​​​Founded 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 three or four concerts each year in East Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck. We have also been to Jersey and more recently Salisbury Cathedral.  We are not-for-profit, raising 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.

It is worth noting that our concert in December will mark our 18 year anniversary!




dorset-based vocal ensemble



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

Barbara Rawlings, Sarah Welton. 

Accompanist: Isabelle Butler

Sunday 2nd April 2023

​Our annual Palm Sunday Concert 

Parish Church of St John The Baptist


Dorset BH20 7HQ

An hour of music for Holy Week followed

by tea and cake in the church.

Sunday 4th December 2022  3pm

A pre-Christmas concert to include:

Durufle; Karl Jenkins; Rutter as well as seasonal favourites. 

Church of the Holy Rood

Church Lane


Dorset BH20 6DD

​An hour of music for the festive season followed by seasonal refreshments. 


check out some other dorset Choirs... 


Belvedere Singers, Swanage  www.belvederesingers.org.uk 

Briantspuddle Singers  www.briantspuddlesingers.uk

Broadstone Choir      www.bcc.webs.com

Dorchester Choral Society  www.dorchesterchoralsociety.org

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

We are on British Choirs on the Net  www.choirs.org.uk

and see our friends at Dorset Rural Music School  www.drms-music.co.uk