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 30-35 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.
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 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 late June or early 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
Our next event is our Good Friday concert on Friday 19th April 2019 in
Whitton Baptist church at 7.30pm.
Entry will be free with a retiring collection to cover expenses.
For more details, see the next concert page.
We start rehearsing on Wednesday 9th January 2019. If you want a reason to join us, do read about the amazing health benefits of singing.
2018 was our 50th anniversary.
1968 is the earliest record we have of this choir singing a religious concert, a Good Friday concert presented by the “Augmented Baptist Church Choir assisted by Members of the St. Edmunds and St. Augustine Church Choirs”. By 1973 we had been named the “Whitton Churches Choral Society”, and we became “Whitton Choral Society” in 1980.