About Staveley Choral Society

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 Wendy Randall at staveleychoral@gmail.com



1925 – Performance of ‘The mandarin’ : earliest date of anything scs as yet….let me know if you have anything older!


Performance of 'The mandarin'

Performance of 'The mandarin' : earliest date of anything scs as yet....let me know if you have anything older!





Staveley Coronation Committee

YEAR 1937 - staveley Coronation Committee request SCS to sing


the best year ever

YEAR 1938 - deemed 'the best year ever'


Membership drops

YEAR 1939 - war begins to affect membership


DR.Armstrong gibbs

Year 1945 - presentation to DR.Armstrong gibbs