Sure on this Shining Night
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.
Please download the full concert leaflet if you want to send or give a copy to a friend.
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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, 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
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 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.
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CALLING ALL TENORS & BASSES!
- Summer 2017 Music
- Future concerts info
Note: Programmes for future events are subject to change.
Sat 17th Jun, 2017, 7.30pm
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.