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Octameron to perform in Bentham

[Monday 04 June 2007]
Octameron: Dales singing group

THE Yorkshire Dales-based singing group Octameron will bring the summer sunshine to Bentham this coming weekend as they perform their next concert in the town.

The concert is entitled 'Summer Sparklers' and will include the wide variety of songs that has become the group's hallmark. As usual at Octameron concerts, Mozart and William Byrd will rub shoulders with Cole Porter and Fats Waller. The group will also sing some much-requested numbers from their CD 'In the Mood'.

This particular Octameron concert will come with extra 'fizz' as the group are joined by 'Champagne Flutes', a flute quartet who share Octameron's enthusiasm for performing a wide range of music.

The quartet was formed in 2006 and is otherwise heard as the flute section of Settle Orchestra. As 'Champagne Flutes' they will perform numbers from Elgar to Gershwin.

Octameron was formed in 1996 and most of the group live in or around the Settle area. The group has given a large number of concerts in recent years, often by invitation from fundraising charities and similar. Octameron aims to perform a wide range of vocal music, some of it unaccompanied, to appeal to all tastes. Above all, the members of Octameron aim to entertain and not take themselves too seriously.

The concert takes place on Saturday 9th June at 7.30 pm at St John the Baptist Church, Low Bentham.

Tickets are available from High Bentham Post Office, Cave & Crag in Settle, church members or at the door. They cost £6 including refreshments and accompanied children are free.

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