Upcoming Events

  • Open Summer Sessions

    Open Summer Sessions

    Wed, 10 Jul 2024 to Wed, 31 Jul 2024
    These stand-alone evening sessions are open to all. Also, if you are considering joining the orchestra but want to know whether you play to a suitable standard or if you ... more
  • Come & Play Day

    Come & Play Day

    Sat, 21 Sep 2024
    Focussing on Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (which we will perform at our concert in June 2025!) This is an opportunity for players who relish the idea of spending a day ... more
  • Christmas Concert

    Christmas Concert

    Sun, 8 Dec 2024
    Programme to include: Scary Fairy Saves Christmas - Iain Farrington Tam O'Shanter Overture - Malcolm Arnold Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) - Maurice Ravel Christmas Festival -  Leroy Anderson more
  • Spring Concert

    Spring Concert

    Sat, 29 Mar 2025
    Weber - Der Freischütz Overture Sibelius - Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" Violin Soloist - Leora Cohen more
  • Summer Concert

    Summer Concert

    Sat, 14 Jun 2025
    Verdi - La Forza del Destino Overture Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite Shostakovitch - Symphony No. 5 more

Past performances


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Who PLAYS IN The Westmorland Orchestra?


Our membership is made up of over 60 dedicated amateur musicians from Cumbria and North Lancashire.  We rehearse weekly in Kendal from September to June and give three public concerts a year. In our performances of large-scale works, professional musicians augment the orchestra – particularly in the percussion section!  We present the full range of the established symphony concert repertoire, and also newer, lesser-known works of the 20th and the 21st century. We endeavour to support and encourage young musicians embarking on a professional career.

Enjoy our Music?

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Want to join us?

We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm during termtime.

All our rehearsals are open to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit?


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