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.

 

A Musical Harvest Supper and Silent Auction

A Fund Raising Event for WCS

Saturday 1st October 2016 at Cucklington Village Hall, 7pm

When you arrive, you’ll be given a Free Glass of Wine while you look at the experiences and articles displayed for the Silent Auction. As you enjoy your wine, you can make some bids, starting at 50p. And by the way, if you’re an artist or a woodworker or a maker of anything, maybe you’d like to bring something for the Silent Auction – or perhaps you could offer an experience, such as a pony ride or a free hair cut! Bird-boxes are popular – why not try your hand at making a boutique bird box and watch the bids pour in! More details about this at the first rehearsal.

There’ll be a delicious supper and afterwards, live Music with William and Emily Roberts, all the way from Bath.
We’ll have a singsong of old favourites and there’ll be some dancing – anyone remember Strip the Willow?
If you have a party piece, we’d love to hear it. Do you know Albert and the Lion? Have you a favourite monologue? A song? Dust it down, practice in front of the mirror! We’d love to hear it.

More information to come on ticket prices and how to get them are coming soon.

Singing at the races!

It was a blustery day at Wincanton on Thursday 5th December for the Christmas Party Raceday at Wincanton Racecourse and, although it wasn’t raining, the going was soft. There were lots of people, and it was going to be fun. Thrills and Spills!!

More than that, the Race-day Management Team at the Racecourse had invited the Wincanton Choral Society to sing in the Paddock Pavilion for the entertainment of the Racegoers.

We had a brilliant day. Simon Twiselton, our Musical Director, accompanied by Katrine Reimers on the piano, led nearly sixty choir members in three performances of our Christmas Choral Fare. There was an even balance of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass singers and we performed a selection of Christmas Carols and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. We received great applause from the many race-goers taking a break from their racing in the large Marquee at the back of the Stands.

It went so well that there was talk of inviting us back again. Let’s hope so! We had great fun