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Come & Sing: Choruses from Mendelssohn’s Oratorio ‘Elijah’

Come and join Weymouth Choral Society on Saturday 18 March for an exciting and inspiring day of singing at The Thomas Hardye School, Queens Avenue, Dorchester.

The Workshop will be led by Colin Davey, Chief Examiner and Education Programmes Manager for the Royal School of Church Music. Colin is a highly experienced Choral Director and organist, currently holding the position of Director of Music with Fareham Philharmonic Choir and at St Michael’s Church, Bassett, Southampton.

The workshop will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm and will feature choruses from Mendelssohn’s popular, dramatic oratorio ‘Elijah’, through which Colin will focus on vocal and choral technique, musicianship and interpretation. The fee for the day is £10 which includes tea/coffee and music hire.

No prior knowledge of the music is required, although the ability to read music would be an advantage. To find out more, download an application form or apply on line, go to the Concert page to access the booking form or phone 01305 774405.

Tickets

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Tickets are £10.00 (free to under 16s)  available from:  Harmony Music, Dorchester, Weymouth Pavilion, Phone 07712 135150, from members, via the website 
weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk 
or at the door.

 


 

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Our last concert

Christmas Concert

Choir and orchestra came together as one to present a seasonal gourmet menu of musical fayre.

An appreciative audience filled the beautiful venue of St John’s Church. Musical director Helen Brind led Weymouth Choral Society and Dorset Sinfonia Orchestra through an enchanting and varied programme.

The first half started with an exhilarating rendition of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing with audience in fine voice. There was an ample helping of carols for all to sing and along with Helen’s amusing addresses, this kept the audience engaged and entertained for the whole of the concert.

The orchestra played Mendelssohn’s Nocturne from ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream with much skill and expression.

 

New York Reviews
 
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Please click here to read Helen and Rod's reviews of the Carnegie Hall concert.

Upcoming Concerts

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‘Swing Into Spring’ with Weymouth Choral Society and the Quangle Wangle Choir  Saturday 08 April 7.30pm All Saints’ School

Weymouth Choral Society is pleased to present its spring concert – ‘Swing into Spring’ - on 08 April at All Saints’ School, Weymouth. A varied and lively programme is on offer, with very special guests The Quangle Wangle Choir (director Juliet Harwood), a community group much famed for their enthusiastic and delightful performances. There will be something for everyone, with a wide range of genres and styles, from classical oratorio to musical theatre; partsong to pop hits; jazz to hymn tunes, and ballads and folksongs from around the world. Weymouth Choral Society’s pianist, Louise Dukes, will dazzle us with her skills on piano accordion as well as accompanying the choir. The evening will culminate in a selection of songs reflecting the beauty and energy of the coast and ocean, so appropriate for our seaside town.
Join us for an enjoyable and entertaining evening. Tickets, priced £10 will be on sale from 1 March from members, by contacting 07712 135150, from Weymouth Pavilion or Harmony Music, Dorchester.

On Saturday 3 June 2017 7.30pm - Weymouth Choral Society and Barclays House Choir will be performing 'Elijah' at Wimborne Minster on , featuring Jonathan Prentice as Elijah.

Ticketing for this event will be different from usual.  Information will be published when available.