Wigan Choral Society

Wigan Choral Society is an amateur group formed in 1933. The bedrock of Wigan Choral's repertoire has always been large-scale liturgical works, including Messiah, Creation, Elijah, and various masses and requiems. Other musical diversions have included folk songs, patriotic works, concert versions of operas (most recently Nabucco), shorter church music, songs from the shows and Christmas carol concerts.

We welcome applications from anyone interested in singing such a repertoire. There is no need to audition. Not all members are fluent at reading music, but some ability to sight-read is very useful. We tend to try to sight-read a piece on our first run-through, then break it down into segments to ensure everyone is hitting the right notes, so if we don't get it right the first time, we will by the end of the rehearsal.

Just come along to a rehearsal on a Monday night at 7.30 at St Michael's Church, Swinley, Wigan to try us out. Our year starts in September and rehearsals run through to the last concert in June with breaks for Christmas and Easter. The church doors are usually open about 7ish and there is free parking outside at night.

Our 2018-19 season includes:

November 2018
Haydn—Mass in Time of War
Kodaly—Missa Brevis

December 2018
Vaughan Williams—Christmas Fantasia, & assorted Christmas music

Saturday 13th April 2019
Mozart and the Russians
The Solemn Vespers of Mozart, featuring the moving Laudate Dominum, is accompanied by a range of less-familiar Russian music in our spring concert. Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, a haunting piece influenced by Russian Orthodox tradition, leads us to explore this tradition, often with harmonies that are spine-tinglingly beautiful.

Saturday 29th June 2019
A Summer’s Evening of Music.
As usual, our summer concert takes a more light-hearted approach, with a programme to entertain.


Website

Post code
WN1 2BQ 

Type
Vocal

Sub-type
Choral Society

Size
31 - 60 members

Repertoire
Main: Classical
Other: Modern/contemporary classical, Early music, Opera

Wigan Choral Society is an amateur group formed in 1933. The bedrock of Wigan Choral's repertoire has always been large-scale liturgical works, including Messiah, Creation, Elijah, and various masses and requiems. Other musical diversions have included folk songs, patriotic works, concert versions of operas (most recently Nabucco), shorter church music, songs from the shows and Christmas carol concerts.

We welcome applications from anyone interested in singing such a repertoire. There is no need to audition. Not all members are fluent at reading music, but some ability to sight-read is very useful. We tend to try to sight-read a piece on our first run-through, then break it down into segments to ensure everyone is hitting the right notes, so if we don't get it right the first time, we will by the end of the rehearsal.

Just come along to a rehearsal on a Monday night at 7.30 at St Michael's Church, Swinley, Wigan to try us out. Our year starts in September and rehearsals run through to the last concert in June with breaks for Christmas and Easter. The church doors are usually open about 7ish and there is free parking outside at night.

Our 2018-19 season includes:

November 2018
Haydn—Mass in Time of War
Kodaly—Missa Brevis

December 2018
Vaughan Williams—Christmas Fantasia, & assorted Christmas music

Saturday 13th April 2019
Mozart and the Russians
The Solemn Vespers of Mozart, featuring the moving Laudate Dominum, is accompanied by a range of less-familiar Russian music in our spring concert. Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, a haunting piece influenced by Russian Orthodox tradition, leads us to explore this tradition, often with harmonies that are spine-tinglingly beautiful.

Saturday 29th June 2019
A Summer’s Evening of Music.
As usual, our summer concert takes a more light-hearted approach, with a programme to entertain.


Website

Post code
WN1 2BQ 

Type
Vocal

Sub-type
Choral Society

Size
31 - 60 members

Repertoire
Main: Classical
Other: Modern/contemporary classical, Early music, Opera
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