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September 2017  
Saturday 16 September: Dorset Rural Music School - celebrating 70 years of keeping Dorset in tune  
Come & Sing.  Handel: Messiah  
United Church, South Street, Dorchester.  Rehearse 14:30 | Performance 19:00.  £12.50  

 
Saturday 16 September: The Mill Singers  
Concert  
St Nicholas Church, Winterborne Kingston, Dorset SP7 8LY.  19:30  

 
Saturday 23 September: South West Early Music Forum  
Workshop for Voices and Instruments with Gawain Glenton.  Music of the Thirty Years' War  
St John's Church, Keynsham  

 
Saturday 30 September: Opus Anglicanum  
Gregorian Chant Workshop  
Glastonbury Abbey.  10:00 - 17:00  

 
October 2017 ¯
Saturday 7 October: Castle Cary Choir  
Martin Emslie: Alpha and Omega  
St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton. 19:30.  £10  

 
Saturday 7 October: The Mill Singers  
Concert in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance  
Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Wincanton.  19:30  

 
Saturday 14 | Sunday 15 October: Dorset Bach Cantata Club.  Conductor: Tim Brown  
Study Weekend.  J S Bach: Cantata BWV 110 Unser Mund sei voll Lachens | Cantata BWV 74 Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten  
Sturminster Newton High School.  Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £20  

 
Saturday 14 October: Axminster & District Choral Society  
Workshop with Andrew Millington.  Elgar: Dream of Gerontius  
The Minster, Trinity Square, Axminster.  9:30 Registration | Short Performance 16:10.  £15  

 
Saturday 14 October: Bruton Choral Society  
Choral and Brass Spectacular – a combined concert of local choirs and brass. Featuring Jeff Purtle and David Bertie (trumpet) and the choir of St Mary's Church.  
King's School, Bruton  

 
Sunday 15 October: The Phoenix Singers  
Barock Voices, with tea and cakes. Music by Italian, German and English composers writing in the period 1600 - 1750 and presented in the baroque-built part of the House with its finest and most lavishly decorated rooms. Choral and instrumental music of Handel, J S Bach, Vivaldi, Monteverdi and Purcell feature in the concert; music from Vivaldi's Gloria and a performance of Bach's festive motet, Lobet den Herrn. There are glorious settings for two choirs by the 17th century composers Heinrich Schütz and Michael Praetorius, and more festive music by Purcell, Sweelink, Buxtehude and Monteverdi.  In aid of St Margaret's Hospice  
Brympton House, Yeovil.  15:30  

 
Saturday 21 October: Parnham Voices  
Reformation & Renaissance Concert  
St Giles Church, Chideock  

 
Friday 27 October: Glastonbury Male Voice Choir  
Combined Somerset Male Voice Choirs  
Wells Cathedral.  19:30  

 
November 2017

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Saturday 4 November: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Singing Workshop  

 
Saturday 4 November: Collegium Singers  
There is Sweet Music.  Partsongs and other music of the British Isles on the topic of the nature and its relationship with man. Drawing from the work of Elgar and Britten to present day composers Chilcott, MacMillan and Dove, traditional and modern depictions of nature in music are explored.  
Church of St John the Evangelist, Taunton  

 
Saturday 4 November: Dorchester Choral Society  
Britten: St Nicolas | Charpentier: Messe de Minuit | Martin: Adam lay y bounden  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester  

 
Saturday 11 November: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Remembrance Concert  

 
Saturday 11 November: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society  
Bach: Magnificat in D | Vivaldi: Gloria  
Wells Cathedral  

 
Saturday 18 November: Amici  
Handel: Messiah  
St Mary Magdalene, Taunton.  19:30  

 
Saturday 18 November: South Somerset Choral Society  
Beethoven: Mass in C | Mozart: Regina Coeli (K108) | Solemn Vespers (K339) including the famous "Laudate Dominum"  
Church of St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton  

 
Saturday 18 November: Weymouth Choral Society  
Rutter; Requiem | Louise Dukes: Requiem  
St John's Church, Weymouth.  19:30  

