15 NOVEMBER 2018

Dear All,

As our performance at St Mary’s School is imminent (Thursday 22nd) it’s probably best to advise / remind people about our dress code which is actually very straightforward, although one or two still manage to get it wrong!  It is, quite simply, shades of red above the waist (block colour please, no patterns) and dark or black below.

Please aim to get to the school chapel as close to 6.00 p.m. as possible, so that we can be ready to go by 6.15 at the very latest.   This should give us just about enough time to sort out our singing positions, find our allocated seats in the audience and, with luck, have a quick practice too. I am sure we all want to appear as professional as possible so please don’t be late and be sure to allow sufficient time for parking and making your way from the school entrance to the chapel itself.

In addition to our performances on 1st, 2nd and 3rd December, we are hoping to arrange a bit of carol singing on the morning of either Saturday 8th or 22nd.  Watch this space.

Also, looking ahead, we will be having a bit of a Christmas celebration at our regular session on Wednesday 19th December.  We will not be meeting on Boxing Day, but will start again on Wednesday 2nd January with a fun packed New Year Party and lots of singing of course.


Next week we will be concentrating on our St Mary’s programme (Suo Gan; Things; Cherubim Song; Stille der Nacht) and looking at other pieces for the Christmas season.



Thursday 22 November  Concert at St Mary’s School (Shaftesbury). Choir to arrive 6.00 for 6.15 p.m. Concert starts at 7.00 p.m. We will be singing four songs (see above) and, for those that wish, joining other performers for a rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets (£10 for audience members) from Helen Jupp (Tel: 01747 850272; Mob: 07870 975224; e-mail: helenjupp13@gmail.com


Saturday 1 December  Singing for Westminster Memorial Hospital (Shaftesbury) at the Quaker Meeting House. 10.30 for 10.45.   At the same time, and just over the road at Castle Hill House, there is going to be a bric-a-brac sale.  (See attached flyer.) Sue (alto) asks: ‘If anyone has any quality clothes they would like to donate could they bring them to choir over the next 2 weeks or drop them into 18, Long Cross. Thanks’


Sunday 2 December  Singing for Motcombe Primary School PTA  10.45  Motcombe Village Hall. More details later.

Monday 3 December  Late Night Shopping.  We have been asked to lead the singing outside the Town Hall from about 6.20 to shortly before 7.00 p.m. More details later.

Saturday 8 or 22 December   Possible carol singing in the town centre.

Wednesday 19 December  Christmas celebration.

Friday 7 June  Concert at St James Church.



Saturday 17 November  Spectra Musica concert.  Wincanton.  See earlier flyer.

… also …

St Johns / Enmore Green Variety Show at Shaftesbury Arts Centre.   See earlier flyer.

Saturday 1 December  Selections from Handel’s Messiah and other pieces.  Gillingham Singers.  7.30 p.m. St Mary’s Church, Gillingham.  See attached flyer.

Saturday 8 December  Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.   See earlier flyer.