is a real opportunity for people to get the most from singing.
We have a great musical director Ian Clarke immensely skilled and fun
to sing for. Every rehearsal gives us something to discover about
the music of all kinds of different styles, how to sing, communication
with the audience , keeping time, tuning, rhythm etc. Our rehearsal
accompanist on grand piano is Tony Bridgewater, also a very highly accomplished
The choir works with both musically trained people and singers
entirely new to singing; some read music and some not. Younger
singers are particularly welcome and we offer FREE membership
to those in education, whether at School or University. No formal
Experience the atmosphere
of a large choir when musical chords fall into place to create
magical harmonic sounds with your voice being part of that unique
We give great concerts, sometimes of classics
such as Mozart Requiem, St Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah,
madrigals, anthems, and lighter music such as the delightful
Noah and his Floating Zoo.
A need for more
Like all choirs however we need more singers to keep the choir
progressing. We are therefore expanding the ways we reach out
to people who might like to give singing a try, or who would
like to return to singing after a break, perhaps to have a family
or because of a house move. Everyone is welcome (tenors are especially
celebrated!!). Explore this new website for lots of choir information...
past, present and future.
Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at email@example.com
inspired about singing...
Requiem - March 2015
We enjoy performances of many of the best loved classical choral
works, sung at a consistently high standard, and some with a
full professional orchestra accompanied by the finest UK soloists.
With our highly accomplished Musical Director, Ian
music-making is a joy from the first practice.
The Wombourne & District Choral Society was formed in 1929,
making 2019 our 90th year. Quite an achievement! And, during
this time, we have had just five Musical Directors! Plus, we have some lady
members who have been members for over 50 years. Amazing!!!
We're a friendly, welcoming group drawn from all backgrounds
and are one of the largest mixed amateur choirs in the West Midlands,
currently numbering around 90 singers, mainly from the local
Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday evenings during term-time
at Ounsdale High School, Ounsdale Road, Wombourne WV5 8BJ from
7.30 to 9.30pm, where you will be made welcome. No formal auditions.
members are always welcome...
are always welcome to the choir. For more information, contact
our Membership Secretary, Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or just turn up at one
of our Monday rehearsals.
Give it a try... FREE !
If you feel you would like to sing with us and not commit immediately,
join us for half a term at no membership cost. If you would then
like to join, just let our Membership Secretary, Eileen Brown
We do not hold formal auditions.
We operate our rehearsals on the school term basis with Winter,
Spring and Autumn terms, with a break for the Summer over the
school holiday period. We rehearse each week during term time
on a Monday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with a 10 minute refreshments
break at approximately 8.45pm.
are £120 for all 3 Terms, or £50 per term should
you decide not to take the full annual membership. (Should payment
of these fees present a problem to any member, they should discuss,
in confidence, the situation with the choir's Chairman, Henry
in full time education, whether at school, University or higher
education can obtain FREE membership of the choir. Contact our Membership Secretary...
on 01902 892391 or at email@example.com
Normally all music for WDCS Concerts is provided for all members
on loan and returned at the end of the concert. Occasionally,
choir members are provided with music which they may be asked
The choir normally performs four concerts during the year...
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, two of which will be major
classical choral pieces and the remaining of lighter musical
pieces with poems and readings. Previous Concerts >>
dress is supplied by members themselves. Normally, ladies wear
black skirts or dress trousers and a long-sleeved white top with
an appropriate neckline. Gentlemen wear either a dinner suit
or black trousers and a white, long-sleeved shirt, with a black/red
bow tie. This may vary for some concerts.
All members use a black music folder during concerts, which will
be supplied by the choir.
are held on Monday evenings during term-time at:
Ounsdale High School
Ounsdale Road, Wombourne WV5 8BJ
from 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Ample car parking is available at the school.