On May 14th, we were back at Theatre by the Lake, with our first concert there since 2020! This was a magical evening: a succession of wonderful arias by composers from Purcell to Sondheim, chosen to tell a complex operatic story of love, dance, loss and harmony and performed by world-class singers with a virtuosic string quintet playing the orchestral music cleverly arranged for string quintet by their director Orlando Jopling – also the cellist.
The four characters suffered and triumphed through a riot of Italian opera and hits from the musicals, from four centuries of great dramatic music … wit, passion, comedy, tragedy … as in opera, all life was there. The audience, many of them Members of the Society, loved it – see the review on the Reviews Page.
This was the last concert of the Keswick Music Society’s 2021-2022 season. After Covid we are still looking for a permanent venue, and hoping to be able to return to Theatre by the Lake. We will be announcing our new 2022-2023 programme and our new plans as soon as possible.