Wellington Choral Society
Wellington Methodist Church
Waterloo Road, TA21 8JQ
Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Wellington
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. 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.
In 2017, Wellington Choral Society undertook an epic voyage, culminating in a large-scale performance before a full house in Exeter Cathedral of Ralph Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony that took place on Saturday 25th November 2017 and included a fundraising collection in support of the RNLI. The choir was joined on the day by Exmouth and Exeter Choral Societies, and Musical Director, Laurence Blyth, was tasked with bringing over 200 singers together:
"I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to conduct such a large-scale performance of this amazing symphony in such stunning surroundings. Many of the singers had not sung in the Cathedral before, and I knew that they were looking forward to it."
The concert was sponsored by The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust.
Now, at the start of 2018, we have begun rehearsals for Handel's Messiah, which we will be performing at St John's Church, on Saturday 24 March.