Coming up in 2022:

Saturday 24th September 7.30 pm, St Kentigern's Church, Caldbeck

Christmas concert:  Sunday 11th December 3 pm, Lanercost Priory  (please note, this is an afternoon event)

Recent performances:

Friday 15th July at St Martin's Church, Brampton and Sunday 17th July at St Augustine's Church, Alston 

"Songs, Stories and Stones" - a concert of music to celebrate Hadrian's Wall, with short talks by historian Maks Loth-Hill

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 Friday 27th May 7.30 pm at St Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle:  a programme of words and song on a theme of St Cuthbert, with historian Maks Loth-Hill.

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Sunday 29th May 3 pm at Brampton Methodist Church:  an informal concert for our patrons. 

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Saturday 2nd April 7.30 pm at Lanercost Priory: an Easter concert of early English and German music, with organist Birgit Wildeman.

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Our Christmas concert was an afternoon event at Lanercost Priory on 12th December 2021,  featuring music and carols from Spain.

Spanish Nativity

Saturday September 18th 2021. “Summer Revisited”, a short concert by the full choir of music for late summer at Lanercost Priory. This was our first performance since Christmas 2019 and we were pleased to see so many in the audience - thank you.

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Sunday September 19th “Lady Anne”, a recital by Brampton Consort with historian Max Loth-Hill at St Lawrence’s Church, Appleby. More on this event here.

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 Important Covid safety information:

We want to make sure everyone taking part and attending our concerts stays as safe as possible.   For this reason we have taken the following measures:

  • Our concerts will be short with no interval refreshments, and we are asking people to avoid chatting or ‘mingling’ inside the buildings.
  • Venues are large enough to keep the audience and choir separate, and seat audience members at a social distance from one another.
  • No one (singer or audience) to attend if they have tested positive for Covid-19, are self-isolating, or displaying any symptoms such as cough, fever or loss of taste and smell.
  • Sanitiser will be available.
  • Audience members are invited to follow the church guidance to wear face coverings inside if comfortable doing so.




Past performances:

2019 Christmas concert on Saturday December 14th.  An afternoon of French music, in the atmospheric setting of Lanercost Priory.  

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Summer 2019:

Friday 12th July at St Barnabas' Church and Sunday 14th July at St Augustine, Alston.  "Sing Cucku!" 

Easter 2019: 

Saturday 13th April at Lanercost Priory

"The New Hope" - music by William Byrd, including his Four-Part Mass, and other pieces by his contemporaries. 

BCC Sunrise 2019 

"Stars and Angels" in the magnificent Lanercost Priory, on 15th December 2018.  We were very pleased to be joined by young violinist Martha Alban - well played Martha! Thank you to Janet Davies for reviewing the concert for us - read what she had to say below the poster:



                                                                                            Concert Review


          In spite of the dire weather forecast, there was a pleasingly sizable audience at Lanercost Priory last Saturday afternoon to hear Brampton Chamber Choir's Christmas concert.  They would not have been disappointed.  The choir treated us to a delightful programme of seasonal music, a mixture of the familiar and the less familiar with something to appeal to everyone.

          Running through the programme was one of Palestrina's better known masses, The Missa Aeterna Christi Munera.  At the beginning of the second half the choir also performed the plainchant hymn of the same name.  Written by St Ambrose in the 4th century, this must surely be the earliest music the choir has performed.  It was sung very expertly, not an easy task for a choir which does not regularly perform plainchant.

          A feature of the concert was the attention paid to the meaning behind the words of what the choir was singing, with attractive and appropriate variations in dynamics and pace.

          The Consort performed two items in each half of the programme, and as always they did not disappoint.  Particularly appealing was their rendering of O Beatum et Sacrosanctum Diem by Philips, which conveyed aptly the joy of Christmas.  

          Also appearing in the concert was a young violinist, Martha Alban, accompanied by Jenny Alban.  Everyone was impressed by how accomplished Martha was, with accurate intonation and a lovely tone evident in her two medleys of Christmas music.

          The concert ended with two very modern compositions by two members of the choir. Martin Johnson's setting of the words of an old French carol, Il est ne le divin enfant, has been performed by the choir before, and never fails to delight.  It was preceded by a completely new piece by Jerry King, a setting of the ancient motet O Magnum Mysterium, which has been set to music innumerable times over the centuries, but still managed to sound fresh and original.  The choir is lucky to have two such gifted composers among their number.

