It’s a wonderful occasion, with a massed choir (‘Somerset Voices’) joining together with the Mid Somerset Orchestra to provide the music for a Lessons and Carols service on a scale not often seen outside concert halls. As well as being a great occasion to kick-start many people’s Christmas celebrations, the event is an important fundraising event for the Somerset Community Foundation, who do such important work in communities around the county (read more in their website)
Calling choral singers!
This year’s repertoire is all set, and we’re now on the lookout for a few more singers to augment the choir. Membership has traditionally been drawn from Taunton and Wellington Choral Societies and other choirs in the Taunton area, but if you’re able to attend rehearsals in Taunton (one in October and three in December) and can learn the carols in that short time, then we would love to see you.
How to get involved
If you’d like to find out more about taking part, please get in touch. There’s a very modest subscription to help with some of the costs (with optional return ticket to Wells on a specially-chartered coach from Wellington or Taunton) and all singers are given a meal in the Cathedral restaurant between the rehearsal and the service.
Key dates and times
Rehearsals take place in Taunton:
Saturday 14th October (2.30pm-4.30pm), Saturday 2nd December (10am-12noon), Wednesday 6th December (7.30pm-9.30pm) and Tuesday 12th December (7.30pm-9.30pm)
Saturday 16th December at 7pm in Wells Cathedral (with rehearsal during the afternoon)