18 JULY 2019

Dear All

Another great sing last night and particularly nice to have Sacha Langton-Gilks with us to share in the teaching of two of the songs. Much appreciated – thankyou Sacha.   Congratulations to those choir members who sang at the Primary School last Saturday.  We sounded good and our efforts were really valued.  The picnic and Ninebarrow concert the following day was also a real delight. NInebarrow, as ever, sang extraordinarily beautifully and their support act, guitarist Will McNicol, was quite something.  Special thanks to Linda (soprano) for organizing such beautiful weather too.

Our next public performance is not until early September so we will be taking a break from revising our summer song set for a few weeks and concentrating instead on learning a few news ones and revisiting some old favourites.  Next week we are planning to sing Vive la Musica, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, Plovi Barko, Riverside, Hippopotamus Song, In My Life, I Will Follow Him, Jesu Ukukhanya

Looking ahead there will be NO CHOIR ON WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST.  I think this is possibly the first time in almost ten years that we have taken a break other than at Christmas / New Year.  Make the most of it – it’s not likely to happen again.


Saturday 7 September Singing at Castle Hill Garden party. More details later.  

Saturday 14 September  Entertainment for the Shaftesbury-Brionne Exchange.  St Peter’s Church.  More details later.  

 … and looking further ahead

Sunday 15 December  We have been asked whether we’d like to join the Motcombe Christmas Procession.  5.00 – 7.00 p.m.  More details later … much later.


Quentin and Maggie Edwards have offered to show us around their farm in East Knoyle once again, and provide us with another cream tea.  No date has been decided but there seemed to be sufficient interest last night to make the occasion worthwhile.  Watch this space.  


Michael Bailey has produced a card of the choir singing at Gold Hill Fair (see attached).  Copies will cost £2.00 and Julia will be taking orders over the next few weeks.  The cards are also likely to be available in various shops etc. in due course. 


Until 20 July  Spamalot.  Shaftesbury Arts Centre.  With some well-known faces in the cast and Ingrid (alto) and Richard (bass) in the band, what could be better?  See earlier flyer.

Friday 19 July – this Friday Gillingham Arts Workshop “I Remember It Well” 5.30 p.m. Gillingham Library.  (See attached flyer)  More well-known faces in the cast here as well!

Sunday 21 July  - this Sunday  Jonathan Vaughn Organ Recital at St James Church.  3.00 p.m.  See attached flyer.

Saturday 27 July Jazz Picnic with Pete Allen in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.   http://www.hhc-sw.com    One of the greatest New Orleans style jazz clarinettists in the UK.    6pm - Dinton Village Hall .Tickets £21.00 from Chris on 01747 858016

Sunday 28 July Tea Party in aid of Hope and Homes for Children.  3-6pm at Dinton Village Hall   http://www.hhc-sw.com  Tickets from Chris on 01747 858016 - £10 (£5 children) to include… Scones, cream and jam PLUS croquet and classic cars to admire.

Thursday 8 August Synthetica – a toxic entertainment from Karen and her team.  The Place, Duke’s Road, London.  See last week’s flyer.