26 January 2017

Dear All,

Two new recordings have been added to the LISTEN page –“Evo Banke” and “California Dreamin”.  Hope you enjoy them.  It was rather too warm in the Town Hall last night and as a consequence we go a bit flat, but it is not too noticeable.  Not so “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” which begins to sink from bar 2 onwards! (I have deleted it so there can be no incriminating evidence.)

Richard’s “Anthem for Shaftesbury Community Choir” is shaping up well I think you will agree.  Great work everybody.   Lovely harmony of course (thankyou Mr Dvorak) but lovely arrangement too (thankyou Mr Clark).


Tuesday 14 February  10.30 – 12.00Singing for and with the North Dorset Stroke Club.  Charlton Village Hall (Just off the A30 about 2m from Shaftesbury). 

Our programme will consist of (in no particular order): We’ve got all the love; Let’s call the whole thing off; Blue Moon; California Dreamin’; I’m gonna sing, sing, sing; Every time I feel the spirit; Shenandoah; Lollipop; Chattanooga Choo Choo.  (As agreed, I have invited a flautist friend from Tisbury to contribute an item too.)  Although we will be including all of these songs in our sessions over the coming weeks, if we feel there is a need for an extra practice nearer the date then I am fairly sure that can be organised.

Spectra Musica invite you to their Come and Sing Day on Saturday 11th February in Cheap Street Church, Sherborne which will feature Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’ in a programme entitled ‘A Georgian Choral Extravaganza’.