Street Choirs Festival 2017
KENDAL STREET CHOIRS FESTIVAL – JUNE 23-25, 2017
The Kendal street choirs festival will be June 23-25, 2017 – the main events will be in the Kendal Leisure Centre hall which seats 900 – the busking, massed sing and workshops in venues throughout the town, many of which are used by our Street performers festival, Mintfest. As well as the main hall, the Kendal Leisure centre has an inexpensive swimming pool with showers.
The Friday concert with Coope Boyes and Simpson and others starts at 7.30pm – singers can collect their wrist band tickets for the weekend from the Leisure Centre from 4pm on Friday or early on Saturday morning.
The Saturday massed choir workshop starts at 9.30am in the Leisure Centre.
The massed sing in Kendal town centre outside the Brewery Arts Centre is at 12.30pm followed by busking around town.
The Saturday evening concert with the visiting choirs each performing a short set is from 5pm in the Leisure Centre. Followed by a party in the bar.
The Sunday morning workshops are from 9.45am in different venues around Kendal (including the Castle Street Centre) followed by a picnic ending c. 2.30pm.
1. singer’s name and email address,
2. how they are paying (cheque or BACs) and how much,
2. which choirs they are singing in (some singers sing in more than one choir) and
3. if they are coming to the pre- and post- festival events in the Lake District.
Choirs who have booked and paid include:
7.Ilkley Moor Notes
8.Sing Meanwood (Leeds)
10.Leeds People’s Choir
11.Manchester Community Choir
12.Secret Singers (Ribble Valley)
13.Sheffield Socialist choir
14.Three Valleys choir (Hebden Bridge)
15.Heaton Voices (Newcastle)
16.Preston People’s Choir
18.Caedmon choir (Gateshead)
19.Calder Valley Voices (Hebden Bridge)
20.Whitby Community Choir
22.Protest in Harmony (Edinburgh)
23.East Lancs Clarion Choir
24.Aint What You Do (Walton on the Wolds)
25.Craigie Choir (Perth)
26.Fellside Singers (Kendal)
27.Stry Cor Bangor Street Choir
28.Lakeland Voices (Kendal)
29.Penrith Community Choir
30.Wrexham Community Choir
32.Cor Gobaith (Aberystwyth)
33.Silsden Singers (from near Skipton)
34.Raised Voices (London)