News

New season starts October 16th 2021

We have a series of eight concerts coming up for you. Download the brochure from our home page.


AGM / Revised Constitution

The AGM will be July 29th 2021 at 7:00pm at Kendal Leisure Centre. The Trustees are proposing to revise the constitution in a minor and non-controversial way, in order to better cope with Covid and improve the chances of the Society’s long term survival.


Edward Lawton RIP

We are saddened to hear of the passing of one of our founders – Edward Lawton. In 1968 he was one of the original players who founded the live classical orchestral performances in Kendal, which later became the Lakeland Sinfonia He was a member for 53 years and attended our 50th anniversary concert in 2019. […]


Donation to Lake District Summer Music

The Trustees are keen to restart our season of concerts just as soon as the public health situation allows it. With the successful ongoing vaccine roll out programme it seems likely that some live musical events will be able to recommence in 2021. Our seasons of orchestral concerts require a lot of planning by the […]


Vice President – Stephen Threlfall

As part of the Society’s modernisation programme the Trustees have appointed an eminent musician as a Vice-President of the Society. Stephen Threlfall is a cellist and conductor, and Director of many musical projects. He brings a wealth of classical music talent and experience to the management team. Read more.


New President Appointed

Following the retirement of our President John Summers, CEO of the Halle, we have appointed a new President. We are delighted to announce that Thorben Dittes has taken over as President from January 2021. Read more.


Beethoven – sold out after 250 years

The Beethoven concert on Feb 22nd 2020 at which we celebrate his 250th birthday has sold out, proving that the master is as popular as ever. The concert features three of his greatest works, which are very contrasting. One written by Beethoven the performer, one by Beethoven the conductor (written when he had become too […]


Halle / Jess Gillam

What a concert! The Halle were majestic, Jess Gillam was brilliant, and the audience was awe-struck by the saxaphone concerto. How does she play such a complicated piece so calmly? When Jess played her encore the audience was so enthralled they were silent – you could hear Jess gulping in air for that ethereal encore.


Dunedin Consort Triumph Again

‘The best Messiah performance ever’ according to one of the audience enthralled the audience at the Christmas concert. What a triumph by the Dunedin Consort. Let’s hope we can tempt them back again soon for another choral work.


A celebration of our 50 years

On November 30th 2019 we celebrated our 50 years of live classical orchestral music in Kendal, with a concert attended by some of the original players from 1968. It was 51 years to the day since that first concert by the Kendal Chamber Orchestra, which later developed into the Lakeland Sinfonia. The Steinway piano played […]