Events in 2016

On this page you will find records of all of the events that have been performed by the choir in 2016.

To see events in 2015 that we took part in, click Here
To see events in 2014 that we took part in, click Here
To see events in 2013 that we took part in, click Here

Date:  19th March 2016

Event:  Choral Extravaganza

Location:  The Athenaeum, Warminster

Press Release:

There is much talk nowadays about the health benefits of choral singing and it is appropriate that Warminster should have a community choir that serves it in this respect. To be effective and successful, however, it has to involve the whole community and, judging by its latest presentation at the Warminster Athenaeum recently, this is something the Warminster Community Choir is achieving spectacularly.

Entitled a Choral Extravaganza, it also contained contributions from the school choirs of Heytesbury, Crockerton, Kingdown and Sutton Veny, ACTS Theatre Arts School as well as the choir’s own recently established Youth Choir. WCC opened and closed the programme, with an eclectic choice of music, ranging from such traditional favourites as Shenandoah and Mull of Kintyre to adaptations of modern pop. A medley from the musical South Pacific went down particularly well with an enthusiastic full house at the Athenaeum.

The choir would like to thank all those who came along and supported the event that raised £1000 towards Touching Tones Music Therapy Trust, a local group that funds for music therapy projects in schools, hospices, in the home and community groups for children and young adults in Wiltshire.

Like most “community” choirs members are not expected to be skilled musicians, but they do manage to achieve considerable musicality, often using harmony that has been devised by the musical director, Joanna Turner, who founded the choir in 2012. There was also praise from some audience members for excellent diction and phrasing.

The choir has just begun rehearsals for its summer “term” and new members would be welcome. Age is no barrier, the youngest currently being in his teens and the oldest approaching 90. It meets at St John’s School, Boreham Road, at 7.30 on Monday evenings.

For the youth Choir programme, Click Here
For the main Choir programme, Click Here

Written By:  Mike Read

The whole concert was recorded and recordings that have currently been approved for release can be viewed below

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  9th April 2016

Event:  Devizes "Good Afternoon Choir" concert

Location:  Devizes Corn Exchange

The choir were invited by Grenville Jones to perform at his Devizes Good Afternoon Choir's concert in the Devizes Corn Exchange. We played to a nearly packed corn exchange and had a great time.

For the programme, Click Here

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  23rd July 2016

Event:  Summer Busk

Location:  Outside Warminster Library

The Choir's annual summer busk in the town centre was today. Usually, we would have been in the middle of the Three Horseshoes Walk, unfortunately, this was not possible this year, due to a greengrocer stall. Instead we were located outside the library near the mall entrance. A total of £148.85 was raised from a collection by passers by. The Choir had selected local charity Alzheimer's Support for this event and a cheque was subsequently sent.

For the programme, Click Here

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  11th Sept 2016

Event:  Warminster Carnival Committee Fun Day in the Park

Location:  Bandstand, Warminster Park

Once again, the choir were asked to support the Warminster Carnival Committee's annual fun day on the park event, which we did with pleasure. The weather was good, the bandstand renovated and hopefully a good time was had by all.

For the programme, Click Here

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  24th October 2016

Event:  Singalongathon 2016

Location:  St. Johns new school hall

In what is becoming a regular event, Warminster Community Choir hosted their "Singalongathon" event on Monday 24th October. The event, which raises money for the BBC Children In Need appeal was another great success. Members of the public (who are not members of the choir) joined in with Choir members to sing a number of classic songs (words were provided on a large projector). Songs such as Oklahoma, Mamma Mia, selection from Les Miserables and other favourites, such as Let It Go were sung with gusto and enthusiasm. In total, £385 was raised for the appeal and the Choir would like to thank all those that came along to support such as worthy cause.

For the press release, Click Here

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  18th November 2016

Event:  BBC West Children In Need Live Broadcast

Location:  Cribbs Causeway - Bristol

As a result of the Singalongathon event, the choir were invited by the BBC to sing during one of the live segments at BBC Bristols Children in Need event in Cribs Causeway Ice Rink, which had been taken over by the BBC for the night. 3 Cars and a mini bus travelled the busy roads from Warminster to Bristol and we all had a great night. All the videos and pictures are now in the choirs Facebook Group facebook

Below is a video of an impromptu singing of the Floral Dance, whilst Pudsee skates on the ice (Shame this was not broadcast)

Written By:  Mike Read

Date:  26th November 2016

Event:  Warminster Christmas Lights Turn On

Location:  St. Lawrences Church - Warminster

The choir were again asked by the Town Council to support the turning on of the Christmas Lights. They were joined by members of the Athenaeum Singers and also the U3A choir. A fun evening was had by all. All the videos and pictures are now in the choirs Facebook Group facebook


Written By:  Mike Read