Brampton & District Choir
The choir was set up in January 2005 by Stuart Stokell, our first Musical Director. It was originally called Brampton Players Choir, mainly because it met at the Brampton Playhouse (now demolished). Stuart had a dream to start a choir, the Playhouse lay empty for many weeks of the year and that is where it all began. The choir quickly went from fortnightly to weekly, although only having about 12 regular members in that first year. It became a very friendly gathering, and as it grew everyone loved attending on Wednesday night for Stuart’s own brand of humour, and his skills at bringing the choir along. When the Playhouse was condemned the choir moved briefly to Brampton Golf Club before settling at Brampton Methodist Church Hall. Over that time it grew to be 60 strong, appointed Jerry King as the accompanist, changed name and had to adopt a constitution, committee and chairman.
Between 2015 and 2019 the choir was led by Andy Webster and Ryan Hanlon.
As of March 2019 Ryan left the role as musical director to concentrate on other musical commitments and Stuart Stokell returned once again as MD, finally leaving in March 2022
The choir has sung at many locations throughout North Cumbria over the years, including the Theatre by the Lake at Keswick where for several years it helped raise thousands of pounds for the British Heart Foundation.The choir has always been dedicated to raising funds for local charities wherever possible.
Choir Christmas Concert 2022
Summer Concert 2019
Summer Concert 2012
Christmas Concert 2011
Garth House 2010