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.

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.

Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert 2014

Would you like to join the choir?

Would you like to join the Wincanton Choral Society?  Do you enjoy singing?

Wincanton Choral Society is a friendly choir open to everyone. There are no auditions – just come along and join in! Come along for a ‘taster’ – rehearsals are on Monday evenings (generally in school term time) in King Arthur’s School, Wincanton from 7.15pm to 9.00pm. If you enjoy singing and would like to perform a wide range of choral works with professional soloists and orchestra call the Membership Secretary, Peter Sear  –  tel: 01749 838843   email: wcs.members@btinternet.com  who will be pleased to help, or complete the form below and send to:-  Peter Sear, Plumtree Cottage, 1 Rodmore Road, Evercreech, SHEPTON MALLET  BA4 6JL.

REHEARSALS START ON MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER AT 1915hrs  (7.15pm) IN KING ARTHUR’S SCHOOL.

==========================================================================================

I would like to join the Wincanton Choral Society/Come along for a ‘taster’.

NAME   (Mr/Mrs/Ms)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Telephone number:…………………………………………………………Mobile:…………………………………………………………..

E mail address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

What voice are you?   Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass  (tick as necessary)

==========================================================================================

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