Amnesty logoAmnesty Concerts at Rawdon - 2016musical notes

2017 dates coming soon

All events take place at Rawdon Quaker Meeting House.
Admission free. Donations to Amnesty International.

Download this programme as a pdf file.

PLEASE NOTE VARIATIONS IN DAY (Saturday or Sunday) AND TIMING (King Lear begins at 7pm)


Celebrations of Shakespeare ~ Saturday 7 May at 7.30pm

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, acclaimed early music specialists Arioso (soprano, contralto and baroque strings directed by Martyn Hodgson) perform music from Garrick's celebrated 1769 Shakespeare jubilee concert at Stratford.


An Evening of British Music ~ Sunday 29 May at 7.30pm

Virtuoso woodwind player Elizabeth Kenwood-Herriott (oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais) is joined by Dawn Lloyd (mezzo-soprano), Howard Clinkard (tenor) and Peter Reasbeck  (piano) in songs and instrumental pieces  by a variety of British composers from the 17th to the 20th centuries. 


The Meltemi Ensemble ~ Sunday 12 June at 7.30pm

A welcome return by Joanna Lewis (flute), David Baker (bassoon) and John Truss (piano), playing pieces by Beethoven (his own arrangement of his septet), Piazzolla  and Fredrik Holme.


King Lear ~ Sunday 24 July at 7.00pm (note earlier start time)

Theatre of the Dales offers a powerful production of King Lear, in which refugees and vagrants set about to act the one play of Shakespeare that most mirrors their predicament.


The Café Band ~ Sunday 11 September at 7.30pm

It is a real thrill to welcome once more The Café Band, musicians who take time off from their busy Opera North timetable to share their exuberant tastes and talents.


Trio Literati and the Retrolettes~ Sunday 23 October at 7.30pm

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME - A Performance of words and music celebrating Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas. A light-hearted yet thought provoking entertainment offering sonnets, scenes, songs .....and just a few surprises!


The Musical World of William Shakespeare ~ Saturday 12 November at 7.30pm

Music and musical quotes from Shakespeare and his contemporaries performed by Leeds Waits and Helen Atkinson (lute and voice), in renaissance dress and with reproductions of early instruments such as shawm, curtal, sackbut, hurdy-gurdy, cittern and tabor.


Greeting card campaign ~ Sunday 13 November from 1 to 3.30pm

An opportunity to send messages of support to prisoners of conscience around the world. Contact information, cards and writing materials provided, along with coffee, tea and cake.


Julian Cima ~ Sunday 27 November at 7.30pm.

Julian Cima brings his superlative musicianship to piano music by Beethoven (including the Moonlight sonata) and pieces from Liszt's wonderfully evocative cycle, Années de Pèlerinage.


Bradford Music Club ~ Sunday 18 December at 7.30pm

We end the series with our traditional musical contribution from this warm-hearted, multi-talented club.  The club always welcomes new members, both performing and non-performing.


Further information from
Barbara Parry (0113 2503867) barbaraparry@waitrose.com
or Diane Exley (0113 2502051) edianex@btinternet.com