Winchester Community Choir is an open access choir for the people of Winchester in Mid Hampshire. Formed in late 2005, we now have almost 100 members who meet weekly to sing for fun and give regular performances in the community and to raise money for local causes.
Led by our conductor Carolyn Robson, the choir sings a wide range of unaccompanied harmony songs.
Latest choir news
- Winchester Community Choir’s Response To Lockdown
For obvious reasons there will be no Summer Concert this year, and there will be no rehearsals at St Lawrence’s until further notice. In the Rehearsal Notes and Announcements section of our website we have set up a series of “virtual rehearsals” for our members, where you will find Carolyn’s rehearsal notes from 24/3/20 onwards. The sound and lyric files can be found in the Current Sound and Lyric Files section as usual.
There have been a number of enquiries about whether we can set up a live virtual rehearsal via the internet using software such as Zoom. We have looked into this, and people who have tried this have reported issues with time delays and sound processing. Our best option for the time being seems to be to continue with our sound files and Carolyn’s notes. Obviously this is no substitute for singing together at St Lawrence’s, and we are all looking forward to the time when we’ll be able to return to our usual method of rehearsal.
- Choir Concert Raises a Record £2020 for Charities
Winchester Community Choir’s Christmas Concert was held on Tuesday 10th December with our guests the Hyde Pipers. Ticket sales and the retiring collection raised a total of £2020 for our nominated charities. This is a new record for our fundraising, and it will be split equally between Winchester Churches Night Shelter and Homestart Winchester. Thanks to all who supported us!