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WCS Autumn 2014 Concert

Poppies (Courtesy Rita Pal, The Garden Adventures)

Howard Goodall: Eternal Light, A Requiem

John Rutter: Mass of the Children

Plus: Performances of the Winning Composition Competition Entries

Wokingham Choral Society

Luckley House School Choir

Conductor: Alexander Chaplin

Saturday 8th November 2014 at 7.30pm

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

How to get there

Tickets: £tba will be available from Information Centre, Wokingham; Newbury Building Society, Wokingham; Bookends, Wokingham or by email
or online from WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies)

To advertise in the WCS concert programme please email
WCS Chairperson, Linda Skilton.

WCS Chamber Choir

Wokingham Choral Society Chamber Choir performs at wedding ceremonies or 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.

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

Friends, Patrons and Corporate 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 the 2013-14 season.

Our Friends and Patrons schemes are designed for individuals. Find out how you can become a Friend or Patron of WCS.

Businesses and organisations, both large and small, are invited to join our Corporate Patrons scheme for the season or an individual concert. Find out how you can become a Corporate Patron of WCS.

Alternatively send an email to Jenny.

Come and Sing

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Wokingham Choral society and our Musical Director Alexander Chaplin warmly invite you join us for an Open Evening when we will be singing passages from

  • Howard Goodall: Eternal Light, A Requiem
  • John Rutter: Mass of the Children

Thursday, 11th September 2014 from 7.30pm-10pm at Emmbrook Senior School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham RG41 1JP How to get there.

Calling All Young Composers

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WCS announces a competition for young people to compose a piece for the choir. The competition's theme is "War and Peace".

The competition is open to anyone attending secondary school within Wokingham Borough.

For more information, and an application form, download the details (PDF file).

You must submit your entry form by Friday 27th June, 2014.

You have until 6pm Friday September 12th, 2014 to submit your composition.

Recent Press Comments

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."

The Armed Man "Conductor Alexander Chaplin coaxed out of the choir and orchestra the different moods of the music to perfection. The choir sang throughout with a purity of tone and clarity of diction that was truly memorable."

Brahms' German Requiem "Wokingham Choral Society's performance at this concert was impressive in their understanding and command of the music with its many variations in sentiment and swift changes of mood.
The final Chorus was simply glorious."

Child in a Manger "....providing a platform for the choir to display its impressive musicality, including solo parts by members of the choir during In dulci jubilo."

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.

For further information visit the Academy website by clicking 'Academy' in the menu at the top of this page or click www.wokingham-choral-academy.org.uk.

Would you like to join us?

Would you like to join our enthusiastic, hard-working choir?

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

You are welcome to join one or two rehearsals before making any decisions.

Read more information or send an email to the Membership Secretary, Lizzie Hewitt or call her on 0118 979 9715 or 07921 848297.

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Future Programme

Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.

Thursday 11th September, 2014
Open Rehearsal
Come and sing with us!

7.30pm at Emmbrook School, Wokingham

Saturday 8th November, 2014
Howard Goodall:
Eternal Light, a Requiem,
John Rutter:
Mass of the Children

Great Hall, University of Reading

Saturday 13th December, 2014
Christmas Carol Concert
The Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham

Saturday 21st March, 2015
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Great Hall, University of Reading

Saturday 13th June, 2015
Summer Concert of Sacred & Secular Music
The Berkshire Masonic Centre, Sindlesham

November, 2015
Mendelssohn: Elijah
(Location and date to be announced)

See more details of WCS Future Programme.

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Making Music: the National
Federation of Music Societies

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More Arts: Promoting arts
events in Wokingham

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Wokingham Borough Council

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