Dear All

It was lovely to see such a big crowd last night, and particularly nice to welcome back several old faces.  We have our final performances of the season this weekend and next when we will be singing pieces from our summer programme.  This Saturday we are at Castle Hill House, Bimport, for their garden party.  The event starts at 2.00 p.m. and we are singing at 2.45.  Please get there by 2.30 at the latest – normal dress code of course.  (NB Bell Street Jazz Band will be playing from 2p.m. and there will be plenty of entertainment with ‘Taste the Tipple’ Tombola, Raffle, cream teas etc. so there would be lots to do if you got there nice and early.)  The programme will consist of (in no particular order): Leko Hode Nedo; Up Above My Head; Funiculi Funicula; Isa Lei; Alleluia; Hold On; California Dreamin’; Wake Up; And So It Goes; Eternal Flame.  (We will also sing Morning Has Come and / or Follow the Heron if we need a couple more.)


Saturday 7 September   Singing at Castle Hill House garden party. 2.45p.m.   See above

Saturday 14 September   Entertainment for the Shaftesbury-Brionne Exchange.  7.30 p.m.  St Peter’s Church.  Please download, share, print and display the attached flyer if you are able.

 … and looking further ahead

Monday 2nd December   Shaftesbury Christmas lights etc.    More details later.

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.

… and looking much further ahead

Friday 8 May 2020 We have been asked to take part in the Shaftesbury VE Day celebrations (75 year celebration).  Again, more details later … much later.


I have let Quentin and Maggie know that there are about 10 or 12 people who would lie to visit the farm on Monday 23rd September.  More details when they become available.


Michael Bailey has produced a card of the choir singing at Gold Hill Fair.  Copies cost £2.00 and Julia is taking orders.  The cards are also likely to be available from various shops etc. in due course.  Larger copies of the picture are also available for £10.00


A quick reminder that members of the choir have been invited to attend a service at St James’ Church this Sunday (8 September) at 5.00 p.m. and to join in celebrations to welcome Rev. Kirsty Clarke.  Thanks to Penny (alto) for offering to “formally” welcome Kirsty on our behalf.


Saturday 19 October  The Music Makers of London.  “Sun, Moon and Stars” Concert at St. John’s Church, Tisbury.  Tickets can be bought in advance at: https://stjohntisbury.eventbrite.com    (See attached flyer)

I am also attaching flyers for several other items of interest that are being promoted by members of the choir: Annie’s (soprano) yoga classes; Adult Education Course in the library; Vivienne’s (soprano) exhibition at SAC; the Shaftesbury Group’s Art Fairs and “Shangri-La” -  a talk I am giving about my travels in Nepal and Bhutan.


Sue Clifford and Angela King have reprinted their first (green) Shaftesbury Tree Walk leaflet and produced a second leaflet (blue) detailing a slightly longer walk taking in Gold Hill, St James, Enmore Green and Tout Hill.  Both leaflets, which have lovely maps in them, are available on Wednesday evenings and are quite FREE.