South Lakeland


Groups to Join

Kendal Young Wind

When: Wednesday 4-4.45pm Where: Ghyllside Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Isobel Mortimer We welcome young woodwind, brass, keyboard and percussion players  who can play and read their first 5 notes. We perform at least three concerts a year. This year we are working with Westmorland Youth Orchestra to offer the opportunity to progress to the WYO Windband and Main Orchestra.    ...
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WYO Training Strings

Where: Castle Street Centre, Kendal When: Between 5.45pm and 6.55pm at the Castle Street Centre on Fridays during WYO term time (starting 17 September 2021). The WYO Training Strings, also known as WYOTS, will resume from September 2021. The group is run by our cello tutor, Rachel Moore and welcomes players of approximately grade 2 standard upwards to play in a friendly and fun atmosphere ...
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Kendal Young Strings

When: Monday 4.30 -5.30pm Where: Stramongate Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Debby Howrie We welcome beginner violin, viola, cello and double bass players who can play and read their first scale. We perform three concerts a year to friends and family. This year we are working with Westmorland Youth Orchestra to offer the opportunity to progress to the WYO Junior String Group and Main Orchestra.    ...
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WYO Windband

Where? Castle Street Centre, Kendal When? Between 5.45pm and 6.55pm at the Castle Street Centre on Fridays during WYO term time (from September 2021). The Wind Band is a new group from September 2021 run in collaboration with Cumbria Music Service. It will be directed by Isobel Mortimer and will welcome players of approximately grade 2 standard upwards to play in a friendly and fun atmosphere. ​ ...
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Westmorland Youth Orchestra

Where: Castle Street Centre, Kendal When: Friday 7-9.30pm in term time The WYO is an orchestra of about 50 young people from around the South Lakeland area, aged between 12-18. We play new pieces that have been especially composed for the orchestra, music from classical composers, and also older music going back a few hundred years. We usually present 3 concerts each year ...
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The Milli Youth Choirs

When: Tuesdays 4.30 - 5.30 Junior Milli (7 - 12 year-olds) 5.30 - 6.30 Senior Milli (12 - 18 year-olds) Where: Tracie Penwarden Singing Studios, The Old Barn, Milnthorpe
  • The Milli is fully inclusive and there are no auditions; the only requirements are a commitment to the team ethos and a joy of singing.
  • ​Each choir receives tuition in vocal technique from one of the country's leading choir trainers and singing specialists in the pursuit of excellence on stage. This then gives each child a confidence which they can apply to all aspects of their life
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Amabile Choirs

Where: Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Kendal When: Fridays 4.30 / 6pm Amabile is a family of choirs for girls offering excellent tuition and performance experience, concerts, competitions, festivals, workshops and masterclasses. Amabile has toured abroad to Germany, Belgium, Washington DC, Provence, Thessaloniki, Ontario Canada and New York State and appeared on the BBC in Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year and Songs of Praise! Poco Amabile (ages 7- approx 13) Amabile Girls’ Choir (ages approx 13-19) ...
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Lakeland Fiddlers

Open Tunes Session When: 2nd Tuesday of month Where: Ruskins Cafe bar in the middle of Kendal (top of Finkle St). Specialising in Lakeland repertoire, but come and share your own favourites... all welcome ...
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Kendal Concert Band

Where: The Music Centre at  The Queen Katherine School When: 7.30pm on Monday evenings KENDAL CONCERT BAND are always on the lookout for new members and we will always try to make space for you if you want to come along and join the team. We are an inclusive, non-auditioning group, though a reasonable standard of playing is needed to cope with the rigours of performing. We play at a variety of venues from concert hall to park bandstand. The band is conducted by Rob Duesbury, who teaches guitar with Cumbria Music Service ...
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Cumbria Youth Choir

Where: Trinity School Carlisle When: 6 Sundays throughout the year Cumbria Youth Choir launched in 2017, and has it's first major performance at The Sands in July. The choir is open to experienced singers, from Year 9 upwards, who are looking for a new musical challenge and is lead by award-winning choir director and vocal coach, Charlotte Jackson. We welcome singers from across Cumbria ...
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