Welcome to the Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society (WKCS) web site. We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir currently around 50 – 65 members. We are always pleased to see new members, and perform around four concerts each year.
The Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society has been making music in south Warwickshire for 70 years, singing the great choral works from the classical European tradition, such as Haydn’s The Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Contemporary British composers such as John Rutter and Bob Chilcott have also formed the repertoire of some of our concerts, as well as smaller choral works, like folk songs and madrigals, usually in our June concerts.
The choir was formed in 1953 following a joint Messiah concert held that year by the then two separate choirs of the Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Societies. As a newly formed choir it gave its first concert, a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio under the baton of ‘Tim’ Tunnard, on New Year’s Day 1954 at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
Please click here for details of our forthcoming concerts.
We are a registered charity – charity number 505695 – and are grateful to our subscribers, sponsors and concert audience members for their continued support.