Next Concert - March 2020

Our next Main Concert will be at 7.30 pm on Saturday March 21st 2020 in Carlisle Cathedral, CA3 8TZ

Finzi : ‘Intimations of Immortality’

and two newly commissioned works:

Ian Hare : ‘Wordsworth Cantata - Spring in Lakeland’


Tamsin Jones : ‘The Daffodils’ - a symphony in three movements, for choir and orchestra

Conductor: Ian Wright

Again, we are delighted to be accompanied by the British Sinfonietta

2019 concert: Haydn's Seven Last Words; Mozart's Requiem

Carlisle Cathedral was the venue for Cumbria Rural Choirs’ 2019 concert, which featured two of the finest pieces of church music of the end of the 18th century - Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and Mozart’s Requiem. A large audience enjoyed a well-presented concert in which the choir of over 100 voices was joined by four excellent soloists and the equally impressive British Sinfonietta.

Haydn’s Seven Last Words, written for Cadiz …

Complete list of concerts

Year Works performed Conductor
1951 Gluck: Orpheus Cyril Gell
1952 Haydn: The Seasons Herbert Bargett
1953 Handel: Mirth and Melancholy John Clements
1954 Handel: The Messiah Herbert Bargett
1955 Purcell: King Arthur; Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region Anthony Hopkins
1956 JS Bach: Sleepers Awake; Brahms: Song of Destiny; Parry: Pied Piper Iris Lemare
1957 JS Bach: St Mathew Passion David Wilcocks
1958 Stanford: Songs of the Fleet; …