6 April 2017

A good sing last night and some very positive news from Brian re mental health provision in North Dorset.  The B Naturals will be with us the week after next which promises to be great fun once more.  At the moment, I am not sure whether or not we are going to be invited to sing at Stourhead again this summer.  No doubt an invitation (if there is one that is) will materialize over the coming weeks.  We have been invited to give a concert at St James’ Church once more however and I have provisionally said yes.  Please put the date – 23rd July – in your diaries!


Wednesday 19 April:  Evening session with the B Naturals.  Don’t forget that 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. 

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 a week or so ago.

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

Sunday 23 July: Probable afternoon concert at St James’ Church.


Sunday 9 April: Concert for Parkinson’s Disease by the Pilgrim Singers.  Wincanton Memorial Hall.  See flier.

Friday 14 April (Good Friday) Faure Requiem at Motcombe.  See flier.

Saturday 15 April: Celebration of World Voices – Royal Albert Hall.  This looks ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.


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).  See flier.

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 altosamongst 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 onweysound@yahoo.co.uk 

Saturday 13 May: Concert by Sturminster Newton Choral Society.  See flier.


These are held on the first Saturday of every month from 12.00 until 2.00 pm at Bell Street United Church.  If you have lost a loved one - recently or long ago – and would like to join us for a quick coffee or some light lunch, just come along.  More info from Linda (altos)


Summer must be on the way because the pizza man is back.  If you want to order a pizza in advance and have it waiting for you before choir on a Wednesday, call 07521 413720.