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Christmas Carol Concert 2018

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Christmas Carols for all the Family

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Wokingham Choral Society

With Benedict Lewis-Smith, organ & piano.

Conductor: James Morley Potter

Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 6pm (Note earlier time)

All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham RG40 1TN
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SEASONAL REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED FROM 5.15pm.

Tickets: £10.00 (£5 for students and under 18s, free for under 5s) are now available from:
Information Centre, Town Hall, Wokingham (Get there);

or Newbury Building Society, Wokingham (Get there);

or Jay Design & Print, Wokingham (Get there);

or online at TicketSource (Booking fee applies)
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or by email or from choir members, or on the door before the concert.

We can now accept card payments on the door.
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We will accept payment via Visa and Mastercard.

There will be retiring collection in aid of the Wokingham Mayor's two charities for 2018
and a 3rd charity chosen by the choir:
The Link Visiting Scheme
Wokingham Foodbank
Sue Ryder Wokingham Day Hospice


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WCS Business Manager, Richard Canning.
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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.

The 'Friends & Patrons' programme has been updated for the 2017-2018 season.

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

Alternatively send an email to Jenny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 on Thursday 10th January, 2019, as we prepare for a performance of Dvorak's Stabat Mater in the Spring. All are welcome.

Choral Workshop

Choral Workshop with WCS Save the date! We're delighted that the irrepressible Anthony Harris will be returning to WCS to lead another Choral Workshop on Saturday 2nd March 2019. More details to follow. All are welcome.

Listen to WCS

Click to see the video on YouTube Listen to and see WCS in rehearsal, filmed in 2017. Hear from our then Musical Director (Patrick Allies) and several members of the choir.

Keep in touch with WCS

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NEW in Members Area

- Members' concert survey
- Christmas Concert programme
- 2019 Choral Workshop
- 2018 Membership Applics. due
- WCS GDPR Policy

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Future Programme

Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.

Sat 15th Dec, 2018, 6pm
Family Christmas Concert

Sat 23rd Mar, 2019, 7.30pm
Dvorak: Stabat Mater

Sat 22nd Jun, 2019, 7.30pm
Programme tba

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

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

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

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.