STREET CHOIRS FESTIVAL - JUNE 23-25, 2017 -
You must all decide in a week.
The Kendal street choirs festival will be June 23-25, 2017 - the
main events will be in the Kendal Leisure Centre hall which seats
900 - the busking, massed sing and workshops in venues throughout
the town, many of which are used by our Street performers festival,
Mintfest. As well as the main hall, the Kendal Leisure centre has
an inexpensive swimming pool with showers.
The Friday concert with Coope Boyes and Simpson and others 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
The Saturday massed choir workshop starts at 9.30am in the Leisure
The massed sing in Kendal town centre outside the Brewery Arts 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. Followed by a party
in the bar.
The Sunday morning workshops are from 9.45am in different venues
around Kendal (including the Castle Street Centre) followed by a
picnic ending c. 2.30pm.
To bookÂ Choirs wishing to book at this late stage are welcome
to do so but a place cannot be guaranteed until all the individual
singers from the choirs have registered and paid by February 15.
Each choir needs to send a Â£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 informationÂ
1) the name of your choir,Â
2) name of the choir rep.,Â
3) phone numbers and email addresses,Â
4) address of the choir, and if you know itÂ
5) the address where you are staying in Kendal (if known).Â
6) Number of expected singers who are coming to KendalÂ
7) if you would like to join a pre- and post- festival event in
the Lake District on Thursday evening 6-9pm on June 22, and Sunday
late afternoon (4-8pm) June 25.
Choirs who book at this late stage cannot be guaranteed participation
until all the individual registrations from singers within the choirs
who have already booked have been sent by February 15. This is because
of a limit of 900 on our main hall, in the Kendal Leisure Centre.Â
Singers within these choirs which have booked now need to register
by paying Â£38 (or Â£28 if on a very low
income) with their choir reps before the end of January. This will
be collected by the choir reps and then sent here along with theÂ
1. singer's name and email address,Â
2. how they are paying (cheque or BACs) and how much,Â
2. which choirs they are singing in (some singers sing in more than
one choir) andÂ
3. if they are coming to the pre- and post- festival events in the