Here is the information about the Street choirs festival 2017. There will be a Secret Singers groupattending and this is the time to sign up. I need your sign up and payment before 10th Feb, at the latest. I will also want to know if you wish to participate in a group accommodation booking.


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.

I can send details of group accommodation in Kendal and nearby if your choir would like the pick of the best – and there are copious B&Bs, hotels and campsites nearby.
There will also be smaller pre-festival events in the Langdale Valley on Thursday evening with local choirs, and a post-festival event later on Sunday afternoon and evening near Rydal Water and Grasmere, with singing in a vast Lake District cave and country pub.
Singers now need to register by paying £38 (or £28 if on a very low income) with their choir rep(Olwyn) before 10th February. This will be collected by the choir rep (Olwyn) and then sent here along with the
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.

Individuals who are not in a choir will also be able to book from the end of March if there are still places available – as well as those who only wish to come to the Coope Boyes and Simpson concert on Friday June 23 in the Kendal Leisure Centre.
There are pre- and post- festival events in the Lake District – Thursday evening 6-9pm singing alongside local choirs outside the Britannia Inn in Elterwater and in Little Langdale. And Sunday evening 4-8pm singing in Rydal and the Badger Bar.
A list of group accommodation in Kendal and nearby is available on this website by clicking here.

Choirs who have booked and paid include:

1.Tynedale choir (Hexham)
2.Bradford Voices
3.Bennett Women’s choir (Rivington, near Manchester)
4.Honest Singers (Musselborough)
5.Monton Voices community choir (Manchester)
6.Knot Another Choir (Knaresborough)

7.Ilkley Moor Notes
8.Sing Meanwood (Leeds)
9.Bury Acapeelers
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
17.Kadenza (Bolton)
18.Caedmon choir (Gateshead)
19.Calder Valley Voices (Hebden Bridge)
20.Whitby Community Choir
21.Red Leicester
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
31.Otley Singers
32.Cor Gobaith (Aberystwyth)
33.Silsden Singers (from near Skipton)
34.Raised Voices (London)