Dates for the concert season

Sowerby Music has released details of its 26th annual concert seasonwhich includes 11 concerts across the next year from September through to July.

Audience numbers have risen over the past season with a 16 per cent increase on the previous year.

Highlights of the upcoming season include pianist Alexandra Dariescu with a programme including the mammoth set of Op.28 Chopin Preludes.

There will also be two young string quartets, the Sacconi and Benyounes which will combine to bring the Mendelssohn Octet and the Brahms Bflat Sextet.

Exciting concerts will be guaranteed from the students of Chetham’s School and the society welcomes the return after many years of the York University Baroque Orchestra.

The musician and broadcaster Lucie Skeaping provides the illustrated lecture recital in December and the season concludes with a programme of jazz classics from Keith Nicholls and his Hot Five.

Details of all 11 concerts which are held in St Oswald’s Church are set out in the new brochure.

The brochure is available from Peter Rush, who can be contacted at 4 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, YO7 1HY, tel 01845 518001 or log onto the website