5 JULY 2018

Dear All,

Congratulations on an excellent performance on Park Walk last Sunday.  Memorable for its casualties as well as for its fine singing!  Some fine singing last night too – it was good to revisit some of the songs we’ve not sung for about a year.   With a repertoire of almost 150 songs a few are bound to fall by the wayside.   Choir continues over the summer months of course although we do not have any other “official” booking until Saturday 1 September.  Participating in the proposed hymn marathon at St Peter’s got the thumbs up too, so more details of that as soon as they become available.


Saturday 1 September -  Cedars / Castle Hill garden party, Bimport, Shaftesbury.

October (unspecified date) – Hymn Marathon.  St peter’s Church


Loads of things happening in the area over the coming weeks, so you’ve no excuse to feel bored! 


Until 8 July   Gill Fest.   Lots of events to enjoy in and around Gillingham

Fri 6 – Sun 8 July  UK Boogie Woogie Festival Sturminster Newton.  Great Boogie Woogie Music from International, National and Local Boogie Players. (see flier)

Saturday 7 July   Far and Near.  Summer concert given by the Gillingham Singers and guest.  7.30 p.m. East Stour Church  (see flier)

Sunday 8 July  Sunny Side of Swing  Angola.  (see flier)

Sunday 8 July  Shaftesbury Orchestra Concert.  Durweston Village Hall.  7.30 p.m.  Music by Nicolai (Merry Wives Overture), Mozart (Horn Concerto No. 4) and Brahms (First Symphony).

Wed – Sat 11-14 and Wed – Sat 18-21 July  Mack and Mabel at Shaftesbury Arts Centre 7.30 p.m.  Tickets are going well so book yours as soon as you can.  The Box Office is open mornings Monday – Saturday.(see flier)

Thursday 26 July Meditation, Mindfulness and Movement (hosted by Michael Mitchell – bass) The Green, East Knoyle.  (see flier)