COME ALONG AND SING WITH US!
We are a small chamber choir based in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, founded in 1977. We have sung services in over thirty cathedrals in England, and are also available for weddings and fundraising concerts. We have a wide repertoire of religious and secular music
In 2017 we sang the weekend services at beautiful Derby Cathedral in February and then travelled to the amazing Lincoln Cathedral in October. During 2018 we will be singing at Bradford Cathedral in February and Lichfield Cathedral in October. In April 2017 we joined with High Wycombe Choral Society to sing Mendelssohn's Ave Maria and Shubert's Mass in E Flat, a very enjoyable but rather exhausting event!!!
28 April 2018 was chosen to hold a Concert in Wingrave. As 2018 is the 100 year anniversary of the end of the Great War we decided on a theme of music and words written at that time. We had a very moving selection of music including 2 new compositions by David Bednall using poetry written by AE Houseman and JW Streets; Requiem by Walford Davies; 2 songs from Butterworth's Shropshire Lad sung by Ruth Allington and Turn Back O Man by Holst. Ray Charman and Virginia Stride read some exerpts from wartime diaries and newspaper reports which gave added feeling to the whole evening. The audience also joined in a rousing selection of typical wartime songs. A donation was made to Combat Stress.
We are a registered Charity and our aim is to encourage public knowledge and appreciation of choral music through concerts and singing of services at Cathedrals throughout England.
Currently some thirty strong, we have a large repertory of responses, canticles, anthems, introits, mass settings and motets, and are particularly experienced in singing psalms. Our Musical Director is Colin Spinks, Director of Music at Sanctuary in the City, St Olave's Church, Hart Street, London.
Happy to welcome new voices, ability to sight read helpful. Meet at Wingrave Church each Friday 8.00pm to 9.45pm. New members are welcome in all parts.
Please ring 01296 681291; 01296 681101 or 01296 681418 to find out more.
We are extremely grateful to all our supporters particularly those who give us financial support including The Williams Church Music Trust - opencharities.org/charities/311088
Registered Charity: No. 1119705