16 NOVEMBER 2017

Dear All,

Our Christmas repertoire continues to grow!  Do check the arrangements for our various events below as they are updated as the information becomes available.  Also the growing list of Christmassy events in being given by other local groups that deserve our support.


Saturday 2 December: Carol Singing. Quaker Meeting House (in aid of the Friends of Shaftesbury Hospital). Please arrive 10.30 for a 10.45 start.   

Monday 4 December: 6.00 p.m.  Christmas lights and late night shopping.  Karen’s new Christmas round (Shaftesbury Christmas Lights) followed by a massed choir/audience sing-a-long of Deck the Hall, O Little Town, Silent Night, Rudolph and We Wish you a Merry Christmas, all with the Town Band accompanying. 

Friday 15 December: 2.15 Christmas entertainment for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.  Durweston Village Hall. 

Thursday 21 December: Singing around the wards at Shaftesbury Hospital.  More details next week.

Wednesday 20 December: Choir Christmas Party

Wednesday 27 December: NO CHOIR

Wednesday 3 January: Choir meets as usual + a glass of something special to toast the New Year in.


Sunday 19 November: (this weekend)  Lots happening:

The Gravellers at St Mary’s Motcombe in aid of Shaftesbury Women’s Refuge.  3.00 pm  See flyer.

Ad Hoc Singers. 4.30 p.m. at Mere Church

Pagoda Project at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. 7.00 p.m. See website or previous newsletters.

until 21 November: DefinARTly in the gallery at Shaftesbury Arts Centre.  Flyer attached

Saturday 25 November.  Autumn Leaves concert given by Spectra Musica at St Mary’s Gillingham.  See website or previous newsletters.


The Mill singers & Jubilate are putting on a concert for the Friends of the Hospital.  7.30pm. in St Peter’s Church Shaftesbury. Tickets available from the Hospital Reception or at the door cost £8.00 to include refreshments.

Saturday 2 December: Autumn Concert given by the Gillingham Singers.  Flyer attached.

Thurs 7 – Sat 9 December: Rock Nativity by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, to be performed in St Peter’s, St James’ and St Mary’s (Motcombe). 7.30 p.m.  Lots of choir members are taking part so do come and give it your support.  Flyer attached.

Saturday 16 December: Pilgrim Singers with special guest local girl Marta Fontanals-Simmons, now international mezzo-soprano fresh from Glyndebourne! Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul Wincanton at 7.30pm