Somerset Choral Society Programme for 2018/19 Season

This season we are performing two very different concerts and are planning another “Come & Sing” workshop. We started on 24th November with a Candlelit Concert of Advent and Christmas music from the Carols for Choirs White Book and the Robert Chilcott arrangement of “On Christmas Night”. This Concert is reported elsewhere on this website.

The committee are planning a “Come & Sing Faure Requiem” workshop 27 April 2019; Ed has suggested at least “the Sanctus and Libera Me” both of which are in the programme for the May concert.

In contrast, our Spring 2019 Concert in May will be part of the Wedmore Arts festival and will feature the young violinist Poppy McGhee. The proposed programme includes Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and The Lark Ascending (Solo Violin & Lochrian Ensemble), Brahms Geistliches Lied and How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings (Requiem), two movements from Faure Requiem (Libera Me and Sanctus) and a solo repertoire from Poppy.

Date Programme Venue
24 November 2018, 7.30pm

27 April 2019, 10:00am

11 May 2019, 7:30pm

Candlelit Concert of Advent & Christmas Music with Readings
Come & Sing Faure Requiem Workshop Programme TBC


Concert of Mixed Choral Music with violinist Poppy McGhee & Lochrian Ensemble
St Mary’s Church, Wedmore

St Mary’s Church, Wedmore

St Mary’s Church, Wedmore


The choral music will comprise Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Faure Requiem (Libera Me and Sanctus), and Brahms Geistliches Lied and How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings (Requiem). Full details have been issued and can be found under Rehearsal Schedule.

Ed Conducting 4

Ed conducting at a rehearsal from his Perch