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.
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.
our sister group Wimborne Voices
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!
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.
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
Retiring collection for this historic church
Please join us afterwards for mulled wine and mince pies.
Belvedere Singers, Swanage www.belvederesingers.org.uk
Briantspuddle Singers www.briantspuddlesingers.uk
Broadstone Choir www.bcc.webs.com
Chromata Voices www.davidfawcettcomposer.com
Dorset Chamber Choir www.dorsetchamberchoir.com
Mayday Singers, Langton www.maydaysingers.com
Purbeck Arts Choir www.purbeckartschoir.org.uk
Wareham Choral Society www.freewebs.com/warehamcs
Wimborne Voices www.canzonettadorset.com
and Dorset Guild of Singers
We are on British Choirs on the Net www.choirs.org.uk
See our friends at Dorset Rural Music School, Blandford Forum www.drms-music.co.uk