Designed by B.a.c.l.-Systems © B.a.c.l. 2015 Latest updated 26th November 2017 The Spotlight is on the “Sing Joyfully!”

 Sing Joyfully! is an ensemble that was started in September 2015 and now has over 30 singers - sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.


The ensemble is led by Yorkshire-born Anastasia Micklethwaite (musical director, teacher, flautist, contralto and conductor). A former pupil at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, she has lived and worked in the UK and New York City and has toured extensively as a soloist, chorister and orchestral musician, performing at many of the world's leading concert halls. Anastasia specialises in flute, voice and choral directing, whilst working in schools. She is currently the Director of Music at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School in Cumbria.

Sing Joyfully! meet every Tuesday during term time at 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church in Casterton (see below), near Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2SG and work towards concerts each year in December, late March and June.

Holy Trinity Parish Church, Casterton.

Warm ups are fun and we develop our voices and vocal technique in rehearsals. Our repertoire is wide and varied, often including arrangements specifically written for the ensemble.

Our December concert includes Christmas and Advent music, as well as seasonal music from various world cultures. Our Spring and Summer programmes may include anything from medieval music to lighter songs from popular genres of the past few decades, film and show favourites. In 2018 we are working on a jazz, swing and easy listening programme, with a summer theme of James Bond which will include lots of favourites to appeal to a wide audience. We try to include something that everyone will love to sing and that our audiences will enjoy listening to.

Concert venues have included the beautiful parish churches in Casterton, Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale and we take part in the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Festival and Kirkby Lonsdale Summer Arts and Music Festival annually.

Occasionally we give joint performances with the Kirkby Lonsdale Singers, offering members of the choir an opportunity to perform with a larger ensemble.

Our aim is for performers and audience alike to have fun and experience the joy that music can bring.

Do you love to sing?

Do you want to feel this good about your singing? 

Are you based close to the Cumbria/Yorkshire/Lancashire border?

Are you are an experienced choral singer, do you want to try something new, or are you a complete beginner who has never sung in a choir before, but always fancied giving it a try?

If you want to have FUN, explore some light, enjoyable repertoire, meet lovely people, improve both your vocal sound and technique, and generally feel GREAT, come and join us at SING JOYFULLY!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Our aim is for performers and audience alike to have fun and experience the joy that music can bring.

 Come and join us!

Anastasia Micklethwaite (Director of Music)

07952 601568