WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY
WELCOME TO WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY
We are a long-established mixed voice choir performing three concerts each year. We were delighted to re-start live rehearsals and concerts in Autumn 2021 after Lockdown and it was so good to get back together again and to do what we all love doing. We have been particularly pleased to welcome new members of all voices.
Our most recent concert was Songs from Stage and Screen featuring music from Mamma Mia,
Les Misérables, James Bond movies and Rodgers
and Hammerstein.We performed in the delightful (and air-conditioned)village hall in Letcombe Regis. The concert was a virtual sell-out and the audience clearly enjoyed it!
In March 2022 we ran a Come and Sing Messiah
in Wantage Parish Church with over 100 people attending. It was a great day.
Then in April we combined with Abingdon & District Musical Society to perform Bach's
glorious St Matthew Passion in St Helen and
St Katherine School.
Our Christmas concert will be on Saturday 10 December at 7.30 in Wantage Parish Church.
We will be performing
Christmas Natus Est by Cecilia McDowell
Make We Merry by David Bedwell
and favourite Christmas carols some of which we will be asking you to join in with. We'll be supported by members of Wantage Silver Band.
It will be a great way to start the Christmas season so do come and join us.
Tickets available shortly
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Born in London, Paul Burke studied with Robert Saxton at Worcester College, Oxford and with Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music.
Sebastian Thomson was a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford before moving to Harrow School with the top music scholarship.
Christine has sung all over the world in concerts and recitals and has become best known for her interpretation of the late romantic repertoire, particularly Mahler.