NEWS, GIGS AND CHOIR SOCIALS
We are looking forward to return to Wimborne Folk Festival on 11th June 2022 after 2 years away! It is going to be great performing to a crown once again! You can catch us on The Willow Walk Stage at 12.30 (near Waitrose) and again at 4.30 on the Microbrewery stage at 4.30 which will be in the Allendale Car Park.
Come and join our workshops!
We do regular workshops for people who would like to join the singing fun but without the weekly commitment. You do not have to be a member fo the choir to come and join us for these! They are at various locations and with various themes. So far we have covered The Beatles - See below! Abba, A-capella and Les Mis.....we have even performed in the pub - Click this link to see a video of us performing at
The Olive Branch https://www.facebook.com/EJvideo/videos/798289237235488/
If you would like to join for our next workshops - the dates and details are below:
WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL 2022 - Musical Theatre - 6.30-9.30pm £15
SATURDAY 28th MAY 2022 - Queen - 10am-1pm £15
The kind of things we get up to
We have recorded Demo CDs. It gives the choirs an opportunity to hear what they really sound like and to have the experience of singing in a recording studio.
We took part in Dancing with Choirs at Poole Lighthouse in March, which was an amazing event. As we sang, children danced in front of us. It was a magical evening.
We've performed a couple of years running at the Wimborne Lights Switch-on.
And we always love singing at the various festivals throughout the county, such as:
- Vdub at the Pub in Wimborne
- The Music and Merriment Festival, Spetisbury Rings
- Willett Arms (pub in Wimborne) Mini-Fest
- Dorset Food & Drink Festival, Dorchester
Then there's Wimborne Folk Festival every year. We've sung in the Minster, on stage in the Square, at the Model Village and at Willow Walk. I wonder where we'll be next year?
We also give occasional family concerts, such as the one at Freestyle music centre where children had the chance to sing with us. Last year's Just Sing Family Festival was held at Lytchett Matravers Village Hall. Wimborne held a family fun day where we were singing in the Square.
The highlight of our year is always our Christmas Concert. It's where family and friends come to hear us and help us raise a lot of money for charity. To date we've raised over £30,000 for local charities.
Singing with G4!
In 2016 we supported G4 on their Back for Good Tour! We (100 of us) sang alongside them in 5 songs and performed two of our own arrangements on their opening night of the tour at The Lighthouse in Poole. We were naturally very excited to be selected to take part in this opportunity.
Then in 2017, G4 agreed to sing with us again. This time we were supporting them and singing two of our own songs in a Christmas concert in St. Aldhelm's Church. Poole.