A-Z of CATEGORIES

Area: Cumbria

www.laverocks.co.uk/folkclub/

'Singers and players of all standards are welcome to this friendly Sing-Around. Whatever your talent, you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and an appreciative audience. And, if you just want to sit and sup, you will find some good company and an eclectic mix of folk.'

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website126
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www.carlislemusicanddrama.com

Established 1896: 'Brings together performers from all ages and abilities and from all over Cumbria, and beyond. The Festival is set up to encourage and support performers to display their talents and skills in front of a professional Adjudicator and a welcoming audience'. Held Mid March.

Visits to the Website114
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www.carlislejazzclub.co.uk

'Jazz fans meeting to listen to live talented jazz musicians from all over the UK and abroad. One of the few jazz clubs who maintain weekly gigs with talented line up every time ... Visitors always welcome.'

Category:Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website115
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carlislemusicsociety.weebly.com

'Arrnages six concerts a year in the months of September, October, November/December, January, February and March. At these concerts musicians of the highest calibre perform chamber music of all genres including piano and vocal recitals, string (and other) quartets and trios, and sometimes works for larger ensemble.'

Visits to the Website152
Also indexedNorth Cumbria Recitals
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www.cockermouth-music-society.org.uk

'The season promises to be as interesting and exciting as any in the past with very accomplished musicians performing as soloists or as members of ensembles. Once again, with the support of Orchestras Live we are able to offer an orchestral concert ... The new season brings with it an initiative - subscription members will be able to bring a non-member to one concert in the season absolutely free of charge ... Cockermouth Music Society is a successful society and we want to make it even more successful for the benefit of artists and audiences alike. Every year we provide a platform for local young musicians to perform in our Young Persons Concert.'

Visits to the Website78
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www.cukes.co.uk

Cockermouth Ukulele Group meet weekly in Cockermouth, Lake District, UK to practise, enjoy and progress playing ukulele. Likeminded , friendly and welcoming to new members who share the love of the ukulele. We play purely for pleasure and where we can fundraise for a charitable cause we are more than happy to do so. Available and happy to play at local events by arrangement. Our pleasure !’

Category:Ukulele Clubs
Visits to the Website108
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cumbriamusichub.com

'We are a partnership that brings together local organisations from right across Cumbria to deliver the best music education for children and young people ... The Hub has created six Local Area Networks, with a dedicated Network Leader for each, to support the wide range of people and organisations working with young people in music across the whole of Cumbria. Each Local Area Network provides a local focus, and offers a forum to share ideas and opportunities and to have your say in what the Music Hub does. Please get in touch with them with any questions or suggestions for your area ...'

Visits to the Website119
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www.cumbrianorganists.org.uk

'Membership is open to anyone. We presently have about sixty members throughout Cumbria and surrounding districts, including players of all abilities from professionals to beginners, and others who do not play the organ at all but who enjoy organ music ...'

Visits to the Website109
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www.furnessmusiccentre.com

‘We are a true community music centre in the Furness Peninsula in South Cumbria, catering for all ages and ability of people who want to make music with others.‘

Visits to the Website96
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ftop.weebly.com

‘We are a group of people with a shared passion for the theatre organ who have formed the Furness Theatre Organ Project. Our intention, which has now been realised, is to own a working Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, by purchasing and fully restoring the ex Rex Cinema, Stratford, London Wurlitzer Organ and installing it in the Royalty Cinema, Bowness-on-Windermere. This is now a real jewel in the crown for Cumbria as we understand that there are no longer any other Wurlitzer Organs situated in a working cinema in the UK ... The organ is played before selected film presentations and for concerts.’

Visits to the Website40
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furnesstradition.org.uk

‘Originally formed in 1997/8 to put on a Festival. Furness Tradition is run entirely by volunteers who aim to promote awareness of, and participation in the folk music traditions of Cumbria, especially Furness ... As well as running workshops in schools and the community, and organising an annual Festival in Mid-July each year, a core part of our aims is to collect items from our cultural heritage, oral or written. New members and friends of Furness Tradition are always welcome to join.’

