By Jessica Durston – August 16, 2022
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The Wessex invite the public to attend an open house in September to learn more about their band and meet the current members.
The open house will take place at the Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club on September 13, at 7 p.m.
The Wessex (formerly known as ‘The Wessex Male Choir’) is an amateur male choir based in Swindon, founded in 2001.
The choir says it takes its name from the ancient Kingdom of Wessex, an area of England made up of what are now the counties of Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset, ruled by King Alfred.
This association is reflected in the choir’s logo which depicts a wyvern – the legendary two-legged dragon featured on the flag of Wessex.
With the rugby season fast approaching and the Six Nations tournament fast approaching, Wessex thought the RWB Rugby Club’s venue of choice for the event was very appropriate.
Administrative manager David Langley said: “Whatever team you are in, do you fancy singing your favorite rugby song properly? fellow supporters. So if you want to say your arias from your elbow, our event will give you that opportunity.
Participants are invited to learn their favorite songs and enjoy the good-natured rivalry that the choir says is sure to follow.
Wessex’s long list of competitive success makes them one of the most successful men’s ensembles of the 21st century.
David added: “We take our singing seriously, as evidenced by our successes in competition, but we take ourselves less seriously. We have one member who imagined himself to be a professional comedian and about 50 others who think they should. being.
“So if you want to develop and perfect your singing while having a great time, you know where to be in September. See you soon.”
More information about the Wessex Male Choir can be found on their website at http://www.wessexmalechoir.co.uk/