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September 2023

Saturday 30 September: Yeovil Chamber Choir  
Come & Sing.  Vivaldi: Gloria | Weelkes: Gloria in excelsis  
St Andrew's Church, Preston Grove, Yeovil  

November 2023

Saturday 18 November: Axminster & District Choral Society  
J S Bach: Cantata BWV140 Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme | Vivaldi: Magnificat RV610 | Vivaldi: Credo RV591 | Buxtehude: Cantata BuxWV4 Alles, was Ihr tut  
The Minster, Axminster.  19:30  

Saturday 18 November: Beaminster Singers  
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus (excerpt) | Haydn: Te Deum, Hob.XXIIIc:2 | Mozart: Kyrie, KV 341 (368a) | Schubert: Song of Miriam, Op 136 | HaydnL Missa Brevis in F (Jugendmesse)  
St Mary's Church, Beaminster.  19:30  

Saturday 18 November: South Somerset Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
Church of St Peter & St Paul, South Petherton  

Saturday 25 November: Cantamus  
Advent Concert  
St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JQ.  Tickets £12 on the door  

Saturday 25 November: Glastonbury Male Voice Choir  
Glastonbury Frost Fair  
Our first outing of the festive season supporting this major event. This year you can find us in St John's Church at 12:00 noon and in The Crown Hotel bar at 2:00pm. Come in from the cold and enjoy some seasonal music.  

Saturday 25 November: Opus Anglicanum  
Mediaeval Carols.  Experience a candlelit journey into the spiritual heart of a medieval Christmas. Opus Anglicanum return to Wells with their most popular sell-out Christmas concert. A programme of atmospheric medieval music: Gregorian chant and polyphony with readings by Zeb Soanes (Classic FM).  
Wells Cathedral.  19:30.  £20  

Saturday 25 November: Somerset Choral Society  
Vivaldi: Magnificat | J S Bach: Wachet auf | Advent carols  
St Cuthbert's Church, Wells.  19:30.  £15  

Saturday 25 November: Wellington Choral Society  
Italian Baroque.  Monteverdi: Cantate Domino 5 | Caldara: Missa Dolorosa | Isabella Leonardo: Dixit Dominus | Vivaldi: Gloria  
Church of St John Baptist, Wellington.  19:00.  £16  

Sunday 26 November: The Occasional Singers  
Sing Joyfully.  Songs for Advent from Byrd to MacMillan  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester.  15:00.  Entry free with retiring collection for Mosaic. a local charity that supports bereaved children  

December 2023

Friday 1 December: Yeovil Chamber Choir  
Tidings of Joy: music celebrating Winter.  Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day | Park: Here is the little door | Victoria: O magnum mysterium | Tchaikovsky:  Hymn to the Virgin | Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols | Warlock: Bethlehem Down | Tavener: The Lamb | Joubert: There is no rise | Walker: In the bleak mid-winter | Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium | Hassler: Dixit Maria  
St Andrew's Church, Preston Grove, Yeovil.  19:30.  Tickets £10 on the door  

Saturday 2 December: Amici  
J S Bach: Mass in B minor  
King's College Chapel, Taunton.  19:30  

Saturday 2 December: Beaminster Singers  
Programme tba  
St Mary's Church, Beaminster.  19:30  

Saturday 2 December: Cantamus  
Advent Concert  
St Mary’s Church, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NW.  Tickets £12 on the door  

Saturday 2 December: The People's Choir  
Festive Favourites  
St John’s Church, Yeovil.  Tickets £10 on the door  

Saturday 2 December: Sherborne Chamber Choir  
O Radiant Dawn.  Aleotti: Angelus ad pastores ait | Burton: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day | Jackson: Magnificat in G | di Lasso: Resonet in laudibus | Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium | MacMillan: O radiant dawn | Christe, Redemptor Omnium Plainsong | Mendelssohn: Frohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden | McDowall: O oriens | Park: Ave maris stella | Poulenc: Salve Regina | Michael Praetorius: In dulci jubilo | Rütti: De Virgine Maria | There is no rose (trad) | Warlock: Benedicamus Domino  
Sherborne Abbey.  19:30.  Tickets £5 - £18  

Saturday 2 December: Wimborne Choral Society  
Karl Jenkins: Stabat mater | Dowie: Festival anthem: Behold the tabernacle of God | Day: Magnificat (from the Wimborne Minster Chained Library) | Dowie: Wimborne Suite - Magnificat (after George Day) |  Haydn: Mass No. 7 in B flat, Hob.XXII:7 (Little Organ Mass)  
Wimborne Minster.  19:30.  Tickets £6 - £15  

Tuesday 4 December: Glastonbury Male Voice Choir  
Wells Bishops Palace Christmas Carol Concert.  This promises to be the most special night of the year where you can enjoy beautiful seasonal songs in perfect harmony by the unmissable Glastonbury Male Voice Choir. Get into the festive spirit and sing along to your favourite carols within our beautifully decorated thirteenth-century Chapel.  
Chapel of the Bishop's Palace, Wells.  19:30.  £10  

Saturday 9 December: Bridgwater Choral Society's Harmonia Group  
Christmas Concert with music from Handel to Rutter  
Nether Stowey Church Hall.  15:00  

