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Christmas 2016

Christmas Carols Concert

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"The Nativity" by Piero della Francesca 1470-75.
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Wokingham Choral Society

With Benedict Lewis-Smith, piano & organ

Conductor: Patrick Allies

Saturday 17th December, 2016 at 6.30pm (Note time)

St Paul's Church, Reading Road,
Wokingham RG41 1EH

(How to get there)

Tickets: £10 (£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 Bookends, Wokingham or by email
or online from WeGotTickets (Booking fee applies)
or from choir members.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of the choir's chosen charity, Wokingham Volunteer Centre and the Mayor of Wokingham's charity for 2016-2017, Soulscape.

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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.

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Alternatively send an email to Jenny.

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

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?

Come and Sing Come and join us at Emmbrook Senior School, Wokingham on Thursday 12th January, 2017 7.30pm-9.45pm and see if you like it. We'll be singing pieces for one of our upcoming 2017 concerts.

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.

Sat 12th Nov 2016, 7.30pm
Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
Great Hall, University of Reading

Sat 17th Dec, 2016, 6.30pm
Christmas Carol Concert
St Paul's Church, Wokingham

Sat 4th Mar, 2017, 7.30pm
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Great Hall, University of Reading

Sun 2nd Apr, 2017, 4.30pm
Bach: St John Passion
All Saints' Church, Wokingham, afternoon (time tbc)

See more details of WCS Future Programme.

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