Street Choirs Festival 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 Brewery Arts Centre, Castle Street Centre and Abbot Hall Social Centre) followed by a picnic ending c. 2.30pm. 

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.

We have now reached our maximum number of singers attending for the capacity of the main hall we are using - The Kendal Leisure Centre - but any individuals or choirs who would like to apply at this late stage are welcome to do so on the off chance that we will have cancellations.

There may also be some places available for the Friday evening concert with Coope Boyes and Simpson on Friday June 23 in the Kendal Leisure Centre. 

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 (Todmorden)
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. Forgotten Voices (Barlby, Yorkshire)
26. Craigie Choir (Perth)
27. Fellside Singers (Kendal)
28. Settle Voices 
29. Lakeland Voices (Kendal)
30. Penrith Community Choir
31. Wrexham Community Choir
32. Otley Singers
33. Cor Gobaith (Aberystwyth)
34. Silsden Singers (from near Skipton)
35. Raised Voices (London) 
36: Hullabaloo (Brighton)
37. Birmingham Clarion Singers
38. Corista
39. Nottingham Clarion Choir
40. Open Voice choir (Manchester)
41. Pales Peach choir

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