Welcome to the Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society (WKCS) web site.
We are a friendly non-auditioned choir over 100 strong.
We are always pleased to see new members, and perform four concerts each year.
Many thanks to those brave souls who braved unseasonably trying
weather to sit in a freezing church (it was partially heated Ė
honest!) on March 23rd to hear our performance of Bachís
b Minor mass. We were particularly delighted to welcome the family
of our first musical director, the late Thomas Tunnard, who battled
down from Yorkshire to attend the concert. We very much hope our
performance was worth the discomfort. We were certainly pleased with
the outcome of our often taxing rehearsals of this most challenging
piece. Many thanks too to the members of All Saintsí choir who
And so to the last performance of the season, the summer concert
on June 15th. Rehearsals have started well on the three
works: Vivaldiís Gloria, a well-known and popular piece; Rutterís
lovely Requiem and Vaughan Williamís Five Mystical Songs. Letís hope
a warm and sunny summer really does arrive to compliment a veritable
Please click here
for details of forthcoming concerts and how to purchase tickets.
The WKCS was formed in 1953 following the joint Messiah
concert held by the two separate choirs of the Warwick and Kenilworth
societies in May of that year. The newly formed choir gave its first concert, a
performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio
under the baton of 'Tim' Tunnard, on New Year's Day
1954 at St Mary's, Warwick, which remained the choir's main venue for many years.
We are a registered charity and are grateful to our subscribers and
sponsors for their continued support. The Society is affiliated to the
National Federation of Music Societies (now known as Making Music), which
represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies
throughout the United Kingdom.