Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society


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.

Following a well-attended and successful rendition of Handel's Messiah in December (we must be getting good at this by now!), January 2014 heralded the start of a busy year for us as we celebrate 60 years since the newly combined Warwick and Kenilworth societies performed their first concert together.

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.

Our special anniversary concert, featuring Haydn's Creation, takes place at all Saints Church, Royal Leamington Spa and includes the Fanfare for 60, especially written by choir member Margaret Vickery, whose memorable work Day of Dreams was performed for the very first time by the Choir in March 2012.  Other surprises ... well you'll have to be there to experience them!  WKCS is delighted to be accompanied once again by the Beauchamp Sinfonietta.

Please click here for details of forthcoming concerts and how to purchase tickets.

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.

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