Category:Folk Festivals
Visits to the Website64
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www.grangeoversandsconcertclub.org.uk

'Founded on 19 June 1973 ... Twenty years later and after a lot of fundraising the club acquired its own 1895 Steinway series B piano which is now its most treasured possession ... Currently six concerts a year are held on Friday evenings between May and October, and members of the club enjoy a Christmas get-together with lunch followed by the AGM.'

Visits to the Website77
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www.irebyfestival.co.uk

‘Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 160. The village is situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Centre. It is 12 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle ... Over the years it has developed a reputation of early sell outs, so be sure to react fast to be part of one of the few festivals where the actual love for music and one another is still the main point of focus. With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for live music.’ Held Late May.

Visits to the Website70
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keldwythaward.org.uk

‘This is a musical scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding, young musician either born or educated in Cumbria. The Award is competed for annually in a Preliminary Round Concert and a Finals Concert, to both of which the public are invited. The winner receives a cheque for £1000 and the Reg Griffiths Trophy. The runner-up receives a cheque for £500 and the Geoffrey Blake Trophy. The other two finalists each receive £250. All other competitors each receive £50 toward the expense of competing ... You should have been born/educated in Cumbria and be aged 16-22 at the beginning of July in the year of the competition. You must have passed Grade 8 or be currently studying at grade 8 standard.’

Visits to the Website36
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www.kendaljazzclub.co.uk

The policy of Kendal Jazz Club is to present high quality live jazz to as wide an audience as possible at an affordable price. To this end, it aims to support the best of local jazz musicians as well as presenting musicians with a national and international reputation. The club intends to present mainstream jazz, with forays into earlier forms, bebop, and more contemporary styles. The club provides incentives to join but all are welcome at our monthly gigs.’

Category:Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website5
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www.kendalmiddayconcertclub.org

'The Club presents fortnightly concerts in Kendal Town Hall on Wednesdays 13.00 - 14.00 from October to March.'

Visits to the Website102
Views of Full Record266

keswickjazzandbluesfestival.co.uk

'Unlike many festivals the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in numerous venues in and around the town for which a valid ticket gives access to them all. Pick your favourite style, entertainer or location and head over for some fun, no separate booking required, just mix and match as you see fit.' Held Mid May.

Category:Jazz Festivals
Visits to the Website129
Views of Full Record282

www.keswick-music-society.org.uk

'Currently has a marvellous membership of nearly 200 enthusiastic subscribers. Membership entitles each person to a reserved seat at all concerts in a season that runs from September to April. As well as eight concerts by professional musicians, the Society promotes one concert each season given by local young musicians as part of its aim to foster an interest in music at an early age. Members also enjoy one or two social functions during the season.'

Visits to the Website87
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kirkbystephencommunityarts.co.uk

‘Has been set up to programme great quality arts events and family activities across existing venues in the town. Working with partners such as Eden Arts and Highlights Rural Touring, we want to bring more great theatre, cinema, craft and music to our corner of Cumbria.’

Visits to the Website68
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www.ldsm.org.uk

‘International arts festival based in the Southern Lake District with chamber music at its heart. Each year, LDSM hosts over 40 events in stunning, intimate venues in locations such as Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Grange-Over-Sands and Ulverston. Our events feature everything including internationally-acclaimed artists from the classical music field, concerts in support of showcasing and nurturing emerging musical talent, unique collaborations with local societies, award-winning film screenings, world premieres, and many more.’ Held Early August.

Visits to the Website75
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www.lakelandcomposers.org.uk

‘The Lakeland Composers are a group of active composers, dedicated to writing and performing new works. Based in the north west of England, the group organise regular performances of their own and others' music. The group's works collectively comprise a range of styles and approaches to composition. Pieces are written for solo instruments and solo voice, choir, ensembles and orchestra. Each member of the group is an accomplished writer and performer of serious music. This website offers information about each of the composers and their works, together with details of upcoming performances.’

Visits to the Website66
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www.lakelandsinfonia.org.uk

'Each season, from October to April, the Society stages a series of eight concerts featuring the Royal Northern Sinfonia (three concerts) and either Manchester Camerata or EUCO, plus the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic symphony orchestras. The Lakeland Sinfonia, which is the Society’s own orchestra, plays two of the season’s concerts ...'

