11th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts

Published on: Tuesday, 09-June-2015

19 – 28 June 2015

Highlights include

Opening Night: Bentley Operatic Society
Friday 19th June, 7.30pm (£5)

Prescot Methodist Centre, Atherton Street, Prescot. L34 5QN
The festival opens in spectacular style with a return visit from our old friends, featuring highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

Choral Classics - The Armed Man & More
Saturday 20th June, 7.00pm (£5 - under 16s free if with an adult)

Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA

Prescot Festival Chorus (100-strong in 2013 and 2014) perform Karl Jenkins' incredibly popular The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, conducted by James Luxton (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) with Peter Kwater (organ).  See website to 'Come & Sing.'  The second half features the highly-accomplished Parbold Chamber Choir.

The Cinema Organist Returns!
Sunday 21st June, 3.00pm (£4 - under 16s free if with an adult)

Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA

Now the UK's only resident cinema organist (from the Liverpool Philharmonic), Dave Nicholas is known for his trademark kilt, his love of puns, and a repertoire of nostalgic light music.  Not to be missed!  Includes wine and nibbles.

Classic Film: Brassed Off with Fish & Chip Supper
Thursday 25th June, 7.00pm (£7)

St Paul's Church, Bryer Road, Prescot. L35 5ND

To tie in with Saturday's return visit from Foden's Band, we present this 1996 comedy-drama featuring Ewan McGregor and the late Warrington-born actor Pete Postlethwaite, in which "Grimley" Brass Band battle for survival amid pit closures.  Includes supper courtesy of The Big Chippy.  Certificate 15.

The Chilled Lemons Jazz Quartet
Friday 26th June, 7.00pm (£8)

Prescot Town Hall, 1 Warrington Road, Prescot. L34 5QX
Enjoy a Cottom's hot pot and dessert before a full-length professional jazz concert featuring sax, piano, bass & drums. Licensed bar open.

Brass & BBQ with Foden's Band
Saturday 27th June, 7.00pm (£9)

Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA
Following their rapturous reception at the 10th Prescot Festival, 2012 Double Champions Foden's return by popular demand with a dazzling new programme. This Brassed Off-themed concert includes a delicious BBQ.

Festival Finale with South Liverpool Orchestra
Sunday 28th June, 7.30pm (£5 - under 16s free if with an adult)

Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA
The excellent Hope University-based South Liverpool Orchestra is conducted by Rob Howard in classical favourites by Rossini, Purcell, Sibelius, Elgar and Bizet.  We also welcome stellar soloist Hannah Mackenzie (RNCM) playing Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.  Flag-wave and sing along to 'Jerusalem' and 'Rule Britannia' in this Proms-style conclusion to the festival.  With Tim Hall (organ).

For the full programme of events, visit www.prescotfestival.co.uk