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 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, up to now we have only been able to afford an orchestra for one of our three annual concerts.


While we have striven 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 want to build on this further.


So 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. We are delighted to announce that we have now exceeded our target of £25,000 which is fantastic and we are so grateful to all those who have donated. 


For more information or to make a donation, please contact our Chairman Robin Dunford

on 01235 760723 or email him at

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