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Derby Cathedral Launches Lunchtime Concert Series

18th May 2016

Did you know that, every Friday lunchtime from now until July 15th, you can enjoy a free concert in Derby Cathedral – and you can bring a packed lunch? From Shakespeare to Bach, talented singers from the Voicebox to Derby Arts Festival winners – Derby Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is a varied weekly programme of free concerts in the Cathedral nave featuring some very special performers.

Designed to inspire, and to make the last lunch break of the week extra special, the Lunchtime Concert series is a hidden gem of the city. With an expanded offer of 10 concerts this year, there's a broad spectrum of music to appeal to a variety of tastes. This Friday sees Derby-based professional pianist Carolin Hlusiak present a programme of music including Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespeare anniversary year.

The Cathedral's Director of Music, Hugh Morris, said: "These concerts are a great way of spending a lunch hour at the end of the week. We have some first-rate musicians lined up to play; do come and discover this gem of an opportunity in Derby. Why not bring your sandwiches and join us?"

Concerts begin at 1.00pm, and last 45 minutes. Lunches and drinks are available from the Cathedral Café to bring over to the Cathedral, or attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

Image: Director of Music, Hugh Morris, tests one of the Cathedral pianos in readiness for the Lunchtime Concert series

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