A wonderful season of music-making awaits this autumn beginning on Saturday 3rd September at 3pm with a recital by two very talented young musicians: Erica Lees-Smith and Charlotte Bradley. Both are 18 years old and have strong Evington connections with Charlotte’s grandparents being local residents while Erica grew up in Evington attending Linden Primary and Judgemeadow before going on to study music at English Martyrs Catholic School and sing with the Leicester Cathedral Choir as well as the Leicestershire Chorale.  Both have studied music to a high level and enjoy performing.

Their programme will include music on recorder, saxophone, piano and voice. Tea and cake will be available.

The first ever St Denys Music Festival is both a way to bring the community together around the creative arts and raise funds to support the maintenance of one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in Evington. All except one of the concerts are free of charge and everybody is welcome with donations warmly encouraged. The full programme can be seen below and includes a wide range of genres including the phenomenal Amalia Young on the violin and renowned sitar player Dharambir Singh.

Saturday 3rd September 3pm in St Denys Church – Student Recital: Erica Lees-Smith and Charlotte Bradley

Saturday 10th September 7pm in St Denys Church – Organ Recital: Simon Headley ARCO, former Leicester Cathedral organist

Saturday 24th September 6.30pm in Evington Village Hall – Sitar Recital: Dharambir Singh MBE, one of the country’s top sitarists

Sunday 2nd October 3pm in St Denys Church – Harvest Hymns and Pimms:  Come and join in with ‘We plough the fields’ and all your favourites!

Saturday 8th October 7.30pm in St Denys Church (Tickets £8) – Violin Concert: Amalia Young, outstanding violinist and former Evington resident

Sunday 9th October 3pm in St Denys Church – St Denys Day Concert: Penny Campling and friends



If you have any questions or would like more information, contact

Anthony Lees-Smith

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