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October 2018


Saturday 13 | Sunday 14 October: Dorset Bach Cantata Club  
J S Bach: Cantata BWV 71, Gott ist mein König | Cantata BWV 130, Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir  
Sturminster Newton High School. Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £20  

Saturday 13 October: Yeovilton Military Wives Choir  
St Cuthbert's Church, Wells  

Sunday 28 October: Hamdon Community Arts Project  
A Classical Concert.  Wesley: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace | Fauré: Requiem | Guilmant: March in D (organ) | Schumann: Romance #1 for tenor saxophone and piano | Yiruma: River flows in you (piano) | Boellmann: Suite Gothique (organ)  
Hamdon Arts Centre, North Street, Stoke sub Hamdon  

November 2018


Sunday 4 November: Bruton Choral Society  
Tea Concert.  Light and popular songs, and soloists from the choir will also perform some solos and duets. Beyond the Sea, All the things you are and Never on a Sunday. This will be followed by afternoon tea for all to enjoy.  

Saturday 10 November: Mid-Wessex Singers  
Freedom, we died for you. A concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.  Parry, Stanford, Ireland, Rutter, Chilcott  
St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel.  19:30.  £10  

Saturday 10 November: The Phoenix Singers  
Flowers of the Forest  
Church of Saint Mary, Bishop's Lydeard.  19:30  

Saturday 10 November: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society  
Jonathan Dove: For an unknown  soldier | Faure: Réquiem  
Wells Cathedral  

Saturday 17 November: South Somerset Choral Society  
Vivaldi: Gloria | Allegri: Miserere | D'Astorga: Stabat mater | Pergolesi: Magnificat  
Church of St Peter & St Paul, South Petherton.  19:30  

Saturday 17 November: Spectra Musica  
The Water is Wide.  Songs from South Pacific and other watery numbers including, Shenandoah, Skye Boat Song and The Boatmen's Dance | Aaron Copland: I bought me a cat  
St Luke and St Teresa RC Church, Wincanton.  19:30.  £12  

Sunday 18 November: Taunton Choral Society  
Candlelit Advent Concert  
St John’s Church, Taunton.  18:30  

Saturday 22 November: The Phoenix Singers  
Festival Service of Nine Lessons & Carols  
Church of St John the Evangelist Church, Taunton.  18:30  

Saturday 24 November: Amici  
An Evening With Will Todd. Will Todd: Songs of Peace | Lights, Noises, Dreams, Love and Noodles. Also pieces by Eric Whitacre and Richard Allain  
St James’s Church, Taunton.  19:30  

Saturday 24 November: Somerset Choral Society  
Candlelit Concert of Advent and Christmas music  
St Mary’s Church, Wedmore. 19:30  

Saturday 24 November: Wellington Choral Society  
Remembrance - 100 Years. A programme of readings, organ music and choral singing which will include Geraint Lewis: The Souls of the Righteous | John Ireland: Greater love hath no man | Ralph Vaughan Williams: Lord, thou hast been our refuge | Duruflé: Requiem  
St John's Church, Wellington. 19:30.  Retiring collection for SSAFA Somerset, the Armed Forces Charity  

Sunday 25 November: The Occasional Singers  
Advent Concert  
St Mary's Church, Dorchester.  15:00  

December 2018


Saturday 1 December: Bridgwater Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater.  19:30  

Saturday 1 December: Taunton Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
St John’s Church, Taunton.  19:30  

Saturday 1 December: The West Somerset Singers  

Saturday 1 December: The Yeovilton Military Wives Choir  
Concert for the Blackmore Vale & Yeovil National Trust Association, raising money to support the National Trust properties in the local area  
Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne.  14:30.  £10 (available at Winstones Books, Cheap Street, Sherborne from 3-Nov-18)  

Sunday 2 December: Wellington Choral Society  
Christmas at the Wellesley  
Wellesley Theatre, Wellington  

Wednesday 5 December : Yeovil Chamber Choir | Axminster Chamber Choir  
Hieronymus Praetorius: In dulci jubilo à8 | Marc Antoine Charpentier: Messe de minuit | Bonhomme: Quem vidistis pastores à8 | J S Bach: Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme  
St Andrew's Church, Yeovil.  19:45  

Friday 7 December: Castle Cary Choir  
St Peter’s Church, Evercreech. 19:30. £8.50. Proceeds to go to the Church  