Visits to the Website92
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www.lakelandvoice.co.uk

'Large harmony singing group open to all. Voice warm-ups & songs from UK & around the world taught by ear from rounds to more challenging 2, 3 & 4 part songs. Join each term or one-offs.' [Natural Voice Network]

Visits to the Website70
Also indexedBentham Community Choir | CancerCare Choir | Penrith Community Choir | Sedbergh Songsters
Views of Full Record245

www.holytrinitybrathay.org.uk/music-at-brathay.html

Music at Brathay is the newly formed title for a year round series of concerts and performances which brings together the best of the local and regional music scene at this lovely new venue for music in the Lake District near Ambleside.’

Visits to the Website39
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www.musicinulpha.org.uk

‘We are a rural community and the aim of Music in Ulpha is to provide an evening of quality entertainment for people of all ages. Our catchment area is the area of Broughton-in-Furness and the Duddon Valley but we also attract people from all over Cumbria and as far as Lancaster and Preston. Also we are a popular holiday location so we get "guests" when they are staying in the area. We are well supported and ages range from 8 to around 80 years old. For our musical evenings, we like to present the hall in a friendly caberet style with a maximum seating capacity of about 80 with 75 ticket payers.‘

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website61
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www.newbyendfarm.co.uk

‘We offer a fully-equipped holiday cottage, a camp site (for caravans and tents) and a range of courses and events in the Heart of the Eden Valley between the English Lake District and the Pennines ... We can provide a fully equipped music room with piano, harpsichord, organ by Lammermuir Pipe Organs (2-manual + pedals), clavichord, chamber organ.’ 

Visits to the Website33
Also indexedEden Valley Holidays
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www.appleby-concerts.org.uk

'NWA has been running its concert series in the Appleby district since 1969 in various venues including, for many years, the town's castle. It has been able to attract musicians from all over the UK and beyond, many of whom are equally at home in the Bridgwater, Carnegie or Wigmore Halls as they are in Appleby's more modest Public Hall.'

Visits to the Website65
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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/penrith/

‘The musical spectrum is very wide, encompassing ”classical”, “popular classical”, “show music”, “jazz”, etc. How you rank the styles is very much a matter of personal choice. The Penrith Organ Society aims to provide a programme of music which, while it might not always be exactly to your taste, will appeal to the widest audience, Thus, it is probably best described as “middle of the road”. The majority of the guest artistes play a modern, two manual electronic organ.'

Visits to the Website92
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www.penrithmusicclub.com

Typically, half a dozen evening concerts, September - March. The Club also has a Piano Circle which can organize recitals by local artists and talented young musicians from specialist music schools or the junior department of the RNCM.

Visits to the Website87
Views of Full Record298

www.sedbergh.org.uk/view-event/sedbergh-music-festival-2018/

‘The Festival will offer an enticing mix of high octane international and local talents with music ranging from the exotic and authentically medieval to both modern folk and exuberant brass band via string quartets, traditional and wonderfully eccentric singing groups, aspiring young soloists.’ Held Early June.

Visits to the Website74
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southcumbriamusicalfestival.co.uk

‘Formed in 1976 and has developed over the years to become one of the most respected competitive events in the country. The Festival is well known for its high standards, friendliness and efficient organisation. It gives competitors an opportunity to perform on a stage in a beautifully refurbished venue, with ideal facilities. All aspects of the performing arts are catered for in the many and varied selection of classes in music and speech. Individuals, schools and groups of all ages and standards can acquire invaluable experience and have the benefit of performing before an audience. The helpful comments and advice given by the renowned and often international adjudicators engaged by the Festival, gives competitors the stimulation to go on to further achievements.‘ Held Late March.

Category:Ulverston
Visits to the Website102
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www.southlakesguitarclub.co.uk

‘We try to encourage members to get up and play but it’s optional and some members just come along and listen to the ones that do and then have a natter over coffee and biscuits in the interval. You can play solo or get together with other members or friends to play as a group. There are a few local bands that have formed from club members getting together on club nights.’

