Past Events 2020 – 2029

Below, by year, are our past performances: click the links to open up the PDFs or JPSs.

The Covid pandemic that ran amok in 2020 and 2021 left our concert schedule in ruins… but when we were permitted to, and with safeguards in place we resumed rehearsals in September 2021 and had wonderful concert in December. Still carefully managed in 2022 we continue to rehearse and plan ahead.  The cancelled Spring 2020 concert is making a reappearance this spring, and plans are afoot for further concerts in the year.   Keep an eye on our social media presence for news and updates. We look forward to seeing you at a concert of ours soon. Best wishes, Wendy Randall, MD

2020

‘IDEAS SPRING FORTH’  March 2020

This concert was cancelled with a week to go – but that’s how it was in Spring 2020 with so many things. The programme was rich and varied,  filled with items you didn’t know you knew, plus loads of fascinating facts. It was created for SCS to participate in the tercentenary celebrations of the founding of the Unitarian Chapel in Kendal.  Nothing is wasted though, as it will be rolled out in the future as and when appropriate.

2021

‘NIGHT OF THE ANGELS’ – December 2021

We did it!  Carols old and new, thoughtful and joyful; fire-light, candle-light, angels, and bells! …and  ‘The Little Angels!’  😉 flying in from Staveley Primary School made the keenly anticipated Night of the Angels Christmas concert a rip-roaring success.  This was the first concert in almost two years that we have been able to do.  It was wonderful!  The audience was joyously appreciative, and the hall was full.  On stage we had the largest choir of children from Staveley Primary School to date, not just singing, but playing various instruments, including handbells and drums to great effect.  In the body of the hall, Staveley Choral, although necessarily a little below full complement, sang as well as we have ever heard them, with feeling, and read the interspersed readings likewise, with the school children setting the standard high, reciting their items from memory.  The extra anti-Covid measures that we took and asked all comers to participate in, did not dampen the occasion, and we thank everyone for being so willing help keep us all safe and healthy.  It was effective.   The habitual raffle had particularly fine prizes, and we announced the three winners of the concert themed quiz, which had a the best ever response – thank you so much! We look forward to bringing you more concerts in the coming year, just as full of interest, beauty, fun ,and fine singing.  See you soon!

 

2022

‘IDEAS SPRING FORTH’ – March 26th

We did it! Again! After two years in the waiting the long awaited concert sprang forth! Ian Pattinson stepped in at the very last moment for David Battersby who, alas, succumbed to the dreaded Covid lurgy on the very morning.  We missed him of course, but Ian was wonderful, leaping from piano stool to organ stool as best suited each piece, and choir sang with verve, responding marvellously to unaccustomed organ colours. Readings were sensitively read, and programme notes appreciated.  Very fine interval refreshments were enjoyed at half-time, a raffle drawn, and the three quiz winners announced: 1st prize: M.Walker. 2nd prize: C.Traynier. 3rd prize: D.Lewis.  Well done, everyone!  And we’re off! … rehearsals have begun for our next concert in June. See you there!

 

Ideas Spring Forth