celebrates it's 90th year...
back in 1929, the WDCS Choir celebrates its 90th anniversary
in this year of 2019... quite an achievement! To celebrate this
event, the choir will be performing three concerts during the
On Saturday 13th April 2019, we performed Verdi
in conjunction with the City of Wolverhampton Choir at
St John's Church in the Square, Wolverhampton, commencing
REQUIEM... What an amazing evening !
ticket sales at around 300, St John's Church was heaving with
many of the audience choosing to sit in the balcony. The concert
was a hugely uplifting experience, one which elicited comments
such as outstanding, brilliant, wonderful, worth double
the £15 from audience members.
Our Musical Director commented "What a work, and what a
thrill it was to direct, a splendid orchestra, and cracking solos,
but you, the choir, were magnificent, and got a lot of the detail
I wanted to achieve, and absolutely got to the dramatic and emotional
heart of the piece. I'm going to have those tunes going through
my head for days!"
From Janet Harrison : "Well, what can I say that is adequate?
The concert was wonderful, superb - all of it. I was so glad
to be there, I still felt a part of it having gone through the
rehearsals and all the hard work.
I was so proud of the Choir, truly the sound was tremendous,
all the light and shade, lovely. The whole concert was a delight
to me, the Orchestra splendid,. the soloists as always terrific
and Ian as full of energy and purpose as ever. I don't know how
he does it." More Reviews >>
On Saturday 13th July 2019, we held a special 90th Anniversary Celebration Gala Concert and Buffet Supper
at the Wolverhampton Grammar School commencing at 7.00pm.
The Chamber Choir from the School also took part in this event.
Cutting from the Express & Star
plus Shropshire Star - 17th July 2019
Web page from the Express & Star
plus Shropshire Star - 5th July 2019
To round off the special year, we will performing Handel's
again at St John's Church in the Square, Wolverhampton
on Saturday 7th December 2019 at 7.30pm
Tickets for later concerts will be on sale very soon.
Keep an eye on this website for the latest information...
to our NEW website...
in February 2019, our new website of www.wombournechoralsociety.org
is packed with information about our choir... past, present and
future. Be sure to place it in your 'favourites' list.
and District Choral Society was founded in 1929 and is a well-established,
mixed choir of some 90 singers, drawn from the local area and
has a varied repertoire, mainly full classical works, often performed
with professional soloists and an orchestra of professional musicians.
Patron of the choir is John Rutter, the renowned and popular
choral composer. Wombourne & District Choral Society is a
registered charity No: 1067808
members are always welcome...
New singers are always welcome to the choir. Rehearsals are held
on Monday evenings, 7.30 to 9.30pm during term time at Ounsdale
High School, Ounsdale Road, Wombourne, Wolverhampton, WV5 8BJ.
For more information, contact our Membership Secretary, Eileen
Brown on 01902 892391 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
our concerts can now be ordered on line from our website,
phoning 01902 744447 or buying on the door on the night of the