Following the success of their recent fundraising concert in support of South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell Choral Society members including chair Geoffrey Taylor, presented Artistic Director Ron McAllister with a cheque today (Tuesday 11 July 2017) for £1000.00 towards South Hill Park’s continued artistic work in the Bracknell community.
Ron McAllister, Artistic Director and CEO of South Hill Park gave thanks to the Society, “I am delighted to accept this cheque on behalf of South Hill Park. There is a long association between the arts centre and BCS – I remember a particularly spectacular rendition of Dream of Gerontius which I programmed as Director of the Wilde Festival of Music back in 1986! It is gratifying to see that the society is still going strong!”
South Hill Park Arts Centre is Bracknell’s artistic ‘jewel in the crown’ but has recently suffered from funding cuts and the donation will be warmly welcomed to support their endeavours for the local and regional community.
Bracknell Choral Society was formed in 1960 with a membership of fourteen and now has over 130 singing members. They perform three major concerts each season, with professional soloists and orchestral players. Their repertoire spans more than 400 years, and includes rarely-heard work, as well as more familiar ones. There is also an active social programme for members, supporters and friends.
New singers are always welcome to join Bracknell Choral Society, particularly tenors and 1st sopranos, and are invited to attend two rehearsals before committing themselves to membership. Non-singers are invited to support the Society by offering help on concert days.