.

Kendal Choral Society remembers those who lost their lives

6:10pm Monday 7th April 2014

Kendal Choral Society’s spring concert remembers the fallen of the First World War.

Rachmaninov’s sacred masterpiece features in Levens Choir's Easter concerts programme

5:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Levens Choir turns to one of the finest sacred masterpieces of the early 20th Century for its Easter concerts.

Star violinist Elena Urioste plays Kendal with BBC Philharmonic

The Westmorland Gazette: Rising star of violin Elena Urioste

10:10am Sunday 6th April 2014

THE mighty BBC Philharmonic wraps up the 39th Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society series on Saturday, April 12 (7.30pm) in terrific style.

Swing City Trio put jazz centre stage at Hawkshead Brewery

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Kendal Jazz Club’s next gig features the highly-respected sax and clarinet maestro Steve Andrews leading the Swing City Trio.

Composer Chris Noble's new piece will be premiered in Pro Nobis concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Composer Chris Noble's new Missa Brevis features in Pro Nobis programme

8:20am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Pro Nobis brings Six Centuries of Choral Music to St Mark's Church, Natland, on April 5.

See Sean Webster at Bowness Bay Blues Weekend workshop

10:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

ONE of the most eagerly anticipated acts at this year's Bowness Bay Blues Weekend will be the Sean Webster Band, who are to top the bill at The Wheelhouse on the Saturday.

Handel's magnificent oratorio receives five star treatment from Furness Bach Choir

9:50am Sunday 30th March 2014

Furness Bach Choir with the Holborne Players Baroque Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton-in-Furness, on Saturday (April 5, 7.30pm).

Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

PEGGED for greatness by everyone from 6 Music to Rolling Stone magazine, The Rainband are coming to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre tonight (March 29).

BBC Introducing to showcase Cumbria's new musical talent at Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: Woman's Hour

5:09pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CUMBRIA’s BBC Introducing team are gearing up to host their first live gig showcasing the best in local musical talent.

Sounds of Scandinavia are focus of Westmorland Youth Orchestra concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Ellen Gibson and Fredrik Holm

9:10am Saturday 22nd March 2014

The Westmorland Youth Orchestra is in fine form.

Cumbrian musicians to share stage with the likes of The Feeling and Hothouse Flowers

The Westmorland Gazette: Stooshie

1:02pm Friday 21st March 2014

Organisers have revealed the names of some of the local musicians who will share a bill with chart topping groups during this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF).

Lancaster Jazz Festival on hunt for musicians

12:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

BUDDING jazz musicians have just over a week to apply for their chance to play at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2014.

American pianist Jonathan Bliss set to dazzle in Lakeland Sinfonia concert

7:50am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Royal Northern Sinfonia performs the last of its three concerts in the acclaimed Lakeland Sinfonia Society series on Saturday (March 22, 7.30pm)

Windermere film firm seeks band to put music to lake video

The Westmorland Gazette: Windermere film firm seeks band to put music to lake video

12:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

A WINDERMERE film company is calling for musicians to put a track to their atmospheric short film.

Brilliant violinist Jiafeng Chen is star turn in next Westmorland Orchestra concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Violinist Jiafeng Chen soloist for 'wonderful' Westmorland Orchestra's Kendal concert

9:10am Saturday 8th March 2014

Rimsky Korsakov’s sparkling overture to his opera, May Night, is the opening piece in the Westmorland Orchestra's Saturday, March 15 (7.30pm) concert.

MPs urge local musicians to enter contest

12:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014

LOCAL MPs are calling for musicians to enter the House of Commons ‘Rock the House’Competition.

Search is on for new Kendal Concert Band musical director

1:10pm Monday 10th February 2014

Kendal Concert Band marks five successful decades of music making this year.

Leading pianist Kathryn Stott joins Haffner Orchestra in special concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the Haffner Orchestra players

8:30am Saturday 8th February 2014

LANCASTER’S own symphony orchestra, the Haffner Orchestra, celebrates ten years of sharing the stage with its musical director Natalia Luis-Bassa.

Kaiser Chiefs to come to Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Kaiser Chiefs to come to Cumbria

3:21pm Thursday 6th February 2014

CARLISLE Racecourse will be alive with the sound of indie anthems ‘I Predict a Riot,’ ‘Oh My God’ and ‘Ruby’ this summer as The Kaiser Chiefs have announced an open-air gig.

INTERVIEW: Brit-nominated John Newman talks about his background and career

The Westmorland Gazette: Chart topper John Newman

10:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

IF there was a sound that summed up 2013, the soulful pop anthems belted out by Settle’s John Newman would have to be one of the main contenders.

'Renaissance man of English folk' to perform at Keswick

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Wood

10:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

THEATRE by the Lake, Keswick, plays host to English folk singer, Chris Wood on Sunday (February 9) at 7.30pm.

Ulverston's Coronation Hall puts top ensemble Manchester Camerata centre stage

5:20pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Manchester Camerata’s dynamic leader Giovanni Guzzo steps into the limelight as director and soloist in Mozart’s Fifth Concerto for Violin.

