Harborough cabaret evening’s candlelit setting

Matthew Sharp will be performing in Market Harborough this Saturday
Matthew Sharp will be performing in Market Harborough this Saturday

Musician and actor Matthew Sharp will be the master of ceremonies for a night of classical music in Market Harborough this weekend.

Classical music group The Harborough Collective is presenting cabaret concert Transfigured Night – Tales Told by Moonlight at Market Harborough Congregational Church’s Jubilee Hall in Bowden Lane on Saturday, March 7.

The venue will be transformed into an atmospheric London-style music club with candlelit tables and a bar.

The Harborough Collective is being joined by dynamic cellist, singer, and actor Matthew Sharp as master of ceremonies for the musical celebration of the moon.

There will be music by Mahler, Schubert, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as well as poems, songs and stories.

Catherine Leech, one of the members of the Harborough Collective, said: “Prepare to be entranced, delighted and entertained as we take you on a journey to the moon and back.

“Audiences are very excited about our new style of concerts and tickets are selling fast.”

Matthew studied cello with Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne, voice with Ulla Blom in Stockholm and English at Trinity College, Cambridge.

He has performed at major venues and festivals across the world, including at Glastonbury and Latitude, as a solo cellist, baritone and actor.

The bar for Saturday’s concert will be open from 7pm and the show will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost between £8 and £15 and can be reserved by phoning 07903 020 101 or emailing info@harboroughconcerts.co.uk.