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Keswick Music Society promotes classical music concerts. It was formed in 1947 and one of the founder members, Mrs Joan Sparey, is its president who remains a committed member to this day. The Society is one of many thriving organisations in Keswick and contributes to the wide variety of attractions on offer to residents and visitors alike, in addition to the well known scenic attributes of the Lake District.
The Society has benefited greatly from the opening in 1999 of the new Theatre by the Lake, pictured above, where all concerts are now held. Not only does the Theatre offer comfortable seating and excellent viewing for almost 400 people, together with refreshment facilities and easy concert booking for visitors, it was a significant plus factor in enabling the Society to obtain National Lottery funding for a new Steinway grand piano.
Keswick Music Society currently has a marvellous membership of nearly 200 enthusiastic subscribers. Membership entitles each person to a reserved seat at all concerts in a season that runs from September to April. As well as eight concerts by professional musicians, the Society promotes one concert each season given by local young musicians as part of its aim to foster an interest in music at an early age. Members also enjoy one or two social functions during the season. Becoming a subscriber
Non-members can book seats directly with the Theatre by the Lake Box Office for individual concerts.
General enquiries can be made to the Hon. Secretary, Mary Cooke on 017687 77235.
Most of the concerts are given by soloists or small ensembles. In recent years these have included Angela Hewitt (piano), Emma Johnson (clarinet), Alison Balsam (trumpet) and Nicolai Demidenko (piano), Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian Pipes), John Lill (piano), Moray Welsh (cello), The Hermitage String Trio, Red Priest, The Fitzwilliam Quartet, Henschel String Quartet, The Fibonacci Sequence Chamber Ensemble and Imogen Cooper (piano). The Society has also formed a very good relationship with the Northern Sinfonia, who give one concert in each season.
The ‘Orchestra Live’ scheme which, with funding from Arts Council England and the Northern Rock Foundation has the aim of taking orchestras to the more remote parts of the country. This has enabled:
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