Moon land­ing in Lan­caster

Lancashire Life - - Arts & Events -

Lan­caster Pri­ory will host its largest ever art in­stal­la­tion this month, writes Louise Bryn­ing

there. The week-long event in­cluded per­for­mances by the var­i­ous Pri­ory and other lo­cal choirs as well as con­certs by lead­ing so­pra­nos and a de­bate about is­sues fac­ing today’s clas­si­cal mu­sic world.

Lan­caster Pri­ory is be­lieved to have hosted one of the first per­for­mances of Han­del’s Mes­siah and it will be sung again by Lan­caster & District Cho­ral So­ci­ety on Novem­ber 30th.

World renowned choir, The Six­teeen, visit an­nu­ally and their con­duc­tor, Harry Christo­phers, has de­scribed the Pri­ory as a gem and one of their favourite places to per­form. Most Satur­day morn­ings through­out the year, it presents a se­ries of free Cof­fee Con­certs and among those per­form­ing this au­tumn are pi­anists from Chile and Paraguay and a ukulele band.

The Pri­ory also hosts con­certs by lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, film screen­ings by The Dukes and events for, among oth­ers, St John’s Hospice and Ca­nine Part­ners whose as­sis­tance dogs can rest their paws in the pews.

For up­dates on the events pro­gramme and to book tick­ets to see The Moon, visit lan­cast­er­pri­ory.org and for more on Light Up Lan­caster, go to ligh­tu­plan­caster.co.uk.

ABOVE: Luke Jer­ram’s Moon at Liver­pool Cathe­dral ear­lier this year BE­LOW: Lan­caster Pri­ory, the city’s old­est church

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