Last update 16/11/17
by Neil Hawes
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Who we are

Whitton Choral Society is a mixed four-part choir based in Whitton, which is near Twickenham, in west London, UK

We are small compared to some choral societies with a membership of around 35-40 people, but we are a friendly group with a wide range of ages and abilities.

New members are welcome, see the Join us page for more details. There are no auditions, and there are vacancies in all parts, but particularly for tenors and basses.

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm to 9.45pm in Whitton Baptist Church in Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ - click here for a map.

Whitton Choral Society is affiliated to Richmond upon Thames Arts Council (artsrichmond) and The National Federation of Music Societies

What we do

We normally sing three concerts a year:

  • A traditional Christmas Carol concert on a Saturday before Christmas, including carols for audience participation
  • A Good Friday evening concert which is considered to be a church service and therefore comprises religious works
  • A summer social evening in June/July with secular music which usually includes refreshments

We hire professional or semi-professional soloists and accompanists, and charge for concert tickets and/or take a retiring collection, but we also raise money for charities, often locally-based ones.

Concerts are sung in Whitton Baptist Church or in the past occasionally at St. Augustine's Church, Whitton

Concerts

Our next event is our Christmas concert on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7.30pm in Whitton Baptist church. For more details, see the next concert page.

We start rehearsing on Wednesday 6th September 2017. If you want a reason to join us, do read about the amazing health benefits of singing.

News

At two performances on 13th and 14th December 2014, Whitton Choral Society joined forces with Richmond Choral Society (see local paper report) in very successful Christmas concerts which included extracts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. We are planning a similar joint venture in Spring 2018 when we will sing "Lux Aeterna" by Morten Lauridsen and "Troisième Messe Solennelle (De Pâques)" by Charles Gounod.

Here is the choir in April 2014 singing at the Good Friday concert: