Past Events 2010 -2019

Below, by year, are our past performances: click on the links to open up the PDFs or JPGs. You’ll be fascinated!….awed!….thrilled!  You might even want to join us! Use the contact details at the bottom of the page to be in touch.


CHRISTMAS IN THE TOY BOX …. Girls and boy, leave your toys…. Santa Claus is comin’ to town, … how far is it to Bethlehem?… we’re walking in the air…..with  Staveley Primary School Singers, Cumbria Keldwyth Award winner Rebecca Chandler, Buzz, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, the Little Drummer boy, a hippopotamus and a donkey. Twelve Days of Christmas might not be enough!
SCS Christmas in the Toy Box 09.12.19 poster
DANCE ME TO THE END OF THE LINE – Ladies and Gentlemen! – We proudly present a concert of dance themed songs in a cabaret atmosphere. Come hear the music! Come taste the wine! … Dancers from Staveley Primary School with choreographer Pippa Colma;, Soloists Rebecca Chandler, Ben Goodman, Patricia White, Ian and Margaret Jones, and of course, the illustrious – the fabulous – our very own David Battersby on piano!
SCS 'Dance Me to the End of the Line' poster 13.05.19
Photos of this concert taken by Steve Tonkin


‘Gathering Winter Fuel’ – festive songs and carols interspersing Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Wenceslas’, dramatically rendered by Rachel Battersby
SCS 'Gathering Winter Fuel' 10.12.18 poster
‘To Live in Hope’ – a reflective concert commemorating the Armistice in 1918
SCS 2018 November 'To Live in Hope' poster
 A QUIZ-SING – the Song in Question – every song a a question; piano solo ‘name-that-tune’ medleys; and ‘Pic-tune-ary … lightning-quick drawings by two artists and you guess the song!
SCS concert 'A QUIZ-SING - the Song in Question' April 2018 poster


‘NOW BRING US SOME FIGGY PUDDING!  – not so much a programme as a menu – come to the feast with festive foody songs and carols!
SCS 'Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!' poster Christmas 2017
GOLDEN LEAVES’ – a concert of SCS favourites in St.Michael’s Church, Shap
SCS 'Golden Leaves' concert in Shap poster, October 2017
‘CRAFTSMAN’S ART AND MUSIC’S MEASURE’ – a summer concert of music matched with paintings by Lake District Artists
SCS 'Craftsman's Art and Music's Measure' poster Summer 2017
The paintings matched to reading and song , in programme order
'Bacchuys ad Ariadne' - detail - study form Titian by Martin Greenland
'The Evening Breeze' by Stephen Darbishire
'Kernow, An Mor' by Wendy Randall
'Anyone for Frisbee?' by Judith Wood
'All the World's a Stage' by Dawn Gabrielle Chandler
'The Kiss' by Stephen Darbishire
'All You Need is Love' by Dawn Gabrielle Chandler
'Tower, Green and Gold' by Melissa Harwood
'Blue and Gold' by Melissa Harwood
'Mad Dogs' by Tina Balmer
'Northumberland Pennines' by Judith Helling
'End of the Line' by Judith Wood
'Portait of Jo (La Belle Irlandaise)' study after Courbet by Martin Greenland
'Moonlight' by Stephen Darbishire
'Shelter of the Roe Deer at the Stream of Plaisir-Fontaine' - study after Courbet by Martin Greenland
'Land of Hope and Glory' by Dawn Gabrielle Chandler
'Part of the Union' by Dawn Gabrielle Chandler
Photographs of this concert taken by an audience member ...please let me know your name!
‘PRIMAVERA VENTURE’ – a lightsome spring concert with exciting young soprano Rebecca Chandler
SCS Primavera Venture 25.03.17 poster (design by Paul McCormack)
Westmorland Gazette article...'Exciting young singer - Rebecca Chandler'


‘Christmas in the Garden’ – carols that take you round the garden… there’s Holly and Ivy, a Cherry Tree, Summer in Winter, the Crown of Roses, See Amid the Winter Snow, and so much more.
SCS 'Christmas in the Garden' 12.12.16 poster (design by Paul McCormack)
Somme. Day 122. Do Birds Still Sing?  a concert; an installation; an exhibition; a deeply moving experience; to commemorate our village and personal connections with this terrible point in WW1
SCS 'Somme. Day 122: Do Birds Still Sing?' poster 30.10.16 (design by Paul McCormack)
Photos of this concert taken by Ken Cheetham
Photos of the exhibition accompanying the concert taken by Ken Cheetham
Part of the scrolling slide show on the wall throughout the concert
Some of the faces of local lads who died in the Battle of the Somme
Thomas Threlfall
Thomas Threlfall
W B Douthwaite
W B Douthwaite
J W Peet
J W Peet
James Martindale
James Martindale
F W Barker
J E Hope
J E Hope
R Hully
W Harrison
W Harrison
J W Huck
J Gaskell
J Gaskell
‘A SUMMER OLYMPIAD PROM’ – sporting songs and anthems
SCS 'A Summer Olympiad Prom' May 2016 poster (image by Wendy Randall)
‘A SPRING SING; BIRDS, BEES AND BATTLES’ – owls, swans, a cuckoo, a skylark, a blackbird, a blue bird, a brown bird singing; a bumblebee, a bee at a wedding; and poetry from WW1
SCS 'Birds, Bees, and Battles' Spring 2016 (poster image Wendy Randall)


‘THE SHEPHERDS COME TO TOWN’ – the angelic host appear to Lakeland shepherds on the fells above Staveley, and so they come to town to seek the Christmas babe.
SCS 'The Shepherds Come to Town!' 14.12.15 poster (image by Wendy Randall)
‘AN EVENING SONG’ – music and poetry at the ever-welcoming Kendal Unitarian Chapel
SCS 'An Evening Song' October 2015 (image by Wendy Randall)
SCS Summer proms poster 13.06.15
MOZART’S REQUIEM in Words and Music
SCS Mozart Requiem 28.03.15
SCS Westmorland Gazette Requiem 19.03.15


SCS Variety Show poster 05.07.14
HANDEL’S MESSIAH SCS with Kendal College
SCS Spectacular Messiah Westmorland Gazette 27.03.14


‘Ceremony for Christmas’ December 2013
SCS Ceremony for Christmas concert poster 16.12.13
Last Night of the Proms with Kendal Concert Band 12.10.13
SCS Last Night of the Proms poster 12.10.13
CARMINA BURANA with Millennium Youth Choir and Lakes School Choir
SCS Carmina Burana poster 20.04.13


Christmas Concert and Carol Service December 2012
SCS Christmas concert poster 17.12.12
IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING – SCS with Millennium Youth Choir October 2012
SCS it's a Grand Night for Singing poster 13.10.12
SCS Auction of Talents 19.05.12
THE WINDERMERE PASSION  – written and performed by local people with SCS
SCS The Windermere Passion poster March 2012
SCS in Westmorland Gazette A Real Passion 22.03.12


Christmas with Staveley Choral 12.12.11
Last Night of the Proms SCS with The Millennium Youth Choir Kendal
Last Night of the Proms
SCS Last Night of the Proms poster 01.10.11
Music by GERSHWIN, THE BEATLES and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER plus more 21.05.2011
Summer Concert
SCS jazz and pops 21.05.11 poster


Something must have happened this year!  Send me posters, programmes, photos etc., all ye out there!