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
- Online End of Term Party – Tues 7 July @ 8pm
Following on from our two successful virtual cafes, we are holding our end of term party on Tuesday 7th July at 8pm.
This will be in a similar format to the June event, allowing time for conversation, as well as solo contributions, musical and poetic. The solo performances rely on contributions of course, so volunteers please contact Denis.
To join in on the evening of the 7th, please follow the link below and, when prompted, enter the password that we use for our WCC website. Alternatively, launch Zoom and manually enter Meeting ID: 865 5523 8460 with the same password.
- 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.