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About Us

Wantage Choral Society is a mixed voice choir of around 70 singers, drawn from Wantage and surronding towns and villages.

We normally perform three large-scale concerts a year. The Autumn and Easter concerts usually feature substantial choral works, often in Wantage’s beautiful parish church; the December concert may or may not be traditional Christmas fare:  in some recent years we have co-promoted with Wantage Church of England Primary School. The summer concert usually involves what some music enthusiasts regard as ‘lighter’ repertoire (although we are not prepared to let our musical standards slip).

As well as performing as a distinct ensemble, we have often cooperated with other local choral and orchestral groups to perform some of the works for which we simply do not have the voice-power to perform on our own: the most recent example was in April 2014, when we joined forces with Bicester Choral Society and the St. Giles Orchestra in Oxford Town Hall to perform Verdi’s Requiem. Plans are afoot for a similar joint project in 2019 …

In 2006 the choir released a recording of polychoral motets by Giovanni Gabrieli.

The Wantage Choral Society is affiliated to “Making Music” (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies) and is a Registered Charity (No. 265227).

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