Music for a summer evening in Hawkshead

14/07/2014 21:31

Saturday, 5th July saw us all travelling up to the Lake District to take part in Music for a summer evening. This is an annual programme of events put on in the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead during July and August. This was The Chorale's sixth visit.

Hawkshead is one of the most attractive venues we sing in and the weather was glorious too. This writer was even fortunate enough to see an Osprey in neighbouring Esthwaite Water while eating his pre-concert sandwiches! A good omen for the concert. This is what a member of the audience said:

I had the pleasure of being in the audience at your fabulous concert in Hawkshead Church last Saturday and managed to take a few photos - hopefully without any of the Chorale noticing and, indeed, I hope, not distracting them either! As a good friend of Dave (David) Robinson it's always a pleasure to come along to the Chorale's gigs - it's a whole genre of music that I know very little about but your gigs never cease to amaze and inspire me - a really talented bunch, to say the least!

Kind Regards,
Al Courtney, Salford

Then later from the same chap:

I completely forgot to say how superb the soloists / duetists (not too sure whether that's actually a word!) were on Saturday, too - simply stunning - far braver people then me, too!

And we enjoyed the concert too - followed by supper in The Red Lion.

Our Musical Director


Jill Henderson-Wild has been with us since 2006.

Her biographical notes are in the People page.

Our Assistant Musical Director

Dave Robinson

See the People page for more details

2024 Concert Dates:


  • 29 June 2024, 7:30pm, at Emmanuel Church, Didsbury 
  • 6 July 2024, 7:30pm, at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead
  • 19 October 2024, 3:00pm, at St Margaret's Church, Prestwich
  • 7 December 2024, 3:00pm, at Didsbury Baptist Church
  • 24 December 2024, 3:00pm in the Bridgewater Hall
  • 15 March 2025, 7:30pm, with Bury Youth Big Band at Bury Parish Church
  • 10 May 2025, 7:30pm, with the Master Singers at All Saints Parish Church, Cawthorne
  • 5 July 2025, 7:30pm, at the Bridge Church, Otley
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