Dear All,

It was lovely to see new faces as well as some old friends last night and there was some great singing too.  We are a bit worried about our performance this coming Sunday at Holnest however (see below).  We were expecting maybe 40 or so singers but it is looking like there may only be around half that number!  Do support us and the ”Future Roots” Project if you possibly can.  If you didn’t pick up a parking pass last night you can get one from Julia.  Alternatively, if you need to pay £5 for parking, the choir will reimburse you.  Either way, PLEASE come if you are able.  Two other things: don’t forget Bring-a-Friend Day next week; also we have been invited to give a couple more performances in the run up to Christmas.  Please put the dates in your diaries now.


This Sunday 24 September:  Holnest Country Fayre. Rylands Farm DT9 5PS.  Arrive 1.45 for 2.00 start.  NOTE EARLIER TIME. 

Programme: Let the Sunshine, Bela Mama, Hold On, Sunshine Fire and Rain, Java Jive, Let’s call the whole thing off, Follow the Heron, Wake Up, Tree of life, My Little Cup, Evo Banke, Morning has come, Green Man, Throw It Away, Run Rabbit Run.

Dress code: shades of red of course.

Next Wednesday 27 September: Bring-a-Friend Day.  Four or five completely new songs, so absolutely perfect for regulars, lapsed members and newcomers alike.  £3 + mug as usual.  Do try and make a few friends over the coming week and bring them along.  (Who knows who you might meet at Rylands Farm for example!)

Saturday 2 December: morning.  Quaker Meeting House (in aid of the Friends of Shaftesbury Hospital).  Details to follow.

Monday 4 December: 6.00 p.m.  Christmas lights and late night shopping. Details to follow.

Friday 15 December: 2.15 Christmas entertainment for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.  Durweston Village Hall.  (Durweston is the home of lots of traditional Dorset carols, so watch this space!)


This has the makings of an excellent series.  Wednesdays 9.00 am (repeated 9.30 pm) Radio 4.   Thanks Irene (lapsed soprano!!) for flagging this up. You’ll be able to catch the first episode on i-player: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0952str

BBC Radio 4 - Choral History of Britain, Series 1, Singing ...


Roderick Williams explores how singing together is at the heart of being human and the social bonds we make. From protest songs and football chants, to work choirs ...


Don’t forget to look up Sutartinės if you are interested– Lithuania’s unique multipart songs, complete with quarter tones. 


Sunday 24 September: (same day as Holnest) Templecombe Ladies’ Choir concert. 

Saturday 7 October: Tisbury Arts Group Cabaret.  Full details at: http://www.tisburyparishchurch.org/cabaret/

A Cabaret Evening | St Johns Tisbury


The Tisbury Arts Group (TAG) and our St John’s Church Band (pictured) – some of our best local talent – combine forces to present a lively evening of music and ...

Sunday 15 October Karen’s choral piece “Heartwood” at Springhead.


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