Saturday 9 December: Cantamus  
Advent Concert  
St Andrew’s Church, Colyton, Devon EX24 3JS.  Tickets £12 on the door  

Saturday 9 December: Dorchester Choral Society  
Darkness to Light.  Purcell: Music for the funeral of Queen Mary | Bruckner motets - including Ave Maria and Ecce Sacerdos | Buxtehude: The Newborn Child | Schütz: The Christmas Story  
St Mary's Church, Edward Road, Dorchester  

Saturday 9 December: Taunton Choral Society  
Handel: Messiah  
St James Church, Taunton.  19:30  

Saturday 9 December: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society  
Handel: Messiah  
Wells Cathedral.  19:00.  £17 - £34  

Saturday 9 December: West Somerset Singers  
Christmas Concert  
St George's RC Church, Taunton.  19:30  

Sunday 10 December: Lyme Bay Chorale  
Christmas Concert  
Rutter: Magnificat | McDowell: Christus natus est  
Lyme Regis Parish Church.  16:00  

Sunday 10 December: Wincanton Choral Society  
Hallelujah!!  Rousing excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other Christmas carols for choir and audience.  
Church of St Peter & St Paul, Wincanton.  19:30.  £15  

Monday 11 December: Axminster Chamber Choir  
Purcell, Humfrey & Blow - with strings  
The Minster, Axminster.  19:30  

Monday 11 December: Collegium Singers  
A Christmas Story. The Nativity told through music from the Renaissance to the present day  
St John's Church, Wellington.  19:30  

Tuesday 12 December: Briantspuddle Singers  
Deck the Halls. L a programme of Christmas music with carols to listen to and carols to join in  
Briantspuddle Village Hall.  19:30.  Entrance free - collection for ecpenses  

Wednesday 13 December: Glastonbury Male Voice Choir  
Christmas Concert & Carols.  The choir will present a selection of seasonal pieces and some favourite carols for everyone to sing along.  
St John's Church, Glastonbury.  19:30.  £10  

Wednesday 13 December: Harmonia Sacra  
Advent Reflections. Carols by candlelight  
All Saints' church, Weston-super-Mare.  19:00  

Thursday 14 December: Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society  
Christmas Concert.  J S Bach, Charpentier and carols  
Our Lady & the English Martyrs Catholic Church. Burnham-on-Sea.  19:30  

Saturday 16 December: Sheldon Singers  
A West Country Christmas. Capture the spirit of Christmas with audience carols and Christmas cheer  
St Paul's Church, Honiton.  19:30.  £12  

Saturday 16 December: West Somerset Singers  
A Season to Rejoice.  Mozart: Missa brevis in C (The Sparrow Mass) | and a selection of seasonal pieces by Peter Cornelius, John Rutter, William Mathias, Benjamin Britten and John Joubert.  
St George's RC Church, Billet Street, Taunton.  19:45.  

Saturday 16 December: Weymouth Choral Society with Dorset Sinfonia  
Tidings of Joy!  A selection of choral and instrumental music with congregational carols  
St John's Church, Greenhill. Weymouth.  19:30.  £12  

Monday 18 December: Bruton Choral Society  
Christmas Concert  
St Mary's Church, Bruton.  19:30  

Monday 18 December: Dorset Chamber Choir  
Noel! Noel!  Carols, songs and anthems for Christmas-tide.  There will be Christmas items from the 16th to the 21st centuries, including items written specially for this concert.  
Broadstone Methodist Church.  19:30  

Monday 18 | Tuesday 19 December: South Somerset Choral Society  
Annual Carol Concerts  
The Minster, Ilminster  

January 2024
Friday 12 January: Tallis Voices  
Promenade Concert  
Wells Cathedral.  19:00  

February 2024
Sunday 18 February: Somerset Chamber Choir  
The Private Music. Music of utter calm and tranquillity.  Byrd: Mass for 4 voices | Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah | Dowland: lute songs.  Soprano: Emma Kirkby  
Taunton Minster (St Mary Magdalene).  15:00  



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Axminster & District Choral Society
Axminster Chamber Choir
Beaminster Singers
Briantspuddle Singers
Bridgwater Choral Society
Bruton Choral Society
Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society
Collegium Singers
Dorchester Choral Society
Dorset Bach Cantata Club: Choir & Orchestra
Dorset Chamber Choir
Gillingham Singers (formerly The Silton Singers)
Glastonbury Cantilena
Glastonbury Male Voice Choir
Harmonia Sacra
Lyme Bay Chorale
The Mid-Wessex Singers
The Occasional Singers
Opus Anglicanum
The Orlando Singers
Parnham Voices
The People's Choir Yeovil
Sheldon Singers
Sherborne Festival Chorus
Sherborne Chamber Choir
Sherborne Schools Choral Society (Sherborne School)
Sherborne Schools Choral Society (Sherborne Girls)
Somerset Chamber Choir
Somerset Choral Society [previously Somerset Singers]
South Somerset Choral Society
South West Early Music Forum
Swan Singers
Taunton Choral Society
Wellington Choral Society
Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society
West Dorset Singers (formerly The New Elizabethan Singers)
West Somerset Singers
Weymouth Choral Society
Wimborne Choral Society
Wincanton Choral Society


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