Version 46, 2019
News (September 2019).
About the Friends of Classical Music at The Sands
The International Classical Concert Series, 2017 - 2018
The Friends has been set up with the following objectives:
as a communications and advisory channel between the concert audiences and the management of The Sands Centre on matters such as
future concert programmes,
presentation and ambience.
concert talks and so on
developing concert audiences for the future - schools programmes, and the like.
assisting in bringing the concert series to the attention of more people in more areas
having our own activities outside the concerts in Carlisle, e.g. trips to concerts elsewhere.
The Friends have been set up on a formal basis. You can find a copy of our constitution here. If you are interested in being involved, please send an E-mail with your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or, better still, complete a membership application form and send it with your subscription of £5.
The Sands Centre itself has a web-site,
Coach Trip on Thursday 28 November 2019 to Bridgewater Hall
From the Friends of Classical Music at
We were disappointed that we
had to cancel the visit to Bridgewater Hall in October due to a lack of numbers.
However, we are very hopeful that we shall be able to take a coach full
of enthusiastic supporters on our next planned outing.
The chosen concert is on THURSDAY
28th NOVEMBER 2019 for an evening concert by the BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra. This
orchestra gave several very memorable performances in Carlisle over the last
years (e.g. Mahler Symphony No 1) and their programme on this occasion is
exciting and varied (see over for details).
there is an extra incentive to go! The
prices for BBC Phil concerts are cheaper than the norm, and therefore we have
been able to reserve top-quality seats in the middle of the stalls (as opposed
to the rear stalls), with a group discount, for only about £16 each.
This means that we can offer the trip for only £38 to include
admission and coach travel. A bargain not to be missed
- a tenner cheaper than the previous offer!
So that we can allow time to
socialise and to eat (and allowing for traffic hold ups!) , the coach will
depart from The Sands Centre at 1.30 p.m.(calling at Penrith at 1.55 p.m.),
having a break at a service station, and then getting to Bridgewater Hall by 5
p.m. This allows plenty of time for a meal and/or a walk. The restaurant and café
at Bridgewater Hall are open before the concert, as are some local restaurants.
The coach will leave after the concert and get back to Carlisle soon after
midnight. We hope these timings appeal to you – as will the programme of music
to be performed. SEE BELOW FOR PROGRAMME DETAILS
As before, the Sands will
help with publicity, but the actual booking is being organised by the Friends.
If you wish to come on this exciting trip please complete the slip below and
send it with your cheque to Jan Coxon, the Treasurer, by FRIDAY 4th OCTOBER at the latest, Cheques
will not be cashed until we confirm during October that the trip is going ahead.
shall then send further details out to all attendees (e.g. about restaurant
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