22 JUNE 2017

Dear All,

Great singing last weekend and wonderful that the choir should have helped raise so much money for Cedars/Castle Hill.  Our efforts were really appreciated and our new banner was nothing short of magnificent.  Thankyou Andrea (alto).  Congrats to Matthew (tenor) too for his fascinating historic walk which quite a few of us attended – also in aid of Cedars/Castle Hill.


Sat 1 – Sun 2 July: Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. We have two events in the Shaftesbury Fringe / Gold Hill Fair.  The first one on the Saturday (10.00 – 11.00 a.m.) in the Cattle Market is HOSTED by the community choir and Bell Street Jazz Band.  This will be run like an ordinary choir session with the addition of a 6 piece jazz band (hence a bit more expensive at £5 a head) and much more of a sing-a-long.  The idea is to throw open the doors to a whole lot of new people, possibly swelling our numbers as a result ... do come along and bring friends.    The second is a PERFORMANCE (1 o’clock) on Park Walk on the Sunday, joining together with the ukes for part of the performance.  Programme to include Chatanooga, Isn't She Lovely, Rongo Mau, Can't Help Falling in Love, Stand By Me.  Remainder to be decided.

Sunday 23 July: Afternoon concert at St James’ Church. 3 o’clock.  Followed by afternoon tea.

Sunday 24 September:  Holnest Country Fayre. Rylands Farm, nr Sherborne.  2.00 – 2.45.  (In aid of the Future Roots project)  Look it up on http://www.futureroots.net/

Unspecified Wednesday sometime VERY soon: Bring-a-friend day.  Four or five new songs for regulars and newcomers alike.  More details later.


Wednesday 28 June: Open Garden with coffee and cake at Grove Farm House, Melbury Abbas, in aid of Shaftesbury women’s refuge.  (See flier)


Saturday 1 July: Summer Nights with Spectra Musica.  North Cadbury.  See details on our website.

Saturday 15 July: Tisbury Community Choir Festival.  See details on our website.


The Abbey Museum shop has greetings cards with a watercolour of the choir on them.  Get yours before stocks run out.


If you want to order a pizza and have it waiting for you before choir on a Wednesday, call 07521 413720.