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We’ve got a new President – Thorben Dittes
And a new Vice President – Steve Threlfall

We are looking for a new Treasurer and additional trustees
Can you, or someone you know, help?

New appointments at the top

The Society’s modernisation programme is ongoing. In January we introduced our new President, Thorben Dittes of Royal Northen Sinfonia. And this month, the Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vice President for the Society – Stephen Threlfall.

Steve Threlfall

Stephen Threlfall, our new Vice President

Stephen is a cellist, conductor and creative director of numerous artistic projects, and former Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music. Stephen was appointed as Lake District Summer Music’s Artistic Director in October 2020. His appointment in February as Vice President of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is an indicator of the aims and passions shared by both organisations. Read more about Stephen here

“We’re delighted to appoint Stephen as our Vice President,” said Peter Lever. “Live classical music is under great pressure during the pandemic and I am sure that strong links between the two organisations will be of real benefit in the months ahead as we both plan for the future.”

Thorben Dittes



In January we appointed a new President – Thorben Dittes. Read more about Thorben here.

We need a new Treasurer

Our long-serving Treasurer, Fraser Rae, is retiring, and we are looking for a new Treasurer to oversee our bookkeeping and accounting team. This is a voluntary role, working with the Trustees to ensure that our robust financial position is maintained. This is a real opportunity to get involved in the heart of the Society and to shape our future systems and procedures. Find out more here.

Other New Trustee Opportunities

We are also looking to expand the number of Trustees and various opportunities are available. There’s a really strong feel-good factor that comes from doing your bit to ensure that world famous soloists, conductors and orchestras continue to perform to live audiences in Kendal. It’s not much work, is great fun, and it’s really rewarding to be involved in making such successful live classical music events happen. Find out more here.


We are grateful for the financial support of the Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council.


Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is UK registered charity 505373.
We bring high quality live classical orchestral music to South Lakeland and North Lancashire.