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

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!