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SUMMER TOUR 2019

Holy Trinity Church,
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Saturday 3rd August at 6pm

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St Mary's Church, Warwick
Sunday 4th August at 3pm


NEXT CONCERT

Autumn Concert 2019

Haydn: The Creation

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God creates the sun and moon: detail from Michelangelo's Sistine chapel ceiling.
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Tickets will be available at TicketSource
Tickets available at TicketSource

Wokingham Choral Society

With the Hampstead Chamber Orchestra,
and Benedict Lewis-Smith, continuo.

Conductor: James Morley Potter

Saturday 16th November, 2019 at 7.30pm

Great Hall, University of Reading,
London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ

How to get there
(then download the London Road Campus map)

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students and under 18s) will be available from:

Information Centre, Town Hall, Wokingham (Get there);
or Newbury Building Society, Wokingham (Get there);
or Jay Design & Print, Wokingham (Get there);
or Waterstones, Wokingham (Get there)
or online at TicketSource (Booking fee applies)
Book now at TicketSource
or by email
or from choir members,
or on the door before the concert.

We accept Visa and Mastercard
card payments on the door.
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WCS Business Manager.
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Friends and Patrons

Staging concerts involves a big team effort and you can join the team even if you don't sing in the choir. If you enjoy our concerts, can help to support our activities, and would like a closer relationship with WCS, we invite you to join one of our support schemes for this season.

Find out how you can become a Friend or Patron of WCS.

Alternatively send an email to Jenny.

Would you like to join us?

Rehearsals take place each Thursday in the School Hall of The Emmbrook Senior School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JP from 7.30pm to 9.45pm. (How to get there)

You are welcome to attend one or two rehearsals before deciding if you want to join us.

Read more information or send an email to the Membership Secretary, Angela Smith or call her on 07810 574765.

Come and Sing

Come and Sing with WCS We'll be running another 'Come and Sing' open rehearsal evening at 7.30pm on Thursday 12th September, 2019 at Emmbrook, as we prepare for a performance of Haydn's Creation in the Autumn. All are welcome.

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NEW in Members Area

- AGM 2019 Information
- Dates for 2020 (see Diary)
- 2019 Summer Tour Programme
- WCS GDPR Policy

Go to the WCS Members area

Future Programme

Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.

Sat 16th Nov, 2019, 7.30pm
Haydn: The Creation

Sat 14th Dec, 2019, 6pm
Family Christmas Concert

Sat 28th Mar, 2020, 7.30pm
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

See more details of WCS Future Programme.

 

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WCS Chamber Choir

WCS Chamber Choir, a smaller group of singers drawn from the main choir, is available to perform at weddings, funerals, receptions, parties or any other special event. We can help to select suitable works to enhance that special occasion.

It depends on the number of singers and your choice of music, but the suggested donation can be as little as £200.

"The WCS choir was just amazing and greatly enhanced our own efforts in such a large church. I strongly recommend this group." MP, Wokingham

"The choir's performance was as professional as ever and really added that special something. We would be happy to recommend you." KK, Windsor

"You were amazing...hearing the beautiful sound was truly lovely." HM, Reading

"Every member of the family said how delighted they were with our singing." LS, Finchampstead

"The Choir's voices were truly amazing, they encouraged everyone in the church to sing and when you performed Ave Maria, well, just outstanding!" SS, Englefield Green

Get more information about the WCS Chamber Choir or send us an email.

Recent Press Comments

Dvořák: Stabat Mater "Wokingham area is extraordinarily fortunate to enjoy such resources and to have a Society with the courage and imagination to bring such a wonderful vocal work to a wider public."

Bach: St. John Passion "The subtlety of interpretation from the combined musical resources resulted in a profoundly uplifting experience in an ideal setting."

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas "The choir engaged the audience with clear diction and remarkable dynamic contrasts."

Mozart: Great Mass in C minor "Another triumph for Wokingham Choral Society..deservedly acknowledged by the audience with rapturous applause."

Handel: Dixit Dominus "...makes daunting demands upon the human voice, more akin to orchestral writing. The performance took the choir to a new level of achievement."

Mendelssohn: Elijah "A heavenly chorus uses energy to retell Mendelssohn's Elijah..."

Bach Mass in B minor "...a stunning performance of Bach's monumental Mass in B minor. The rapt attention of the audience and its exuberant applause spoke volumes."

African Sanctus "...their performance of African Sanctus by David Fanshawe was electrifying. The singers were wonderful, especially the choirs' sopranos rendering war dance notes."

Mozart Requiem "...captured Mozart's exploration of the range of emotions roused by an acute awareness of mortality."

Bach Christmas Oratorio "...well balanced and incisive and captured perfectly the contrasting moods of the reflective chorales and the distinctive choruses."

Handel Messiah "...the choir was on top form. The evening, from every aspect, resulted in a flagship performance."

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Wokingham Choral Academy

Wokingham Choral Academy is a non-auditioned, mixed, training choir for anyone over 18 years who wants to start singing, keep learning or revisit existing singing skills. The Academy sings simpler pieces, suited to less experienced singers.

Several current Choral Society members began by singing with the Choral Academy.

For further information visit the Wokingham Choral Academy website at www.singwca.org.