Musical Harvest Supper Acknowledgements

I am delighted to say that the Harvest Supper and silent auction raised £1,704.42 for the choir! 
We would like to thank the following companies for their generous contributions to our silent auction and musical harvest supper on Saturday 1st October 2016 at Cucklington Village Hall.

Morrisons, Wincanton – Provided a voucher that helped towards the cost of some of the food. This is a very kind offer from one of our local supermarkets, which likes to support local charities.

Incredible Edibles – Dinner cooked in your own home, for six. A brilliant offer from one of our own members and a local caterer.

Keen’s Farm – A farm tour “From Grass to Cheese”, and a bumper wedge of cheese with two packs of butter. A generous offer from a busy company, whose prize winning cheese is much sought after in the best restaurants as well as locally.

Ruth Kimber – A guided tour of the farm where traditional breeds of pigs are given play things, turkeys roam happily in the fields and cows are blessed on Rogation Sunday in the old way. Kimber’s Farm Shop is on the Bruton/Wincanton road.

Roth Bar & Grill at Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Bruton – Afternoon tea for two. A chance to experience a relatively local new venture which is already internationally feted.

Andrew Barclay, Butcher, Wincanton – A whole shoulder of lamb from this locally renowned butcher.

Robin Price Studio – A wonderful computerised sketch of your home (either as a large picture or a series of notelets) together with the CD of the sketch to be used by the winner for their own enjoyment.

Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe – A family ticket for an open day at this lovely local enterprise. Thomas the Tank Engine eat your heart out!

Massimo Italian Restaurant, Gillingham – A £10 voucher towards a lunch/dinner.

We would also like to thank all the kind donors of the choir who gave such lovely articles and experiences for the bidding, or provided salads, pudding and help. In addition we are very grateful to professional musician Mike Botteril for his guitar entertainment and bid offer of an hour’s free playing and William and Emily Roberts for their Blue Grass Duo.

From Noah to the Nativity – Winter Concert 2016

Our 2016 winter concert took place on Sunday 11th December at Wincanton Sports Centre. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by both the choir and the audience. Although final figures have yet to be announced it looked like one of the largest audiences the choir have attracted for some years!

Pieces performed in the concert included:

Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz
Rogers and Hammerstein on Broadway, a medley of songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Ralph Vaughan Williams
I hear along our street by S.K. Twiselton
Traditional Christmas Carols

And more!

Philip Smith (Baritone soloist) and Wincanton Choral Society Chairman Philip Schofield

Wincanton Racecourse Christmas Party Raceday

We are pleased to say that we will be singing carols at Wincanton Racecourse again this year!

The musical director Simon Twiselton will be conducting and we shall again be accompanied by the wonderful Katrine Reimers.

The Christmas Party Raceday takes place on Tuesday 13th December.
Gates open at 10:20 and the first race is at 12:40. Look out for us on the Premier Lawn at 11:40, 12:45 and 13:15!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance

If you would like to contribute your photos of the event to our website please email them to wcsweb@mail.com

Winter Concert Approaching Soon!

This year’s winter concert is fast approaching. This week, the choir will have extra rehearsals to polish off their performance and making the final arrangements that will help make the evening a success.

If you are hoping to be an audience member there’s good news! Advance tickets are still on sale at £13.50 but you must hurry! They will be full price (£15) after Monday 5th December. You can purchase tickets online through Bradsons Event Services. After that tickets can be purchased on the door at full price.

The concert takes place on Sunday 11th December, 7.00pm at Wincanton Sports Centre, West Hill, Wincanton.
There is plenty of parking on site and attendants will be on site to guide you. Concert programmes will be on sale at the door and a licensed bar will be open during the interval. To get a good seat we recommend you arrive from 6.30pm. Reserved seating is available for members of the Friends of Wincanton Choral Society.

If you are a choir member the final rehearsals are as follows:

Monday 5th December @ 7.15pm 
Friday 9th December @ 7.15pm
Sunday 11th December @ 2.00pm

Notices regarding concert set-up, dress-code etc will be given during the above rehearsals. Choir members are required to attend all three of the above rehearsals in order to be able to sing in the concert.