WANTAGE CHORAL SOCIETY
We had been hoping to run a Come and Sing Messiah on Sunday 27 June in Wantage. However,we have now decided to postpone it until February 2022 - exact date to be confirmed shortly.
In March 2020, Wantage Choral Society ceased rehearsing and sadly future concerts had to be cancelled.
Last summer we rehearsed via Zoom: the Vivaldi Gloria; in the autumn,Mendelssohn's Elijah; in the winter, Haydn's Creation and now we are rehearsing Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Rutter's The Sprig of Thyme - a lovely cycle of 11 folk-song settings.
Rehearsals are well supported and we have also been able to enjoy some social time.
We are longing to get back to singing together in September and very much look forward to seeing each other and to welcoming new members.
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.