WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY
This term, at long last, we have started live rehearsals and will be performing the Chilcott Christmas Oratorio and a selection of carols from 100 Carols for choirs on Saturday 11 December. The concert will be in Wantage Parish Church and we very much look forward to welcoming you back after a seemingly endless gap of two years.
We had been hoping to run a Come and Sing Messiah in the summer.However,we decided to postpone it until February 2022 - exact date to be confirmed shortly.
In the spring of 2021 we rehearsed online Haydn's Creation followed in the summer with Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Rutter's The Sprig of Thyme - a lovely cycle of 11 folk-song settings.
Rehearsals were well supported and we were also able to enjoy some social time, albeit online.
WELCOME TO WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY
We are a mixed voice choir of around 60 singers drawn from Wantage and the surrounding area.
For over 70 years we have been delighting audiences with our rich tradition of performing not just those works that make up the classical repertoire of most choral societies, but recent compositions as well.
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.