The Ambleside and District Choral Society is one of the leading choirs in South Cumbria and the Lake District with members coming from Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston. We are a very friendly choir whose members really enjoy singing and we are always very keen for new members to join us.


We normally perform two major concerts in the year, one in December and the other in April/May and take a break during the summer months of June, July and August.  Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Kelsick Centre in Ambleside. There is a modest fee for singing with the choir which can either be paid annually or at the beginning of each term.

Joining the Choir!

If you are interested, you are very welcome to come along for a trial period to see if you enjoy it. We suggest you contact the chairman or secretary in the first place (see the Contact Us page) or just turn up at the Kelsick Centre in Ambleside on a Monday evening.

Chairman: Michael Corin (015394 33944)

Secretary: Roger Banks (015394 36260)

Expectation of members
It is very much hoped members will spend time between rehearsals familiarising themselves with the music and words. This makes for greater enjoyment of the singing and ultimately benefits the whole choir.

Informal rehearsals are held for each voice part for those who value extra support nearer the concert.

“Ave Maria was everything we had hoped for – thank you again.”

Wedding July 2015 Hawkshead

“You were all excellent – as usual – and everyone enjoyed listening to you.” 

Wedding May 2015 Finsthwaite