has been appointed Musical Director of Wokingham Choral Society. Patrick will take up his new position in September, 2015.
Read more about Patrick.
Statue of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy near Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Conductor: Patrick Allies
Saturday 21st November, 2015 at 7.30pm
Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
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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 choir's performance was as professional as ever and really added that special something. We would be happy to recommend you." KK, Windsor
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."
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 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 our enthusiastic, hard-working choir?
You are welcome to join one or two rehearsals before making any decisions.
WCS OPEN EVENING:
Come to Emmbrook on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm and sing with us at a rehearsal. We'll be preparing for our Autumn concert, singing Mendelssohn's Elijah. If you like it you might want to join WCS. Come and give it a try!
CALLING ALL TENORS!
- Notification of AGM
- Appointment of Musical Director
- 2015-16 Committee Election
- Summer Concert day schedule
- Music for Autumn 2015
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Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.
Saturday 21st November, 2015
Great Hall, University of Reading
Saturday 19th December, 2015
Christmas Carol Concert
All Saints' Church, Wokingham
See more details of WCS Future Programme.