The Art of Sound

Jackdaws at Christmas

THE Jackdaws Christmas Concert is on Saturday 16th December at Great Elm Church, starting at 6.30pm. This year’s concert features baritone Ben Knight, with Jackdaws artistic director Saffron van Swanenberg, the Jackdaws Song­birds and Jack’s Music Club. There will also be carols for the audience. This delightful candlelit concert is always a highlight of the…

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Musical Christmas and New Year with the BSO

THERE’S nothing silent about the nights when Bournemouth Sym­ph­ony Orchestra takes to the road in the Christmas and New Year season A always,  the musicians will be bringing cheer to thousands  around the region with the traditional concert series. It starts at Poole’s Lighthouse on Wednesday 13th December with  Handel’s Messiah. The traditional curtain-raiser features…

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Music of Rural England with the Mellstock Band

DORSET has always been a popular destination for the Mellstock Band, and this year the quartet will be bringing a new Christmas show, conjuring up the spirit and sounds of the rural past, to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 16th December with their new Christmas show. Frosty farmsteads, winter journeys, old superstitions and seasonal celebrations…

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Walking in the air with the BSO

FAMILIES can really get in the spirit of Christmas with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s live screening of The Snowman on Tuesday 19th December t Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre. There will two performances, also featuring young singers, and The Nutcracker narrated by CBeebies presenter Pui Fan Lee at 3pm and 7pm. The Snowman is a completely…

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Messiah at Salisbury Cathedral

THE world’s favourite oratorio, Handels’ Messiah, always an eagerly anticipated Advent concert, will be performed by Salisbury Cathedral Choir and soloists in the Cathedral on Saturday 9th December at 7.30pm. The soloists will be Ruby Hughes, Robin Blaze, Thomas Walker and Stephan Loges. The Cathedral’s director of music, David Halls, whose own English Requiem was…

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Time to face the music and dance!

BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Orchestra will be leading a new series of tea dances at Pelhams in Kinson, starting on Wednesday 6th December. The BSO Dance Band will be performing a huge variety of dancefloor classics from vintage Sinatra and Mancini through to Elvis and The Beatles. Couples, singles and groups of friends of all ages and…

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Sing for the roof

THE Bridport-based New Elizab­eth­an Singers will be leading a Sing Messiah event in aid of the roof fund for St Mary’s Church, their regular venue. On Saturday 9th December, the choir and their guest soloists invite music-lovers to Come-and-Sing Messiah, joining in with the best loved choruses from Handel’s masterpiece. Participants can join the NES…

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