Welcome to Wimborne Choral Society’s website. We hope you love beautiful choral music as much as we do.

Wimborne Choral Society (WCS) is Wimborne's longest established choir, now in its 46th year. It was founded in 1978, and has been led throughout by Christopher Dowie (then Organist and Master of the Choristers at the Minster Church in Wimborne). Its founding object was "to promote ... public education in and appreciation of ... music in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts and recitals ...". 

We are a friendly, mixed voice choir, with approximately 60 members. New singers are always welcome - no auditions required. We sing many of the major classic works as well as music by contemporary composers. We perform three concerts a year in Wimborne Minster, often accompanied by Wimborne Chamber Orchestra, with professional or semi-professional soloists. 

Read More About Us …


Saturday 29th June 2024   7.30pm

Wimborne Minster


Christopher Dowie      A Song for Saint Cecilia
Edward Elgar                Sursum Corda
C.H.H. Parry                  Blest Pair Of Sirens

Christopher Dowie      Alleluia

Conductor:                            Christopher Dowie
Soprano:                                Claire Daniels
Contralto:                              Catherine Murray
Tenor:                                     Michael Aitkenhead
Bass:                                       Steven Page
Organ:                                    Graham Scott
Orchestra:                             Wimborne Chamber Orchestra
Chorus:                                  Wimborne Choral Society

See More Concerts And Events …

Ticket Information …

Following the announcement of Christopher Dowie's retirement after 46 years at the helm of Wimborne Choral Society, we are now seeking a new Musical Director.


is seeking a new

from January 2025
WCS is a friendly, non-auditioned SATB choir of about 60 members.
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, term time.
This is a remunerated position.
For further details please visit the website WCSMusicalDirector2025
or contact Marion Brown: marion.brown3@btinternet.com
tel. 01202 848250 or 07598 330615.
Application Deadline: 10 May 2024.


For more information see ...  Musical Director 2025 Details for Applicants…


Chris Dowie Celebration Concert Update! 🎵

🌟 Milestone Alert: 25% Reached! 🌟
Only 101 days left until this special musical celebration. 🎵 Now is the perfect time to show your support and make a difference. Whether you’re a long-time fan, a fellow chorister, or someone who appreciates beautiful harmonies, your contribution matters.

For more information ...  
Read More News …

Membership is open to all, without audition. We always welcome new members.

Why not come for a trial rehearsal?

Read About Joining Us …

By becoming a Friend of Wimborne Choral Society you'll be supporting us while benefitting from a few perks.

Read More About Friends Of WCS …
Brought to you by Making Music
Copyright © 2024 Wimborne Choral Society