Visits to the Website99
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www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk

'Our main event is the June Festival which is supported by a winter series, and together with an education programme of in-school workshops, master classes, a family concert and our Ulverston Festival Chorus for local singers, we provide a packed musical calendar giving people of all ages in the community the opportunity to experience the very best of classical music either as a listener or participant, and to help develop their skills and confidence through interaction with professional musicians.'

Visits to the Website102
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www.ulverstonjazz.co.uk

'Enjoy vintage and contemporary jazz recordings on top quality audio equipment in comfortable surroundings and the congenial company of like minded enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer to jazz you are sure to find music to suit your taste and perhaps discover something new.'

Visits to the Website69
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www.ulverstonlivemusic.co.uk

South Lakes Music Partnership was formed in 2002 by a group of local enthusiasts with the aim of bringing the best of live folk, blues and acoustic music to Ulverston in the beautiful South Lakes of England. The name was changed to Ulverston Live Music in 2013 ... We have a policy of supporting local new talent. This is in the form of a 15 minute slot at the beginning of the evening and gives an opportunity for up and coming acts to perform in front of an attentive and receptive audience. We vet all potential support acts and in particular support local folk music initiatives for young people. They tend to be of a high standard and some have gone on to compete in the Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards.‘

Category:Folk Clubs
Visits to the Website25
Also indexedSouth Lakes Music Partnership
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www.wlmuscentre.org.uk

'Music is for everyone whatever your age 5 or 95; whether you're a beginner, relearning or have years of experience we provide an opportunity for everyone who has learnt to play an instrument to enjoy making music together. Orchestra, bands and ensembles are led by experienced musicians and there are opportunities to play in concerts as well as weekly rehearsals. There are groups for players of all standards and all ages and you do not need any previous experience of playing in ensembles, orchestras or bands.'

Visits to the Website87
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www.zeffirellis.com

‘Contemporary Jazz and world music performances most Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's upstairs in the Jazz Cafe Bar.’

Category:Jazz Clubs
Visits to the Website80
Views of Full Record118

www.abbeysingers.org.uk

‘One of Cumbria's leading small choirs performing a wide variety of music throughout the county and more widely. Based in Carlisle we draw our membership of rather more than thirty singers from the city and the surrounding area. We are particularly renowned for the broad range of our repertoire, encompassing many musical genres and styles: sacred and secular, classical and popular, spanning choral music of six centuries with diversity from Bach to the Beatles. Since our foundation in 1962 we have been at the forefront of Cumbrian musical life and have maintained consistently high artistic standards. We perform a capella, with organ or piano accompaniment or with professional orchestras.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website66
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www.amblesidechoralsociety.org.uk

'One of the leading choirs in South Cumbria and the Lake District with members coming from Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston. We are a very friendly choir whose members really enjoy singing and we are always very keen for new members to join us. We normally perform two major concerts in the year, one in December and the other in May and take a break during the summer months of June, July and August. There is a modest fee for singing with the choir which can either be paid annually or at the beginning of each term.'

Visits to the Website106
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www.applebyband.org.uk

'Our members range from 10 to 80+ ... and most play instruments belonging to the band. These were originally purchased by public subscription when the band was formed. We are regularly invited to perform at various events throughout the Eden Valley and any funds raised are used to maintain the instruments, buy new ones and add to our collection of music.'

Visits to the Website94
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www.acjj.co.uk/bmvc-homepage.htm

‘The Choir includes members of all denominations and politics, but we have at least one thing in common and that is a love of singing. Anyone who shares this love is invited to come along to a rehearsal without any obligation, or to contact any member of the choir. You do not need an exceptional voice but just the ability to sing in tune and blend with the choir. It is not necessary to be able to read music. Help will be on hand if you require it in order to learn your line of music and enjoy this most rewarding pastime.’

Visits to the Website79
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www.barrowsteelworksband.talktalk.net

‘A brass band, entertaining the people of Barrow for 130 years, looking for new members. We are especially keen to recruit mature players, experienced players or absolute beginners. Tuition and instruments are provided.’

