The Choir - About Us
Paddock Wood Choral Society is a mixed-voice choir of around 45 members. PWCS began life in late 1979 by Graham Dibbens, then Head of Music at Mascalls School as an evening class at Mascalls School, later becoming an independent, fully-functioning choral society. Our aim is to enjoying performing music to a high standard under the baton of our Music Director Kevin Ashman.
We perform three concerts a year, usually on a Saturday evening, normally held at St Andrew’s Church, Paddock Wood but from time to time the choir performs at other venues and in charity events.
We encourage young musicians to perform with us, join with school choirs and organise workshops.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings between 7.45pm and 9.30pm in St Andrew’s Church.
Our repertoire covers all eras of music from the renaissance to pop. The Christmas concert usually features one or two main works plus carols, and for the
spring concert the choir engages professional soloists and is usually accompanied by The Henham Chamber Orchestra. This performance often consists of more serious works and the orchestra performs a work of its own.
The summer concert is in lighter vein, perhaps involving groups from local schools and other guests.
If you would like to know more about us, please get in touch with our Secretary or our Chairman.
Find out when our term starts and where to find us
If you would like to support the Choir financially please contact our Treasurer.
We have Music for Hire.