Final Concert as Cumbria Rural Choirs, March 2022

“Celebrating the Wordsworths”

Saturday, 26th March 2022 at 7.30 pm

St. Andrew’s Church, Penrith was selected as the venue for this concert because of Wordsworth’s historical associations with the town in which he spent his early school years. We celebrated the lives of both William and his sister Dorothy, also a poet and author. Originally planned for 2020, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of William, the event also marked the 250th …

2020 Concert

“Celebrating Wordsworth” - Concert CANCELLED

Our 2020 Main Concert, a commemoration of the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in 2020, which was to have taken place on Saturday March 21st 2020 at 7.30 pm in Carlisle Cathedral, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we were hopeful that we would be able to reschedule, this has proved to be impossible.

However, we were able to include the commissioned pieces in the programme of a …

2019 concert: Haydn's Seven Last Words; Mozart's Requiem

Carlisle Cathedral was the venue for Cumbria Rural Choirs’ 2019 concert, which featured two of the finest pieces of church music of the end of the 18th century - Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and Mozart’s Requiem. A large audience enjoyed a well-presented concert in which the choir of over 100 voices was joined by four excellent soloists and the equally impressive British Sinfonietta.

Haydn’s Seven Last Words, written for Cadiz Cathedral in …