Wendlebury Community Choir

Wendlebury Community Choir

The Wendlebury Community Choir is a recent initiative in the village with the very simple aim of bringing people together who enjoy singing! The choir is all-inclusive regardless of singing experience, and the ability to read music is not expected. We perform music of various styles and levels of difficulty, including folk songs, show tunes, classical pieces, and Christmas music. There is plenty to engage those who have never sung before, as well as a bit to stretch those who are more experienced.

Although the choir has no religious affiliation, we choose to meet weekly in St Giles parish church in Wendlebury, making the most of its beautiful surroundings and acoustics, but also assisting in raising much-needed funds. St Giles is a wonderful building and an asset to the community, but faces closure through lack of funding – one of our objectives is to ensure that the church building is utilised and has a future as a community space.

We are just about to start our second season of rehearsals after a very successful Inaugural Carol Concert held in St Giles on the 2nd December, 2016. Please do enjoy these photos of what was a truly lovely choral evening and a great way kick off to Christmas!

  

 

Rehearsals take place every Monday evening in St Giles from 20:00-21:15 and all are welcome! We are very lucky in having Julian Cordy ‘tickle those ivories’ and accompany us along the way. This term subscription is £35 for rehearsals until our concert scheduled for the 20th May, 2017. Any profits raised will help fund local projects or organisations.

Our musical director is Mark Burden, who has very kindly taken up the challenge of pulling us into shape! Mark describes himself as a university researcher by day and a musician by night! He joins us after a stint as musical director of Cosham Community Choir in Portsmouth and deputy musical director at Stage One Youth Theatre. As a pianist and keyboard player he has performed around 30 different musicals at venues in southern England, ranging from Carousel to Sunset Boulevard. He also performs regularly as a classical pianist and accompanist.

Here are a few of the songs that we are singing with Mark this term:

  • ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ - Simon and Garfunkel
  • ‘Sailing’ - The Sutherland Brothers
  • Medley from Les Miserables
  • ‘Jerusalem’ - Hubert Parry

 

If you would like further information about the choir please contact Catie Williams (catiefwilliams@yahoo.co.uk), or support us by coming along to one of our concerts.