Wellington Choral Society
Wellington Methodist Church
Waterloo Road, TA21 8JQ
Saturday 24 November 2018, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Wellington
'Remembrance - 100 Years'
Duruflé Requiem, plus a programme of readings, organ music and choral singing which will include Geraint Lewis The Souls of the Righteous, Ireland Greater love hath no man and Vaughan Williams Lord, thou has been our refuge.
Sunday 2 December 2018
Wellesley Theatre, Wellington
'Christmas at the Wellesley'
Saturday 15 December 2018, 7pm
Wells Cathedral, Wells
'Sing for Somerset' Carol Service
HEADER PHOTO OF THE CHOIR: ROBIN MADDOCK
PATRON: ELIZABETH WATTS
Welcome to Wellington Choral Society. We’re a friendly choir with about 80 members, and in 2015 we celebrated our 75th anniversary, though our choral roots lie in the mid-19th century. We perform two concerts every year with professional soloists and orchestra, in late November and late March, usually in St John’s Church, Wellington. New members, with an enthusiasm for choral music and who love singing, are warmly welcomed for all sections. There are no auditions, but some sight reading ability is helpful.
We have finally been able to purchase our own staging, thanks in part to a generous grant from Wellington Town Council, and in March we performed Handel's Messiah in St John's Church to an almost full house, using the staging for the first time. The performance was attended by both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Wellington and their Consorts.
The Wellington Weekly News reported that "the Mayor, Cllr Gary James, told Wellington Town Council that the evening had been a 'spiritual extravaganza'. 'Even after 275 years Handel's Messiah still captivates audiences, especially with the Hallelujah Chorus,' Cllr James said. 'Everyone who took part in this wonderful event should be congratulated and the new staging at the church complemented the chorus's ability to give full visual and vocal effect to the audience,' added the Mayor."
The Spring Fayre at Wellington Park - Sunday 6 May
The contrast in the weather from last year couldn't have been greater. It was a gloriously hot and sunny day for Wellington's Spring Fayre at Wellington Park and Wellington Choral Society was present again this year. Sales of music-related items were brisk and many flyers for our 2018-19 programme were distributed.