To commemorate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth, Cumbria Rural Choir have programmed a special programme for their concert Celebrating Wordsworth at Carlisle Cathedral. Conducted by Ian Wright and accompanied by the British Sinfonietta.

The programme includes:

Will Todd: We Are Laid Asleep Choral Suite (world premiere)
Gerald Finzi: Intimations of Immortality, Op.29 – ode for tenor solo, mixed chorus and orchestraIan
Hare: Wordsworth Cantata: Springtime in Lakeland (world premiere)*
Tamsin Jones: The Daffodils – a symphony in three movements, for choir and orchestra (world premiere)*

*Commissioned by Cumbria Rural Choirs for this concert

Tickets are available from Bookends in Carlisle (01228 529067) and Keswick (017687 75277) and from the Carlisle Cathedral Bookshop when it re-opens in February following its current closure for refurbishment.

Tickets may also be purchased directly from Cumbria Rural Choirs who are able to accept payment by BACS. Please contact Margaret Riches on 01768 894 404 or email


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