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Crosthwaite Parish Church, Keswick


Mail: ian.c.hare@gmail.com

Music at Crosthwaite Church

Download the

History of the Crosthwaite

Church Organ

Organ leaflet rev.pdf

Music plays a significant role in the life and worship of Crosthwaite Church in worship, concerts and other activities.

The Church Choir leads the congregation in congregational singing, enhances the worship with occasional anthems and settings during communion. It comprises around 16 men and women. Choir practice is in Church, Friday afternoon from 2pm during the Winter months and Friday 5pm during the Summer months.

New members are always welcome, and should contact Organist and Choirmaster Ian Hare.

Instruments used to lead worship include the fine organ (one of the largest in Cumbria) a Bechstein piano, accompanied on occasion by guitar and other instruments. A wide range of musical styles is embraced, incorporating the best of the old and the new. Both the Vicar and Organist are composers.

To contact the Choirmaster and find out more information about music at Crosthwaite click here.


A CD recording of the organ, In Pastures Green, is available (price £7.00 plus £1.50 postage & packing) from the Organist

In the summer months, occasional concerts are arranged under the title of Concerts at Crosthwaite. Details of forthcoming concerts can be downloaded from this page. The church is also the venue for Keswick Choral Society's annual Christmas concert.


Sunday 28th February at 6.00 p.m.   WORDSWORTH SINGERS

(Director: Mark Hindley)

Tickets £11 from Bookends, Keswick, £12 at the door

Monday 18th April at 6.00 p.m.   JOHN KITCHEN (Organist, Edinburgh University)

Programmes £6 at the door

Members of the Cumbrian Society of Organists £5

Saturday 21st May at 2.00 p.m.   IAN HARE (Organ) and the BRAMPTON CONSORT

Programmes £6 at the door

In conjunction with the Cambridge Society

Thursday 16th June at 7.30 p.m.   JORDAN ENGLISH (Organ, Carlisle Cathedral)

Programmes £6 at the door

Thursday 22nd September at 7.30 p.m.


Programmes £6 at the door

Tuesday 13th December at 7.30 p.m.



Tickets £10 in advance, £12 at the door

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Crosthwaite Parish Church, Church Lane, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5QG


Enquiries to the Director of Music, Ian Hare, tel. 017684 83886,

email: ian.c.hare@gmail.com