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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.
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  Once again, Goldsmiths Choral Union (GCU) is running a couple of open house Summer Sings - this year on Wednesday evenings 27th June and 4th July.  The works to be sung for fun are Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (you should know it by now!), Tippett's Spirituals from A Child of our Time, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.  Click on the right for further details and how to book. Further details and booking 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

Pete Churchill, who helped us in our preparation for the Duke Ellington concert, also runs and directs the London Vocal Project - one of the UK's leading jazz and groove choirs.  He is running a come-and-sing workshop with LVP in the afternoon and then directing their 10th anniversary concert in the evening.   Venue is Kings Place near Kings Cross, date Sunday 8th July.

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
  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
Thursday 28 June 2018   Whitehall Choir Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
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Sunday 8 July 2018 
London Vocal Project
10th Anniversary Concert
Directed by Pete Churchill
Sunday 8 July 2018 Twickenham Choral Society 
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony

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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