7 June 2018

Dear All,

Excellent singing last night.  Bravo.  Following our performance last month we have received the following letter of thanks from the Rotary Club:

"I wanted to write on behalf of Rotary Club of Shaftesbury to thank you and your choir for singing at our cycle ride event on Sunday 20th May on Park Walk.

The weather was very kind to us and everyone taking part or involved on the day had a great time.   This helped us to have a very successful day increasing the number of riders taking part as well as increasing the amount we have raised. We have yet to reach a final total but at the last count we had raised £5,500.00.   The money we raise is for Prostate Cancer UK as main beneficiary, as well as local charities and good causes that we, as a club, help throughout the year.

Thank you again for your support, and please pass on these thanks to your fellow choristers.

Kind regards

Paul Slimm"

As you know we have several events over the next few weeks.  The programme for the Motcombe fete has now been decided upon (see below) and there is a flier attached to this newsletter.  Finally, don’t forget to buy your Amore tickets from Julia - choir members are asked to pay £5, guests £7.


Saturday 16 June  Motcombe Fete  2.00 – 2.45.  Flier attached.  Normal dress code – i.e. shades of red (no patterns) above the waist, dark or black below.  Please arrive by 1.45.  The programme will be chosen from (in no particular order): Viva la musica; Alleluia (Pachelbel); Bamba Lela; Campfire Song; Follow the Heron; Hippopotamus Song; I can’t help falling in love; I wish I knew how; Up above my head; Morning has come; Dvorak anthem; Lollipop; Long and winding road; Hamba Nighale; Pebble on my tongue; California Dreamin’

Thursday 21 June  Shaftesbury Civic Day.  2.30.  Shaftesbury Town Hall.

Wednesday 27 June “Slice of Song” party at Amore.  Tickets (to include a glass of wine / juice + pizza) are now on sale from Julia. 

Sunday 1 July   Shaftesbury Fringe and Gold Hill Fair.  Two performances: 11.00 Gospel Sing-a-long with Bell Street Jazz Band (Trinity Centre) and then 1.00 – 1.45 on Park Walk (backs to the wall and away from all generators and other amplified sound!!)

Saturday 1 September  Cedars Castle Hill garden party, Bimport.


As well as our own performances, there are loads and loads of musical events over the coming weeks.  Fliers for a few of them are attached.

Friday 8 June (this Friday) Concert in memory of Marjory Kellet.  7.30 p.m. Bell Street United Church, Shaftesbury.

Tues 19 – Sat 23 June  Midsummer Night’s Dream.  7.45 p.m.  Sherborne.

Sunday 24 June  Great Get Together.  12.00 noon onwards.  Town meadow, Gillingham

… also (and you can do both if you’re quick)

Templecombe Ladies Choir Spring Concert  3.00 p.m.  Templecombe


Steve (bass) and Margaret (alto) are moving house, but will still be in Gillingham I am pleased to say.  However they have a cat that needs fostering for a couple of months.  They would be delighted to hear from anyone who can help out.  Contact them on halerysm@gmail.com


If you want to order in advance, then give Marcus a call on 07787 894110 and your pizza will be waiting for you when you arrive.


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