Fans of Downton Abbey might not have noticed the pianist accompanying Dame Kiri Te Kanawa in the episode broadcast on the 6th of October. It was Gary Matthewman, who played for Carlisle Music Society (North Cumbria Recitals) in October 2009, accompanying Benedict Nelson, Baritone.
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Our 2013-14 season began on October 3rd with a wonderful piano recital by Nafis Umerkulova. Review to follow soon, here on the blog.
When giving the introduction and welcome before this recital Juliet Rowcroft (Chair) mentioned that 2013 is a special year for the Society - the 60th anniversary of its formation. The North Cumbria Recitals Club, as it was first known, evolved from wartime recitals given in the Central Methodist Hall during World War II, later moving to the High School for Girls. Star performers have included Kathleen Ferrier and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. More recently performers have included finalists in the BBC Young Musicians contest and the Leeds International Piano Competition.
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