Choir is also backing concert hall campaign for Wimbledon
Wimbledon Choral Society is rehearsing for its Montiverdi Vespers concert, which takes place at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea on March 25.
Wimbledon Choral is a choir of 180 or so, with most of its members from the Wimbledon area and much of what it does focused on sharing their joy of choral music with the community.
It has performed all over London and the South East, including Guildford and Southwark Cathedrals, St John’s Church Waterloo, the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Royal College of Music, the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
It is also regularly invited to events produced by other organisation, such as BBC TV’s Songs of Praise, singing from the pitch at Wembley Stadium. For more than 15 years WCS has formed half of the Festival Chorus at the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in front of the Queen.
While there is no concert venue in Wimbledon large enough for the whole choir to perform in, it is backing the campaign to create such a venue –www.wimbledonconcerthall.co.uk.
The Trust behind this campaign has partnered with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Merton Music Foundation to help make it a reality. Vladimir Ashkenazy and Darcey Bussell have both agreed to be patrons of the new hall.
Details about their upcoming concert:
Saturday 25 March – Monteverdi Vespers concert at Cadogan Hall. https://www.cadoganhall.com/event/wimbledon-choral-society-170325/
Other WCS events are:
Saturday 10 June – Anthemfest concert at Holy Trinity Church, Wandsworth.
Friday 7 July – Concert with the Band of the Royal British Legion, G-Live, Guildford.
February 13, 2017