Top Scottish rock band Mogwai put music to winning poem

8:10am Sunday 26th January 2014

BUDDING poets in Cumbria have been asked to pen an ode to lift the lost village of Mardale Green from the bed of Haweswater and win the chance of a lifetime to have their work set to music by rock royalty Mogwai. The competition has been launched by CultureNL, a charity that runs North Lanarkshire Libraries, which has invited libraries in Cumbria and Gwnedd in Wales to take part in the event that centres on the theme of drowned villages - something common to all three areas.

Scottish rock band Mogwai put music to winning poem

8:10am Sunday 26th January 2014

BUDDING poets in Cumbria have been asked to pen an ode to lift the lost village of Mardale Green from the bed of Haweswater.

'Folk is in my blood': Martha Tilston to play at Brewery Arts Centre

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Folk is in my blood': Martha Tilston to play at Brewery Arts Centre

2:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014

SONGSTRESS Martha Tilston was living the life of a troubadour long before she picked up her first guitar.

Kendal South Choir performs programme of glorious French music

The Westmorland Gazette: Soprano Tracie Penwarden

8:20am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Soprano Tracie Penwarden and bass-baritone Jolyon Dodgson share the stage on Saturday (January 25, 7.30pm).

Top music festival augments its management team

1:10pm Sunday 19th January 2014

Lake District Summer Music is celebrating its 30th year.

Viennese concert celebrates sounds of the Strauss family

9:20am Sunday 19th January 2014

Conducted by Howard Rogerson, the Promenade Concert Orchestra presents its seventh New Year Viennese Concert

Jazz guitarist Ant Law to headline show at Zeffirellis, Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Jazz guitarist Ant Law to headline show at Zeffirellis, Ambleside

10:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

GROWING up in Saudi Arabia to rock ‘n’ roll loving British parents was jazz guitarist Ant Law’s unlikely introduction to music.  

Marimba player Calum Huggan takes centre stage for Kendal concert

9:10am Friday 17th January 2014

Kendal Midday Music Club’s next concert features a premiere performance.

Settle singer John Newman is running for a Brit Award

The Westmorland Gazette: Settle singer John Newman is running for a Brit Award

4:11pm Friday 10th January 2014

SETTLE singer John Newman has a double chance of picking up a coveted Brit Award in 2014.

The sound of Dire Straits to come to Barrow

2:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

THEY were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s, and now fans of Dire Straits have the chance to hear their hits again, played by some of the original members.

Peatbog Faeries announce Cumbria date

The Westmorland Gazette: Peatbof Faeries announce Cumbria date

12:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

BASED on the beautiful Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s best-loved contemporary folk bands have announced a date at Carlisle’s Brickyard in March.

Eleanor McEvoy returns to Bootleggers, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Eleanor McEvoy returns to Bootleggers, Kendal

8:56am Tuesday 7th January 2014

JANUARY sees the return of one of Ireland’s finest female singer/songwriters to Kendal’s Bootleggers.

Top pianist Martin Roscoe and the Moricosta String Trio feature in Coniston fundraiser

11:00am Sunday 5th January 2014

Martin Roscoe and the Moricosta String Trio team up for a special fundraising concert at Brantwood on Tuesday, January 14 (7pm).

Quireboys to rock Workington's Vine Bar

4:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

ROCK n Roll veterans The Quireboys have announced plans for a very intimate string of evenings in early 2014.

The Springsteen Sessions: Showing who's Boss on tour

The Westmorland Gazette: The Springsteen Sessions: Showing who's Boss on tour

2:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

AFTER a busy summer of festivals, The Springsteen Sessions are undertaking an extensive 20-date winter tour from Lerwick to Berwick, with a stop at Carlisle’s Brickyard.

Twisted Wheel to start the new year at the Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: The Wheel deal to start the new year at the Brewery

10:00am Monday 30th December 2013

IT’S a storming start to the New Year for the Brewery, with the first gig of 2014 coming from swaggering Manchester indie darlings Twisted Wheel.

Faure’s Requiem is centrepiece of Kendal South Choir concert

9:20am Sunday 29th December 2013

Soloists, soprano Tracie Penwarden and bass-baritone Jolyon Dodgson, join conductor Ian Thompson and Kendal South Choir on Saturday, January 25 (7.30pm).

Burneside Brass spread festive cheer at Kendal Parish Church Charity Christmas Tree Festival

6:10pm Monday 23rd December 2013

Burneside Brass is one of the region’s top musical outfits.

Festive Ulverston gig raises much-needed funds for Philippines appeal

4:10pm Sunday 15th December 2013

Music from Joe Fleming, Dan Fox and his band Boom Bike Bouree, Cuckoo Bridge, Rod and Sarah Demick, Tah-Dah, and local folk hero Bill Lloyd, all features in a Philippines typhoon disaster Christmas benefit gig.

Kendal Concert Band tune up for festive foottapper

6:30pm Monday 9th December 2013

Jim Quincey’s excellent Kendal Concert Band perform in aid of The Motor Neurone Disease Association at Kendal United Reformed Church.

Sinfonia society series stages Kendal concert for all ages laced with light classical music

11:00am Sunday 8th December 2013

MEMBERS of Manchester Camerata return to Lakes Leisure Kendal on Saturday, December 14 (3.30pm).



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