We are a community choir of mixed voices from Workington and
the surrounding districts. The choir was founded in September 1973 by Gerald Gillett.
We are named after the Carnegie Arts Centre, where we still hold our weekly
rehearsals. We perform several concerts throughout the year in Workington and
the local areas using facilities such as theatres, churches, museums, village
and church halls.
The range of music in the choir repertoire is varied and
encompasses classical choral works, sacred music and anthems of all periods,
including: 16th to 21st centuries, folk songs, songs from the shows, jazz and
pop music. We have had several pieces of music composed for us, and we also
have commissioned works. Our annual programme supports local organisations and
good causes, even providing choral music for weddings.