New Blood Sought for the Lanercost Festival Committee
Over the last few years the Lanercost Festival has grown steadily in scope and complexity. The 2016 festival was the most ambitious to date, providing a programme of 19 events taking place over 8 days. These included a Festival Eucharist, a community concert, created especially for the occasion, lunchtime recitals, classical music, opera, jazz and blues, literary workshops, competitions, activities of a literary and musical nature for children of Primary and Secondary age, a Shakespeare play and a major choral work sung by the festival choir as the finale on the last evening.
As we approach 2017, several key members of the existing festival committee are standing down. Since an insufficient number of replacements has yet been found, the Lanercost Festival will be more modest in 2017. It will be reduced to a number of key events, organised on an independent basis. This will enable time and effort to be devoted to recruiting new blood and to redesigning the festival with the aim of offering a new and exciting programme for 2018.