Patron: John Rutter CBE


WELCOME!

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

Forthcoming concert:

11th November 2018....   Commemoration of 100 years: Remembrance Sunday

24th November 2018 ---  Schubert Mass in Eb:  

Wolverhampton Grammar School                                                                                           .

Tickets available shortly.

Members of WDCS are proud to be taking part in this forthcoming concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of the first World War. Tickets are available through WDCS ( email Chairman Henry Ibberson ibberson@uwclub.net ) or by direct contact with the Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra via their website www.wolsymorc.org.uk . This promises to be a most moving and memorable concert with a combined choir of over 200 singers from Germany, France and the UK West Midlands  


You can buy your concert tickets here by clicking the BUY NOW button.





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 , Ounsdale School, Ounsdale Rd, Wombourne. WV5 8BJ.



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:

 

24th November 2018 ---  Schubert Mass in Eb: Wolverhampton Grammar School

15th  December 2018 --- Christmas Concert: Beckminster Church, Wolverhampton

13th April 2019 ----  Verdi Requiem

  7th December 2019 ----  Handel's Messiah

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@uwclub.net    or    Mike Coope Publicity and External Communication mike@sonsorland.com “


Henry Ibberson

Chairman