2017-2018 Committee Members

The AGM for Wincanton Choral Society was held on Monday 22nd May at 7.15pm. Minutes will be available to all members, including those who did not attend, in due course.

The committee members for the 2017-2018 year are:

Martin Turner – Chairman
Oliver Morison – Vice Chairman
Karen Marett – Treasurer
Paul Heyes – Secretary
Barbara Yoxall – Librarian
Daisy Lacey – Membership Secretary
Sarah Urquhart – Committee member
Jan Botterill – Committee member
Benedict Critchley – Committee member

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

New term starting on Monday 5th September

Summer has gone by quickly!

Our new term starts next week on Monday 5th September. For this week only members are encouraged to arrive from 6.30pm to allow music to be handed out before the rehearsal starts at 7.15pm.

The rehearsal will take place, as usual, in the Performance Enhancement Centre (PEC) of King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton. There is plenty of parking on site and you can access the PEC from the front of the school or from the back (Dancing Lane).

If you have ordered your own copies of music please remember to bring your payment for them if you haven’t already sent it.

Membership forms for this year were emailed in early August, if you have not received your form please email our membership secretary who will email you a new copy – wcs.members@btinternet.com

Recruitment Drive For New 2016/17 Term

This year, in an attempt to encourage new members to join, the choral society has acquired two new banners that will be placed around Wincanton and surrounding areas in the lead up to the new term. It is hoped that the banners will alert passers-by to the existence of the choir and encourage them to join.

The banners have been designed so that they can be reused each summer without incurring alteration costs. The society would like to thank all business and land owners that have given permission for these banners to be displayed on their premises.