Friday, 11 December 2009

Lancashire Sinfonietta

Back for the third year, the Lancashire Sinfonietta are currently playing in the Cathedral with a big crowd present. The concert features baroque music in a candlelit setting, and has always proved to be a crowd-puller.

Music from Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and Rebel is being performed under the direction of Lancashire's own Terence Charlston, who is also playing the harpsicord. Solo performers are flautist Sarah Whewell...

... and Mezzo-Soprano Claire Wilkinson. The Sinfonietta is Lancashire's own orchestra and it is wonderful that the Cathedral is able to host them for this concert each year.

The concert is the last non-liturgical event of 2009, and so completes an extraordinary 150th anniversary year of celebrations. More concerts next year of course, and the blog will keep you informed when the programme is announced.