Go Italian with us in December!

Whether you’re an experienced singer or haven’t sung in a choir since school, we’d love you to come along and sing with us.

There are no auditions: just turn up and have fun.

Come along on Thursday September 8th at 7:30pm (or any Thursday after that during term time) and start rehearsing for our ‘Italian’ concert in December.

Rehearsals are held during term times only – we take a break at half terms and during the school holidays.

Questions?  Call our membership secretary, Rosemary Jay, on 01380 828598.

Summer concert

Thursday June 30th

Rachel Fowler Centre                     7:30pm

Come and join us for a celebration of The Musical, with songs from Les Miserables and Oliver, as well as special items sung by individual choir members.

Nibbles, wine and soft drinks will be provided.

 

Tickets:  FREE  entry to all.   Donations appreciated!

Spring Concert – English folksongs in modern arrangements

Saturday April 16th

Melksham United Church                      7:30pm

Tickets:  £8.00 in advance,  £10 on the door.

Here’s a link to the poster for the concert:

2016 folk songs poster

 

 

Rehearsals start again on April 21st . Thursday April 21st will be the Annual General Meeting, followed by a short ‘introduction to the summer material’ rehearsal. Normal rehearsals start on April 28th.

 

 

We’re back for Spring!

Whether you’re an experienced singer or haven’t sung in a choir since school, we’d love you to come along and sing with us.

There are no auditions: just turn up and have fun.

Come along on Thursday January 7th  (or any Thursday after that during term time) and start rehearsing for our concert on April 16th.

We’ll be singing selections of UK folk songs arranged by John Rutter and by Sir David Willcocks.  Light, fun and springlike!

Rehearsals are held during term times only – we take a break at half terms and during the school holidays.

Questions?  Call our membership secretary, Rosemary Jay, on 01380 828598.

The trumpets shall sound..
The trumpets shall sound..

 

A colourful summer concert in July 2015
A colourful summer concert in July 2015

Candlelit Messiah concert

Saturday December 19th

Melksham United Church                      7:30pm

Tickets:  £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door.

 

(For all current and potential choir members, just a reminder that rehearsals for the Spring Term start on Thursday January 7th in the Rachel Fowler Centre as usual. Everybody welcome!).

 

 

 

 

Join us to sing The Messiah in December

Whether you’re an experienced singer or haven’t sung in a choir since school, we’d love you to come along and sing with us.

There are no auditions: just turn up and have fun.

Come along on Thursday September 10th (or any Thursday after that during term time) and start rehearsing for our Candlelit Messiah concert in December.

Rehearsals are held during term times only – we take a break at half terms and during the school holidays.

Questions?  Call our membership secretary, Rosemary Jay, on 01380 828598.

 

A colourful summer concert in July 2015
A colourful summer concert in July 2015

 

 

Melksham Choral welcomes our new President

CHORAL SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT

Daphne Crossman, the longest serving member of Melksham Choral Society, was welcomed as President at the Society’s AGM in May.

“It was in 1952 that Daphne and her husband, then a young married couple, moved to Melksham.  Here, a friendly neighbour invited her along to a choir practice and she has remained a loyal member of the society ever since.  Daphne is still singing and has in recent years joined the ranks of the altos.”

Melksham Choral Society has been very fortunate in having Daphne as a member.  She has been secretary, committee member, and for many years had the most daunting task of all, that of being music librarian, and she is still smiling.  For the past few years she has been the society’s Deputy-President and was honoured to be asked to take over the role of President.

The end of our summer term is in sight when we will finish our musical season with an evening of entertainment on the lighter side. Come and join us for this free entry event, and listen to musical medleys of “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway” and “My Fair Lady”, with Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York”.  Put the date in your diary, Thursday 2 July, at 7.30pm in The Rachel Fowler Centre. There will be light refreshments to make the evening go with a swing.

 

Daphne Crossman

Summer term and concert (July 2nd)

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At our summer concert we’ll be singing some songs from the shows, and allowing our talented members to show off their skills in some solo and group items as well.

Come to our Thursday evening rehearsals if you want to sing with us.

And come along to the Rachel Fowler Centre at 7:30 on July 2nd to listen. This is a free event!

 

Chill out at our concert on April 25th

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Our choir director considering our singing…

 

At our spring concert we’ll be swinging along with:

“A Little Jazz Mass”         –    Bob Chilcott

“A Little Organ Mass”      –   J. Haydn

and a few Frank Sinatra classics.

Come to our Thursday evening rehearsals if you want to sing with us.

Or come along to the United Church at 7:30 on April 25th to listen.

 

 

 

We are Melksham Choral Society – a non-auditioned choir enjoying ourselves singing choral and lighter music throughout the year.