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.