Towards Hope - a concert undertaken jointly with Cockermouth Harmonic Society

Towards Hope flyer

This evening of Baroque Choral Music, which had been postponed from the planned date in early Summer, took place at 7.30pm on Saturday, 6th November at Christ Church, Cockermouth.


  • Pergolesi Stabat Mater
  • Gibbons Drop, Drop Slow Tears
  • Purcell Dido and Aeneas (extract)
  • Vivaldi Cum dederit
  • Vivaldi Credo
  • Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Members of Wigton Choral Society and Cockermouth Harmonic Society were accompanied by The Throstle Ensemble, consisting of two violins, viola, cello and double bass, and Amanda Wright on organ.

  • Musical Director: Ian Wright
  • Soprano: Fiona Weakley
  • Alto: Anne-Marie Kerr
  • Organ: Amanda Wright
  • String Ensemble: The Throstle Ensemble

Because of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this was our first concert in almost two years. The audience was necessarily limited in number due to ongoing restrictions, but were appreciative and enthusiastic in welcoming us back to live performances.