Spring Concert 2011 — A Full House?

March 20, 2011


Our thanks for an excellent Spring Concert go out to our Musical Director Richard Smith, to the West Forest Sinfonia, to our Soprano soloist Penny Grant, and to Dr. Sheikh Hojjat Ramzy, who made the traditional Muslim Call to Prayer which is such an unusual but effective part of our main work, Karl Jenkins’s “The Armed Man”. Thanks also to the people of Wantage and the surrounding area who gave us such great support: your Webmaster couldn’t see any empty seats, although his view of the audience area was obscured by some rather tall Tenors.



Easy Fund Raising?

February 5, 2010

At last, a fund-raising method that does what it says on the tin (or the URL?). It’s www.easyfundraising.org.uk. You can raise a small but helpful amount of funding for the Society, while spending no more money than you had planned to do anyway in your online shopping.

Here’s all you have to do:

  • Register (it’s free), or log-in if you’re already registered
  • Enter your chosen fundraising cause as Wantage Choral Society
  • Choose from one of the wide range of retailers or service providers, and do your on-line shopping as normal


Mary Price

November 26, 2009

Wantage Choral Society is sad to report the death of one of its Life Patrons, Mary Price, earlier this month.


Your London Marathon Competitor

April 22, 2009

Congratulations to Peter McGowan (Bass), who finished the 2009 London Marathon last Sunday (26th April) on behalf of Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers, finishing in 24,081st place. We’re sure they wouldn’t object to a bit of belated sponsorship for him …


“A Child Of Our Time” Documentary

January 28, 2009

Our Musical Director, Richard Smith, has prepared a documentary video on “A Child of Our Time”, by Sir Michael Tippett, which the Society performed on Saturday March 28th 2009 in Wantage Parish Church. You will find it on the “A Child Of Our Time” page of this site.


Liz Wilson – Thankyou

October 1, 2008

Liz was chairperson of Wantage Choral Society for the last 5 years.

Guided by Liz, the choir went through quite a transformation under some very difficult and demanding circumstances, including changes in Directors of Music and rehearsal venue. Liz was also forefront of the campaign to save St Mary’s music block as an arts centre for Wantage.

The choir thanked Liz for all her hard work at their AGM on Tuesday September 30th. She is pictured above with one of our Tenors, William Jackson, being presented with a paperweight, books and a voucher to mark her departure.


Archive – Old Concert Posters

July 16, 2008

Welcome to the poster archive.

Please find posters promoting WCS events from years gone by in no particular order.

Please click on the thumbnails to make the images larger.

If you wish to add to the archive please contact us, your contributions are invaluable.

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