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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:

The Prophet Elijah in the Desert, by Dieric Bouts the Elder
The Prophet Elijah in the Desert, by Dieric Bouts the Elder

Wokingham Choral Society

Alice Privett, Soprano
Michelle Daly, Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Dickinson, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone as Elijah

With Orchestra Vitae
Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 21st November, 2015 at 7.30pm
Bar available from 6.45pm

Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
(How to get there)

Tickets: £15 (£5 for students and under 18s) will be available from Information Centre, Town Hall, Wokingham;
or Newbury Building Society, Wokingham;
or Bookends, Wokingham or by email
or online from WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies)

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

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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 Senior 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, Angela Smith or call her on 07810 574765.

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Future Programme

Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.

Saturday 21st November, 2015
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Great Hall, University of Reading

Saturday 19th December, 2015
Christmas Carol Concert
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Spring 2016 Concert
Great Hall, University of Reading

Saturday 18th June, 2016
Summer 2016 Festival Concert
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

See more details of WCS Future Programme.

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