Concerts

The Messiah - Christmas Concert 2019
Christmas 2019 Concert Our most recent concert was the Christmas Concert, consisting of a performance of Handel’s Messiah, held on Saturday, 14th December at 7.30pm, in St Mary’s Church in Wigton and conducted by our Musical Director, Ian Wright. It’s hard to believe that Handel’s Messiah only received a luke-warm reception at its world première in Dublin on the 13th April 1742. This certainly wasn’t the case in St Mary’s Church, Wigton on Saturday 14th December. Read more

Spring Concert 2020
March 2020 Concert Our next concert will be the Cumbria Rural Choirs Concert at 7.30 pm on Saturday March 21st 2020 in Carlisle Cathedral, accompanied by the British Sinfonietta and conducted by our Musical Director, Ian Wright.

Summer Concert 2020
Summer 2020 Concert Our Summer Concert will be held on Sat 20th June 7.30pm in St Mary’s and will be titled “The Cumbrian Minstrel“ Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Wigton poet and fiddler John Stagg (1770 - 1823), Ian Wright conducts his own new work based on Stagg’s poems and the music and poetry of his contemporaries.