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Wichita Choral Society Rehearsals

The Wichita Choral Society welcomes anyone who loves to sing - auditions are not required!  Our chorus is comprised of singers from all walks of life, from amateurs to professionals, young and old alike.  The common denominator is the desire to sing and a genuine love for making music.

An annual tradition for more than 73 years, the WCS performs Handel's Messiah in late November along with commissioned members of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and prominent area soloists. Rehearsals for the performance of the Messiah begin the first Monday in September after Labor Day.  Rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7p.m. to 8:30p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Rd.,  Wichita, culminating in a performance on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.      

Our spring concert usually consists of lighter fare with a performance in April or early May and features the Harold Decker scholarship recipients.

Each member is asked to pay dues of $20 per semester and to purchase new music as necessary.  However, if you've sung the Messiah in the past and have your own copy, you are encouraged to use it.

 

So what are you waiting for??  Come check us out - we are sure you'll want to join in the fun! 

 

 

Come celebrate a Wichita Holiday tradition of 73 years - Handel's Messiah!

  Nov. 25, 2018, at 2:00pm, at Country Acres Baptist Church, 8810 W. 10th St. North, Wichita. This is a beautiful new venue for us and we are very excited to perform there! 

Our director is Shawn Chastain, USD259 Fine Arts Executive Coordinator, who is in his 18th year with the chorus!

Our sololists this year are:

María José Fabara - Soprano

Melissa Attebury - Alto

Brian Stranghoner - Tenor

Phillip Lopez – Bass

Admission is $10 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Wichita Choral Society member.  For information, please call Carol Parsons at 316-258-2518.