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HELP US CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF SINGING

Briantspuddle Singers was founded in 1943 and will celebrate its 75th year in 2018. This friendly mixed voice choir takes its name from where they rehearse in the picturesque thatched village hall at Briantspuddle on a Tuesday evening from 7.45-9.30p.m. The choir enjoys making music together under the leadership of their musical director, of which there have only been three in the past 75 years! The group is open to all singers without audition and is a registered charity. One of the aims of the charity is education and it would like to encourage younger members with an interest in classical choral music to explore this fulfilling repertoire further. The choir is also seeking a new Musical Director from September 2017.

Briantspuddle Singers is also a founder member of the Dorset Guild of Singers. The Guild comprises smaller choirs which come together to perform larger works requiring greater numbers of singers and musicians. The proposed work for the Guild’s 2018 Spring concert is Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.

If you are interested in joining the choir or applying for the post of Musical Director please contact: The Chairman, Mr Nigel Webb at nigel.r.webb@btopenworld.com or The Secretary, Mrs Andrea Smith at allandrea.smith@googlemail.com


Our Next Concert

Galleon

Summer at Sea

A varied programme of Choral Work and instrumental pieces on a Nautical Theme

Including
Gilbert & Sullivan: Choruses from The Pirates of Penzance

Stanford; Songs of the Fleet

Rodgers & Hammerstein; South Pacific

and much more

Harrison Hall

Sherren Ave, Charlton Down, Dorchester DT2 9UA

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 19.30

Wine and Light Refreshments

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Most Recent Concerts

vivaldi

Vivaldi: Glora

Full Supporting Programme

St Christopher’s Church

1 Fields Barn, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester DT2 8HB

Saturday 1 April 2017

19.30
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      Springtime was in the air on April 1st, as Briantspuddle Singers packed out St Christopher’s Church, Winfrith Newburgh, for their first concert under new, acting-director, Sam Ryall.
From the delightful melody of their opening song, Philip Stopford’s ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’, the audience were treated to an array of beautifully sung & performed pieces, including the light-hearted Czech song, ‘The Birds’ and the wistful harmonies of traditional Welsh folk song ‘Lisa Lân’.
Guest soloists (vocal & instrumental) delivered lovely, confident performances and made an invaluable contribution to a wonderfully varied concert programme.
After a short interval, the choir demonstrated considerable skills with their fine execution of Vivaldi’s Gloria, ably assisted by the small ensemble of talented, local musicians who accompanied them.
In summary, the evening was a thoroughly joyful and entertaining one, offering some beautiful choral music and accomplished instrumental performances to please the audience.

 Verity Aldous

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Mozart: Requiem
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of
The Battle of the Somme

Soprano: Jaqueline Foan
Alto: Elizabeth Denham
Tenor: Michael Aitkenhead
Bass: Richard Lea
Organ: Sam Hanson
Conductor: Robert Dishington
The Briantspuddle Singers
Southampton University Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 20th November 2016 at 18:30
The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Blandford
(Blandford Parish Church, Market Place, DT11 7AD)

 

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25 June 2016
19.30

 Songs from the Shows

Summer Concert 2016

 

Folk Songs

Celia McDowell: A fancy of Folksongs
Grainger: “I’m Seventeen come Sunday”
Vaughan Williams: “Greensleeves”
Holst: “I Love my Love”
Hadel: “Zadok the Priest”
“Bushes & Briars” Arr. James
Copland: “I Bought Me a Cat”
Barber: “Sure on this Shining Light”

Tickets £10, on the door or Box Office 01929 554055

England & France

Music for a Celebration

NOTRE dame

Handel: Coronation Anthems

Widor: Messe, Op.36

plus

Widor’s famous ‘Toccata’  for Organ Symphony No.5
&
Marc- Antoine Charpentier: Dixit Dominus
Philip Stopford: For the Beauty of the Earth


Organist: Alex Davis
Conductor : Robert Dishington

Saturday 27 June 2015 at 1930

St Mary’s Church Dorchester

(20 Alexandra Road DT1 2LZ)