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 70 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.
Saturday 23rd March 20247.30pm Wimborne Minster
Joseph Haydn Insanae et Vanae Curae, Hob.XXI:1/13c Christopher Dowie A Prayer Benjamin Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Op.30 Anton Bruckner Locus Iste, Christus Factus Est (Geistliche Chöre) John Rutter Requiem
Conductor: Christopher Dowie
Soprano: Alexandra Burstow
Cello: Kathy Jackson
Organ: Sam Hanson
Chorus: Wimborne Choral Society
We are all sad to learn that, after 46 years in charge, 2024 will be Christopher Dowie’s final year as our musical director. However, we are delighted that our concert programmes throughout this year have been chosen to reflect and celebrate Chris’s work as a performer, conductor, composer and leader. We are currently fundraising to make our summer concert “A Celebration of Dowie” an extra-special event.