The West Cumberland Choral Society grew out of the Choir of Lowther Street Methodist Church, Whitehaven, conducted by John L Pape. This had gradually been augmented during the 1950's and 1960's in order to sing Messiah, Creation and other large choral works. The choir which was formed in 1969 had about 100 members and drew them from an area from Maryport to Bootle. The present choir has about 25 members from the Workington and Seascale areas as well as nearer Whitehaven.
We are always looking for new talent. Contact us now - no auditions. Please use the contact form to email us.
Happy New Year! Rehearsals started on Thursday January 11th in St Begh's Junior School for our Spring Concert. New and returning sopranos and altos welcome.
In addition, we will be actively recruiting tenors and basses ready for next year's season which starts in September 2024 but we need a minimum of 3 tenors and 3 basses to make a mixed voice choir viable again. Please use the contact form if you are interested in joining.