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
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.