Rehearsing Sundays 3:30pm - 5pm at Austin Friars School

We meet on Sunday afternoons 3:30pm to 5pm at Austin Friars School. If you'd like to come along please let us know by emailing We are an open choir and are always open to new members, we are particularly keen to recruit more men to join us. There are no auditions and the first session is completely free of charge so there is no obligation to join if it's not right for you.


About Us

Initially founded in 2012 by the Trinity Area Community Trust and with a membership of over 100, we are an open access choir made up of people from across Carlisle and beyond who just love making music together. We are always open to new members, there is no audition process and there is no requirement for members to be able to read music. We pride ourselves in giving members opportunities in singing they may not have had before. The choir brings together people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to sing a wide variety of music from the classical to more modern under the directorship of Ellen Mawhinney with accompanist Kristine Donnan.

Carlisle Community Choir is a registered charity, charity number 1174971.


Upcoming Events

  • POSTPONED (Date TBC) Concert with The Sunbeams Music Trust
    Sun, 26 Apr
    The Parish Church of Saint George
    26 Apr 2020, 14:00
    The Parish Church of Saint George, Castle St, Kendal LA9 7AS, UK


Do you have any questions or comments about Carlisle Community Choir? Get in touch today.

Rehearsal Venue:
Austin Friars School
Etterby Scaur

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