Previous concerts...

We had a lovely time at St Nicholas Church, Studland on Sunday 7 May 2017 and we had a full house too!  The weather was kind to us and we had cream teas afterwards in the hall and outside in the glorious Purbeck sunshine.  In fact there was a bit of a scramble to find extra seating and scones!  The afternoon made £1076 for Lewis-Manning Hospice. Well done Studland Team!

Thank you to Swanage Methodist Church for our concert on Sunday 22 October 2017, for making us so welcome and for the tea and cake afterwards!  We had three new team members and we hope they enjoyed their first outing with us. Lots of smiley faces in the audience too.  Lola Brown Araujo gave us three beautiful clarinet solos, a high spot of the afternoon, all in aid of  Wave Kids.


Come and see us...

We have commissioned John Watkins to arrange a folk song for us, to be performed on June 10th 2018 at Milborne St. Andrew.  John is the Director of Dorset Chamber Choir.

See also...

our sister group ​Wimborne Voices

Canzonetta News...

We are now in preparation for Christmas.   Lots of beautiful seasonal music for our first visit to Tolpuddle. St. John's is a small church - but not quite as small as St. Martin's on the Walls!  Yes, we love visiting these historic churches of Dorset!


dorset-based vocal ensemble

And in 2018...

Sunday 25 March 2018   3pm

Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Bere Regis  BH20 7HQ

Sunday 10 June 2018   3pm

St. Andrew's Church,  Church Hill,

Milborne St. Andrew  DT11 0JR

Sunday 28 October 2018   3pm


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.


​Eve Baker, Marion Bishop, Mary Chamberlain, Wendy Clark, Miriam Fagan,​ Hilary Jordan, Jackie March, Julie Newall,   Barbara Rawlings, Sarah Welton. 


Looking ahead....

Sunday 17 December 2017   3-4pm

Christmas with Canzonetta   

Church of St. John the Evangelist  Tolpuddle   DT2 7EW

Guest soloist William Bishop (treble) 


Our annual concert for the festive season

Free admission

Retiring collection for this historic church

Please join us afterwards for mulled wine and mince pies.      





And check out some other Dorset choirs... 

Belvedere Singers, Swanage 

Briantspuddle Singers

Broadstone Choir

Chromata Voices

Dorset Chamber Choir

Mayday Singers, Langton

Purbeck Arts Choir

Wareham Choral Society

Wimborne Voices

and Dorset Guild of Singers

We are on British Choirs on the Net

See our friends at Dorset Rural Music School, Blandford Forum