Visits to the Website68
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bramptonanddistrictchoir.com

‘Our primary purpose is to have fun with friends, and our musical repertoire covers a wide range of interests, from classical pieces to modern hits ... The choir performs two big concerts per year in June and December ... We also respond, where we can, to invitations to perform at other local events ... The choir has sung at many locations throughout North Cumbria over the years ... The choir has always been dedicated to raising funds for local charities wherever possible.‘

Visits to the Website15
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www.bramptonchamberchoir.org.uk

‘We have around 25 singers, and specialise in Early Music. We're based in Brampton, Cumbria, UK, and give at least three concerts a year.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website44
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carnegiesingers.org

‘We are a community choir of mixed voices from Workington and the surrounding districts ...We perform several concerts throughout the year in Workington and the local areas using facilities such as theatres, churches, museums, village and church halls. The range of music in the choir repertoire is varied and encompasses classical choral works, sacred music and anthems of all periods, including: 16th to 21st centuries, folk songs, songs from the shows, jazz and pop music. We have had several pieces of music composed for us, and we also have commissioned works.’

Visits to the Website71
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www.cityofcarlisleorchestra.co.uk

‘The City of Carlisle Orchestra (formerly Eden Concert Orchestra) was established in 1962. Its objective is to provide an opportunity for regular rehearsals of the symphony repertoire for amateur and professional players. The Orchestra plays three concerts a year in the city. For at least one of these concerts, guest professional soloists or gifted amateurs are invited to perform with the orchestra. We are always looking for new members. Players should be a minimum of Grade 7 standard and there is no age restriction ... Get in touch!’

Visits to the Website48
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www.cleatormoorbrassband.co.uk

‘Formed in April 2007 as a community group whose aims are to encourage people of all ages to become interested in brass banding, leading to playing in the band and taking part in events around West Cumbria, including Whitehaven, Workington, Cockermouth, Egremont, Cleator Moor and surrounding areas ... Our band members range in age from juniors to over 80 years of age. We are of mixed playing ability, striving at all times to achieve a high musical standard.  We all gain much satisfaction and pleasure from playing both in rehearsals and public performances.‘

Visits to the Website11
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www.cockermouthharmonic.org.uk

'The Society was founded in 1867, making it one of the oldest choral societies in the country - second only to the illustrious Huddersfield Choral Society, founded in 1836 ... Everyone is welcome to join at any time. You don’t have to audition, be a trained singer. All you need is a love of music, a good ear and loads of enthusiasm. Joining a choir can help you improve singing technique and, as a bonus, it’s a fantastic way to exercise. Our members come from all walks of life and all age ranges ...'

Visits to the Website82
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www.cumbria-rural-choirs.org.uk

‘Cumbria Rural Choirs comprises: Wigton Choral Society ... Keswick Choral Society ... Ullswater Choir, Penrith ... together with singers from all around Cumbria ... If you would like to sing some of the world’s choral masterpieces and perform them with the professionals then why not join us? Cumbria Rural Choirs welcome all singers – especially young singers, and tenors and basses of all ages.’

Category:Cumbria
Visits to the Website53
Also indexedKeswick Choral Society | Ullswater Choir | Wigton Choral Society
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www.edensingers.org

‘A community choir of all ages drawn from the Eden area of Cumbria. Our aim is to provide enjoyment, both for our members and audiences, by performing a wide variety of music styles. We are a mixed choir singing in 4-parts: sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.’

Visits to the Website62
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www.flutesandco.org.uk

‘Started in 1994 as a flute band of 6 young players ... We currently have nearly 30 members with an age range of 11-70 who come from both Cumbria and North Lancashire ... The group rehearses twice a month ... giving numerous public performances a year. The number of flute players looking for the opportunity to play with others is always growing. One of our main aims is to provide challenging musical experiences for them and at the time have some fun and meet other flute players.’

