Next Concert - March 2021

“Celebrating Wordsworth” - Concert POSTPONED until 13th March 2021

Our next Main Concert, which was due to take place on Saturday March 21st 2020 at 7.30 pm in Carlisle Cathedral, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are rescheduling for Saturday March 13th 2021 in the same venue. We are fortunate in being able to retain the venue, the soloist and the orchestra.

The concert programme will be a commemoration of the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in 2020.

Gerald Finzi: Intimations of Immortality, Op.29 - ode for tenor solo, mixed chorus and orchestra

and three new works receiving their premiere performance:

Ian Hare: Wordsworth Cantata: Springtime in Lakeland

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

Will Todd: We Are Laid Asleep Choral Suite

The works by Ian Hare and Tamsin Jones were commissioned by Cumbria Rural Choirs for this concert

Conductor: Ian Wright

Tenor soloist: Nicholas Mulroy

Orchestra: The British Sinfonietta


Tickets for the concert are available at £16 (chancel or choir seats) or £14 (aisle seats). They are available from Bookends in Carlisle (01228 529067) and Keswick (017687 75277) and from the Carlisle Cathedral Bookshop.

Tickets may also be purchased directly from Cumbria Rural Choirs who are able to accept payment by BACS. Please contact Margaret Riches on 01768 894 404 or email

All tickets purchased for the March 2020 Concert will remain valid for the 2021 Concert.

We thank you for your continued support.