On Saturday March 5th, an enthusiastic audience came to listen to Keswick Music Society’s first concert of their Spring 2022 programme at St. John’s Church. Sophie Rosa, violin, and Ian Buckle, piano, are young and dynamic players based in Manchester. Both have varied and distinguished careers as soloists and chamber musicians, and they offered a […]

A Night of Celebrations A large, and entranced, audience, went to listen to Keswick Music Society’s presentation of Wild Art’s Opera Evening at the Theatre on the Lake on Saturday.  Wild Art’s opening concert for the season, this was also their ‘First Night’ to celebrate the glad news received, just two days earlier, that the

 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

After our March 5th violin and piano duo concert, the next concert will be on April 23rd given by the wind ensemble Festivo, also at St. John’s, Keswick. They have a carefully thought-out programme of music: Milhaud depicting mediaeval scenes contrasting with Hindemith and Shostakovich, then Faure, Nielsen and Piazzola.  Festivo Winds are a dynamic Wind Quintet

At last some more concerts! On Saturday March 5th at 7.30pm at St. John’s Keswick Sophie Rosa, violin, and Ian Buckle, piano, young and dynamic musicians with a growing reputation, will play a very varied programme for violin and piano duo: sonatas by Schumann, Beethoven (The Spring), and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov – and, at

At last some more concerts! On Saturday March 5th at 7.30pm at St. John’s Keswick Sophie Rosa, violin, and Ian Buckle, piano, young and dynamic musicians with a growing reputation, will play a very varied programme for violin and piano duo: sonatas by Schumann, Beethoven (The Spring), and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov – and, at

The centrepiece of the concert was Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 3 which was first performed just after the composer’s death in 1976. Hearing a live chamber music performance again after so long was as emotional as it was therapeutic; this programme was chillingly appropriate in view of the pandemic we are enduring. Cellist Felix

A happy and enthusiastic audience of members of Keswick Music Society and friends gathered at St. John’s Church Keswick on Saturday evening for their first live post-Covid concert. Ever since lockdown in 2020 brought an end to that concert season, various attempts to arrange concerts had been made, only to be overtaken by spikes of

In March and April 2020 the last two concerts of the 2019/20 KMS season had to be cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions which forced the closure of the Theatre by the Lake. Our 2020/21 season was also completely cancelled and the 2021/22 season has been put on hold as the Theatre by the Lake has

We are working on a date in early summer for a free concert for 2019-2020 KMS members at St. John’s Church, and will let you know all details about it as soon as possible. Due to the disruption to our programme because of COVID19, we have delayed restarting our membership scheme until the 2021-2022 season,