WDCS

WDCS

Wombourne and District Choral Society






                                                                                                  Patron: John Rutter CBE


WELCOME!

                                                            Our Musical Director:
                        IAN CLARKE. MA(Cantab), Mus.B, ARCO, ARCM (Trinity Cambridge)

                           

                                                        





Welcome to all who enjoy high quality choral music, whether as a participant or a listener.


We are a well-established, mixed choir of some 80 singers, drawn from South Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. We have a varied repertoire, mainly full scale classical works, often with an orchestra but sometimes performing more intimate pieces such as madrigals and part-songs.

New singers are always welcome so do give us a try. There are no auditions and the only requirements are enthusiasm, and the ability to hold a note! Not everyone in the choir reads music fluently and CDs are often available to help people to learn their parts.

We rehearse on Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.30 during term time at The Kings School, Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8XG.




Internet Fund Raising

As part of our future planning, we have linked with an organization now being used by charities up and down the country, including Music Societies and Choirs, called easyfundraising.org.uk. Simply put, this is a Discount Club, supported by all the major stores and retailers, whereby anybody wishing to purchase anything on-line can click through a link to easyfundraising.org.uk, then proceed to the retailer or company of their choice. That retailer/ company/service provider recognizes our link with the scheme and will then make a donation to our cause, a small percentage of the cost of the product or service purchased – it’s that simple and at no cost whatsoever to us! Please have a look for yourselves – our WDCS cause page is :-

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wdcs

Just click on this link, then go to “See how it works “ where there is more explanation and a short video. Visit “Browse Retailers” to see the ever-growing list of companies supporting the scheme, which has so far raised nearly £12m for charities in the UK.

All of us, our family and friends and anyone we know, just by simply clicking a link and then buying what we/they want in the normal way, can be raising extra funds for the Choir. Who wouldn’t want to do it?

Give it a go – and let Eileen or Henry know what you think, or if you are having any difficulty!



FUTURE CONCERTS:

  26th Nov. 2016 -- Mendelssohn "St Paul".  St John's Church, Wolverhampton

  16th Dec. 2016 -- Christmas "Words & Music".   St Mary & St Chad's, Brewood

  8th April 2017 -- Bach "St Matthew Passion". St John's Church, Wolverhampton

  25th Nov. 2017 -- Dvorak. "Mass in D".   St John's Church, Wolverhampton



Chairman's Announcement:


 “ We are actively seeking closer contacts with local industry and business with a view to broadening our membership by making WDCS activities known to a wider circle of people within our area through their work-places. It is also hoped that, through these contacts, we will be able to attract sponsorship for our concerts, including specific support for the costs of engaging professional orchestras and soloists. If you would like any further information about these initiatives, please contact the Chairman Henry Ibberson ibberson@bannut.f9.co.uk                         or Mike Coope Publicity and External Communication mike@sonsorland.com “


Henry Ibberson

Chairman