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The Messiah - Christmas Concert 2019
Christmas 2019 Concert Our most recent concert was the Christmas Concert, consisting of a performance of Handel’s Messiah, held on Saturday, 14th December at 7.30pm, in St Mary’s Church in Wigton and conducted by our Musical Director, Ian Wright. It’s hard to believe that Handel’s Messiah only received a luke-warm reception at its world première in Dublin on the 13th April 1742. This certainly wasn’t the case in St Mary’s Church, Wigton on Saturday 14th December. Read more

Bach St. Matthew Passion, October 2018
Bach St. Matthew Passion A number of members of Wigton Choral Society joined forces with Cockermouth Harmonic Society and choirs from the University of Cumbria and Cockermouth School on Sunday 21st October 2018 in a truly immersive and memorable performance of the St. Matthew Passion at St John’s Church in Workington. The event was part of the English Touring Opera series of the great works of Bach. ETO soloists and the Old String Band, a London-based period instrument ensemble, joined with our local singers, all under the baton of Conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny, to provide a wonderful experience, well-received by a large audience. Read more