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The Messiah - Christmas Concert 2019
Christmas 2019 Concert Our most recent concert was the Christmas Concert, consisting of a performance of Handel’s Messiah, held on Saturday, 14th December at 7.30pm, in St Mary’s Church in Wigton and conducted by our Musical Director, Ian Wright. It’s hard to believe that Handel’s Messiah only received a luke-warm reception at its world première in Dublin on the 13th April 1742. This certainly wasn’t the case in St Mary’s Church, Wigton on Saturday 14th December. Read more

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