What an amazingly successful seven years we have enjoyed under the baton of Ben Palmer! Ben is relinquishing the post due to his commitments as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck, and his increasingly busy guest conducting schedule with groups such as the BBC Singers and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Woking Choral Society is now looking for a new musical director to inspire and lead us from May 2018. If you have substantial experience as a choral and orchestral conductor, a thorough knowledge of the choral repertoire, and can motivate and inspire a mixed ability choir then follow this link for more information about how to apply for the post.
26 September 2017 – It may seem a little bit early to discuss next year’s programme already, but we are so excited about it that we wanted to share a special opportunity for those of you who love singing Elgar’s magnificent ‘The Dream of Gerontius’.
Attached is all the info for you below – do get in touch if you’d like to join us! We will be performing this at Guildford Cathedral, which will be a fitting venue for this piece.
28 May 2017 – As the bank holiday weekend is upon us, we are skipping rehearsals on Monday and instead spend time doing individual homework for these lovely Gounod and Poulenc pieces. The concert is less than a month away and we also have a lovely new poster we wanted to share!
If you wish to purchase tickets online, you can do so here. We look forward to seeing you at the concert in a few weeks!
2 April 2017 – Many thanks to all who came to our Haydn Creation concert at Guildford Cathedral!
We hope the frosty circumstances and the unique scaffolding did not detract from the beauty of this piece – we loved singing it!
If you’re looking to come to a concert closer to our (Woking) home – look no further. We are performing at Christ Church on June 24th and are looking forward to welcoming you to some Gounod and Poulenc. It will be fabulous – tickets are on sale here!
20 January, 2017 – Tickets for our Haydn Creation concert at Guildford cathedral are now on sale!
Please go to the Guildford Cathedral website to book your tickets.
We are looking forward to seeing you there on April 1st! (no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke!)
9 January, 2017 – Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year full of exciting music to sing – Haydn, Beethoven and so much more!
If you happen to be a singer looking for a choir, why not come and try us out at our Open rehearsal? It takes place on Monday 23 January, 2017 at 7.30 pm (ends 9.35 pm) at St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park, GU21 3LG.
We will be rehearsing HAYDN – THE CREATION (in English), which we shall be performing on 1 April, 2017 in Guildford Cathedral!
Admission is free and scores are provided – we would love to see you so do come! Of course, if you can’t make the date you’re welcome to just join us at any Monday night rehearsal.
We are looking forward to singing with you!
15 October, 2016 – Well, there is no doubt that Handel’s Messiah is very much loved by choral singers. We remembered just how much when many new singers joined us for this one-off term of Messiah rehearsing plus performance!
We are very excited to welcome all the new singers and hope you have as much fun with this as the rest of the choir does. I don’t think we’d be tooting our own horn too much by saying that everything’s already sounding very good – now with Ben’s help we shall polish it to perfection in time for our concert on December 10th!
Speaking of which – please find the new concert poster below. Download it, share it with friends, neighbours, co-workers, family… and make sure you come to listen to this majestic piece! (Tickets can be purchased here)
31 August 2016 – Welcome back from summer break, everyone!
We are raring to go and are looking forward to starting rehearsals on Monday! This term we are singing the beautiful Messiah by Handel and we have a very special opportunity for all of you who love singing it!
Please check out the poster below and join us if you think you’d enjoy rehearsing and then performing Messiah with us in December. It promises to be a wonderful concert!
26 May 2016 … or so we hope!
Rehearsals are going well for our summer concert – it is such varied music and we are now working on getting the rhythms right!
If you haven’t yet purchased any tickets, please do so now, you will really enjoy this refreshing programme!
You can buy tickets online here or from members of the choir, at Brittens in Byfleet, The Lightbox in Woking or Christ Church in Woking.