Priory to host a feast of music this summer

Brinkburn Music Festival - Picnic in grounds.
Brinkburn Music Festival - Picnic in grounds.
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A medieval monastery hosts a feast of music this summer, with a wide range of concerts planned.

Brinkburn Priory will come alive with classical, choral and Northumbrian sounds, among others, over the next few months.

The 2013 programme includes the renowned Brinkburn Music Festival in July.

The season starts on May 5, with the Tyneside Sacred Harp Singers.

On May 12, Morpeth Waites will perform street, secular and sacred music, before the Priory hosts the Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir and the Sunday Strings on May 19.

The Northumbrian Pipes of Robsons Choice will be heard on June 2, followed by Alnwick Pipers Society on June 15, and Ashington & District Male Voice Choir on June 16. The Priory welcomes Harps of the Clasarch Society on June 23, and the North East Recorder Orchestra on June 29.

The Brinkburn Music Festival will be staged from July 5 to July 7.

The Cobwebs Cabaret Ensemble presents music from almost every genre on July 13, while 20,000 Voices showcases a programme of English choral music on July 14.

Alnwick Silver Singers perform on July 20, and music from the Durham Viol Manuscript is scheduled for July 21.

Community choir New Voices will appear on July 28, the Coquetdale Chamber Choir performs on August 3, before a Medieval Mixture on August 4.

The Cobweb Orchestra comes to the Priory on August 10, followed by the Brinkburn String Quartet on August 11.

The Belford Singers and the Fitzsimons Choir will appear on August 17 and August 24 respectively.

September is a busy month, with appearances from Brinkburn String Quartet (Sept 1), Pierrot Productions (Sept 7), The Border Tarts (Sept 15), Morpeth Waites (Sept 22), Coquet Singers (Sept 28) and Glendale Voices (Sept 29).

For information, including start times, visit www.theheritageconsultant.co.uk/events.php. Concerts free, but Priory admission applies.