Dear All,


Great singing again last night.  Our performance at Stourhead this coming Saturday should be sensational!  Arrangements as follows:

Arrive 11 a.m. (approx.) and meet in the area by the restaurant / shop. 

Sing: 11.30-12.00 (House Lawn); 12.30-1.00 (Spread Eagle Courtyard) and 2.00-2.30 (Restaurant Courtyard). We have a break from 1.00 to 2.00.  Tea, coffee and of course scones will be provided afterwards but we need to bring our own picnics for lunch.

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

Dress code: shades of red.

Entry is free for all choir members but please bring NT membership cards if you have them. If anyone is bringing along family or friends for support then they will need to pay for their own entry to the property or show their NT membership cards if they are members. 



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/   Full details next week.

Future Roots Care Farm, Dorset


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Wednesday 27 September: Bring-a-Friend Day.  Four or five new songs for regulars and newcomers alike.  More details later.

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!)


Fri 8 – Sun 10 September:  Cherubim Music Festival, Tisbury.   See attached flier.

Saturday 9 September: (same day as Stourhead) Gillingham Walking Festival - Cheese and Wine Evening.  Full details in previous newsletters and on our website.

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

Saturday 7 October: Tisbury Arts Group Cabaret.  Tickets won’t be on sale until the beginning of September but it’s going to be a lively evening so please put the date in your diary if you’d like to come.   Full details in previous newsletters and on our website.

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


As you know, it has been suggested that the choir might like to raise money to help the people of Sierra Leone caught up in the devastating mudslide outside the capital, Freetown.   Our intentions have been overtaken by other events, but the disaster has not been forgotten.  One idea is to sing one morning in the town centre.  When we did something similar for the tsunami in the Philippines a few years ago it raised several hundred pounds. Please come armed with your ideas next week.


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