Dear All,

Great singing for the hospital last Saturday morning and for Santa and his entourage on Monday night.   Karen’s round, when we joined forces with 100+ amazingly well-behaved youngsters from four of our local primary schools (with Jerome on drum of course), was an unqualified success. Congratulations all round.    Good to see you a fair number of you at the Shoppers’ Service at St. Peter’s afterwards too.

Linda Indge (soprano) can make prints of the three lovely photographs that her husband took of us at the Quaker Meeting House.  They are available in two sizes 7 x 5 and 6 x 4 at a cost of £1.50 and £1.00 respectively.  The order sheet will be available next week and Linda will bring the prints to the choir party.


Friday 15 December: 2.15 p.m. Christmas entertainment for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.  Durweston Village Hall.  Usual dress code – i.e. shades of red above the waist, dark or black below.

Wednesday 20 December: Choir Christmas Party

Thursday 21 December: Singing around the wards at Shaftesbury Hospital to swell the ranks.  6.30 p.m.

Wednesday 27 December: NO CHOIR

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


Full sized prints (unframed) of the picture of the choir that Mike Bailey painted last year can be ordered from Julia at a special price of £20.  They will be printed on high quality paper with all profits being given to Shaftesbury Abbey.  Please let Julia know if you would like one a.s.a.p.



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 and other familiar faces 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 7.30 p.m.


Christmas Concert given by the Gillingham Singers at East Stour Village Hall.  See attached flyer.

Sunday 17 December: Open air nativity play outside Shaftesbury Town Hall.  The organisers would love members of the community choir who are free to join in with the singing of five or six well-known carols.  No rehearsal needed.  Starts 1.00 p.m.

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