Events in Lastingham


SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 12 NOON


​THE DARLEY MEMORIAL VILLAGE HALL
SPRING VALENTINE LUNCH
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 12 NOON
THIS ANNUAL SPRING LUNCH IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET UP WITH THE VILLAGERS
FOR A WELCOME START TO THE YEAR!
A LIGHT LUNCH OF SOUP WITH A SELECTION OF SANDWICHES, PÂTÉS AND CHEESE.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A BOTTLE IF YOU WISH


March 10th 2017 at 6.00pm


FRIENDS OF LASTINGHAM CHURCH
LEOPARDS, LILIES, AND LINEAGE
A look at England’s Royal Heraldry
given by David Haddon-Reece
Heraldry is a vast and colourful subject and over the centuries has developed into one of the most complex and fascinating of our decorative arts with its own language, symbols and styles of depiction.
This lavishly-illustrated talk follows the lineage of our royal arms from the 12th century to the present day, and explores some byways of this colourful and intriguing subject such as mediaeval bestiaries and Arthurian legend. If you’d like to hear more, do come along!
At Lastingham Village Hall March 10th 2017 at 6.00pm Ticket £10.00, to include a finger buffet afterwards


TUESDAY 27TH MARCH AT 10.30AM


ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS WALK

This Annual Pilgrimage from Ana Cross to Lastingham starts at Rosedale Bank Top. There are readings at each station on the route towards Lastingham, followed by an Ecumenical Eucharist in St Mary’s Crypt at about 12.30pm.
The transport logistics and delicious soup lunch expertly organised by Alice O’Neil at Barmoor. If you require transport, meet at Barmoor at 10am.


SPRING INTO SUMMER AT LASTINGHAM

FOUR UNMISSABLE CONCERTS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH

Spring is turning into an exciting time at St Mary’s Lastingham, as we present a series of four concerts to appeal to the varied musical tastes of our audiences!

FRIDAY 13th APRIL,

THE THORNE TRIO performs works by Mozart, Elgar and McDowell.

The Thorne Trio comprises some of the most talented woodwind players working the in UK today. All graduates of the Royal College of Music, and multi-prize winning as individuals, Ilid Jones (oboe), Esther Sheridan (clarinet) and Alexandra Callanan ( bassoon) formed the group in 1999, and it has performed at all of the major music festivals in England and Wales, and at some of the most prestigious venues including all of the London Royal Palaces, the Wigmore Hall and the Houses of Parliament as well as at venues in Italy and the Czech Republic. Individually they work regularly with all of the top ranking British and Irish orchestras.

British composer Cecilia McDowell’s work “Century Dances “ was written especially for the Trio.

We look forward to welcoming these talented musicians in their first visit to Ryedale.

7.30pm TICKETS £10

FRIDAY, 27TH APRIL

sees the debut concert of locally known and loved KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN BRASS BAND at St Mary’s.

If you live in these parts you will know of this band! But did you know that Kirkbymoorside has had a band for more than 200 years – since 1815 to be exact. They had their first contest win in 1886 and their most recent in 2015 –  this one at Championship level!

Over ninety musicians are involved in five bands at various stages of development and training, and the Band is most proud of the number of families involved, with ages ranging from 11 to something “north of 70”, and their commitment to involving all of the community.

The current Musical Director is Sarah Woodward, herself a third generation of the same family to hold the baton. Last year Sarah took over from her father-in-law John Woodward, who had been in charge for 25 years, and he had taken over from his own father. Sarah promises us an exciting programme of wonderful brass music, with a few surprises!

7.30pm TICKETS £10

SATURDAY 12th MAY

we expect the roof to be raised in the best possible way as we welcome the YORK CITY GOSPEL CHOIR and their Musical Director KOFI MENSAH.

Formed more than ten years ago by Kofi and Heather Mensah, the Choir is popular on the York music scene and lends its talents to performing a range of traditional and contemporary gospel music. They regularly contribute to fund raising by performing for many charities and have graced venues as diverse as Selby Abbey, Ripon Cathedral , Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey, and Bishopthorpe Palace, residence of the Archbishop of York.

Lastingham is looking forward to the visit of this choir- a first for gospel music at St Mary’s Church.

7.30pm TICKETS £10

FRIDAY 25th MAY

sees another first for St Mary’s as we welcome soloists from Opera North in a programme on the theme of “A Woman’s Life and Loves”.

Soprano Lorna James is a full time member of the Chorus of Opera North and has played the leading roles of Musetta (La Bohéme)  and Carrie (Carousel) for Opera North, and Giulietta ( Les Contes d’Hoffamn) for Diva Opera and Micaela ( Carmen) for Heritage Opera.

On the concert platform, highlights include Strauss Vier letzte Lieder and Mendelssohn Elijah. She also works regularly with jazz composer Will Todd as the soprano soloist in his Mass In Blue and with the Will Todd Trio.

Scots mezzo-soprano Laura Kelly McInroy has sung with English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Diva Opera, Classical Opera Company and Opera North among others, in roles as diverse as Rosina (il Barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino ( Le Nozze di Figaro), Hansel ( Hansel und Gretel) and Nancy ( Albert Herring). She has also performed in concert at St Martin in the Fields, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Canterbury Cathedral.

Accompanist Annette Saunders, who has had a long and distinguished career as an accompanist, opera coach, and répétiteur for the major opera companies and houses of the UK , will join the singers in bringing an evening of operatic favourites to Lastingham.

7.30pm TICKETS £10

TICKETS ( unreserved seating) AVAILABLE FROM

Mrs Andie Cattle Tel: 01751 417223

email: aandiec@live.com

 

 

 

 

 
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