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We are actively planning a season commencing October 2021.
Read about our collaboration with Lake District Summer Music Festival below.

Concerts from October 2021?

The Trustees met on Tuesday (via Zoom) and covered a range of different topics, all focused on looking ahead and planning for the future. We are keen to return to live performances in Lakeland as soon as restrictions allow, hopefully from October 2021. There is still a long way to go on planning for this and too many unknowns to be specific at this stage, however we are hoping for two fine concerts before Christmas, and five or six in early 2022. Ideas are starting to come together for a really spectacular end to the season, but you’ll have to wait to find out what……..

Lakeland Sinfonia
Lakeland Sinfonia

In more normal times we would have our season planned in detail about 9 months before the first concert. Obviously that can’t happen just now. So, please bear with us if things seem a bit last minute and have to be done differently.

Donation to Lake District Summer Music Festival

The classical music groups around the region are collaborating to bring live performances back as soon as possible. As part of this collaboration, the Trustees have decided to make a significant financial donation to the Lake District Summer Music Festival, to help underpin their plans for July/August. We celebrate their ‘can do’ attitude in the face of so many uncertainties, and encourage all our members to enjoy and support their events this summer.

Ted Lawton

Some sad news

We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of oboeist Edward Lawton, one of the driving forces behind establishing a classical orchestral season in Kendal back in 1968. Read more about him here.

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 in February the Trustees were delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vice President for the Society – Stephen Threlfall. Click the links to catch up on these important developments.

Find out more about Thorben Dittes and Stephen Threlfall.


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.