Mill Race: The River Runs

Mill Race: The River Runs


You are invited to a vocal installation, the final commission in the Mill Race Cultural Programme.

The River Runs turns St. John’s Church into a space flowing with voices – live and recorded – to reflect the history, geography and memories of the Mill Race area of Lancaster and songs that have been contained in it.

Join Musical Director Loz Kaye, Morecambe’s Bay Singers, soloist Emma Williams and a “River Runs” choir developed through workshops for a special sound celebration. “The River Runs” is the first public event as part of the year long celebration of Lancashire grassroots singing “County of Song”.

The event is an ongoing installation lasting two hours (rather than a concert…), and you are free to come and go as you please between 3.30-5.30pm. The sequence will last 30 minutes and be repeated four times during this time period.

You are invited to move through the space to be close to, or far away from the voices. Doors open at 3.30pm.

The River Runs is part of the Mill Race Cultural Programme, funded by Historic England. To find out more about this three year project, please visit