Wimbledon Choral Society
 
Forthcoming events
 
2
Nov
2019
Carmina Burana
Cadogan Hall
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14
Dec
2019
Christmas Concert (1/2)
St Paul's, Southfields
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14
Dec
2019
Christmas Concert (2/2)
St Paul's, Southfields
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Latest news
 
Da Vinci Requiem - a triumph
Feedback and reflections on a wonderful evening in the RFH
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Bursary for Young Tenor
Work with WCS in its 2019-20 season and get paid for it!
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Raise extra funds for WCS
... and it doesn't cost you a penny
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Quick Links
 
Carmina Burana Pronunciation
Please use this guide for the required pronunciation
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Rehearsal Schedule 2019-2020 v1.3
V1.3 - Updated 06 Sep 2019
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Concert Flyer for Carmina Burana
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Welcome

Welcome to Wimbledon Choral Society and our website. We are a choir of 180 or so members drawn from a wide range of ages, professions and backgrounds, and have a reputation for giving concerts of the highest quality presented with professional soloists and orchestras.   
 
"Where some amateur choruses can give the impression of dutiful performers, how heartening it was to see singers of all ages who clearly adore singing."    
Mark Pullinger, www.bachtrack.com
 
"... one of the most substantial and formidable choirs in London ... a vigorous and sophisticated choral ensemble ..."    
Roderic Dunnett, Church Times
 
"... the impressive Wimbledon Choral Society ..."    
Barry Millington, Evening Standard
 
"Wimbledon Choral Society make a lovely sound - clean, clear and bright.  The uninhibited expressivity of those who sing for pleasure with no payment is distinct from the polished virtuosity of the professional choir.  Scan the faces of the singers, here more than 200, and all you see is pride and excitement, a sense of investment and ownership [that] was justified in this concert."    
Anna Picard, The Times
 
"The Wimbledon Choral Society were magnificent.  Nothing seemed out of place - the women angelic, the men monastic - the intonation and timing exquisite. Neil Ferris controlled the chorus, soloists and Philharmonia impeccably."    
Marc Bridle, Opera Today
 
Click here to read more feedback we've had about our performances.
 
The season runs from September to June and typically consists of three main concerts in major venues in and around London and a local Christmas concert in the Wimbledon area.  As well as promoting its own concerts, the choir is invited regularly to participate in other events with several of Britain’s leading orchestras and in collaboration with other choirs.  The 2019/20 season starts on Monday 2nd September. See our Join Us page for further details of when potential new members would be welcome to come along.
 
Concerts in the 2019/20 season find us in Cadogan Hall for Carl Orff's joyous Carmina Burana with the Farnham Youth Choir, in Southwark Cathedral for Rachmaninov's wonderful All-Night Vigil (Vespers), two Christmas concerts and a welcome return to the recently revamped Fairfield Halls in Croydon with a programme that includes Mozart's 'Great' Mass in C Minor.
 
Making another return this year is the Merton SingFest.  Please read this news item for further details.
 
WCS has run a bursary scheme for young singers for several years. For the 2019-20 season this scheme is open to tenors who would like to work with WCS.   Further details of this scheme can be found on this page.
 
Clips featuring and about the choir can be found on the Hear Us page.   Whether you are interested in hearing usjoining ussupporting us or hiring us, please follow the links above or contact us.   If you would like to be kept up to date with all the latest concert news and promotional offers then please join our mailing list.
 
Please also consider supporting us with your online shopping.   It won't cost you a penny but would help us enormously to maintain our high level of quality in our performances and other projects.   Further details on how to do this can be found here.   One notable project at present is funding the recording of our 100th anniversary commission, Cecilia McDowall's Da Vinci Requiem in May 2020.  If you would like to find out more about this endeavour then please visit this page.
 
Wimbledon Choral Society is a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 263150) with a Constitution, approved by the Charity Commission.    The Annual Report and associated annual Accounts Statement are approved at the Society's AGM and are published and made available on the Charity Commission's website for public viewing.   
 
 
 
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