We would really like to make listening to a Wantage Choral Society performance an even more enjoyable evening out by increasing the number of concerts we do with a professional orchestra.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are really keen to increase the number of concerts we perform with orchestras. We are fortunate to have had the services of some excellent keyboard players who have accompanied us in recent concerts, but an orchestral backing not only enhances the appeal of the performances we put on, it also provides a much more satisfying experience for the choir. However, at the moment we can only afford an orchestra for one of our three annual concerts.
While we strive to keep running costs at a reasonable level, staging concerts is expensive. In December 2017 the Society performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with four soloists and 23 orchestral players at a cost of over £5,000.
We believe we make a valuable cultural contribution to the local community and we would like to build on this further.
In August 2018 the Choral Society decided to launch an appeal to raise £25,000 to fund our five-year vision of staging at least two concerts per year with an orchestral accompaniment. By January 2020 we had raised nearly £20,000, which is fantastic and we are very grateful to all those who donated. With your help we hope to reach our £25,000 target by December 2020.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact our Chairman Geoff Williams
on 01235 798349 or email him at email@example.com