We are a choir based in the South Lakes area of Cumbria. We range in age from sixteen to ninety-three – and are some of the nicest, friendliest people you could hope to meet – as well as musically able and talented of course!
We typically rehearse weekly from September to late May or early June, with a break after the Christmas concert, and a short break over Easter.
Rehearsals take place in Staveley Village Institute on Monday evenings, 7.00-8.45pm. No audition is required. The ability to read music is not essential,though it is very useful! If you are interested in learning, we can help.
Itrust you are all well and happy in this oddly different year.
We are not alone in finding it very difficult to plan anything as there are no dates known when it might be permissible or personally safe to resume singing as a choir, however, at some point, it will happen.
To this end I am staking a claim to concert dates next year equivalent to those that should have happened this year….to be confirmed of course. When we do resume it also seems that we may have to be prepared to pause again if there are ‘spikes’ of CV19…. so all dates on a week by week basis for the time being. Watch this space!
A Christmas compilation of carols punctuating a dramatic rendition of the eponymous poem by Carol Ann Duffy. If you’ve been to one of previous concerts under the baton of Wendy Randall you’ll know how these fun, festive, creative, thrilling occasions roll!
As part of the tercentenary celebrations of Kendal Unitarian Chapel we present a fascinating programme of music connected to famous people you didn’t know were Unitarians!
William Wordsworth is key to this concert: we feature words by him, music he might have heard, music inspired by him – several compositions being unique to SCS.
To our faithful Staveley audience and friends, we bring our local lad’s birthday festivities, a second night of the wonderful Wordsworth celebration music. Catch it here if you didn’t at the Jetty!
Currently Wendy Randall is Musical Director, and David Battersby our Pianist.
Wendy’s background is in Art, Music and Education, so she is well qualified to teach music to all ages and put together diverse and interesting concerts.
David has more letters after his name than some alphabets, having studied in London with illustrious musicians such as Martino Tirimo, … and … He rises to every challenge with ease and cheerfulness, accompanying sensitively, and performing as soloist with panache and élan. We love him!
2018 Lake District Artists provide paintings to accompany SCS
2016 October – Somme Day 122 centenary concert and exhibition of WW1 artefacts
1971 Sir Charles Groves conducts SCS
Armstrong-Gibbs local contribution acknowledged by gift from SCS
"A local choir with strength in depth!"
I love Staveley Choral Society because you can see how beautiful music is.
I find that singers are only well trained in music these days.