Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert 2014, © John Downing
© John Downing




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 as part of the Wincanton Arts Association, itself formed to promote a wide range of arts within the town including art exhibitions, theatre and dance, as well as choral music. The Society was formed as a discreet organisation, allowing it to flourish with its own distinct identity.

The Society developed quickly. 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, Simon Twiselton, the Society performs a Summer and Winter Concert each year.  The choir rehearses in the Performance Centre at King Arthur’s School. Concerts are held in the large Sports Hall next door in the Wincanton Leisure Centre.

Wincanton Choral Society is a friendly choir open to everyone. There are no auditions, and anyone is welcome to come along and join in! Rehearsals are on Monday evenings (from January to May, and September to December), in King Arthur’s School, Wincanton from 7.15pm to 9.00pm. If you enjoy singing and would like to perform a wide range of choral works with professional soloists and orchestra call Philip Schofield (Tel: 01747 840347, email: who will be pleased to help you.

Comments by our amateur singers can also be found on the website, but herewith an example of what one lady soprano said: “I joined over 13 years ago, was made to feel really welcome and soon made many new friends. I was unable to sight read music – however this was not a problem as the rehearsals are designed to suit a wide range of abilities. Simon (our Musical Director) increases our musical knowledge every week whilst also making the rehearsals fun and interesting. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and to brighten up your week.”

We are always looking for new members, and would welcome any enquiry.


The WCS Spring concert took place on Sunday 15th May 2015.
Wincanton Sports Centre

Tickets cost £13.50 in advance or £15 on the door. 18′s & under £6

Ave Verum – Mozart
Choral Fantasia Op.80 – Beethoven
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 – Brahms

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