The benefits...
Our society 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 musician.

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 audition.

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 creation.

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 singers...
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.

Contact our Membership Secretary...
Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at
eileenbrown31@talktalk.net


Get inspired about singing...


Brahms Requiem - March 2015

Inspiring music...
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.

Inspiring leadership...
With our highly accomplished Musical Director,
Ian Clarke, music-making is a joy from the first practice.

Inspiring history...
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!!!

Inspiring company...
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 area.
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.


New members are always welcome...
New singers are always welcome to the choir. For more information, contact our Membership Secretary, Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at eileenbrown31@talktalk.net, 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 know.
We do not hold formal auditions.
Membership Fees

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.

Membership fees 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 Ibberson.)

Student Membership
Students in full time education, whether at school, University or higher education can obtain FREE membership of the choir. Contact our Membership Secretary... Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at eileenbrown31@talktalk.net

Music Supply...
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 to purchase.

Concerts...
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 >>

Concert 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.

Rehearsal venue...
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.

Ample car parking is available at the school.

 







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