Petite Messe Solenelle
Rossini's final resting place, in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
Saturday 21st March, 2015 at 7.30pm
Great Hall, University of Reading,
London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
(How to get there)
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, presented by Benjamin Woodward, featuring arias from Jemma Brown and Alberto Sousa.
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)
To advertise in the WCS concert programme please email
WCS Chairperson, Linda Skilton.
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 2014-15 season.
Find out how you can become a Friend or Patron of WCS.
Alternatively send an email to Jenny.
WCS Chamber Choir, a smaller group of singers drawn fron 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS:
Rehearsal on Thursday 29th January, 2015 will be at St Mary’s Church, Winnersh.
(How to find it)
Please do NOT park in Forest School. Read Linda's note here.
Or keep an eye on Twitter
Would you like to join our enthusiastic, hard-working choir?
You are welcome to join one or two rehearsals before making any decisions.
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Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.
Saturday 21st March, 2015
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Great Hall, University of Reading
Saturday 13th June, 2015
Summer Concert of Sacred & Secular Music
Sindlesham Court (The Berkshire Masonic Centre), Sindlesham
(Location and date to be announced)
See more details of WCS Future Programme.