Our newsletter keeps choir members and our supporters updated on news, concerts and social events.  If you feel like contributing or have any comments, or if you would like to be added to the circulation list, please contact the secretary eileen at eileenbrown31@talktalk.net




Wombourne and District Choral Society

Your Committee:
Chair:                       Henry Ibberson
Vice Chair:               Denis Beaumont

Treasurers:               Sheila Askew
                                Liz Ibberson (Concerts)
Secretaries:              Eileen Brown    (Membership)
Fund Raising &
Social Events:            Sheila Jones
Concert Manager:      Lindy Macdonald
Librarians:                Annette Mann
                                Gill Sadler (Assistant)
Publicity:                  Mike Coope
Section Reps:           Jean Posnett (Soprano)
                                Carole Boys (Alto)
Stage Manager:         Mike Hayward
Web Master:              Mike Proudman
Orchestra &
Soloists Admin:          Lindy Macdonald
Ticket Sales:              Mora O'Sullivan


FRIENDS of WOMBOURNE & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY 


We value the loyalty of our audiences, who are already doing one of the most important things by providing support for ‘live’ music. What might not be know, is that box office income from ticket sales falls considerably short of the amount we need each year in order to continue to perform major choral works at a consistently high standard. Members of the choir, many of whom have been singing for more than 40 years, do so simply because they have a passion for choral music. But most of our soloists have professional careers, many broadcasting and performing throughout the UK, and our orchestral players have a wide range of professional or semi-professional backgrounds.


Which is why we are asking you to go one step further by becoming a Friend of Wombourne & District Choral Society. 


For £40 per year individual membership or £60 per couple we will show our appreciation by offering you the following benefits:

A 50% reduction in the cost of 1 ticket per member for each of our three concerts in the  2017  membership year

Reserved seating for each concert

A free programme for each concert

The names of all our “ Friends of WDCS” will appear in each concert programme, as   well as on our web-site ( unless you prefer to remain anonymous )

Invitations to all our Social events held currently once or twice per year.

Anyone joining will be able to enjoy these benefits for all concerts.


Thank you for giving this your careful consideration – details of how you can become a “ Friend of WDCS “ are given below:-……………………………………………………………………………………………


I/we wish to become a Friend of WDCS.

Title:………… First Name:………………………………….. 

Last Name……………………………………………….

Address:………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Post Code……………

Email:…………………………………………………
Telephone:……………………………
Mobile……............………………


(     )I enclose my cheque for £……..  payable to “Wombourne & District Choral Society”

(     ) I prefer to remain anonymous in concert programmes*/web-site*

(     ) I am happy to be included on your mailing list, and my preferred method of contact is email*/letter* 


*Please tick your preference or delete where inapplicable


Gift Aid Declaration:

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made (      ) today, 

(     ) in the past 4 years, (     ) in the future.


I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each year ( 6th April to 5th April ) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs ( CASC’s) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand that the charity ( WDCS ) will reclaim 25p on every £1 that I give.


Signed:…………………………………………………………..
Date……………………………………


Please forward your cheque with this form to our Membership Secretary,  Eileen Brown, Membership Secretary,
31 Ounsdale Road, Wombourne WV5 9JE
Telephone: 01902 892391,  07931 679873
e-mail: eileenbrown31@talktalk.net
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VOCAL HEALTH


A special workshop with Ben Lamb, Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral for any singers of any style.

St Andrew's Church, Shifnal

2.00 to 4.00pm
Saturday 9th March 2019


Come and join Ben Lamb for this vocal health session which will accommodate all styles of music making.
£3 for adults and £1 for children to support the work of the RSCM.
Book your place by contacting Cathy Lamb on 07747 444047 or email c.lamb@lichfieldcathedralschool.com
(Any child must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)
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