Solway Singers performs at least four concerts a year, two at Christmas and two in May. The Christmas concerts are a mixed programme of solos & choral pieces ranging from traditional carols to some more modern works.  The Spring concerts often feature one ‘large’ piece with smaller accompanying pieces, or will feature a selection of shorter and more diverse pieces. The choir selects music from a wide range of classical as well as contemporary composers including Bob Chilcott, Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen.

Current plans include:

December 2018
Saturday December 8th 7:30pm A concert of Christmas music, readings and carols at St. Michael’s Church, Stanwix, Carlisle
Sunday Afternoon December 9th 3:00pm A concert of Christmas music, readings and carols at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Annan

Sunday December 16th 6:30pm Solway Singers takes part in A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at The Priory Church, Lannercost, Brampton

Past programmes

May 2018
Music by Vaughan Williams (Towards the Unknown Regions), Aaron Copeland, Jerome Kern, George Sheering, John Rutter.
Saturday May 5th 2018 6:00 pm at St Patrick’s Church, Patterdale, Cumbria
Sunday May 6th 2018 3:00 pm at The United Parish Church, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire
(these concerts will feature the young Annan cornet soloist Olivia Beckett)

December 2017
With the Abbey Singers a big combined choir concert of the Messiah (Part 1 plus the Hallelujah and Amen choruses) and Christmas music, with carols for the audience.
December 9th 7:30pm at St James’ Church, St. James’ Road, Denton Road, Carlisle

May 29th to June 3rd 2017
Tour of the Netherlands

May 2017
May 12th 7:30pm Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
May 13th 7:30pm Holme Cultram Abbey, Abbeytown
May 16th 12:45pm Lunchtime Live Carlisle Cathedral

May 2016
My Delight and Thy Delight – “Music and Words to Lift the Spirit”
A programme of part-songs by Parry, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and others
All Saints’ Church, Scotby and St. Mary’s Church, Wreay

December 2015
St. Nicholas Mass – Franz Joseph Haydn
Music and readings for Christmas
St. Margaret Mary’s Church, Carlisle and Arthuret Church, Longtown

May 2015
Choral Evensong
St. Michael’s Church, Stanwix and St. Martin’s Church, Brampton

December 2014
Mass for Four Voices – William Byrd
Music and Readings for Christmas
St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle; Rose Castle, Dalston and All Saints’ Church, Cockermouth

May 2014
Music in Maytime with Andrew Johnston (Baritone)
A programme of part-songs and solos by Butterworth, Shearing, Vaughan Williams and others
St. Andrew’s Church, Kirkandrews-on-Esk; St. Patrick’s Church, Patterdale and All Saints’ Church, Cockermouth

December 2013
Under the Greenwood Tree
Words and music for a winter’s evening, inspired by Thomas Hardy
St. John’s Church, Houghton; All Saints’ Church, Cockermouth and Arthuret Church, Longtown

April 2013 (with Gretna and District Choral Society)
Canterbury Pilgrims – George Dyson, with Claire Watkins (Soprano), Cameron Mitchell (Tenor) and Jonathan Millican (Bass)
Scenes From the Bavarion Highlands – Edward Elgar
The Priory Church, Lanercost and All Saints’ Church, Gretna

December 2012
Rejoice and Be Merry!
Carols and Readings for Christmas
St. Barnasbas’ Church, Carlisle and St. Mary Magdalene Church, Hayton

April 2012 (with Gretna and District Choral Society)
Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast – Coleridge-Taylor, with Samuel Boden (Tenor)
Music by Shearing, Dyson and Rutter
All Saints’ Church, Gretna and St. Michael’s Church, Stanwix

December 2011
Joy to the World
Carols and readings for Christmas
St. John’s Church, Upperby and Brampton Methodist Church

April/May 2011
Requiem – Maurice Durufle, with Mary Hich/Ann-Marie Kerr (Soprano) and Geoff Gray (Baritone)
The Priory Church, Lanercost and Cartmel Priory