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"A Celtic Summer" on Friday 6th July at Kirkhaugh Church, near Alston,

repeated at 7.30 pm on Sunday 8th July at St Martin's Church, Brampton.

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"This Joyful Eastertide", Saturday 7th April 2018 at 7.30 pm, Lanercost Priory

A concert of music associated with the Passion and the Resurrection.

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"O Magnum Mysterium",  Sunday 10th December at 3 pm, Lanercost Priory.

Music to celebrate the wonder of Christmas,  from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, including early works by Byrd, Victoria, and Praetorius, alongside contemporary music from Morten Lauridsen and our previous Musical Director, Jerry King.  

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 Patrons' Event:                  Sunday 24th September, The Dacre Hall, Lanercost.

This concert featured music composed by our Musical Director, Jerry King, and one of our tenors, Martin Johnson, both of whom regularly write music specially for Brampton Chamber Choir and Brampton Consort.  


Summer Concerts:  

Friday 7th July, Kirkhaugh Church nr Alston 7.30 pm

repeated Sunday 9th July at St Martin's Church, Brampton


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Love & Loss (Consort only):      Saturday 29th April, St Paul's Church, Irton, West Cumbria

Spring Concert:                          Saturday 8th April, Lanercost Priory 7.30 pm

                                                      Saturday 22nd April, St Aidan's Church, Carlisle 7.30 pm


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Reformation! (Consort only)        Sunday  5th February, Dacre Hall 3 pm

Christmas Concert:    Sunday 11th December at 3 pm, Lanercost Priory

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Summer Concert:  Saturday 9th July at 7.30 pm, St Martin's Church, Brampton
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Patrons' Event:               Sunday 8th May at 3 pm, Dacre Hall, Lanercost.

Easter Concert:      Saturday 19th March at 7.30 pm, Lanercost Priory

Sunday 13th December 2015 'The Angel and the Shepherds' Christmas Concert at Lanercost Priory


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Friday 3rd July 2015 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Hayton and Sunday 5th July at 7.30 pm, St Wilfrid's Chapel, Brougham nr Penrith 

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In May 2015, we invited our patrons to an informal concert with tea at the Dacre Hall, Lanercost, to thank them for their continued support.

On Good Friday 2015 we provided music and readings for an hour of devotion and reflection, at Lanercost Priory.

Our 2015 Easter concert featured 2 modern settings of the text "Ubi Caritas" (Where there is Love), along with Purcell's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, and a range of Passiontide works from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Our 2014 Christmas concert, "There is No Rose", took its title from a medieval carol in praise of the Virgin Mary, and was held on Sunday 14th December at 3 pm at Lanercost Priory.  We performed a setting of the carol by the contemporary composer John Joubert, alongside a wide range of Christmas music from across the European continent, from the 16th century onwards.  The concert also included works by Tomas Luis Victoria, Fransisco Guerrero, Jacob Handl, Peter Tchaikovsky, Hector Berlioz and Arvo Pärt.


Our 2014 Summer concerts provided a feast of music all on the theme of love with love music from the 15th to the 21st centuries, including works by William Bryd (1540-1623), John Downland (1563-1626),  Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Gustav Holst (1874-1934) and others.  The concert also featured the  "The Unfaithful Lover" Folk Suite by Matyas Seiber (1905-1960), as well as solo, duet, trio and consort performances.  The concerts were on Friday 4th July 2014 at Brampton Methodist Church, repeated on Sunday 6th July at 7.30 at the wonderful St Wilfrid's Chapel, Brougham.

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Our 2013 Spring Concert took place on Sunday 14th April at St John's Church, Keswick, when we performed alongside internationally renowned organist Birgit Wildeman. This concert featured Palestrina's Missa Brevis, and the 'Lamentations of Jeremiah' by Tallis, and sung music from Viadana and Bach.  Organ works were from Frescobaldi, Bach, Brahms and Messiaen.

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Birgit Wildeman is originally from Munster, Germany. She now lives on the North Friesian Island of Fohr, where she is Director of Music at St Johannis in Nieblum. A highly accomplished organist, she has performed all over Europe.



If you would like more information about any of our concerts, or you would be interested in becoming a patron, please contact us.