23 NOVEMBER 2017

Dear All,

We will revise all our Christmas repertoire next week and make our selection for performance on 2 December (see below). To remind you, we will be choosing from:

AUDIENCE CAROLS: In the bleak, Silent night, O little town, It came upon, Joy to the world, Away in a manger, O come.

CHOIR CAROLS: Carol of the Bells, Tune Your Harps, Boar’s Head, While Shepherds (Cornish tune), Rudolph, Hosanna, Fais Dodo, Hark the Herald (Durweston tune), Come Tune Your Cheerful Voice.

Don’t forget to look up the performance of While Shepherds by the Fishermen’s Friends on Youtube.  There are also lots of performances of Carol of the Bells that you could maybe sing along to for practice purpose.


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

Wednesday 20 December: Choir Christmas Party

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

Wednesday 27 December: NO CHOIR

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


Saturday 2 December: Autumn Concert given by the Gillingham Singers.  See website or previous newsletters.

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.  See website or previous newsletters.

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

Sunday 31 December: NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONWanstrow Village Hall, Near Frome www.wanstrowvillagehall.co.uk
FROM 5.30PM –MIDNIGHT.  Harmonic Temple songs.  SHARED MEAL –VEGETARIAN PLEASE, NO ALCOHOL. SHORT RITUAL for leaving the old year behind and welcoming the new one  Dance of Universal Peace & SEASONAL SONG. 
To book: Tel Rasullah 01749 850474  rasullah@btinternet.com  Cost: £20, £15 CONCS