After 30 years of singing in the heart of the local community, Wadebridge Choral Society is recruiting for one of our most exciting seasons yet! With Poulenc’s “Gloria”, Karl Jenkins’ Christmas Suite “Joy to the World”, and Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio “Elijah” on the menu for 2022/23 season. We are looking for members to join us in all voice parts (but particularly sopranos, tenors and basses) as we raise our ambitions and prepare for this magnificent music. We will also be spending a day getting to know Karl Jenkins’ iconic Mass “The Armed Man” at our annual workshop this coming October.
We have four events a year. A Christmas concert, usually at Egloshayle Church, a Spring concert with orchestra and soloists and for the really keen a Summer concert with lighter content. We usually hold a workshop event in October.
In the Autumn term we rehearse carols and one or two short choral works for the Christmas Concert. The Spring term is usually one or two longer formal works. For example we have just sung Mozart and Salieri at our recent concert at St Endellion. Our first for three years!
In the Summer term we usually sing lighter pieces, for example English folk songs, madrigals etc. This term we are singing parts of A Cornish Cantata by David Briggs that we commissioned to mark our 25th anniversary. It is sung to the words of John Betjeman’s poetry.
There are no auditions, but sight reading would be helpful. We are a friendly group with weekly rehearsals at Wadebridge Junior Academy. These take place on Tuesdays at 7.15 for two hours. Subscriptions are currently £35 per term with no extra charge for the music we hire.
We are very lucky to have an inspirational musical director, Nicholas Danks, who splits his time between Cornwall and Cambridge University where he is a Fellow and Director of Music at Corpus Christi College.
Why not give us a try? You would be most welcome to come along any Tuesday to see if this might be something you would like. Singing with others is a joyous experience now being prescribed by the NHS. Come and have some medicine!