The Art of Sound

Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Trowbridge

TROWBRIDGE Philharmonic Choir’s Christmas concert on Saturday 14th December, at St James Church, Trowbridge, at 7.30pm, features the 1798 version of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and carols. The choir and orchestra, conducted by Graham Dalby, will be joined by soloists Sian Dicker, Cassandra Dalby, Ed Coton and Graham Case. The original 1798 version of this Haydn…

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Messiah at Salisbury Cathedral

THIS year’s Christmas performance of Handel’s Mess­iah at Salisbury Cathedral is on Saturday 14th December, starting at 7.30pm. Established as a fixture in the festive calendar, this year the City of London Sinfonia will be joining the full cathedral choir and four distinguished soloists, Jennifer France, Claudia Huckle, Benjamin Hulett and Felix Kemp. The concert…

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Gould brings new cellist to Fordingbridge

ON Friday 13th December the Gould Trio returns to  Hampshire for the last Avon Valley Concert of 2019, with a new cellist Voilinist Lucy Gould with  pianist Benjamin Firth now perform with cellist Richard Lester. They will be playing from 7.30 pm at the United Reformed Church in Ford­ing­bridge. Their programme is Haydn’s Trio in…

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Piano duo at Tincleton Gallery

THE piano duo partnership of Duncan Honeybourne and Katharine Lam, who are well known across the country for their recitals on two pianos, return to the Tincleton Gallery in the Tincleton old school-room near Dorchester, for two concerts on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December, at 8pm. This distinguished duo partnership, both with careers in…

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Tenors Unlimited at Poole

SCOTT Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharple, collectively known as Tenors Un Limited, will be bringing their Christ­mas concert to Poole’s Light­house on Friday 29th Novem­ber from 7.45pm. The trio has prepared a new selection of songs for the 2019 tour,  featuring the popular classical hits Nessun Dorma, The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, The Prayer and…

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Mid Wessex singers at Curry Rivel and Somerton

THE next concert for the Mid Wessex Singers is Like a Singing Bird, at St Andrew’s Church in Curry Rivel on Saturday 30th Nov­ember from 7.30pm. The choir will be conducted by Graham Coatman for a programme including Moz­art’s Spatzenmesse (Spar­row Mass) and choruses from Handel’s Solomon as well as Mozart’s Alma Dei Creatoris and…

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Ridgeway Singers and Band at Christmas

CHRISTMAS in Dorset wouldn’t be complete without the festive celebration of the traditional West Gallery songs and tunes by the Ridgeway Singers and Band. This year’s series continues on  on Sunday 15th December at 4pm atSt Christopher’s Church, Winfrith Newburgh (with Artsreach),  and at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester on Friday 20th at 7.30pm. With their…

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Return of Cwmbach

THE final concert of 2019 at Martock Parish Church is on Saturday 30th November, when the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir returns to Somerset. The 60-strong Welsh choir sold out at their last concert in Martock. The November performance starts at 7.30pm and proceeds go to the charity that funds refurbishment of the structure of All…

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Music for Advent in the Abbey

SHERBORNE Chamber Choir celebrates the start of Advent in Magnificat, on Saturday 30th November at 7.30 pm in Sherborne Abbey, with a programme including the premiere of a work written for the choir. Its annual concert of music to celebrate the start of Advent and the Christmas season contains some of the greatest choral settings…

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