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

Come and see us...

News for 2018...

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. Andrews  DT11 0JR

Sunday 28 October 2018   3pm


Canzonetta News...

Sue Lansbury and Mary Sparks sang in their final concert with us at Studland Church in May and we send them our very best wishes.  We are delighted 2nd sopranos  Eve Baker, Barbara Rawlings and Alto Julie Newall have joined us this summer. We are very pleased to welcome them to the team and to their first concert with us on 22nd October.  

​Dates for your diary...                                                                                                                                      Sunday 22 October 2017   3pm                   

Methodist Church, 105 High Street,                  

Swanage BH19 2LZ  

Soloist: Lola Brown Araujo (Clarinet)                       Free admission : retiring collection

proceeds to                                       

                                                                                  Sunday 17 December 2017   3pm 

Christmas with Canzonetta                   

Church of St. John the Evangelist                    

Tolpuddle   DT2 7EW

Guest soloist William Bishop (treble)  

Our annual concert for the festive season.      





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.


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.

Previous concerts:

Our annual Palm Sunday Concert at Bere Regis on Sunday 9th April 2017  was well attended and the retiring collection raised £325 towards repairs to the church roof.  Major works will be starting in the Autumn and we hope to be able to return to St. John's for next year's Palm Sunday Concert, if they are finished in time! 

We had a lovely time at St Nicholas Church, Studland on Sunday 7 May 2017 and we had a full house!  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!


dorset-based vocal ensemble
See also...

our sister group

Wimborne Voices



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