Registered Charity: 504781

About Grange-over-Sands and District Concert Club

Grange-over-Sands and District Concert Club was founded on 19 June 1973 at the suggestion of Malcolm Seymore of Cumbria Tourist Board, John Wright who was then the musical director of the Lake District Music Festival, later becoming artistic director of the club, and Amelia Caldwell, who was the Town Clerk for Grange and became the club's secretary.

During those early years an annual festival was held comprising three concerts on three successive days using a Bosendorfer piano borrowed from Mr. Hal Bagot of Levens Hall.

Twenty years later and after a lot of fundraising the club acquired its own 1895 Steinway series B piano which is now its most treasured possession.

Each concert was recorded by the BBC third programme for transmission at a later date.

Previous guest artists have included John Lill, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Atarah Ben-Tovim, Martin Roscoe, Lara Melda, Jennifer Pike, Jess Gillam, Laura van der Heidjen and Xhosa Cole.  Currently six concerts a year are held on Friday evenings between March and October.

Our venue, the Victoria Hall is eminently suitable for our concerts with good lighting and  acoustics, comfortable facilities for artists and audience creating a friendly atmosphere, and has been much praised.

2023 marks our 50th Anniversary Season. To celebrate this amazing achievement. We have some exceptionally exciting concerts planned. We look forward to a successful future continuing to present high calibre music in Grange over Sands.

We are grateful to the following organisations for support:-

The Charles Godwin Charitable Trust