Category:Flute Ensembles
Visits to the Website53
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www.furnessbachchoir.org

‘We are a choir of thirty to forty voices, singing music composed over the past thousand years. Choristers live in and around the Furness Peninsula. We were formerly known as the Ulverston Bach Choir and still rehearse in Ulverston.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website65
Also indexedUlverston Bach Choir
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www.ghyllsingers.org

‘Prizewinning ladies choir ... started in September 1941 as part of Ulverston Townswomen's Guild. Just a couple of months after the neighbouring town of Barrow was bombed, a group got together to start a ladies' choir! It may be noted that our friends, Barrow Male Voice Choir actually suspended choir activities from 1941 till 1945, but then their members will have been called up into the armed forces ... It’s good to know that our predecessors were at least as determined as we are!’

Category:Ladies Choirs
Visits to the Website91
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hawessilverband.org.uk

‘Formed around 1865, fulfils many engagements in Wensleydale every year ...  The band members travel from places as far away as Sedbergh, Pateley Bridge and Leyburn to rehearse ... It is a typical brass band full of friendly people of all ages. The music is varied and the emphasis is always on everyone enjoying music-making.‘

Visits to the Website39
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kendalconcertband.com

Kendal Concert Band performs a variety of Wind Orchestra music, ranging from classical to modern popular repertoire and symphonic film scores ... We rehearse weekly to prepare for 8 concerts a year plus smaller ensemble group performances and Big Band outings. INSTRUMENTATION – Piccolo, Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophones, French Horns, Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Euphonium, Tubas, Drums, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Bass Guitar.’

Visits to the Website141
Also indexedKendal Big Band
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www.kaoskeswick.com

'New members of all voices and ages are always very welcome. We have roles for those for those who are happy to go on stage, as well as those who prefer to work behind the scenes – costumes, make-up, sets and scenery, props, stage management, marketing, front of house etc.'

Visits to the Website90
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www.keswickchoral.org.uk

'We are a mixed voice choir of more than 60 members, and welcome singers of all ages and abilities who would like to join us. Our aim is to enable people from Keswick and its surrounding area to come together and enjoy learning and performing a varied repertoire of classical and modern choral music. We give two concerts each season, in the winter and spring. Fees are modest, and a sympathetic hearing will be given to anyone experiencing financial difficulties.'

Visits to the Website72
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kirkbylonsdalesingers.weebly.com

‘We are a small chamber choir based in Kirkby Lonsdale with members coming from the town and several of the surrounding villages ... and usually give concerts at Christmas and early summer. Our Musical Director ... inspires and challenges us with a wide range of music suited to our voices. If you love singing then please come and join us.’

Visits to the Website18
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kssb.org.uk

'An established part of community life in this town and the Upper Eden valley and we play at most civic events, celebratory and commemorative. It currently has about 25 members ranging from almost complete beginners to very accomplished musicians ... We also have a group of new players of all ages who are having lessons until they are ready to participate with the band in performances in the near future ... There is a good, friendly spirit in this band ... Obviously people make mistakes, especially with new music, but more advanced players help newcomers because in the end everyone just wants the band to get better and better ...'

Visits to the Website79
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www.lakesgospelchoir.co.uk

'Has been one of the fastest growing choirs in Cumbria. From humble beginnings in the South Lakes in 2003, the choir which is based in Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the English Lake District, now numbers between 80 and 100 enthusiastic members.The choir's growth is not just in numbers, but increasingly in its ministry of worship in song ...'

Category:Gospel Choirs
Visits to the Website119
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www.levenschoir.net

‘South Cumbria-based choir, with more than 60 singers, drawn from a wide area of Cumbria and North Lancashire ... Has become known for high performance standards and an innovative, wide-ranging repertoire ... sacred and secular, light and serious, challenging and ambitious ... Membership of the choir is ... following an informal audition. We have two forms of membership: full membership and choral scholars ... helping young people discover and enjoy the joys of choral singing.‘

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www.penrithsingers.co.uk

‘We are one of Cumbria’s leading choirs and perform two large-scale works each year ... We are a 70 member strong choir which draws its membership from across Cumbria ...  We are a friendly group and welcome your support as a member of the choir or in the audience for a concert.’

