After a triumphant “Elijah” two years ago, the Dorset Guild of Singers are delighted that
Simon Lole will once again wield the baton for Rossini’s delightful Mass, described by Napoleon III as “neither little, nor solemn, nor particularly liturgical”!
Local singers are rehearsing alongside choir members from Purbeck and West Dorset and nearly 200 voices will be raising the roof on the Wessex Hall! Music by Woods, Bairstow and Parry complete the evening’s performance and Richard Hall (harmonium) and Chris Dowie (piano) will accompany the choir and professional soloists.
ENGLAND & FRANCE
MUSIC FOR CELEBRATION
HANDEL : CORONATION ANTHEMS
WIDOR: MESSE, OP.36
WIDOR'S FAMOUS TOCCATA FROM ORGAN SYMPHONY N0.5
CHARPENTIER: Dixit Dominus
STOPFORD: For the Beauty of the Earth
Orgainist: Alex Davis
Conductor: Robert Dishington
SATURDAY 27 JUNE AT 19.30
ST MARY'S CHURCH, DORCHESTER (20 ALEXANDRA ROAD, DT1 2LZ)
The Briantspuddle Singers was formed at the end of WW2 to provide an opportunity for local people to participate in choral singing, including public performances. Membership is open to all those with a love of singing.
Briantspuddle Singers performs at least three concerts per year, with professional soloists and instrumentalists, as well as joining with the other choirs of the Dorset Guild of Singers to mount a major concert in the Lighthouse Hall in Poole in alternate years. In the intervening years the Guild runs at least two choral workshops concentrating on voice production and choral singing. We also have links with the Dorset Rural Music School.
We also maintain a tradition of singing Christmas carols out of doors around Briantspuddle