Community

The Upper Eden Community Choir

Karen directs the Upper Eden Community Choir which takes place on Wednesday evenings at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School from 7pm to 9pm. This is a fun and friendly choir of around 20 members (men and women). There’s no audition and the ability to read music isn’t necessary (but it helps). The repertoire is broad but focuses particularly on attractive folk song arrangements, musical theatre, popular music, world music and classical music. There are usually two local fund raising concerts in the year. The cost is £4 weekly including tea and biscuits.

Ark Cumbria

Karen is co-director of Ark Cumbria, a gift gallery based in Appleby in Westmorland promoting the work of local artists and crafts people within the Eden Valley. Ark is a great place to buy original gifts made by the loveliest local people. Enquiries are also welcomed from local artists who may wish to sell work from the shop or on its website.

Community Concerts and Events

Karen is always keen to support local charities and businesses through musical events. Karen has an excellent track record of staging wonderful individual concerts given by local musicians and actors that support local initiatives. Karen is always happy to discuss individual requirements.