Visits to the Website68
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www.penrithtownband.co.uk

‘We perform all over Cumbria at many community and private events. We also travel out of Cumbria for competitions and marches. We welcome new players of all ages and abilities ... Three Bands to suit all musical abilities ... Training Band is our band for beginners of all ages from seven upwards. Developing new musicians ensures the future of Penrith Town Band. We welcome new players – children and adults – who are keen to learn a brass instrument from scratch. We encourage parents to learn alongside their children, rather than sitting in the car! ... Intermediate Band is not just a bridge between Training and Main Band. It is very much a band in its own right with its own repertoire and concert schedule.’

Visits to the Website53
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www.rosehillyouththeatre.co.uk

‘RYT is a youth theatre group situated in the west coast of Cumbria. Starting in 1983, the organisation has developed through the years, becoming well known in and around the local area for putting on shows, pantomimes, plays and concerts. The organisation is a charity group run entirely by volunteers for young people from 5-21 years of age, who are interested in acting, singing, dancing or helping backstage. The Youth Theatre aims to produce annual theatrical performances with other events such as Pantomimes and concerts.‘

Visits to the Website46
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sedberghtownband.weebly.com

‘A community brass band based in England's book town on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park ... The Band rehearses every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in Sedbergh School's band room. Everybody is welcome to join in or come along and listen. We have a training band ... Beginners can easily get involved no matter what their musical background (or age!). We perform concerts and hold fund-raising events throughout the year.’

Visits to the Website45
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www.solwaysingers.co.uk

‘A fun and friendly group that aims to enjoy practice as much as performances! ... Choir members come from as far away as Penrith, though most live in the Brampton or Carlisle area. Solway Singers perform two concerts a year, one at Christmas and one in the spring.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
Visits to the Website16
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www.westcumberlandchoralsociety.org.uk

‘We sing a mixture of music ranging from Oratorio and Opera Choruses down through Gilbert & Sullivan, Modern Musicals, American Spirituals, Folk Songs and Christmas Carols. We sing music from a vast array of composers including: Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Faure, Gilbert & Sullivan, Handel, Loesser, Mozart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rutter, Simon & Garfunkel, Vivaldi and many more. We usually perform 3 times a year - a concert in the autumn, one at Christmas and one near Easter. We are not a religious choir, but we enjoy singing both religious and secular music.​‘

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www.westlakesorchestra.org.uk

‘An amateur orchestra rehearsing in Gosforth and currently giving three concerts per year. The orchestra has 20-30 local members who attend rehearsals, to which we sometimes add a number of extra players for concerts, although we prefer to play as a purely amateur orchestra where possible ... We are always on the lookout for new players, particularly strings. If you play at a reasonable level (grade 6 or above as a guide) and would be interested in applying for a place, please contact us.‘

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westmorlandorchestra.org.uk

‘Gave its first concert in 1945. The membership is made up of over 60 dedicated amateur musicians who rehearse weekly in Kendal from September to May and give three public concerts a year. In its performances of large-scale works, professional musicians augment the orchestra. It presents the full range of the established symphony concert repertoire, and also newer, lesser-known works of the 20th and the 21st century. It actively supports and encourages young musicians embarking on a professional career.’

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www.wyo.org.uk

'An orchestra of about 50 young people from the South Lakeland area ... If you would like to come and watch a rehearsal we sometimes arrange open rehearsals or you could come along another evening by arrangement ... You will probably know quite a few of the players from school. All are aged between 12-18. You will recognise some of the adults who teach instruments in the schools ... We play new pieces that have been especially composed for the orchestra, music from classical composers, and also older music going back a few hundred years.'

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www.wadaos.org

‘Founded in 1905. Our mission is to bring theatre to Whitehaven and surrounding areas, as our society has done sine 1905! Everyone is very welcome to join us, either on stage or behind the scenes.’

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www.wmvc.co.uk

‘Founded in 1977, the present Whitehaven Male Voice Choir has established an enviable reputation among the musical world of male voices in Britain, along with appearances on local radio and television. During the Choir’s existence, it has taken part in many musical festivals and proven its quality by winning many first prizes, has been joined in concert by world renowned soloists and choirs from Britain and America; and is proud to have helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.’

