The Pro Nobis Singers
The Pro Nobis Singers are a Chamber Choir specialising in Early Music, and music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Choir includes singers of all ages and backgrounds and we have a small number of promising young singers in their late teens who are given free membership of the choir in order to give them good choral experience before they move on to higher education, and perhaps a career in music. The choir was formed in 1969 when a group of friends met together informally in one another’s homes to sing madrigals, and some early and 20th century music. It now numbers approximately thirty singers and, although Kendal-based, draws its membership from a wide area.
Known particularly for their performances of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the Singers have a commitment to contemporary music, frequently including in their programmes works by local composers – in particular, Robin Field (a founder member of the choir) and Adrian Self.
Over a fifty year period, the choir has worked with some distinguished musicians including The Rose Consort of Viols, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts (Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610), English Touring Opera, Vox Animae and international recorder player, John Turner.
They have also performed on several occasions with the distinguished soprano, Evelyn Tubb, who is the first Honorary President of Pro Nobis.
Over the past ten years, Pro Nobis has performed frequently at the Lake District Summer Music Festival.