23 March 2017

Dear All,

Congratulations and thanks to those of who came along to Guys Marsh yesterday morning as part of their Wellbeing Day.  It was a lot of fun and greatly appreciated by those that attended the session.


Wednesday 19 April:  Evening session with the B Naturals.  We are asking choir members to pay £5 for this session if you can.  Although B Naturals are terrific value they are rather expensive and we don’t want to break the bank.  For those that don’t know them, they are experienced workshop leaders teaching their own arrangements of popular songs - songs that are always full of fun, with some wonderful harmonies.  There are four of them and four teachers mean much faster learning of course.  They will also entertain us with 3 or 4 songs from their current repertoire while we take a well-earned rest from all the learning.  If you’ve not experienced them before, you might like to click onto http://thebnaturals.com/workshops/ so that you can get the idea!!

Workshops | The B Naturals


Booking Information. Concessions for students and over 65’s (except when an Early Bird deal is being offered). Workshops normally run from 10am till 4:30pm.

Unspecified Wednesday sometime soon(ish): Bring-a-friend day.  Four or five new songs for regulars and newcomers alike.  More details later, but I think we should extend a special invitation to those staff from Guys Marsh who joined us yesterday morning.

Sunday 14 May: Shaftesbury Food and Drink Festival.  We have been asked to provide a 45 minute slot.  More details later.


Saturday 1 April: Concert by Spectra Musica, Wincanton.  See last week’s newsletter or our website for flier.


Concert by Palida.  St Mary’s Church, Shroton.  See last week’s newsletter or our website for flier.

Sunday 9 April: Concert by the Pilgrim Singers.  Wincanton Memorial Hall.  See last week’s newsletter or our website for flier.

Wed 25 – Sat 29 April: Under Milk Wood.  Several members of the community choir are taking part in this production so do support us if you possibly can (but NOT on the Wednesday of course).  Flier attached.

Sunday 7 May: STUPENDOUS SINGING DAY  If you like the idea of singing together with hundreds of other singers, you won’t want to miss the Dorset Community Choir Festival on at Charlton Down Village Hall (otherwise known as Herrison Hall). Although we won’t be taking part as a choir, several choir members have been in the past and have really loved it.  (Talk to Nicola and Linda in the altos amongst others.)  Choir leaders include Sarah Pennington (of Gilo ‘n’ Sarah) and Jon Conway (B Naturals).  It starts in the early afternoon, followed by an early evening concert in which choirs from across Devon, Dorset and Hampshire will perform from their own repertoire.  It's £15 for the whole event, with an additional £10 if you'd like supper. Alternatively if you prefer, you could just go to the concert in the evening - £5 a ticket.  Contact Su Lewis for information and tickets.  Tel: 01305 776106 or email her on weysound@yahoo.co.uk