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www.wordsworthsingers.org.uk

‘A Cumbria-based chamber choir, we enjoy performing a vast range of choral repertoire with singers from all over the county ... Formed in 1997 as a small choir with a repertoire ranging from Plainsong to Poulenc, Monteverdi to MacMillan, the Wordsworth Singers have won critical acclaim for inspiring performances of largely unaccompanied works.‘

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Carlisle Cathedral is an unforgettable concert venue. The building’s superb acoustics are ideal for both choral and instrumental performances ... One of the Cathedral Choirs sings at the main Sunday Eucharist in term time, with the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir or a visiting choir covering many Sundays during the choir holidays. On six days a week Choral Evensong is sung by one of the Cathedral’s Choirs.‘

Category:Cathedrals
Visits to the Website78
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carnegietheatre.co.uk

'The historic Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is one of Workington’s much loved buildings and West Cumbria’s premier theatre, entertainment and arts centre. We programme a diverse range of performances, shows and events across the year featuring family shows, comedy, music, opera, ballet, lectures and spoken word events, rock and pop concerts and musicals from the professional touring circuit and from community based performers. The Carnegie Arts Centre is also home to weekly arts participatory classes and workshops featuring ballet, tap, modern and street dance, singing, acting, musicianship ...'

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corohall.co.uk

Coronation Hall is one of the principal buildings in Ulverston and has the largest capacity of any hall in the south Cumbria area. It is managed, operated and maintained by Ulverston Community Enterprises and offers excellent entertainment including performances by highly acclaimed touring companies in the fields of music, theatre, ballet and opera, as well as providing a lively community venue.‘

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www.florenceartscentre.com

‘Housed in the old mineworkers’ buildings the Arts Centre incorporates many spaces, from a small café, a Gallery, workshops and an 80-seat auditorium with full professional lighting and sound equipment. The schedule of events marries visual and performing arts across a broad spectrum, attracting local, national and international artists.’

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www.kendalparishchurch.co.uk

Kendal Parish Church is a beautiful setting for many concerts and musical events throughout the year.’ Includes a series of Friday lunchtime organ recitals with proceeds to the Organ Restoration Fund.

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www.kirkgatearts.org.uk

‘The Kirkgate Centre is a vibrant community arts centre. Converted from the former derelict All Saints School 15 years ago, it is now Cockermouth's main arts venue with a 125 seat theatre/cinema and exhibition space.’

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www.sedberghschool.org/senior/Explore-Sedbergh/Performing-Arts

‘The Performing arts are a powerful element of School life and a very large number of pupils is involved.The School sets out to enable as many pupils as possible, of all ages and standards, to experience performing to public audiences. As well as major productions there are numerous smaller events throughout year, as well as national and international performers.’

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staveleyroundhouse.com

Staveley Roundhouse has existed in its current form since 1990, but the building you see here today has been in use since 1862, originally as a gas holder owned by the Staveley near Kendal, Gas Company but was later gifted to Staveley Players after the demise of said gas company. We produce around 5 plays a year and play host to a range of events from our annual art exhibition to films, Jazz concerts and lectures. With a maximum of 50 seats we provide a truly intimate experience.’

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www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

‘The Forum is a middle scale venue in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. We have a varied programme of events - music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, lectures, entertainment, children's events - and play host to many local talented amateur groups.’

Visits to the Website75
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www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk

‘A 270 seat theatre-in-the-round situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, and a thriving cultural hub for residents and visitors to the Lake District ... Great drama, music, comedy and spoken word productions.’

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www.theatrebythelake.com

'Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties ... Between its own productions and four festivals, Theatre by the Lake welcomes to the Main House and Studio visiting theatre, dance, music, comedy and other performances for one night or more. Our backstage and technical teams provide full support.'

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www.thesolwayhall.com

‘The Solway Hall is based inside The Civic Hall. We are a community venue hosting shows and events ran by volunteers for the benefit of the public ... Civic Hall is White haven's only theatre venue located just a stone’s throw from the town centre. Run by Rosehill Youth Theatre, a registered charity, we operate on the support of the local community.’

Category:Whitehaven
Visits to the Website41
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