All events take place at Rawdon Quaker Meeting House.
Admission free. Donations to Amnesty International.
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, acclaimed early music specialists Arioso (soprano, contralto and baroque strings directed by Martyn Hodgson) perform music from Garrick's celebrated 1769 Shakespeare jubilee concert at Stratford.
Virtuoso woodwind player Elizabeth Kenwood-Herriott (oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais) is joined by Dawn Lloyd (mezzo-soprano), Howard Clinkard (tenor) and Peter Reasbeck (piano) in songs and instrumental pieces by a variety of British composers from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
A welcome return by Joanna Lewis (flute), David Baker (bassoon) and John Truss (piano), playing pieces by Beethoven (his own arrangement of his septet), Piazzolla and Fredrik Holme.
Theatre of the Dales offers a powerful production of King Lear, in which refugees and vagrants set about to act the one play of Shakespeare that most mirrors their predicament.
It is a real thrill to welcome once more The Café Band, musicians who take time off from their busy Opera North timetable to share their exuberant tastes and talents.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME - A Performance of words and music celebrating Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas. A light-hearted yet thought provoking entertainment offering sonnets, scenes, songs .....and just a few surprises!
Music and musical quotes from Shakespeare and his contemporaries performed by Leeds Waits and Helen Atkinson (lute and voice), in renaissance dress and with reproductions of early instruments such as shawm, curtal, sackbut, hurdy-gurdy, cittern and tabor.
An opportunity to send messages of support to prisoners of conscience around the world. Contact information, cards and writing materials provided, along with coffee, tea and cake.
Julian Cima brings his superlative musicianship to piano music by Beethoven (including the Moonlight sonata) and pieces from Liszt's wonderfully evocative cycle, Années de Pèlerinage.
We end the series with our traditional musical contribution from this warm-hearted, multi-talented club. The club always welcomes new members, both performing and non-performing.