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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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ABCD is putting out a call for singers to be part of a support choir for people taking conducting exams to obtain their LRSM/ FRSM qualifications. The venue is St Botolph's church next to Aldgate tube station and the dates & times are: Saturday 29th April (either between 0900-1315 or 1130-1700) and Sunday 21st May between 1300-1630.    Please contact Penny Homer 

Barts Choir will be performing the Bach B Minor Mass on Sat 10th June (same day as our own concert so, sorry, you can't go!) .... however if you need to get a 'fix' of the Bach, then they are running two open workshops on Saturday 13th May and 3rd June in central London at £10 each.  Different movements will be rehearsed for each session.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 2016/17 season.   See the link to the right for more details. Further information 

Do you have children aged 9-13 who like to sing?   St John's Church on Spencer Hill is recruiting for its St John's Children's Voices choir.  This runs during school term times with weekly rehearsals between 5-6pm on Friday evenings.  The Music Director is WCS's rehearsal accompanist and all round top man, Michael Higgins. Contact and further details here

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 2017 includes Rutter's Requiem, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Rheinberger's Cantus Missae (familiar to many of you) and, oh look, Vierne's Messe Solennelle (!). 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 2017 are Krakow, Assisi and Salzburg. The music directors include highly respected musicians like Peter North, Ghislaine Morgan, 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 2017 this will be in northern Portugal near Porto. This year also sees a new Music Director for the choral course in the form of our own Neil Ferris, and Michael Higgins will be the 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 runs 12-19 August and is 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.
Further details and booking information
  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. 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
Sunday 4 June 2017Philharmonia Orchestra Faure & Durufle Requiems
Royal Festival Hall
Soprano - Elizabeth Watts (sang with us for the Brahms in the RFH in March 2015).
20% discount if you quote code "FAURE". 
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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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