A Special Summer Celebration Concert at St Nicholas Church

Songs and Arias for Voice featuring Ellie Laugharne

Ellie Laugharne

St Nicholas Church is hosting a special summer celebration concert on Sunday 14 August at 3pm.

A Songs and Arias for Voice, Clarinet and Piano will feature soprano Ellie Laugharne with William Slingsby-Duncombe on clarinet and pianist Fiachra Garvey.

Ellie Laugharne is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Birmingham University. She began her career as a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival and more recently was an Associate Artist for Opera North and a Company Artist for The Mozartists. Recent operatic engagements include: Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (The Grange Festival); Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady (The Grange Festival and Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona); Gianetta The Gondoliers, Princess Zara Utopia Limited, Adina L’elisir d’amore, Frasquita Carmen and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (Scottish Opera)

Sje has recently returned from America having made her debut with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra performing in a fully staged production of Handel’s Radamisto conducted by Richard Egarr and is just completing a successful run of performances at The Grange Festival performing the role of Elsie Maynard in The Yeoman of the Guard. Future engagements include a new production of Tamerlano in which Ellie will sing the role of Asteria (English Touring Opera) and she will also return to English National Opera.


Schubert: Shepherd on the rock
Vaughan Williams: Vocalise no 1
Gilbert and Sullivan: The sun whose rays are all ablaze
Saint-Saens: Clarinet sonata Op.167 (1st & 2nd movements)
Gershwin / Gualdi: Blues from An American in Paris
C.Schumann: Ich stand in dunklen Träumen
Schubert: An den Mond
Satie: La Diva de l’Empire
Madeleine Dring: Nightclub Proprietress
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito “Parto, parto”

After the concert you can collect your individual tea box containing a selection of sandwiches and cakes to take to the Vicarage Garden.

Tickets cost £20 and must be either prebooked online or purchased after Mass on Sundays.

Concert only tickets for £10 are available on door (cash or card).

For any queries about the event contact stnicksconcerts@gmail.com.

St. Nicholas Church has been severely impacted financially by Covid-19 and any donations would be gratefully accepted. You can contribute towards the appeal to repair St Nicholas’ stonework by clicking here.


Like Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We’ve always done that and won’t be changing, in fact we’d like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact info@neighbournet.com and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we’d be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you’d like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.


August 6, 2022