Moon landing in Lancaster
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