Good news! Many restrictions on community activities are being lifted and provided the instances of COVID-19 continue to decline, there is good reason to believe that we may be able to resume our normal activities in the new year. It is abundantly clear, however, that we cannot safely resume rehearsals this Autumn so there will be no concert in November. The committee are, however, hoping that we shall be able to do some Christmas singing in our usual rehearsal venue on the 7th and 14th of December. The plan is then to resume proper rehearsal in January for our planned concert of Haydn and Purcell, possibly in Capernwray on a date in May. In addition we are hoping to include a 'Come and sing Messiah' event on a Saturday in Fabruary.
Obviously none of these plans can be fixed at this stage but we can at least look forward to singing together again at some time in the foreseeable future.
Introduction to the choir
We are a medium sized mixed-voice choir based on the rural South Cumbria/North Lancashire border. We sing a wide range of music, religious and secular, ancient and modern, and normally hold 3 concerts a year; our Spring concert is usually a substantial work with professional soloists and orchestral accompaniment. We believe in encouraging young musicians and young singers and have collaborated with several youth groups in recent years. To this end we have also recently started a Choral Scholarship scheme for any young person in full-time education who wishes to further their musical education. For more details of this scheme see the 'Join us' page. We also take part in the biennial Mary Wakefield Festival.
Our Music Director is Ian Jones, founder and MD of Levens Choir and MD of the Cumbria Festival Chorus.
Rehearsals take place on Monday evening in the attractive modern Priest Hutton and Borwick Memorial Hall. New members, particularly tenors and basses, are welcome. We do not hold auditions but you will need to have a good ear, be able to hold a line in four-part harmonies and have some music reading ability. Most important though are a love of music-making, enthusiasm and willingness to work hard! Members tell us that rehearsals are both enjoyable and challenging and that we are a friendly and welcoming choir. If you are interested in joining us, you are welcome to attend a few rehearsals on a trial basis. Please do get in contact here.
Dating back to the early 1900's, Eversley Choir has an interesting history and been associated with some very distinguished musicians including Sir John Barbirolli and Sir Malcolm Sargent. Read more in the History section.
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