Sunday, 4 October 2009

Organ and Trumpet Recital opens Lancaster Cathedral’s Autumn Season

music_coultondunnett_w.jpgLancaster Cathedral’s Autumn Season of concerts and events begins on Friday 9th October with a recital featuring internationally known trumpeter John Coulton and David Dunnett, Organist of Norwich Cathedral.

The programme will include works by, among others, John Stanley, Henry Purcell and Giuseppe Verdi. The Cathedral’s 1888 Ainscough pipe organ has just been refurbished by Henry Willis & Sons of Liverpool and the combination of the organ and Coulton’s virtuosic trumpet-playing promises an unforgettable evening for all who attend.

This season of concerts and events at Lancaster Cathedral also features pianist Costas Fotopoulos in concert on 6 November (7.30 pm) and a plainsong workshop and introduction to Gregorian chant on Saturday 14 November (2.00pm – 5.00pm, St Walburge’s Chapel).

The Cathedral Christmas Craft Fair, always a popular event, will take place in the Cathedral Social Centre on Wednesday 18 November (from 7.30pm-9.00pm).

The season ends on Friday 11th December (8:00pm) when the Cathedral will welcome the Lancashire Sinfonietta for its annual holiday concert by candlelight.

• Tickets for the opening concert are £10/£8 and the performance begins at 7.30pm.

• Tickets and further information about all of these events are available from Lancaster Tourist Information (tel: 01524 32878) or the Cathedral Events Co-ordinator (tel: 01524 384820 or email:

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