Autumn 2021 Concert Programme

All events take place in the Chapel at the University of Cumbria's Lancaster site on Bowerham Road. There is ample free parking for the duration of the concerts.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24th 2021, 7.30pm.  First Music Makers Concert.

The first of our autumn concerts features music for flute and piano, piano solo, and a varied selection of songs. Major works include Schubert's Impromptu Op. 90 No. 1, Chopin's Ballade No. 2, Brahms' Fantasy pieces Op.116 and Schumann's Op.40 song cycle. Other works include songs by Elgar, Schumann and Eric Coates, and music by Scriabin, Chopin, Rameau, Scarlatti and (of course!)  Billy Mayerl. Should be a great concert!!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 29th 2021, 7.30pm. Second Music Makers Concert For the first time in many a year we are fortunate to have some classical guitar music in this, our second concert of the Autumn season; this will include pieces by the Spanish composer, Fransico Tarega, often known as the Father of classical guitar. There will also be piano music, including  Rachmaninov Etudes Tableaux, Beethoven's Sonana No. 10 Op. 10 No. 3, Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G minor, and other pieces by Brahms, Debussy, Chopin and Bach. As if that wasn't enough, there will also be some songs in the folk style with guitar accompaniment.  Another rich and varied programme. We hope to see you there.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12th 2021, 7.30pm. Lakeland Composers Concert.

Lancaster Music Makers is presenting another concert by Lakeland Composers. The programme will be the usual mix of approachable music in a variety of moods. There will be several short(-ish) items – in the same manner as Lancaster Music Makers own concerts – with several items to be played by some of the area’s best-known musicians. The programme will include :-

Chris Gibbs :“Remember”; “High in the Quiet Sky” ;

Robin Field : “Lullaby for Fidele” all three songs sung by Rachel Little

Gary Higginson : “Landscape 2” for flute and gamba played by Philip Gruar and Elizabeth Webb

David Jennings :"A Weardale Rhapsody" for violin and piano played by Pam Redman and Ken Forster

along with items for piano solo and for clarinet and piano (played by members of Lakeland Composers) and Robin Field’s gently atmospheric reflections on Wordsworth’s “Lines composed above Tintern Abbey”.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 3rd 2021, 7.30pm. Third Music Makers Concert.

To round off the year we have a bumper programme including songs, music for piano, and music for piano and saxophone.  Vocal contributions include works by Vaughan Williams, John Ireland, Micheal Head, Manning Sherman and Hugo Wolf. Piano works include Chopin's wonderful 4th Ballade in F minor, Bach's Partita No. 6, works by Debussy and the world premier of two pieces for piano duet by our very own Rosemary Brown!  All this and a return visit by Maisie who impressed us so much with her saxophone performance at the July concert (details to follow). This concert is not to be missed!

Those interested in performing at these concerts should let us know as soon as possible, and certainly no later than 4 weeks ahead of the concert in which they wish to appear. Please email [email protected] or telephone Tim on 735067 (Lancaster number, evenings only). We will seek to programme your item. Details of the concert programmes will  appear here a couple of weeks before each concert.

Publicity is always difficult for a small group like ours, and with the cost of hiring the chapel increasing, its important that we try and increase the numbers attending. Our most effective medium for publicity is word of mouth, so you can help with publicity just be telling your friends about our work. If you can print out a poster and put it on a suitable notice board, please email [email protected], and we will forward you a pdf copy. Thank you!