The final performance in Keswick Choral Society’s busy 2018-19 season will be a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

The concert will take place in St John’s Church, on Saturday, May 11, at 7.30 pm.

The four soloists all have local connections. Rachel Little (soprano) was born in Kendal and is the artistic director of the award-winning Amabile Girls' Choir. Amy Shaw (mezzo-soprano) is a busy soloist and was Head of Music at Settle College before starting her MA in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music last year. Christopher Steele (tenor) is based in Lancaster, and teaches voice at Sedbergh School, Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Priory. He has regularly appeared as a soloist for north-western choral societies. Paul im Thurn (bass) lives in Carlisle and is well known on the local music circuit.

Ian Pattinson will provide the organ accompaniment. The conductor is the society’s director of music, Ian Hare.

Tickets are £14 on door or £12 in advance from Bookends, Keswick or choir members.

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