26 OCTOBER 2017

Dear All,

A great turnout and another really good sing last night.  “Long and Winding Road” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy” are both pretty solid now, with the former staying in tune much, much better.  Although I must confess I prefer the a cappella version of “Happy” that I posted the link to last week, some of you will enjoy https://youtu.be/-ozbX-yM8ao.   

Next week we will be starting on our Christmas repertoire so can I remind you to check that you have our Christmas dates in your diaries please?   Next week will also be BADGE WEDNESDAY.  Please come along sporting a colourful name badge so we can all chat to a few new people.  (Sticky labels provided for those who forget.)


Saturday 2 December: morning.  Quaker Meeting House (in aid of the Friends of Shaftesbury Hospital).  Details to follow.

Monday 4 December: 6.00 p.m.  Christmas lights and late night shopping.  Provisionally, the Community Choir and a specially formed children’s choir will meet in St Peter’s Church at around 5.15.  When Father Christmas + Town Band arrive shortly after 6.00 the massed choir will sing a Christmas round (probably “Christmas Bells”) and then the lights will be switched on.  Then there will then be a massed choir/audience sing-a-long of Deck the Halls, O Little Town, Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Rudolph and We Wish you a Merry Christmas with the + band accompanying. 

Friday 15 December: 2.15 Christmas entertainment for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.  Durweston Village Hall.  (Durweston is the home of lots of traditional Dorset carols, so watch this space!)

Christmas Eve: Probably singing at Grosvenor Hotel.  Confirmation awaited.


Saturday 28 October (this weekend). Sunny Side of Swing.  Shroton.  See flier.

Saturday 11 November: Jazz at St James.  David Gordon Jazz Trio.  See last week’s newsletter

Sunday 19 November: Pagoda Project at Shaftesbury Arts Centre.  See flier.

Saturday 25 November.  Autumn Leaves concert given by Spectra Musica in Gillingham.  See flier.