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.

Wincanton Choral Society Cook Book

Wincanton Choral Society is pleased to present it’s first ever cook book!

The book features favorite recipes from choir members (past and present) and Friends of Wincanton Choral Society and is on sale at choir rehearsals and this year’s winter concert “A Feast of Festive Music” on Sunday 13th December 2015 from 7.30pm.

The book has been put together with care and dedication by Tela Bradley to help raise funds for the choir and enable them to perform their two concerts a year. Inside you’ll find a wide range of dishes including starters, mains and desserts as well as some delicious baking and preserve recipes. It makes a great addition to your cook book collection and a perfect Christmas gift for friends and relatives.

Three Counties Charity Bike Ride

Recently, our Musical Director, Simon Twiselton, put down his baton and took up the handle bars to raise funds for the choir. As the sun shone, (it sounds like that could be set to music!) Simon set off on a 62-mile round trip route round the Choral Society Committee Members’ homes from Durweston in Dorset, to Gillingham, then Wolverton in Wiltshire, and Wincanton, Castle Cary, South Cadbury, Compton Pauncefoot and Yenston in Somerset before going back into Dorset. He did in in a very quick time, refreshed only by a freshly-crushed glass of apple juice from one of the Committee Members! His feat raised the astonishing sum of £1,000, all for the Choir. We are all very impressed and grateful. Well done Simon! Bravo!