Millennium concert at Carlisle Cathedral

Date: Saturday 15th January 2000

CARLISLE Cathedral is the venue for Cockermouth Harmonic Society’s millennium concert, Haydn’s Creation, on 29th January.

This concert replaces the society’s traditional carol concert, usually held in Cockermouth during December.

It is hoped that loyal “fans” and supporters of the choir will make the journey to Carlisle for what should be a great celebration of the millennium in a wonderful setting.

Jeremy Souter, director of music at the cathedral, will conduct the performance, having already coached the choir throughout, and the society’s resident conductor, Michael Hancock, will change roles and sing the bass solos in the Creation.

A top-class team also includes Charles Harrison on organ, runner-up in the 1999 St. Albans international organ competition, who this year takes up a prestigious post at St. George’s Parish Church in Belfast; soprano Patricia Pictor, well-known in Cumbria; and tenor Peter Alexander Wilson.

Tickets are available from Kovary’s music shop in Cockermouth or from members of the choir, or at the cathedral on the night.