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Summer Concert 2019
Wigton Choral Society 2019 Summer Concert 22nd June 2019 St Mary’s Church, Wigton Review by Anne-Marie Kerr Last Saturday’s concert by Wigton Choral Society was imbued with the same magical midsummer light that filled the evening sky outside. The choir of thirty singers gave a rousing start to the performance, confidently conveying the joy and hope of the unaccompanied opening piece, O Radiant Dawn, by James MacMillan. Celebrating the role of light throughout the day, year, and our lives, the programme continued with a number of works dating from between 1871 and 2008, by composers as diverse as Elgar, Sullivan, Lauridsen, Gabriel Jackson and Ward Swingle. Read more

Cumbria Rural Choirs Concert 2019
Cumbria Rural Choirs 2019 Concert: 23rd March 2019 Carlisle Cathedral Mozart - Requiem; Haydn - Seven Last Words Directed by John Butt Our most recent concert took place in Carlisle Cathedral on 23rd March, when we joined with Keswick Choral Society, Ullswater Choir (Penrith) and independent singers in Cumbria Rural Choirs, together with professional soloists and the instrumental accompaniment of the British Sinfonietta, for the performance of two major works: Read more

Christmas Concert 2018
Wigton Choral Society’s Christmas Concert was given to a very appreciative audience, which was perhaps a little smaller than usual because of the atrocious weather. The concert featured a little known Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens followed by carols from King’s College, Cambridge. The concert opened with the Saint-Saens.This was scored for five soloists, chorus, strings, harp and organ. Unfortunately, the organist was unable to attend because of the aforementioned weather so, at the eleventh hour, Amanda Wright stepped in to play the organ part on the piano. Read more