 
Wednesday 22 November: Yeovil Chamber Choir & Axminster Chamber Choir  
Luther: Non moriar sed vivam | H Praetorius: Magnificat quinti toni (with interpolated Christmas carols) | M Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen | Walter: Wir glauben all | Ein feste Burg | Schutz: Kyrie, Gott, Vater SWV 420 | Tallis: If ye love me | Tye: O God be merciful | Mundy: O Lord the maker of all thing | Byrd: Teach me, O Lord | Gibbons: See, see the Word is incarnate | Hooper: Behold, it is Christ | Gibbons: O clap your hands together  
Cheap Street Church, Sherborne.  19:30  

 
Saturday 25 November: Axminster & District Choral Society  
Mozart: Coronation Mass | Michael Haydn: Requiem in C minor  
The Minster, Trinity Square, Axminster  

 
Saturday 25 November: Beaminster Singers  
Stanford: The Revenge | J S Bach: Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) | Hummel: Mass in B flat  
St Mary's Church, Beaminster  

 
Saturday 25 November: Spectra Musica  
Programme tba  
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Gillingham  

 
Saturday 25 November 2017: Wellington Choral Society with Exeter Choral Society, Exmouth Choral Society  
Ralph Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony  
Exeter Cathedral  

 
Saturday 25 November 2017: Weston Choral Society  
Modern Choral Classics.  Whitacre: Seal Lullaby | Will Todd: Missa Brevis |  Morten Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night | Ola Gjeilo: The Ground | Bob Chilcott: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitis | Lennon / McCartney medley | Goodall: The Lord is my Shepherd  
All Saints' Church, All Saints' Road, Weston-super-Mare.  19:30  

 
Saturday 25 November: Wimborne Choral Society  
Stanford: Coronation Te Deum | Rutter: Gloria | Rutter: Te Deum | Handel: Zadok the Priest | Parry: I was glad  
Wimborne Minster.  19:30  

 
December 2017

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Friday 1 December: Cantilena  
Programme tba  
Venue tba  

 
Saturday 2 December: Bridgwater Choral Society  
Bach: Christmas Oratorio  
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater.  19:30  

 
Saturday 2 December: Parnham Voices  
Reformation & Renaissance Concert  
St Swithun's Church, Bridport  

 
Sunday 3 December: The Occasional  Singers  
Advent Concert  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester.  15:00  

 
Sunday 3 December: Parnham Voices  
Reformation & Renaissance Concert  
St Mary's Church, Netherbury  

 
Wednesday 6 December: Axminster Chamber Choir & Yeovil Chamber Choir  
Luther: Non moriar sed vivam | H Praetorius: Magnificat quinti toni (with interpolated Christmas carols) | M Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen | Walter: Wir glauben all | Ein feste Burg | Schutz: Kyrie, Gott, Vater SWV 420 | Tallis: If ye love me | Tye: O God be merciful | Mundy: O Lord the maker of all thing | Byrd: Teach me, O Lord | Gibbons: See, see the Word is incarnate | Hooper: Behold, it is Christ | Gibbons: O clap your hands together  
The Minster Church of St Mary, Trinity Square, Axminster. 19:30  

 
Saturday 9 December: Somerset Singers  
Mendelssohn: Elijah  
St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells  

 
Saturday 9 December: South Petherton Choral Society  
Cecilia McDowall: A Winter’s Night | John Rutter: All bells in paradise | Malcolm Archer: Angels tell the Christmas story | Martin Stacey: Look to the stable | Rachmaninov: Bogoroditse Devo | Colin Matthews: The Angels’ Carol  
Church of St Peter & St Paul, South Petherton.  19:00  

 
Saturday 9 December: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society  
Handel: Messiah  
Wells Cathedral  

 
Saturday 9 December: West Somerset Singers  
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols | William Mathias: Ave Rex.  Selected traditional and modern carols  
Taunton (venue tba)  

 
Sunday 10 December: Wincanton Choral Society  
Programme tba  
Wincanton Sports Centre.  19:30  

 
Saturday 16 December: Axminster & District Choral Society  
Come & Sing.  Handel: Messiah  
The Minster, Trinity Square, Axminster  

 
Saturday 16 December: Clevedon Choral Society  
Programme tba  
Kenn Road Methodist Church  

 
Saturday 16 December: Dorchester Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester  

 
Saturday 16 December: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Christmas Concert  
Cranborne  

 
Saturday 16 December: Wellington Choral Society  
'Sing for Somerset' carol service - WCS will join members of other local choral societies as members of Somerset Voices  
Wells Cathedral  

 
Saturday 16 December: Weymouth Choral Society  
Christmas Concert  
St John's Church, Weymouth.  19:30  

