About Staveley Choral Society

Staveley Choral Society has been part of the singing history of Cumbria, previously Westmorland, for at least a century.  In building this website we hope to build an archive of documents and photographs.  If you have any information you think we would be interested in, please contact us using the contact form below.
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 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, 7.00-8.45.  No audition is required.  The ability to read music is not essential, though very useful!  If you are  interested in learning, we can help.
Currently Wendy Randall is Musical Director, and David Battersby our Pianist.
Wendy’s background is in Art, Music and Education, so is well qualified to teach music to all ages and  put together diverse and interesting concert programmes.
David studied piano with some renowned teachers and now himself teaches piano also performing on occasion between supporting us at rehearsals and in concerts, with other local choirs.
Much of our music catalogue is available for loan via https://www.gerontius.net/ and https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/ so if you are a choir looking for music do check out those sites.
Enquiries: do contact us at staveleychoralsociety@gmail.com

1925

Performance of 'The Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest'': earliest date of anything SCS as yet.

1927

More merriment - with 'The Merry Milkmaids'

1929

Performance of 'The Mandarin'

1931

EARLIEST ANNUAL REVIEW TO DATE

1937

Staveley Coronation Committee request SCS to sing

1938

deemed ``...the best year ever!...``

1939

war begins to affect membership

1945

Presentation to Dr.Armstrong-Gibbs with thanks for his input