About Wincanton Choral Society
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.
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!
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.
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.