Cumbria Rural Choirs

Making Music Together


About us

Since 1951, Cumbria Rural Choirs has been bringing together singers from across Cumbria and neighbouring areas, to perform large scale choral works, often led by internationally-renowned conductors and accompanied by professional musicians and soloists - something which small choirs are rarely able to do. You can read more about our organisation here.


March 2020 Concert rescheduled for March 2021

Our 2020 concert - “Celebrating Wordsworth” - which would have been held on Saturday, 21st March 2020 in Carlisle Cathedral - has been postponed until Saturday, 13th March 2021.

We are sure you will share our disappointment but we hope that you will continue to provide us with your support. Tickets sold for the 2020 concert will be accepted for the 2021 concert.

2020 is the two-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth. The unique and exciting concert programme will feature contemporary and specially-commissioned works to commemorate Wordsworth’s outstanding poetic legacy.

Read more about the concert here.

Join Us!

Why not come and sing with us as a member of Cumbria Rural Choirs in 2019-20? With over 100 members, it is the largest amateur choir in the county. Individuals may join as “independent” singers, only attending the key CRC joint rehearsals, or as a member of one of the constituent choirs.

Read more about Cumbria Rural Choirs here on the website and please get in touch if you need more information.

You’ll find a membership application form here too.


When and where are our rehearsals? We are still working on a rehearsal schedule for the re-arranged concert on 10th October, due to the exceptional circumstances at present. When it has been agreed, the schedule will replace the existing list here.

Support us!

We welcome your support in whatever way you choose to express it. As a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1169081) we are always grateful for financial support to achieve our aims, whether as a sponsor; an advertiser in our concert programmes; or simply through a donation.

Most importantly, we welcome you as a member of the audience at our concerts, and will always aim to delight!