WDCS

WDCS

Wombourne and District Choral Society





The performance of Handel's Messiah was dedicated to Pat Walder, past chairman of the society and a member of the Tenor section.


Pat was highly respected for his musical knowledge and guidance.


He is sadly missed by all.                                     

      









                        Patron: John Rutter CBE



WELCOME!


Welcome to all who enjoy high quality choral music, whether as a participant or a listener.

We are a well-established, mixed choir of some 100 singers, drawn from South Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. We have a varied repertoire, mainly full scale classical works, often with an orchestra but sometimes performing more intimate pieces such as madrigals and part-songs.

New singers are always welcome so do give us a try. There are no auditions and the only requirements are enthusiasm, and the ability to hold a note! Not everyone in the choir reads music fluently and CDs are often available to help people to learn their parts.

We rehearse on Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.30 during term time at The Kings School, Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8XG.


Dates to note:-

  

  School Closed: 17th July to 28th August                                 

 For further information call:  Eileen on 01902 892391or email: eileenbrown31@talktalk.net 

 


Mike Bishop


The society is sad to announce the untimely death of Mike Bishop on June 26th, at the age of 82. Mike was an active committee member for many years, serving as Librarian. His powerful tenor voice and musical ability, coupled with his sense of humour and dedication are greatly missed.


The Funeral will be at St Benedict Biscop Church, Wombourne, on Friday 10th July, at 2-15pm, followed by a private committal.


Donations to: Arthritis Research UK.




Chairman's Announcement:


 “ We are actively seeking closer contacts with local industry and business with a view to broadening our membership by making WDCS activities known to a wider circle of people within our area through their work-places. It is also hoped that, through these contacts, we will be able to attract sponsorship for our concerts, including specific support for the costs of engaging professional orchestras and soloists. If you would like any further information about these initiatives, please contact the Chairman Henry Ibberson ibberson@bannut.f9.co.uk or Mike Coope Publicity and External Communication mike@sonsorland.com “


Henry Ibberson

Chairman






                                                   Our Musical Director:
                      IAN CLARKE. MA(Cantab), Mus.B, ARCO, ARCM (Trinity Cambridge)