To make beautiful choral music accessible to everyone in Wantage, the surrounding villages and beyond.
WHAT WE DO
We perform not just those works that make up the classical repertoire of most choral societies, but recent compositions as well.
Members of our choir come from all walks of life and have one thing in common - the joy of singing!
We are a mixed voice choir of around 50 singers drawn from Wantage and the surrounding area and in the last few years our concerts have included major works by Bach and Elgar (both with Abingdon & District Musical Society), Verdi (with Bicester Choral Society), Brahms, Mozart and Fauré and also American music by Copeland and Shearing – plus spirituals and jazz. Modern works have included the premiere of Didcot Haiku by Paul Burke, our previous Director of Music, works by Karl Jenkins and Bob Chilcott and in the summer concerts, in a change of tempo, songs from shows, films and opera.
We enjoy each other’s company and, apart from the pub after rehearsal, hold a number of get-togethers throughout the year.
We will continue to hold a number of Workshops and Come and Sing events each year – keep an eye on the website for announcements.
Like many choirs, we rehearse during ‘terms’ which broadly correspond to school terms.
We rehearse every Tuesday from 7.30 to 9.30 in The Wantage Church of England Primary School, Newbury Street, Wantage
OX12 8DJ. Concerts usually take place in The Church of St Peter and St Paul – Wantage Parish Church though we do use other churches and venues from time to time.
We regularly call on the services of professional soloists and orchestras.
The next term will start on Tuesday 9 January at 19.30
We are always keen to welcome new members – Sopranos, Altos Tenors and Basses. There are no auditions, just come along and give it a go. If you can read music that’s great, but if you can’t, don’t worry.
We’re a cheerful and supportive bunch of people and you’ll be made to feel at home straightaway. We all sing because we love it and we’re sure you will as well.
To find out more, email the Chairman, Robin Dunford at email@example.com
Alternatively, just come along to a rehearsal!