Summer Concer in the Ashton Memorial

- September 18th, 2017

June 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Williamson Park

The Lancaster Singers are proud to present a concert of Japanese music inspired by the East at the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster.
The concert takes place on Sunday 16 June at 7.30pm and will feature Japanese music both traditional and modern, including excerpts from the Mikado.

Led by Italian Director, Marco Fanti and Mavis Fletcher, Associate Director and experienced Choral Director, the performance will feature the choir in Furusato (songs of the Japanese homeland) with arrangements by Bob Chilcott (of Kings Singers fame) and featuring the UK premiere from composer Rikuya Terashima.

Ian Tate provides solo piano pieces by Toru Takemitsu and Tan Dun. The first half of the concert includes the rousing Three Hungarian Folk songs by Matyas Seiber. The concert ends with well known excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado.

Associate Director, Mavis Fletcher said: “It has been an exciting challenge to prepare and learn to sing in Japanese. The composer has given us great help and is very excited about his first performance in the UK.’

Tickets cost £10 and include strawberries and cream and lemonade presse and are available from the Williamson Park Pavilion Gift Shop or call 01524 33318 and online at, by phone 01524 68481 or on the door (though space in the Memorial is limited so pre-booking is advisable).