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We normally rehearse on a Monday evening during school term time.

Our rehearsal venue is the Lakes Christian Centre (formerly known as Bowness Methodist Church) situated on Lake Road in Bowness-on-Windermere. You'll find the church at the top of the hill near the Royalty Cinema, our doors are open and rehearsals run from 7.30pm to 9.00pm prompt during school term times (except the Monday after a concert).

A warm welcome awaits anyone who wants to listen to us rehearse. People passing by hear us sing and come to sit and listen, especially in the warmer, lighter months of the year when Bowness is a popular tourist attraction.

Open evenings and auditions

Auditions are held for choir membership usually on a Monday night before rehearsal. Anyone can audition to join the choir - as spaces allow - or can join our waiting list until a place in their section becomes available. We carefully balance the numbers in each section (tenor/bass, alto, soprano) in order to achieve the best sound. We also audition for soloists on a Monday evening depending on vacancies.  Soloists are chosen from within the choir.  Please get in touch with us using the drop down menu on the website menu bar if you would like to audition.

Auditions can sometimes be a bit scary but please don't be put off. We try to make them  relaxed and friendly occasions where potential choir members sing together in a small group, in a secluded room, in front of no more than three people.

Choir socials and events

Our choir members also get to enjoy social occasions with food and drink, "Choir's Got Talent" shows and other fun stuff, especially around Christmas time and in the Summer.

Choir socials are a great place to meet new friends and have some fun, and we almost always have a jolly good sing!

"Choir practice is the best medicine for your Monday Blues"

Why not come and enjoy a taste of Choir life by coming along to one of our practices?  You would be so very welcome.  Listen to us from the audience where friends, family, and holiday makers sit and meet the members, hear the amazing message of Jesus whom we proclaim in our songs and hear the truth of the Gospel as we enjoy worshiping and praising Jesus together.  So many people come and find this is the very best way to start off their week. Why don't you come too?

Rehearsal dates

Here is a list of dates for our rehearsals. These are subject to change at short notice, but we do keep the website updated. Generally, we only rehearse during school terms and not normally on the Monday night after a concert.


February - 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th.

March- 7th, 14th, 21st.

April - 11th, 18th, 25th

May - 9th, 16th, 23rd.

June - 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.

July - 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

August - 8th, 15th, 22nd.

September - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.

October - 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.

November - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

December - 5th, 12th.

(Dates may be changed nearer the time as concert bookings are made or choir needs  change)

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  • Our visitors say...

    "My sister and I were in the front row of your choir's performance at Cockermouth, in June. We met one of the choir in the car park and decided to stay late and come. We were totally blown away by the evening, Val's comment being 'it's the nearest to Heaven we'll ever get on this earth."

  • Our visitors say...

    "Thank you for a night we will not forget. We were walking past the Lakes Christian Centre Church and heard the choir praising God in their enthusiastic ministry of singing. It was wonderful. We are on holidays in the UK for 6 weeks and in the beautiful Lake District. What a memorable experience you gave us. We are from Canberra, Australia and it was a treat to be able to join the choir in praising God for his many blessings. Thank you again, and may God bless you all."