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Other events and opportunities available for members

Listed below are some other events, workshops, etc that may be of interest to members.   Please note that the details and associated documents are as supplied to us and all enquiries about any of the events listed here should be directed to the hosting organisation and not to WCS.

For other concerts that may be of interest to you then please click here for a selection of those that have been sent to us.
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Our friends in the East London Chorus are holding a Come & Sing on Saturday 3rd March over in Stratford.   The music covered will be the Requiems of Faure and Durufle.  We've done both in recent years but it's always pleasant and fun to do them again in a less formal atmosphere.  For further details, click on the link on the right.Further information

St John's Church (Spencer Hill) is doing a Come & Sing with full performance of John Stainer's Crucifixion with our very own Sean O'Connell in the tenor solo role.  There'll be a rehearsal on Wednesday 14th March evening and then on the day, Sunday 25th March.  The work includes the well-known chorus God So Loved The World.  If interested, click on the link to the right.Further info and registration details 

Remember the excitement of Belshazzar's Feast when we sang it in Guildford Cathedral?  Fancy doing it again?  Barts Choir is performing it in the RFH on Thursday 17th May 2018 and is inviting members (and ex-members) of WCS who have sung it before to join them for this event.  You will be required for three Saturday rehearsals in central London and on the day itself.   Click on the Further Information link on the right. Further information 

Saturday 7th July - Guildford Cathedral - Poulenc Gloria and Rutter Magnificat.  Fancy singing these?  The Surrey Festival Choir is performing these for its annual concert and you are very welcome to participate.  The Director of Music is the enigmatic Marcus Pashley and rehearsals will take place in Guildford for the 9 or so weeks prior to the concert.   Click on the right for further details.Further information

Putney Music is a forum where members and visitors can meet internationally renowned musicians in an informal setting.  Their meetings provide a rare opportunity to learn how great musicians approach their work, and to hear about the private person behind the public image.  They have a full programme for the 2017/18 season.   See the link to the right for more details. Further information 

If you have older children aged 14-25 with the same aim then there is the newly-launched Wimbledon Youth Choir to consider.  The rehearsals for this are at St Mary's Church, WImbledon Village, on a Sunday afternoon. Music Director is Max Barley. Contact and further details here 
LSO Singing Days is a series of events focusing on some of the classic and iconic choral works led by experienced choral directors.   Venue is LSO St Luke's near Old Street tube/rail stations. Further details and booking information
  London-based chamber choir which also runs a series of one-day workshops throughout the year in and around Battersea.   Content in 2018 includes the Bach Magnificat, the Monteverdi Beatus Vir, Mozart's Solemn Vespers and Howells' sublime Requiem. Further details and booking information
  Wide choice of courses for singers of mixed experience with a diverse selection of venues and destinations.  The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the weeks/weekends are very well organised.  Amongst the venues for 2018 are Dresden, Budapest, Bath, Evora and Ghent. The music directors include highly respected musicians like Peter North, David Allinson, Jeremy Jackman and David Skinner. Further details and booking information

Has been running choral courses around Europe since 1998, and in recent years has added photography, guitar and secular music holidays to their programme.   Venues are always in spectacular locations.  For 2018 this will be near Bologna in northern Italy.   In 2017 a new Music Director for the choral course arrived in the form of our own Neil Ferris, with Michael Higgins as accompanist.  Further details and booking information

Verte Musique runs a variety of courses at La Maison Verte down in the Languedoc region of France, including a Chamber Choir Workshop. Numbers are limited but they are particularly short of tenors and basses this year.  The 2017 course ran 12-19 August and was directed by former Tallis Scholar and member of The Sixteen, Francis Steele. Further details and booking information
  If one of the summer choral holidays abroad doesn't grab you then maybe one closer to home might do.  Run by top choral director Paul Spicer, it's based at the Cistercian Dore Abbey in Herefordshire and features glorious music by British composers like Harris, Tallis, Parry and Byrd.
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  For those who would prefer a choral holiday with a mix of singing in a chamber choir and in a large chorus in the same week then the Cranleigh Choral Week could be for you.  It is the largest single week choral course in the UK and is based at Cranleigh School just south of Guildford with a mid-week concert in the city's G-Live venue. Further details and booking information

Other concerts that may be of interest

Please note that the details and associated documents are as supplied to us and all enquiries about any of the events listed here should be directed to the promoting organisation and not to WCS.

Date Who Further Information or Ticket Sales
Friday 23 March 2018 
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Bach - St John Passion  (sung in German)

Other local choirs

London is awash with choirs and choral societies, which is fantastic for singers to find the right one to suit their individual preferences.  Here's a list of some of our neighbouring organisations and we wish them all well in our shared endeavours and objectives of bringing and educating the public in the art of singing (choral singing in particular) and the vast repertoire that it commands.

Name Website
Academy Choir www.academychoirwimbledon.co.uk
Colliers Wood Chorus www.collierswoodchorus.org.uk 
Eclipse Choir  www.eclipsechoir.com
Hill Singers www.hillsingers.co.uk
Putney Choral Society www.putneychoralsoc.org.uk 
West Barnes Singers  www.westbarnessingers.co.uk 
Wimbledon Chamber Choir www.wimbledonchamberchoir.org.uk
Wimbledon Community Chorus  www.wimbledoncommunitychorus.org.uk
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