Lancashire Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Christ Church, Lancaster
Mozart- Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Beethoven (arr. Mahler)- Quartet in F minor, op 95 “Serioso”
Vivaldi- The Four Seasons
Kate Birchall, violin
Chamber Orchestra returns to Lancaster
London Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Kate Birchall steps into the spotlight on Saturday 17 March, as the Chamber Orchestra returns for a second concert in Lancaster.
Kate, who has charmed audiences across as a young solo violinist, will be mounting the podium at Christ Church on Wyresdale Road, to perform the solo violin part in Vivaldi’s great, popular string chamber work – the Four Seasons. The concert forms part of the church’s 150th birthday celebrations taking place during 2007.
A specialist in Baroque and early classical music and an award-winning graduate of and the Royal Academy of Music, Kate will be repeating acclaimed performances of The Four Seasons with Sinfonia da Capo and at St Martin-in-the-Fields when she performs the work in Lancaster under the baton of the dynamic American conductor, Kenneth Woods.
The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £8 and are available on the door or from Jacqueline Stamper on 01524 64083.
The concert marks a welcome return for the Chamber Orchestra, which first performed at Christ Church last May, when the church stepped in at the last moment to provide a venue after a concert in Cartmel was cancelled.
Conductor Kenneth Woods explained; “We thoroughly enjoyed the warm welcome and the enthusiastic audience we found at Chist Church last season, and we are delighted they have invited us back to perform again. It’s a wonderful environment for music. I think it’s a programme that the Lancaster audience will really love- the ever popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusic, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played by one of the most exciting violinists in the country, and a rare chance to hear one of Beethoven’s greatest and least known works, the “Serioso” quartet as arranged for orchestra by Mahler. Think of it- Mahler and Beethoven teaming up on one piece, what could be better?”
The Chamber Orchestra, which has been entertaining audiences for nearly 40 years, plays in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, the Royal Northern College of Music and numerous cathedrals and churches around the North West.
For more information, please contact Lynn Pegler, Chamber Orchestra. Tel 01928 789042. Email
KW notes- First time I’ve ever conducted Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in its entirety!