WMC Chorus is our community choir that comes together to rehearse for special performances at Wiltshire Music Centre and other venues in Wiltshire and the surrounding area. Launched in 2016, WMC Chorus welcomes men, women and young people (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) from age 12 and upwards of all singing abilities.
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WMC CHORUS - TENEBRAE
Thursday 30 September to Saturday 16 October
Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision. Join them on stage to perform an exciting selection of choral works as a part of their concert at Wiltshire Music Centre.
To be so close to the ETO singers and part of the performance was awe- inspiring.WMC Chorus Member, 2016
In collaboration with Tina May, GBH Big Band and Cantamus Chamber Choir, WMC Chorus performed a sparkling rendition of Duke Ellington's infamous sacred concert. In this high energy performance, the choir tackled the work's swinging rhythms and powerful harmonies with style and energy, bringing a full WMC to its feet in a standing ovation.
In a spectacular concert, WMC Chorus once again joined Cantamus Chamber Choir and soloists from the English National Opera in a semi staged performance of J. S. Bach's epic oratorio, St Matthew Passion. This powerful and moving performance was particularly poignant as it acted as the culmination of Wiltshire's commemorations for the centenary of the armistice, with the concert taking place on Sunday 11th November.
In May it was wonderful to see WMC Chorus join forces with 30 young people from local primary schools, singers from the Guildhall School of Music and musicians from Bath Philharmonia to perform West Side Story in concert as part of Bath Festivals. The Chorus performed a West Side Story medley in Southgate as were also part of the evening performance at The Forum in Bath, and it was incredible to see musicians from the local community perform together.
WMC Chorus performed for a spectacular launch of our 20th Anniversary. WMC Chorus worked alongside jazz pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock (pictured below), saxophonist Rob Buckland, members of of Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and a classical sting quartet to perform 'A Festive Suite', specially commissioned new pieces by Gwilym Simcock. Under the musical direction of Mike Daniels, the Chorus met for a number of rehearsals to prepare for the event.
WMC Chorus’ Launch event was a special performance of Bach’s St John Passion with English Touring Opera directed by Jonathan Peter Kenny on Sunday 23rd October 2016. For this event the WMC Chorus sang new English translations of the chorales alongside professional soloists and musicians.