2 JUNE 2017

Dear All,

Lots of coming events so please get your diaries out.  The provisional programme for Castle Hill is attached.  Other programmes to follow.


Saturday 17 June: Singing for Castle Hill House Book Swap and BBQ (including Great Pudding Bake Off).  Community choir singing between 12.30 & 1.15 and any members may bring books & £1 to take any book away, or £5 for 6 books.The provisional programme will consist of (in no particular order): Up above my head, Dvorak Anthem, Java Jive, Hold On, Bela Mama, Eternal Flame, For Once in my life, Alleluia, Rongo Mau, Chattanooga.  Normal dress code please.

Saturday 1 July: Gospel Singalong at the Cattle Market (£5) as part of Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 2 July: Singing on Park Walk from 1 - 2pm (partly in conjunction with the ukes) again as part of the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. .

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

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


Shaftesbury Fringe Festival is looking for volunteers to help over our 3 day festival. The tasks will include being a visible presence in the town, meeting and greeting visitors and helping them find the various venues. The Festival coincides with the Gold Hill Fair and we are expecting it to be a really busy, exciting weekend packed with a whole variety of live performances. If you're free over the weekend and would like to help with any of the morning, afternoon or evening sessions please email: Fringemakers@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk.   As you know the choir is performing on Saturday morning (1 July) and Sunday afternoon (2 July) so as you'll be in town already you may like to volunteer before or after the performance.


Friday 9 June: Free lunchtime concert.  Flute (Quentin Edwards) and piano (me).  12.30 p.m. St John’s Church, Tisbury. (See details on our website)

Saturday 10 June: All the Queen’s Men. St. Michael’s Church, Mere.  7.30pm. Tickets £10 from Casa Fina, High Street, Salisbury, online at www.farrantsingers.org or by phone on 01722 324731 or 01747 861212.  Details on our website.

Sat 10 – Sun 11 June: Singing, Yoga and Massage Weekend, Sete, France.  Details on our website.

Thursday 15 June: Walk and Talk around Shaftesbury.  Following the great success last year of Matthew’s (tenor) historic walk and talk around Shaftesbury there is a follow on at 6.30 p.m. starting at Cedars Nursing Home, Angel Lane.  Free, but donations to Cedars / Castle Hill welcome.  Contact Sue Daddy (alto) on 01747 853733 or via e-mail:drsuedaddy@hotmail.com

Saturday 17 June: Bournmouth Male Voice Choir singing at St Mary’s Gillingham at 7-30pm. £5 on the door.

Saturday 1 July: BIG SING DAY at Othona West Dorset with Gilo and Sarah 10am – 5pm£20 including buffet lunchContact Othona to book: 01308 897130 OR mail@othona-bb.org.uk


Summer Nights with Spectra Musica.  North Cadbury.  See attached flier

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


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