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.
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.
WELCOME TO OUR MUSICAL DIRECTOR
SAM RYALL BA(Hons)
Sam’s professional involvement with music started at an early age. He realised he could earn more from accompanying his local ballet class than his peers did doing paper rounds in the cold. He went on to graduate with a BA(Hons) in Popular Music from the Colchester Institute.
Sam’s eclectic musical range includes performing Beethoven Piano sonatas to directing musical theatre. He has performed on cruise liners and worked with the Walt Disney company and with the renowned classical bass Willard White.
Sam lives in Blandford and enjoys leading choirs, directing musicals and teaching BUG – Blandford Ukulele Group. On a quiet night in and when no-one is in earshot he plays the violin, mandolin, bass guitar and banjo – although not all at the same time!
Sam is committed to continuing the choir’s classical repertoire but also looks forward to exploring the wider musical canvas.
We are looking forward to Sam, with his breadth of experience, taking us forward in new and exciting musical adventures as we celebrate 75 years of singing.
Recent & Future Events
SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2018 10 a.m-4 p.m.
THE ARMED MAN: A MASS FOR PEACE
COME AND SING DAY WITH BRIANTSPUDDLE SINGERS
SEE FUTURE EVENTS PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS – ELGAR APRIL 28TH 2018 7.30p.m.
The combined choirs of the Dorset Guild of Singers at
Lighthouse in Poole.