dorset-based vocal ensemble

Kingston Lacy 2014

Swanage  2017

St. Michael's, Colehill July 2018

St. Peter's, Bournemouth, lunchtime recital May 2018

    Sadly we've retired! 

         There will be no concerts or presentations after 18th August 2018     

We are leaving this page on the website for a while, for some wonderful and happy memories!                        

Kingston Lacy  2016

... an afternoon concert at St. Michael's, Colehill, on Sunday 15th April 2018. It  was a great success, with nearly a full church.  We sang the full range of song from a 13th century motet to a piece written just last year for PRAMA care 35th Anniversary Service in Wimborne Minster.  We had three accomplished soloists from Dorset Rural Music School in Blandford, accompanied by Dr. Richard Hall on the piano and the retiring collection raised £400 for St. Michael's and DRMS.  ​ 

... our last lunchtime recital at St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth on Wednesday 9th May 2018.  

... our last​'songs from the gallery'  at Wimborne St. Giles Flower Festival.                                                                             

Wimborne Physick Gdn 2011

Wimborne Minster 2014


Canzonetta's sister group Wimborne Voices was established in 2009, the brain-child of Director Jackie March, as an a cappella ensemble performing at lunch clubs, afternoon clubs, flower festivals, charity concerts, lunchtime recitals, weddings, Mothers Union, WI and events throughout East Dorset,  performing Jackie's arrangements of songs spanning five centuries, from baroque to sacred, folk to twentieth century favourites and songs for the Christmas season, mostly in three part close harmony. 

Wimborne Voices was totally not-for-profit. In nine years they performed 147 gigs, arranged 130 songs and raised money for Wimborne Victoria Hospital, Salisbury Women's Refuge, Parkinson's UK, St. Michael's Church and Dorset Rural Music School.

Penny's Garden 2010

​​​We've just done...

St. Michael's, Colehill

with Dorset Rural Music School

 April 2018 

Christchurch 2013

Compton Acres 2014

Mid carol (!) Christmas 2017

Our sister group

Wimborne Voices

Blandford 2012

Linda Bartholomew,  Liz Chant,  Linda Dry,  Jackie March,  Christine Storey,  Lyn Thring

Cornerstone October 2017

St Peter's, Bournemouth 2015

Some memories...