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Area: Dorset

www.bsharp.org.uk

‘Operates weekly groups and other regular events hosted by carefully selected music leaders who offer the highest level and range of experience as composers, musicians, singer songwriters, and technicians. Our music leaders are enthusiastic and inspiring with many being ex B Sharp participants who share a love of music and the B Sharp "way of working", and to maintain this approach we operate a skills cascade training model with clear pathways of progression for both our participants and our music leaders ...'

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www.iao.org.uk/bournemouth/

'Areas covered by the Association are generally south-east Dorset and south-west Hampshire. This includes Poole, Bournemouth and The New Forest. Part of the Association’s objectives are "to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with special reference to liturgical and organ music". A meeting is held on most months during the year, ranging from arranged talks, visits to local organs, an annual full day outing to a major venue and an Annual Dinner. In recent years, we have been pleased to enjoy trips abroad.'

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artsbythesea.co.uk

'The festival brings intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town. With over 60 events – a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more.' Held Mid October.

Category:Arts Festivals
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Also indexedArts Bournemouth
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www.bournemouthchambermusic.co.uk

'Promoting chamber music concerts by musicians of national and international repute - All concerts are held on Sundays at 3pm.' Typically half a dozen concerts October - May.

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www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bournemouth/

'Formed in 1966, as the Bournemouth branch of The Hammond Organ Society, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sydney Webb, the interest was such that by late 1967 it was becoming clear that the appointment of a committee was desirable. Subscriptions at that time were set at 1 guinea for the first member of a family with half a guinea for additional family members. Meetings were held in Hotels in the Bournemouth area ... We continue to enjoy a healthy membership, and can almost guarantee a full house for visiting artistes. An invitation is warmly extended to visitors at each concert where we endeavour to accommodate everyone.'

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www.bmcf.info

'To celebrate excellence and promote community participation in the performing arts by presenting an annual festival, enhanced by competition and professional adjudication.'

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hurnway47.wixsite.com/xchurchmusiccentre

‘A volunteer led organisation that has, for more than three decades, supported the musical ambitions of many young people in the local area.'

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www.daspmusic.co.uk

'Local charity (CIO) which aims to enhance musical education in Dorchester and beyond. It coordinates instrumental tuition across the Dorchester Pyramid, which comprises of 13 first schools, 3 middle schools, 1 upper school and 1 free school ... it provides a range of musical ensembles open to all local children under the age of 19, and organises regular concerts. It also offers curriculum support for the schools in the pyramid. Our aim is to give young people across the Dorchester area and beyond, first class, inspirational music making opportunities ... All money that we raise (through concerts, events, sponsorship etc) goes straight into specific projects within our schools or the local area.'

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www.dorset-county-museum-music-society.org.uk

Seven recitals September - April. Alert 'Please note that the concert veue will be elsewhere in Dorchester from January 2018. Please check Web Site for venue.'

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www.dorsetguitarsociety.org.uk

'Formed in October 1984 by a number of Dorset guitarists to promote the music of their instrument via solo and ensemble performances, master classes, workshops and concerts given by the guitar society and visiting artists.'

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www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/music

'The main provider of music provision within Dorset. We are the lead organisation in the Dorset Music Education Hub and we are committed, with our partners, to providing all kinds of instrument playing and musical opportunities at the highest practicable level to as many young people in the county as possible.’

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Also indexedDorset Music Education Hub
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www.drms-music.co.uk

'We offer a range of activities alongside the regular lessons ... Singing for Pleasure Choir ... String Groups ... Day Courses ... There are regular Informal Concerts where students are encouraged to perform to one another and to parents and friends. Professional Concerts are also presented, often featuring DRMS staff or former DRMS students who are now performers in their own right.'

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jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk

‘Specially created to entertain visitors to Bournemouth and showcase local jazz musicians.’ Held Late June.

