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Wincanton Choral Society Concert on Sunday May 15th

Thursday 5 May 2011, 16:42
By Jane Jones

Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam"

Wincanton Choral SocietyWincanton Choral Society and orchestra, conducted by Simon Twiselton, will be performing Haydn's oratorio 'The Creation' for its Spring Concert. This is considered by many to be his finest work. Performing with the Society will be Melanie Armitstead (Soprano), Paul Badley (Tenor) and Stephen Charlesworth (Bass). The concert takes place on Sunday 15th May at 7.30pm in Wincanton Sports Centre, West Hill, Wincanton. Tickets are available from Netaticket on 01749 813899, or and 01749 838843, priced £12.50 or £14 on the door. Concessions for 18 and under (£8).

The poster for the Wincanton Choral Society's production of "The Creation" by Joseph Haydn

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Wincanton Choral Society concert on May 15th 2011
Reply #1 on : Fri May 27, 2011, 11:46:35
Haydn's Oratorio "The Creation" performed on May 15th 2011 by Wincanton Choral Society.

Who would have thought that the large hall in the Wincanton Sports Centre would make such a good venue for a full-scale classical music concert? But that it certainly is, with excellent acoustics and plenty of space for the 120+ Wincanton Choral Society choir and their orchestra, enhanced by some attractive lighting effects and floral decoration.

This was the setting for an outstanding performance of Haydn's 'The Creation' on Sunday May 15th. The choir were on peak form and the extensive solo passages were sung with great sensitivity by the three soloists Melanie Armitstead, Paul Badley and Stephen Charlesworth.

Great credit is due to the Musical Director, Simon Twiselton, for achieving such a consistently high standard of performance, and also for demonstrating that when it comes to 'grand works' Haydn was every bit as good a composer as Mozart.


A beautiful evening that was so engaging. The orchestra worked so well with the huge choir, creating a wonderful wall of sound,… and what brilliant soloists! Thank you again for all the work that went into putting on such a lovely event for Wincanton.

Emma Wilkes
Acting Headteacher
King Arthur's Community School


Haydn's Creation
performed by the Wincanton Choral Society
Our Party enjoyed the Creation enormously; I think that it was one of the best of the Wincanton Choral Society's productions. Haydn's Oratorio is, of course, a delight; the choir were on the top of their form and Simon Twistleton conducted with his usual brilliance. The three soloists, Melanie Armitstead, Paul Badley and Stephen Charlesworth were beyond praise. The orchestra led by Edward Burns, played with the incomparable feeling for the difficult moods of this brilliant Oratorio. It was an evening that we will remember for a long time.

Carolyn de Salis
President of the Wincanton Choral Society

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