About Us

We welcome new members at all times to join our choir of more than 40 singers. If you would like to be part of a team producing a wonderful sound from delightful music to entertain our audience, please contact our secretary Geoff Irvin. You will join a well-known singing group with a much respected place among the choir fraternity and the general public.

To enable us to maintain our high standards, we rehearse in Kendal Town Hall on Wednesday evenings throughout the year, except during July.

About 15 concerts a year are given at varied venues in Cumbria and North Lancashire. The proceeds, less the choir’s fee, are used by the hosts for their respective causes.

Visits outside this area within the UK or abroad combine the attractions of sharing the company of fellow members in a holiday atmosphere with singing in new environments.

We are fortunate to have strong backing from wives and partners both for raising funds and providing hospitality during concerts and at social events.


The choir has been in existence since 1929 as a mixed or male voice group under four different names, the most recent change occurring within the last two years.

It was originally formed by the Somervell family, owners of K Shoemakers and supported by them with family members taking key roles for many years. K Shoes are no longer manufactured in Kendal, but Clarks, the new owners of the brand, still provide footwear and sponsorship.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the history of K Shoes Male Voice Choir.                


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