The Kendal street choirs festival will be June 23-25, 2017 – the main events will be in the Kendal Leisure Centre hall which seats just under 1,000 – the busking, massed sing and workshops in venues throughout the town, many of which are used by our Street performers festival, Mintfest.
The Friday concert 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 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.
The Sunday morning workshops are from 9.45am in different venues around Kendal followed by a picnic ending c. 2.30pm.
To book each choir needs to send a £40 booking fee (cheques made payable to Howgills Harmony and sent c/o David Burbidge, Smithy cottage, Farfield, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW – or if paying by internet bank transfer please send me an email for bank details.) Please include with your booking – both in a letter with the cheque and in an email – this information
Singers within these choirs book by paying £38 (or £28 if on a very low income) in January. This will be collected by the choir reps and then sent here.
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 Little Langdale. And Sunday evening 4-8pm singing in Rydal and the Badger Bar.