 
Monday 18 December: Bruton Choral Society  
Christmas Concert. Mendelssohn’s oratorio Christus (1st part), music by American composer Randall Thompson as well as many traditional Christmas favourites  
King's School, Bruton  

 
Monday 18 December: Collegium Singers  
Hymn to the Queen of Heaven.  Advent themed Marian music from the northern hemisphere, juxtaposing the colours of Eastern European 20th and 21st century music (Rachmaninoff and Pärt) with the work of 20th century English composers (Howells and Britten) and with Renaissance composers (Tallis and Byrd).  
Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington  

 
Friday 22 December: The Phoenix Singers  
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols  
St John the Baptist, Wellington.  18:30  

 
February 2018

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Saturday 3 February: South West Early Music Forum  
Workshop for voices, on the music of Schütz, with Peter Syrus  
St Mary's Church Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ.  10:00 - 16:30  

 
Saturday 10 | Sunday 11 February: Dorset Bach Cantata Club.  Conductor: Chris Brown  
Study Weekend.  J S Bach: Cantata BWV 109 Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinen Unglauben | Cantata BWV 27 Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende  
Sturminster Newton High School.  Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £20  

 
Saturday 10 February: Dorchester Choral Society  
Brahms: Requiem  
United Church, South Street, Dorchester.  11:00 - 18:00  

 
Sunday 11 February: Somerset Chamber Choir  
Rheinberger: Mass in E flat for double choir, 'Cantus Missae'; | Kodaly: Missa Brevis  
Kings College Chapel, Taunton TA1 3LA  

 
Saturday 17 February 2018: Bridgwater Choral Society  
Come & Sing.  Haydn: Creation  
Salvation Army Hall, Bridgwater  

 
March 2018

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Saturday 17 March 2018: Collegium Singers  
The Voice of my Beloved.  Music on the theme of love, exploring texts from within and without the ‘Song of Songs’. We begin with music from the 16th and 17th centuries including madrigals by Monteverdi. A focus on the 20th and 21st centuries follows exploring settings by Grieg, Sibelius and Sandstrom.  
Venue tba  

 
Saturday 17 March: Spectra Musica  
Programme tba  
Roman Catholic Church, Wincanton  

 
Saturday 17 March: Dorchester Choral Society  
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region | Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus | Holst: The Hymn of Jesus | Philip Lawson: A New Song | Stanford: Songs of the Sea  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester  

 
Saturday 24 March: South West Early Music Forum  
Workshop for voices and instruments, with Matt Kingston  
St John's Church, West Bay, Dorset DT6 4EN.  10:00 - 16:30  

 
Saturday 24 March: Wellington Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
St John's Church, Wellington  

 
Saturday 24 March: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society  
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms | Rutter: Gloria  
Wells Cathedral  

 
Saturday 24 March: Weymouth Choral Society  
Stainer: Crucifixion and other music  
St John's Church, Weymouth.  19:30  

 
Saturday 24 March: Wimborne Choral Society  
Mozart: Vespers | Requiem  
Venue tba  

 
Monday 26 March: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Holy Week Concert  

 
Wednesday 28 March: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Holy Week Concert  

 
April 2018

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Saturday 21 April: Dorset Guild of Singers  
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius  
The Lighthouse, Poole  

 
Saturday 21 April: South Petherton Choral Society  
Haydn: Creation  
Church of St Peter & St Paul, South Petherton.  19:00  

 
May 2018

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Saturday 12 | Sunday 13 May: Dorset Bach Cantata Club.  Conductor: Chris Brown  
Study Weekend.  J S Bach: Cantata BWV 208 Was mir behagt (Hunt Cantata) | Cantata BWV 112 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt  
Sturminster Newton High School.  Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £20  

 
Saturday 12 May: Bridgwater Choral Society  
Handel: Coronation Anthems | Fauré: Requiem | Iain Cooper: Benedictus for choir, brass, piano duet and timpani  
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater.  19:30  

 
June 2018 ¯
Saturday 9 June: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Singing Workshop  

 
Saturday 9 June: Weymouth Choral Society  
Music for a Summer's Eve  
All Saints' School, Weymouth  

 
July 2018 ¯
Saturday 7 July: Spectra Musica  
Programme tba  
Kings School, Bruton  

 
Saturday 21 July: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Summer Concert  

 
Monday 23 July: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Summer Concert  

 

 

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