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Other events and opportunities available for members

Listed below are some other events, workshops, etc that may be of interest to members.   Please note that the details and associated documents are as supplied to us and all enquiries about any of the events listed here should be directed to the hosting organisation and not to WCS.

For other concerts that may be of interest to you then please click here for a selection of those that have been sent to us.
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Lift the gloom of late November with a Come-and-Sing day with the inimitable John Rutter on Saturday 23rd November at St Marylebone Church (near Madame Tussauds, tube - Baker Street), organised by the Bach Choir. Further information 
Can you ever get enough of Rutter?   If you find yourself lacking then the Barnes Choir will be running a workshop for his Requiem at St Mary's Church in Barnes on Saturday 18th January 2020.   More info on the right. Further information and how to book
Everyone's been writing a Requiem in recent years!  We have our Da Vinci Requiem, of course, and Dorset-based Matthew Coleridge also wrote one a few years ago.  He is running a series of Requiem In A Day workshops across the southern half of England where you can both learn and perform his Requiem in a day.   One of the workshops is in London on Saturday 28th March at St James, Sussex Gardens.   Click on the right for more details. Further details about the event

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Putney Music is a forum where members and visitors can meet internationally renowned musicians in an informal setting.  Their meetings provide a rare opportunity to learn how great musicians approach their work, and to hear about the private person behind the public image.  They have a full programme for the 2019/20 season.   See the link to the right for more details. Further information 
If you have older children aged 14-25 with the same aim then there is the newly-launched Wimbledon Youth Choir to consider.  The rehearsals for this are at St Mary's Church, WImbledon Village, on a Sunday afternoon. Music Director is Max Barley. Contact and further details here 
LSO Singing Days is a series of events focusing on some of the classic and iconic choral works led by experienced choral directors.   Venue is LSO St Luke's near Old Street tube/rail stations. Further details and booking information
  London-based provider of one-day workshops throughout the year in and around Battersea. Content in 2019 includes Vaughan Williams' superb Mass in G Minor, Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers, a workshop dedicated to female composers including Cecilia McDowall, and one called Dodecahedral Polyphony (yes, really) with a cappela works in 12 parts by the likes of Guerrero, Victoria, Tomkins and Gabrieli. Further details and booking information
Wide choice of courses for singers of mixed experience with a diverse selection of venues and destinations.  The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the weeks/weekends are very well organised.  Amongst the venues for 2019 are Toledo, Regensberg, Venice, Saxony, Puglia, Hereford, Lincoln, Barcelona and Ghent. The music directors include respected musicians like Peter North, David Allinson, Jeremy Jackman, Nigel Perrin and David Skinner.   Highly recommended. Further details and booking information
Has been running choral courses around Europe since 1998, and in recent years has added photography, guitar and secular music holidays to their programme.   Venues are always in spectacular locations.  2019 sees a return to Pousada de Guimarães (Braga) in Portugal.   In 2017 a new Music Director for the choral course arrived in the form of our own Neil Ferris, with Michael Higgins as accompanist.   Also highly recommended. Further details and booking information
In addition to the Spring and Autumn London-based Brandenburg Choral Festivals, Bob Porter and his crew also offer the Brandenburg Choral Cruise.  There are two such events in 2020, the first in February exploring Belgium and the Netherlands, and the second in September going to Spain and the Bordeux area in France.  Further details
The Lacock Courses is another organisation that offers singing courses both in the UK and abroad - they are aimed at 'good' singers.  Amongst the offerings in 2019 is one based at Monteconero in Italy, just down the coast from Ancona and overlooking the Adriatic.  Music to include Josquin, Cipriano, Pizzetti (Requiem) and Gabriel Jackson.   Music Director for this course is Joanna Tomlinson. Further details and booking information
  If one of the summer choral holidays abroad doesn't grab you then maybe one closer to home might do.  Run by top choral director Paul Spicer, it's based at the Cistercian Dore Abbey in Herefordshire and features glorious music by British composers like Harris, Tallis, Parry and Byrd. Further details and booking information
  For those who would prefer a choral holiday with a mix of singing in a chamber choir and in a large chorus in the same week then the Chester Choral Week could be for you.  It is the largest single week choral course in the UK and from 2019 is based at Chester University, having been formerly the Cranleigh Choral Week (Cranleigh School) and the Harrogate Choral Week (Harrogate Ladies College). Further details and booking information

Other concerts that may be of interest

Please note that the details and associated documents are as supplied to us and all enquiries about any of the events listed here should be directed to the promoting organisation and not to WCS.

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Saturday 9th Nov 2019  Fulham & Hammersmith Choral Society  Remembrance Concert
St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico
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Saturday 16th Nov 2019 Canbury Singers A Concert of English Musicke
St Luke's Church, Kingston
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Saturday 4th January 2020 Twickenham Choral Poulenc Gloria and Stabat Mater
Honegger Christmas Cantata
Cadogan Hall
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Other local choirs

London is awash with choirs and choral societies, which is fantastic for singers to find the right one to suit their individual preferences.  Here's a list of some of our neighbouring organisations and we wish them all well in our shared endeavours and objectives of bringing and educating the public in the art of singing (choral singing in particular) and the vast repertoire that it commands.

Name Website
Academy Choir www.academychoirwimbledon.co.uk
Colliers Wood Chorus www.collierswoodchorus.org.uk 
Eclipse Choir  www.eclipsechoir.com
Hill Singers www.hillsingers.co.uk
Putney Choral Society www.putneychoralsoc.org.uk 
Singology www.singologychoir.com
West Barnes Singers  www.westbarnessingers.co.uk 
Wimbledon Chamber Choir www.wimbledonchamberchoir.org.uk
Wimbledon Community Chorus  www.wimbledoncommunitychorus.org.uk
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