About Wincanton Choral Society - Online rehearsals in the time of COVID.
May - June 2021: As a result of the government relaxing anti-COVID restrictions, Wincanton Choral Society will be able to hold a series of six rehearsals in The Tractor Shed at Shatwell, under the direction of Katrine Reimers, our Musical Director. Numbers will be limited to thirty singers and we will be singing the spring and summer choruses from Haydn's The Seasons. It will be sung in English.
Full information can be found on the Member Information page, which is password protected.
January - March 2021: Given the restrictions imposed on us by the COVID pandemic, Wincanton Choral Society operated a series of twelve, weekly, online rehearsals from Monday 11th January, prepared by our outstanding Musical Director, Katrine Reimers.
Music: Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. The video rehearsal was posted every Monday afternoon, on the website's "Online Rehearsals" page (which is password protected and available to members only). Members were able to access the videos at their leisure.
Wincanton Choral Society is a friendly choir open to everyone. There are no auditions, and anyone from Wincanton or further afield is welcome to come along and join in!
The Wincanton Choral Society is a large, amateur choir led over the years by a series of talented musical directors. The Society was born in 1990, over the years the Concert repertoire began to embrace ever more adventurous works. From its start in St Luke’s Church, an enthusiasm and momentum developed behind the Choir: by 2004 its membership increased so much that it was necessary to seek a larger venue for the Choir’s rehearsals and for its performances to satisfy larger audiences. For its concerts, the Choir is accompanied by an orchestra made up of local professional musicians, and performances frequently include well known and high quality soloists who are always eager to sing with the Society.
Now led by its charismatic and professional musical director, Katrine Reimers, the Society performs a Summer and Winter Concert each year. The choir rehearses in the Performance Enhancement Centre at King Arthur’s School, Wincanton. Concerts are held in the large Sports Hall next door in the Wincanton Leisure Centre.
What our members say...
I love being a member of WCS because it satisfies my soul and I am constantly learning. I am beginning to be able to read music and achieve great pleasure and confidence from doing so.
There was no audition, just a very warm welcome, plenty of encouragement, comradeship and inspiring music.
I had forgotten the enjoyment you get from singing in a choral ensemble. There is a friendly approachable atmosphere. It is now one of my firm Monday priorities
Singing is an experience like no other. It is so good for the body and soul. I have continued to enjoy and be grateful for this happy opportunity every Monday night since I joined over 15 years ago.