Music at Brathay



Future Events



 Saturday September 22nd at 7.00pm

 at Holy Trinity Church, Brathay


An Evening of Music and Song


‘The Company of Voyces’


Directed by

Robin Stopford


Entry £5 at the Door

Past Events:

Brathay,Colton, Rusland and Satterthwaite Churches invite you to


A Piano Recital of Pastoral Music by




7.30pm on Saturday 15th July 2017 at Brathay Church, LA22 0HS

Admission by ticket only

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 7.30pm


Allegri Singers in concert, conductor Owen Davies


there will be a retiring collection


 The unaccompanied programme will be:







7.00pm Friday 1st April 2016

Admission £8.00  Concessions £6.00

Tickets at the Door




Choral Music from 6 Centuries

 Christmas Motets by

Poulenc, Palestrina & Sweelinck

Anthems by

Stanford, Josquin, Billings & Whitacre


Holy Trinity Brathay

4.00pm Sunday 15th November 2015

(Note Early Start)

 Retiring Collection






Friday 4th July 2014 at 7.30pm 


Colton, Rusland and Satterthwaite Churches invite you to a piano recital of Fantasies: Haydn, Motzart, Stenhammar, Schubert, Beethoven,Brahms, and Chopin.  Tickets £15 available from Shelia Ogden at Brathay Church Thursdays or Sundays 015394 32341  



Voce, in Italian simply means voice

Christmas Concert

Friday 6th December 7.30pm

Tickets £10.00 pp


Singing a selection of ‘Christmas music in a classical style’ with their crisp, stylish and entertaining delivery.

 Proceeds to Shirley Heywood for the International Nepal Fellowship

Shirley Heywood has written the following piece.

I am connected with the local government hospital in Surkhet in Nepal to develop care for women suffering from the terrible birth injury called obstetric fistula. 

We have plans to build a fistula treatment and training centre within the new Regional hospital complex so that we can better treat women with fistula. The centre will have a ward and operation theatre, laundry, kitchen and a room where patients can have training in skills such as sewing so that those who have been abandoned by family will be able to earn a living. There will be a library for trainees, and doctors and nurses offices. We will be providing the only service for fistula patients living in the western half of the country. Women may need several weeks care and good nourishment before they are well enough for surgery.  We will also be able to offer admission to await labour and safe delivery to women from remote districts after successful fistula surgery.

The government hospital will give us the land that we need, but we in the mission I work with, INF (International Nepal Fellowship) are raising the funds to build and equip the centre so that it can be ready within the next 2-3 years. We will work in partnership with the government hospital and eventually, when the centre is well established and the local medical team have the experience they need, they will take over responsibility for the service.

Thank You for your help and support.

All money from the sale of tickets and money raised on the night will go to Shirley Heywood in connection with this very worthy cause (International Nepal Fellowship)


Waters on a starry night - Wordsworth Miniatures to German Giants

27th July 2013 at 7.30pm

in aid of The Will Clark Fund

Jack McNeill and David Quigley, Clarinet and Piano


30th March 2013 at 7.30pm 

Part of the ticket price will go to a Mission Charity 

Singing popular music in a classical style, Voce invite their audiences enjoy the music of Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Josh Groban, Blake, Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Snow Patrol, Michael Buble, Hits of the West End and more with their crisp, stylish and entertaining delivery.

Allegri Singers

 return to Holy Trinity, Brathay,

 Conducted by Owen Davies

 Sunday 24th February at 7:30pm

The 20 singers are drawn from a region bounded by Ambleside, Barrow and Lancaster, meeting for an intensive period to prepare for each concert. Formed eight years ago, Allegri has gained a strong reputation for singing programmes full of interest for both singers and audiences.

 The first half of the programme contains masterpieces by three musical geniuses. They start with three motets by Palestrina included the extraordinary O Magnum Mysterium, followed by a Bach motet for double choir: Der Geist Hilft Unser Schwachheit Auf. Finally they perform Brahms’ motet Warum? in which he shows the influences of both of the earlier composers.

 The second half is in a lighter vein. The singers are joined by a piano duet to perform Brahms’ delightful Liebeslieder Waltzes in English. These 18 very brief lovesongs are full of tunes and wit, and reflect Brahms’ unexpressed love for Clara Schumann.

 'On Wings of Song' a short recital of Ravel, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Aaron Parker by soprano Kathryn West and pianist/composer Aaron Parker. This was a FREE recital in aid of Manna House, donations welcome.


Inaugural Organ Recital

By Adrian Self

Organist at Cartmel Priory

Saturday 12th May 2012 at 7.30pm


Allegri Singers
Conductor Owen Davies
Saturday 10th March 2012

The 20 singers are drawn from a region bounded by Ambleside, Barrow and Lancaster, meeting for an intensive period to prepare for each concert. Formed seven years ago, Allegri has gained a strong reputation for singing programmes full of interest for both singers and audiences. Their Brathay programme shows how different composers wrote music for the same words, including settings of ‘Ave Maria’ by Victoria, Mozart and Bruckner; and ‘I was Glad’ by Scarlatti and Purcell.


Choro Cantilene

The first concert in the Music at Brathay series was on Saturday 17th December 2011 by Choro Cantilene, a group of 19 singers directed by Peter Frost. The concert was named The Mystery and Joy of Christmas and included music by Laurisdsen, Sweelink, Adrian Self, Chilcott, Colin Matthews, Elizabeth Poston, Jonathan Willcocks, Praetorius and John Gardner.