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Our Choir in Lockdown, spring 2020

Like all choirs, we are not meeting at the moment but are waiting for guidance from the Government on how and when we can do this.

Until then we will try to keep you informed of what we have planned.

Do go to our Facebook Page: Witham Choral Society to see what we are posting.

It has news, practice videos and things to watch suggested to us by Making Music, who we belong to and who provide us with guidance.

Read more about Covid 19 and how we can deal with it on the page on their website: Click here

New members always welcome!

We are always looking for new members to swell our ranks for the next season of concerts. If you have a desire to sing we would be delighted to see you. If you are under 26 your membership is completely free!

We normally rehearse at 7.45pm in the United Reformed Church, Witham (in Newland Street) every Tuesday evening in term time and we always have time for a sociable chat over a cup of tea or coffee at half-time. With Covid restrictions when we return, this may have to be adapted. Watch this space. Once a month we hold a fund-raising bring and buy stall.

We hope to see you and meet again in real life soon!

We were most recently rehearsing for our postponed performance at Witham Public Hall – performing Haydn’s The Creation with Colchester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Photo by Graham Spearman

In the news... 60th Anniversary

Article written when the choir were in their 60th year of music making…

Here are excerpts from the recent anniversary article in the Braintree & Witham Times:




London Concert Trips

CONCERT TRIPSTHANK YOU TO CLARE

For many years Clare (our Witham mayor) has organised regular concert trips to the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and raised funds for the choir.

Clare now feels it is time to hand over the trips either to someone else, or for the choir to come up with a new way to raise funds. We and past members are extremely grateful to her for all she has done over the years funding many wonderful soloists, paying for many of the musicians accompanying us and in so many ways improving the performance we have been able to give to our audiences.

See the choir in 1974!

Local Historian, and supporter of Witham Choral, Janet Gyford has a photo from 1974 when Tom Langley was the Conductor. You can see it by following this link Click Here. If you can name anyone we are not sure about, do please get in touch and let us know!

Colchester Classics

COLCHESTER CLASSICS, help our choir by sourcing recordings of the music we are rehearsing for members to purchase each term. They are an award-winning CD mail order service, and are proud to be associated with the Witham Choral Society. Colchester Classics

Colchester Classics is passionate about classical music providing a knowledgeable, friendly and personal service details of which can be found by clicking on the following link:




Social Events ...

We held a trip to see one of Christmas charities Rainbow Rural in the summer 2019 to see what our money was used for following our Christmas Carol evening in 2018. We had a lovely afternoon, see more photos on our Facebook Page:

Charity Christmas Concert 2019

Because of Covid 19 our most recent concert was Christmas 2020, can you believe?

We had a lovely end to the year, finishing with our Christmas Carol evening, on Tuesday 10th December 2020 at Witham URC.

We we honoured to have our Mayor, Clare, to speak about her chosen charities for her year – Citizens Advice and also collecting for young people’s projects in Witham. She is waiting to hear from local young peoples’ groups with suggestions for a way to make use of the money that she collects. Find out more on the Town Council Website: by clicking here Clare was delighted to hear that our collection for her charities raised a wonderful £257.55!

Events in the past includes Quiz Nights, Summer Garden Parties and a Barge Trip





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