Choral Weekend in Lake District: Book now!

The 14th annual Choral Weekend at Newby End Farm is jointly organised with a choir from Aberdeen, Northern Voices, and Eden Valley Holidays. Open to all singers, there have been many participants from all over the UK and half a dozen different choir trainers over the years, giving a varied and interesting repertoire.

This year’s choral weekend is now confirmed from Friday evening, June 14th to Sunday, June 16th 2019, and booking is now open.

This year’s tutor and pianist

Tobias Patrick Wolf FRSA is a Serbian-German conductor and composer. He conducts at the University of Aberdeen and is music director of a variety of ensembles in both the UK and Germany. Tobias has taken part in a top 3 chart album with Royal wedding composer Paul Mealor, and has appeared on Classic FM and on German radio and television. Only in his late twenties, he has performed around the globe, several times for the Royal family, including HM The Queen and HRH Prince Charles.

Tobias Wolf will include some operatic choruses in his mixed programme. This necessarily involves having a high-calibre pianist to play. He is bringing with him Joseph Fleetwood, a Scottish concert pianist whose playing has attracted high praise from critics as well as broadcasts on BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC Radio Scotland and regional stations throughout the UK, with live performances and CD recordings. Joseph has worked with outstanding and celebrated musicians including Josef Swensen, Artur Pizarro, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and many


The Newby End Farm is tucked in between the Lake District and the Pennines. The area is an attraction in its own right as well as giving easy access to the mountains and moors on either side. We are in a rain shadow area, so whatever you might expect in the Lake District, you’ll get less here.

Attractions for visitors vary from the highest mountain in England to the mighty Hadrian’s Wall; and from museums such as the award-winning Tullie House at Carlisle to the unique and mind-boggling Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, a French Chateau on the grandest scale in the middle of County Durham, filled with the most amazing collection of artefacts. And then there’s the Rheged Visitor Centre at Penrith, a feast of Garden Centres, and a thriving local alpaca industry, not to mention the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line running through some of the most glorious scenery in the land.

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