Saturday 8 December: South Petherton Choral Society  
Programme of Christmas Music. Howard Blake: Four Songs of the Nativity | John Rutter: Star Carol | Malcolm Archer: Infant Holy | O Holy Night | Gaudete  
Church of St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton.  19:00  

Saturday 8 December: Weston Choral Society  
Journey to Bethlehem. Choral music for the Christmas Season  
St John's Church, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2AG  

Sunday 9 December : Axminster Chamber Choir | Yeovil Chamber Choir  
Hieronymus Praetorius: In dulci jubilo à8 | Marc Antoine Charpentier: Messe de minuit | Bonhomme: Quem vidistis pastores à8 | J S Bach: Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme  
The Minster Church of St Mary, Axminster.  15:00  

Monday 10 December: Sherborne Singers  
Christmas Concert  
Sherborne Abbey.  19:30  

Friday 14 December: Cantilena  
A programme of French music. Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine. Seasonal pieces by Poulenc, Duruflé, Messiaen and others  
St Mary's RC Church, Glastonbury  

Friday 14 December: Castle Cary Choir  
Annual Concert  
Methodist Church, Castle Cary. 19:30.  £8. Proceeds will be shared between the church and the choir  

Saturday 15 December: Clevedon Choral Society  
Alan Bullard: A Light in the Stable. A lovely piece which tells the Christmas Story with a blend of original settings and more well-known carols. We will also be performing some of the Christmas settings from Handel: Messiah  
Kenn Road Methodist Church  

Saturday 15 December: Wellington Choral Society  
Sing for Somerset Carol Service  
Wells Cathedral. 19:00  

Monday 17 December: Bruton Choral Society  
Christmas Concert. A variety of shorter pieces will be performed along with a feast of seasonal music and carols, some with audience participation. The American composer Randall Thompson, the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and the popular John Rutter are just some of the composers featured.  
St Mary’s Church, Bruton  

Monday 17 December: Collegium Singers  
John Rutter: The Reluctant Dragon. Plus many other Christmas gems  
St John's Church Wellington. 19:30  

Monday 17 December: Opus Anglicanum  
Mediaeval Carols at Wells Cathedral. Opus Anglicanum return to Wells with their most popular sell-out Christmas concert. Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of the cathedral quire.  
Wells Cathedral.  19:30.  £20  

January 2019


Friday 18 January: Tallis Voices  
Promenade Concert  
Wells Cathedral  

February 2019  
Saturday 9 | Sunday 10 February: Dorset Bach Cantata Club  
J S Bach: Cantata BWV 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele | Cantata BWV 67, Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ  
Sturminster Newton High School. Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £25  

Saturday 16 February: Bridgwater Choral Society  
Come & Sing.  Handel: Jephtha  
Salvation Army Hall, Moorland Road, Bridgwater  

Sunday 17 February: Somerset Chamber Choir  
Rachmaninov: Vespers. To be performed with readings and musical interludes  
King’s College Chapel, Taunton.  15:00  

March 2019


Saturday 23 March: Taunton Choral Society  
Johann Michael Haydn: Te Deum in C (for Bonaparte’s name day) | Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai | Vivaldi: Gloria  
St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton.  19:30  

Saturday 30 March: Wellington Choral Society  
J S Bach: St Matthew Passion  
St John the Baptist Church, Wellington.  19:30  

April 2019


Saturday 6 April: South Petherton Choral Society  
Martin Emslie: Omega and Alpha  
Church of St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton.  19:00  

May 2019


Saturday 11 | Sunday 12 May: Dorset Bach Cantata Club  
J S Bach: Cantata BWV 79, Gott, der Herr, ist Sonnʼ und Schild | Cantata BWV 205, Der Zufriedengestellte Äolus  
Sturminster Newton High School.  Sat 14:00 - 19:30 | Sun 10:00 - 17:30.  £25  

Saturday 11 May: Bridgwater Choral Scoiety  
Brahms: German Requiem | Song of Destiny | Lieder  
St Mary's Church, Bridgwater.  19:30  

Saturday 11 May: Somerset Choral Society  
Concert of mixed choral music; with violinist Poppy McGhee & the Lochrian Ensemble  
St Mary’s Church, Wedmore.  19:30  

July 2019


Saturday 13 July: Taunton Choral Society  
Rossini: Petite messe solennelle  
Venue tbc  

Saturday 27 July: Somerset Chamber Choir  
J S Bach: St John Passion.  With James Gilchrist (Evangelist)  
Wells Cathedral  



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