The Week

After breakfast, morning rehearsals start with informal prayers, and include breaks and sectional coaching as well as the lively full practices in church.

Afternoons are devoted to non-musical activities, taking place outdoors wherever possible, and, in addition to the ever-popular dam-building and Morland’s version of Sports Day, a ‘Wide Game’ in the local area (which in recent years has seen re-enactments of many famous stories and films including Harry Potter, Robin Hood, Frozen and Star Wars), and other activities.

There are musical and non-musical events each day that count towards the Challenge Cup.

The evening concludes with further energetic rehearsals, and the day ends with a service of Compline (devotional service in the church for the end of the day).

The Geoff Callaghan Rose Bowl is awarded at the final Sunday prize-giving to the Group that has amassed the most points.

Other cups are awarded that reflect important aspects and activities of Camp, such as the Anne Musker Cup (Music), Anthony Shaw Cup (Pastoral), Barbara Markham Cup (Entertainment/Humour), Gervase Markham Cup (Croquet), and David Jones Beaver (Dam-building).

At the end of the week the pattern changes, with a service of Choral Evensong in Carlisle Cathedral on the Friday; concert in Penrith on the Saturday, including staged musicals, spirituals or chart hits; finishing up with two services in Morland Church, lunch and prize-giving on the final Sunday.

A full timetable for Morland Choristers’ Camp 2021 can be viewed here.