Locrians 'Classics by Candlelight'

TUESDAY 12th MAY 2009 at 7:00pm



The Locrian Ensemble

Classics by Candlelight

A magical evening of enchanting music
and gourmet food at the prestigious and award winning Leeming House Hotel which
is set in tranquil gardens leading down to the splendour of Lake Ullswater.

A Soirée in aid of Sunbeams Music Trust

Suggested donation of £75 to include a Champagne Reception,
Dinner and “Classics by Candlelight”.

For reservations contact Sunbeams Music Trust on 017688 92909
or email Liesl McViety: Liesl@sunbeamsmusic.org

For details of accommodation please contact
Macdonald Leeming House on 017684 86674


The internationally-renowned Locrian Ensemble brought ‘Classics by Candlelight’ to Leeming House as a fundraiser for Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust. The prestigious soirée evening, which took place on May 12th at the award winning Macdonald Leeming House Hotel, featured the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Handel, Schubert and Bach amongst others. The Locrians wore evocative period costumes, and within the candlelight setting, the evening blended gourmet food and virtuoso musicianship amongst stunning surroundings.

The Locrian Ensemble are top classical musicians working in London, and have such a busy and varied schedule that they are considered one of the most dynamic groups working in the field of British classical music today.

Bringing together some of the most prominent string soloists in London, THE LOCRIAN ENSEMBLE was formed in 1995 by Sunbeams Patron Justin Pearson and has established an enviable reputation for its recordings, broadcasts and live performances. The group frequently expands, and this provides a vehicle for concerto playing for the group’s key members. For instance, the Locrian Ensemble regularly performs at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, presenting programmes of baroque and classical music, whilst also enlarging, when required, into a compact chamber orchestra.

The Locrian Ensemble are frequently heard on television and on film. Recent recordings include the score for Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Stories in Dublin, as well as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter film scores. They have also notably supplied the music for popular television series such as “My Uncle Silas”, “Stig of the Dump”, “Animal Hospital” and “Judge John Deed”.

Annie Mawson of Sunbeams Music Trust said; ‘We are so fortunate to have the world-renowned Cellist, Justin Pearson as one of Sunbeam’s Musical Patrons, who brings to Cumbria Britain’s busiest and most sought after chamber music group.’

Grahame Devine, General Manager at Leeming, has chosen to support the charity having taken a keen interest in the work that the Trust does in promoting awareness of and integration amongst deprived and disabled communities in Cumbria. Grahame and the Macdonald family are proud to be supporting such an important and vital cause in improving the lives of children, adults and families with severe physical and/or learning disabilities and mental health problems.

“The Locrians have a formidable international reputation”
London Evening Standard

“The Locrians were spirited and sensitive; ensemble and balance were precise; the result was utter pleasure”
The Daily Telegraph


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