The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining musical forces to present an evening of music and entertainment. The university’s acapella choir, Voces UoC will perform alongside the long-established Cartmell Shepherd Community Choir led by Lyn Young and accompanied by Nicholas Butters. They will be joined by special guests, internationally renowned opera singers, Professor Graeme Danby and Professor Valerie Reid in a concert created to raise funds for the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice and the Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club.
Peter Stafford, Managing Director of Cartmell Shepherd says, “This concert provides a unique opportunity for our staff and supporters choir to perform on the same stage as some of the university’s creative talent within the performing arts. The evening will be a rich and varied mix of music and song and we’re delighted to be able to showcase such talent and raise funds for two most worthy Cumbrian charities."
“Community is important to us at the University of Cumbria,” comments Professor of Practice, Professor Graeme Danby, “During their studies we encourage our students to engage in activities that will provide them with enrichment and professional development skills. To work in partnership with Cartmell Shepherd has been a rewarding experience and we are looking forward to presenting this concert with them."
Lyn Young, Musical Director of the Cartmell Shepherd Community Choir welcomes this opportunity to collaborate with the University of Cumbria in order to raise funds for local charities, and says “We’re very much looking forward to joining forces with Voces UoC to form a large choir especially for this special event”.
'Spring Into Summer: A Musical Journey', takes place at 7.00pm on Thursday 26 April 2018 at the Tithebarn, West Walls, Carlisle. Tickets priced at £10/£8 are available by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01228 516666.