Wherwell Singers perform concerts locally twice a year, including annual Christmas Concerts and alternate Summer and Spring concerts. We also provide a choir for local weddings, which helps to offset the costs of running the choir.
David Dunbar has reviewed our concerts for the local press, here are some extracts:
Spring Concert 2012 (Stockbridge)
“Almost any weekend you can choose from two or three concerts by choirs. Faced with so much choice, how to choose which one to go to? Well, the Wherwell Singers under the driving influence of Dale Webb are pretty near the top of the list…
Their Spring Concert …was well up to standard; and one fascinating thing about this group is their versatility. In this concert, a Mozart anthem “Laudate pueri” with a very complicated structure was sung cleanly, with beautiful precision and confidence; and Eric Whitacre’s gorgeous “Seal lullaby” was just luscious. Stanford’s “The Blue Bird”, which many choir singers are terrified by, flew high and handsome with no trouble and with some superb soprano solos; earlier, an eight-part complex motet “Crucifixus” sounded wonderful.
…another very satisfying concert; the Wherwell Singers are definitely a group to follow.”
Christmas Concert 2011 (Wherwell)
“Wherwell singers gave us their Christmas Feast; and a very rich feast it was… Dale Webb cooked up this feast superbly well”
Summer Concert 2011
“this splendid concert by the Wherwell Singers… Dale Webb, their conductor and programme planner, had mixed in some surprises.
… a tribute to the quality of this choir that so much of this programme was sung unaccompanied, and with every certainty of pitch.
Altogether this was a very enjoyable box of chocolates, with something to please everyone. The performance of the Wherwell Singers was at times superb, and generally excellent. In other words watch out for their next concert – and don’t miss it”
Highlights of past concerts have ranged from classical works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah, to 21st century anthems, with themed concerts bringing pleasure and interest to choir and audience alike.