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.
Enquiries: do contact us at email@example.com
Performance of 'The mandarin' : earliest date of anything scs as yet....let me know if you have anything older!
YEAR 1931 – EARLIEST ANNUAL REVIEW TO DATE
YEAR 1937 - staveley Coronation Committee request SCS to sing
YEAR 1938 - deemed 'The best year ever!'
YEAR 1939 - war begins to affect membership
Year 1945 - presentation to Dr.Armstrong-Gibbs