Midsummer Music

Midsummer Music

“Where words fail, music speaks” (Hans Christian Anderson)

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On Saturday 25th June at St Mary Magdalene, Hayton, some of Northern Cumbria’s best professional and amateur musicians will come together to celebrate midsummer with a programme of beloved, well-known, classical works and light-hearted jazzy pieces.  This time last year we still didn’t know whether we’d be able to sing and perform again together: now a band of musicians will delight in performing for you, at the same time raising funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The programme covers some of the most beautiful pieces of music from the earliest days of opera, with Monteverdi’s Pur ti Miro, through gorgeous classical pieces such as Mozart’s Sull’Aria (used in the film The Sureshank Redemption), Delibes’ Flower Duet (British Airways advertisement) to foot-tapping pieces of Gershwin and;  Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe/ Nella Fantasia.  This promises to be a highly enjoyable evening: please come along to enjoy the music and to support Parkinson’s.

Eight and More will perform five choral pieces, ranging from John Rutter’s recent composition My Ukrainian Prayer to Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.  In addition to the choral pieces there will be vocal duets and trios, and various instrumental solos and ensemble pieces: look out for two of Cumbria’s best pianists doing a duet.

Rather than setting a ticket price, as this is a fund-raiser we felt that asking for donations would be more appropriate.  There will be a collection box at the church but you can also donate online via JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-lewis-briggs1

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