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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.
Title Detail Further Information
The Barnes Choir is holding a Come-and-Sing day on Saturday 26th January 2019 entitled Music for Royalty and will include Parry's I was Glad and Blest Pair of Sirens (the first work we performed in Neil's first concert with WCS) as well as Handel's Coronation Anthems. Further details and booking information
2016 saw the successful first Brandenburg Choral Cruise - a 'Come and Sing at Sea".  Another such adventure is planned for 2019, this time calling at ports along the north and eastern side of France, then Spain and ending up in Lisbon.   If you would like to know more about this then please click on the link on the right. Further details and booking 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 2018/19 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 2019 are Toledo, Regensberg, Venice, Saxony,  Puglia, Hereford 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
The Lacock Courses is another organisation that offers singing courses both in the UK and abroad - they are aimed at 'good' singers.  Amongst the offerings in 2019 is one based at Monteconero in Italy, just down the coast from Ancona and overlooking the Adriatic.  Music to include Josquin, Cipriano, Pizzetti (Requiem) and Gabriel Jackson.   Course Music Director is Joanna Tomlinson. 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 Chester Choral Week could be for you.  It is the largest single week choral course in the UK and from 2019 is based at Chester University, having been formerly the Cranleigh Choral Week (Cranleigh School) and the Harrogate Choral Week (Harrogate Ladies College). 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 16th Dec 2018 Sonoro
Christmas with Sonoro
Wednesday 19th Dec 2018 Sonoro
Carols by Candlelight

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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