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Lakeland Composers welcome singers and instrumentalists to play our accessible and enjoyable music.

If you are interested in future concerts please contact:

Chris Gibbs - Telephone: 015395 34354 Email : chris@gibbs22.plus.com

Lakeland Composers Events

Lakeland Composers Concert presented by the Lancaster Music Makers. New works performed in St Martin's Chapel, University of Cumbria, Lancaster on Friday 3rd November 2017 at 7.45 pm

Lakeland Composers welcome singers and instrumentalists to play our accessible and enjoyable music. If you are interested in future concerts please contact:- Chris Gibbs - Telephone: 015395 34354 Email : chris@gibbs22.plus.com


Ribble Valley Music Festival presents a 'Glorious Summer Classic'

To be performed Sunday 18th June 2017 from 2 pm until 4 pm in St Leonard's Church, Downham Village, near Clitheroe, Lancashire

An idyllic summer afternoon of music in this beautiful location will include a landmark performance by the Stonebridge String Quartet of the five movement Forest of Bowland Suite composed by Chris Gibbs celebrating the Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty (the final movement is appropriately entitled "Moon over Downham") performed by the Stonebridge String Quartet, together with an earlier work of his, Music for String Quartet. The Quartet will also play a short piece by their leader, Roland Fudge, who is a colleague of Chris in the Lakeland Composers group. The composer will be in attendance to discuss his inspiration which captures the beauty of various locations in the area. The prestigious Preston Opera Company will also be performing a selection of popular arias, duets and choruses.


This event is part of the Ribble Valley Music Festival. Advance booking recommended. Contact: Clive Greenwood Tel: 01254 384893 or email info@ribblevalleymusic.co.uK


'Songs of Bowland' - new work by Chris Gibbs

To be performed Thursday 15th June 2017 at 7.30pm in Slaidburn Village Hall near Clitheroe BB7 3ES


Join us for the world premiere of a choral work specially commissioned by William, 16th Lord of Bowland, and set to music by Lakeland composer, Christopher Gibbs. The four-part Songs of Bowland evokes the landscape and history of this beautiful area and will be performed by the Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral. Providing a dramatic climax to the cycle will be internationally acclaimed musician, John Kenny, who will play the carnyx, an ancient Celtic war horn whose haunting sound has not been heard in the Forest of Bowland for more than two thousand years. Read William and Christopher talking about their conception of The Music of the Forest


Booking essential. The concert will last about 90 minutes. For further information contact the AONB office on 01200 448000 or email either sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk or enquiries@slaidburnarchive.org

Lakeland Composers Concert presented by the Lancaster Music Makers. New works performed in St Martin's Chapel, University of Cumbria, Lancaster on Friday 18th November 2016 at 7.45 pm

Lakeland Composers welcome singers and instrumentalists to play our accessible and enjoyable music. If you are interested in future concerts please contact:- Chris Gibbs - Telephone: 015395 34354 Email : chris@gibbs22.plus.com

Lakeland Composers Concert featuring Trio Aquilon in association with the Ribchester Music Festival. New works performed in St Wilfrid's Church, Ribchester on Friday June 26th 2015 at 2.30 pm

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Details of the Ribchester Festival

Find out more about Trio Aquilon

New Music by Gary Higginson in Lavenham Suffolk on Friday Jan 24th 2015

'Suite for Flute and Harp Op 177' Danielle Perrett (Harp) Julie Groves (Flute)

Clitheroe Afternoon Bandstand Concert on June 15th 2014

Baxenden Concert Band incl:'The Clitheroe Quickstep' for Concert Wind Band by Tom Muir

A joint concert with the Darwen Ladies Choir at St Peter's church, Darwen on June 20th 2014

Baxenden Concert Band incl:'The Clitheroe Quickstep' for Concert Wind Band by Tom Muir

Sept 15th 2013

LAKELAND COMPOSERS WORKSHOP AND INFORMAL CONCERT

Rehearsal workshop starts 10.30 am Informal concert starts c.3.30 pm

Venue: YAN YAK, OLD HALL ROAD, TROUTBECK BRIDGE, LA23 1JA By invitation only - contact Tom Fryers 015394 88446

May 4th 2013

LAKELAND COMPOSERS AND ALLEGRI SINGERS CHORAL WORKSHOP AND INFORMAL CONCERT Conductor: Owen Davies

Rehearsal workshop starts 10.30 am Informal concert starts c.3.30 pm

Venue: YAN YAK, OLD HALL ROAD, TROUTBECK BRIDGE, LA23 1JA By invitation only - contact Tom Fryers 015394 88446

September 13th 2012

The Deconet String quartet play works of four Lakeland Composers

Composers:

  • Robin Field
  • Tom Fryers
  • Chris Gibbs
  • Thomas Muir

Venue: Yan Yak, Windermere, Thursday September 13th 2012 3.00 p.m.

Friends and members of the public by invitation only on application to Tom Fryers.

April 28th 2012

Arthur Butterworth Symphony No 7 (World Premiere), Huddersfield Town Hall, Saturday 28th April 2012 7.30 p.m.

  • Handel Coronation Anthem (Zadok the Priest)
  • Butterworth Symphony No 7 (world premiere)
  • Beethoven Symphony No 9
  • Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Smith - with the Huddersfield Choral Society.

    Information about Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra

    July 2011

    Lakeland Composers' Summer Concert - Lancaster Priory, Friday 8th July 2011 at 8pm

    Information about Lancaster Priory

    A concert of vocal and instrumental music featuring mezzo soprano Kate Noble, flautist Philip Gruar and pianist Ian Pattinson

    Composers represented include Arthur Butterworth, David Jennings, James Hayward, Robin Field, Chris Gibbs, Gary Higginson, Peter Wood