October 2022 Concerts:
Dorset Music Unboxed!

We are holding two concerts in October this year, as well as our usual Christmas Concerts.

  • The October Concerts are a collaboration with the Dorset History Centre to explore the wonderful store of Dorset Music they hold.
  • We will be bringing to life tunes, carols and folk songs from a range of historical sources including Thomas Hardy and William Barnes.

  • We will feature three pieces by William Knapp, an 18th century composer and musician who started in Wareham and later became Parish Clerk at St James Church in Poole. He was the composer of the famous hymn tune called “Wareham”.
  • Here’s a little taster of us singing three William Knapp pieces, put together by our conductor: Phil Humphries.

Event dates:

Thursday 6 October – Dorford Centre, Dorchester at 7.30pm

Saturday 8 October – Lady St Mary Church, Wareham at 4.00pm

We regret that the concert in Poole on 13 October has been cancelled. Those who have booked will receive an automatic refund.

All events: Adult tickets £10; under-18s £5.

Tickets for all events can be purchased online from  TicketSource  or by phone: 01305 852826, or purchased on the door.

 

Christmas Concerts

Our usual highly entertaining mix of West Gallery carols and other Dorset music and songs, with entertaining tales mixed in.

Sunday 4 December – St Gregory’s Church, Marnhull (near Sturminster Newton) at 4.00pm.
Tickets: Adults £8; Under-18s £5, Family £20
Book via Artsreach: www.artsreach.co.uk or Tel 01258 820458.

Wednesday 21 December – Dorford Centre, Dorchester at 7.30pm
Tickets: Adults £10; Under-18s £5
Book via TicketSource or Tel 01305 852826

CD of our Music

Our CD is available to buy mail order for only £11.00 including shipping.

RidgewayCD

Around 40 singers and 10 musicians – come and experience our vibrant and joyous sound!