Our Choir is 90 this year...
Formed in 1929, WDCS Choir celebrates its 90th birthday.
NEW Website for our Choir...
Be sure to place our new website in your favourites list...
Our 2019 Concerts...
Three Concerts thru the year, starting with Verdi Requiem.
Inspired Singing...
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90th Anniversay of WDCS Our choir celebrates it's 90th year...
Formed 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 year.

On Saturday 13th April 2019, we performed
Verdi Requiem in conjunction with the City of Wolverhampton Choir at St John's Church in the Square, Wolverhampton, commencing 7.30pm.

Then on Saturday 13th July 2019, we held a special
90th Anniversary Celebration Gala Concert at the Wolverhampton Grammar School on 13th July 2019, commencing at 7.00pm. The Chamber Choir from the School also took part in this event.
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Our Christmas Concert

To round off the special year, we will performing
Handel's Messiah, again at St John's Church in the Square, Wolverhampton on Saturday 7th December 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets for these events will be on sale very soon. Keep an eye on this website for the latest information...
January 2019

 Our 2020 Concerts >>

Ann Hawkins at 99years...
At rehearsal on Monday 21st October 2019, celebrations were afoot to congratulate Ann Hawkins on reaching her 99th year. Ann joined the choir in 1969 and has been a regular member since then. Chairman, Henry Ibberson presented Ann with a special birthday card signed by all the choir members and birthday cakes, shared amongst all choir members. Happy Birthday, Ann and looking forward to your next birthday !

 

 Cedric Lewis
A member of Wombourne Choral Society for many years, Cedric recently passed away and his funeral was held at St Bart's Church, Penn where he was a chorister.
The church choir together with members of Wombourne Choral Society sang during the service of dedication, including John Rutter's 'The Lord bless you and keep you' and two pieces from Faure's Requiem.
Cedric excelled at detailed wood work and several of the items he had made were on show in the church. The following images give an insight as to his amazing talent in the art.  



Cutting from the Express & Star plus Shropshire Star - 17th July 2019



Web page from the Shropshire Star - 5th July 2019



Web page from the Express & Star - 5th July 2019

Welcome to our NEW website...
Launched in February 2019, our new website of is packed with
information about our choir... past, present and future.

Be sure to place it in your 'favourites' list.

The
NEW domain is www.wombournechoralsociety.org


 Ann Hawkins, member of WDCS

 Member of our choir celebrates her 98th birthday...

Many congratulations to choir member, Ann Hawkins who recently celebrated her 98th birthday. Ann has been a loyal member of the choir since she joined back in 1969.
At rehearsal, the whole choir sang 'Happy Birthday' to Ann.

November 2018


 October 2017 - 50 years of singing...
Congratulations to Annette and Eileen who both celebrated 50 years singing with Wombourne and District Choral Society.

They received flowers from chairman Henry at a recent rehearsal for the society's November concert, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, in tribute to their long association with the society and also thanking them for their contribution as members of the committee.



Friends of Wombourne Choral Cosiety
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 current 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...

To download a copy of this 'Friends of WDCS' application form, please click here >>

(Membership Secretary, Eileen Brown on 01902 892391 or at eileenbrown31@talktalk.net)



Tickets for our concerts can now be ordered on line from our website,
phoning 01902 744447 or buying on the door on the night of the performance.


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Sonia Nixon
The Stabat Mater Concert on 25th November 2017 was dedicated to the memory of Sonia Nixon who was a member of Wombourne & District Choral Society for many years.
Her generous legacy to the choir, for which we are most grateful, confirms her great love of music and how much the choir meant to her.


Sonia Nixon (4.6.1931 - 29.11.2016)
Most of Sonia’s childhood was spent in India where her father was a soldier in the British Army (Royal Artillery and later Royal Indian Artillary) and she always had fascinating stories to tell about those days and the dangers during the period of the Partition of India in 1947 which she and her younger sister, Madge, faced as they left to return home.

On returning to England amonst other things, she worked for Wolverhampton Council in the Parks Department and later became a legal secretary in a local solicitor’s office.

Those were her day jobs, but Sonia was an extremely gifted and artistic person who painted, embroidered, modelled in clay and wrote stories - anything requiring flare and imagination.

Above all, she loved music, had singing lessons and was thrilled when she passed the audition to join the CBSO chorus as one of the founding members in 1973 which she did for about fifteen years, mostly under the conductor Louis Frémaux and later Simon Rattle. She sang in St John’s choir here in Wolverhampton and also with the Berridge Singers and finally joined the Wombourne & District Choral Society and her generous gift given in her will is testament to how much this choir meant to her.

Sonia retired early in order to care for her ageing mother and they lived in a large Victorian house which was big enough for them to let rooms to actors working in the Wolverhampton theatre.

Sonia moved to Dorset to be with her sister Madge at the end of her life, but until then lived happliy with her beloved cats and her treasured memories. She was always caring and sensitive and is greatly missed by her many friends.

With many thanks to Mary Brown, a friend of Sonia and present member of WDCS for her contribution of these memories of Sonia’s life.



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