We've recently recorded some songs for Dorchester Radio KeeP106 so listen out for ​Canzonetta on the airwaves!  Our huge thanks to Andy Worth.  Listen here to 'My Song is love unknown' written for us in 2018 by Dr.Richard hall.

dorset-based vocal ensemble



​Eve Baker, Marion Bishop, Mary Chamberlain, Wendy Clark, Miriam Fagan,​  Hilary Jordan,  Jackie March,

Barbara Rawlings, Sarah Welton. 

Formed in 2004, this East-Dorset-based singing ensemble enjoys nothing more than travelling around the beautiful Dorset countryside, singing in the delightful churches of Dorset and enjoying tea and cake afterwards!  We cover a varied range of singing styles from baroque and sacred pieces to complex folk arrangements, spirituals to fabulous arrangements of twentieth century songs; close harmony, a cappella or with piano accompaniment. 

Canzonetta presents four concerts each year and our adventures thus far have taken us through East Dorset, the Isle  of Purbeck and even as far as Jersey. En route this not-for-profit organisation raises funds to support the local community. If you would like to learn more or you would like to join our e-mailing list, please get in touch using the Contact Us page. We  would love to hear from you.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

Canzonetta News...

An exciting prelude to our annual concert at Bere Regis on Palm Sunday, we were invited to present a concert for Passiontide on Wednesday 10th April at The Church of the Sacred Heart in Bournemouth.  ​Canzonetta is pleased to support the Brothers of the Sacred Heart who provide breakfasts for nearly 100 homeless people four times a week, under the 'Hope for Food' initiative.  

Previous concerts...

Two concerts just before Easter : one for Passiontide on 10 April 2019 at The Church of the Sacred Heart in Bournemouth and on Palm Sunday 14 April at Bere Regis Parish Church. Together the concerts raised more than £700 from the retiring collections for the Oratory Redevelopment Appeal and the Church of St. John the Baptist.  At Bere Regis Miro Vosper was once again our lovely Soprano soloist, and Richard Hall played organ and piano solos as well as accompanying an extract from Requiem by Gabriel Faure. 

Despite the inclement weather there was standing-room-only for our  '​Canzonetta at Christmas' concert at St. Martin's-on-the-walls, Wareham on Sunday 16 December 2018.  An afternoon of seasonal songs and readings ended with mulled wine and mince pies.  We hope to return to the tiny Saxon Church of St. Martin's in 2020 as part of their 1000th year celebrations.  

We enjoyed our visit to the Parish Church of St. Edward, King and Martyr in Corfe Castle on Sunday 28 October 2018.  Miro Vosper (soprano) was our delightful soloist, singing songs by Roger Quilter and Ralph Vaughan Williams. 

check out some other dorset Choirs... 


Belvedere Singers, Swanage 

Briantspuddle Singers

Broadstone Choir

Dorchester Choral Society

Dorset Chamber Choir 

Mayday Singers, Langton

Purbeck Arts Choir

Wareham Choral Society

Dorset Guild of Singers

We are on British Choirs on the Net

and see our friends at Dorset Rural Music School

2019 concerts...

Sunday 19 May 2019  3pm

Spring Song for Studland

St. Nicholas Church

Studland  BH19 3AT

​Concert for Lewis-Manning Hospice

​Tickets £10 in advance or on the door, to include cream tea

Saturday 6 July 2019  7.30pm

​Canzonetta at the Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral  (South Transept)

An hour of song from across the ages 

Followed by prosecco and canapes in the cloisters 

​Tickets £15 - supporting Salisbury Hospice 

​Available from Salisbury Cathedral or via


Sunday 20 October 2019  3pm ​  

St Mark's Church

Bell Street,

Swanage  BH19 2SA

​Sunday 8 December 2019  3pm

Church of the Holy Rood

Church Lane

Wool  BH20 6DD