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Summer 2017

Sure on this Shining Night

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Wokingham Choral Society

A selection of short works by well-known composers including Holst, Elgar, Rachmaninov & Lauridsen.

With Ben Lewis-Smith, Piano.

Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 17th June, 2017 at 7.30pm

All Saints' Church, Wiltshire Road,
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

(How to get there)

Tickets: £12.50 (£5 for students and under 18s, free for under 5s)
will be available from
Information Centre, Town Hall, Wokingham;
or Newbury Building Society, Wokingham;
or by email
or online from TicketSource (Booking fee applies)
or from choir members, or on the door before the concert.

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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.

WCS Choral Workshop 2017: You Can Sing...But Can You Swing?

Click to download the WCS Choral Workshop leaflet Come and join our 2017 Choral Workshop on Saturday 6th May, 2017 at The Holt School, Holt Lane, Wokingham RG41 1EE, 10.30am 1.30pm.
Cost: 16.50 (earlybird £15). For more information download the leaflet and, to book your place, download the booking form now.

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

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

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."

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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.

For further information visit the Academy website by clicking 'Academy' in the menu at the top of this page or click www.singwca.org.

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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- Summer 2017 Music
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Future Programme

Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.

Sat 17th Jun, 2017, 7.30pm
Various pieces
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Sat 11th Nov, 2017, 7.30pm
Remembrance Day music
All Saints' Church, Wokingham

Sat 16th Dec, 2017, 7.30pm
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Great Hall, Univ. of Reading

See more details of WCS Future Programme.

Visit website of Making Music

Making Music: the National
Federation of Music Societies

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More Arts: Promoting arts
events in Wokingham

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Wokingham Town Council

  Wokingham Choral Society is a registered charity (No. 274853)