Next Concert

“Celebrating Wordsworth” - Concert CANCELLED

Our next Main Concert, a commemoration of the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday March 21st 2020 at 7.30 pm in Carlisle Cathedral, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we were hopeful that we would be able to reschedule, it is now clear that circumstances will not permit rehearsals to take place and we are unable to commit to venue bookings.

We intend to include the commissioned pieces in the programmes of our concerts at some future occasion.

Tickets and Programmes

Please contact Margaret Riches on 01768 894 404 or email

Programmes for the March 2020 Concert were printed prior to its original cancellation. The programmes include detailed information about the composers and the pieces; if you would like to have one or more, please send SAE with the appropriate postage (a second-class, large letter stamp will cover up to two programmes) to Margaret Riches at 16 Byrnes Close, Plumpton, Penrith, CA11 9PE before the end of November 2020.

All tickets purchased for the March 2020 Concert will be refunded. Please return tickets to Clive Riches at 16 Byrnes Close, Plumpton, Penrith, CA11 9PE. Please include your bank details for a BACS refund, which will enable us to refund you directly and avoid the bank levy on processing cheques. Cumbria Rural Choirs has suffered considerable losses due to the cancellation of this concert and any ticket refunds that are unclaimed by 21st November 2020 will be regarded as donations, and gratefully appreciated as such.

We thank you for your continued support.