Category:Jazz Festivals
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www.lymeregisjazzfestival.co.uk

Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend is a musical must for the May Bank Holiday, with over 20 acts, featuring jazz, blues and fusion in a four day wrap-around, music-filled weekend. With a rolling programme of free concerts on the seafront and elsewhere, B Sharp’s Busking Festival, as well as headline acts at Marine Theatre, plus the ever-popular BBQ and Brunch, the festival is the ultimate jazz and blues weekender with bags of Lyme appeal ... You don’t have to wait until next May’s jazz & blues festival to hear great music – Jazz Jurassica - the only pop-up supper club on the Jurassic coast, is back in October with another programme of jazz, soul, swing and latin including a 2-course supper ...’

Category:Jazz Clubs
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Also indexedJazz & Blues Weekend | Lyme Regis Jazz Festival
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www.lymeregisorganschool.org

'Was formed as a response to a shortage of capable organists in many churches of all denominations up and down the country. For those interested in either taking up the instrument or extending existing abilities, the School offers individual lessons. Another focus is a range of workshops run throughout the year including a highly-acclaimed three-day Winter Workshop ...'

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purbeck-chambermusic.org.uk

'An exciting new artistic development curated by Natalie Clein and her fellow musician friends. The Festival takes place every year at the end of summer in the beautiful surroundings of Purbeck in Dorset in historic locations, churches, unusual sites and schools.' Held Early September.

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www.therichardelytrust.org.uk

'Set up to support young people who wish to pursue an interest in music ... You must be below the age of 21 at the time of making your application ... You must live in, or be educated in, the area of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole ... You must be following, or intending to follow, a course of musical education or individual performance tuition; OR you must be a practising musician ...'

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www.ruthrogers.net/chamber-music/

Six evening concerts between October and July each year promoted by the violinist Ruth Rogers.

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www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk

'Founded in 1952 as the Canford School of Music, a name it retained for the next 52 years before relocating to Sherborne School in the pretty medieval market town of Sherborne in Dorset.' Held Early August.

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soundstorm-music.org.uk

'We are an award winning music education agency & lead partner for the Bournemouth & Poole Music Education Hub. With a partnership network of schools, local music providers, National Portfolio Organisations & independent practitioners, our work enables children & young people to experience, develop, progress & perform through music & the wider arts,'

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Also indexedBournemouth & Poole Music Education Hub
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sworgansociety.org

‘Successor to the well-established Lyme Regis Organ School. The Society has access to the beautiful Skrabl organ in St Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis with its 50 rank three manual mechanical action, and to many other fine organs in Devon and Dorset. It exists to encourage organ playing and the appreciation of the organ’s place in the musical repertoire. The Society’s purpose is realised through recitals, concerts, and Organ Schools and by encouraging young organists on their journey.’

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www.swanagejazzfestival.co.uk

‘My name is Nigel Price and I am the incoming festival director. When I heard that the festival was to close this year [2017] I just couldn¹t stand to see such a fantastic annual event just disappear without a fight so I offered to do what I could to help it to continue. I promise you all that I will give it my best shot. I also promise to source all supporting businesses from Swanage itself where possible and, if I can¹t I will keep it as local as possible.‘ Held Mid July.

Category:Swanage
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weymouthmusicfestival.co.uk

’We have changed our name and the Weymouth Music Festival is now the Weymouth and Dorset Music Festival, to reflect the wide area from which our entrants are drawn. We have even had entrants from as far afield as Devon and Somerset! The Weymouth and Dorset Music Festival is a non-competitive festival open to all musicians of all ages and abilities. Entrants have the rare opportunity to perform their music in front of an audience – many for the first time – and get feedback from a highly qualified and friendly adjudicator.’ Held Early March.

Category:Weymouth
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Also indexedWeymouth Music Festival
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www.weymouthchamberconcerts.com

Typically nine recitals September - June.

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weymouthmusic.moonfruit.com

'Every year we promote a series of six concerts in Weymouth from October to March. We also support the performing of amateur music in the area.'

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Also indexedWeymouth Sunday Concerts
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wimbornefolk.co.uk

'Folk, Family & Fun!'. Held Mid June.

Category:Folk Festivals
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allingtonstrings.yolasite.com

'A friendly orchestra that always welcomes new members; there are no auditions ... We play a wide range of repertoire enjoying new challenges to expand and improve our playing as well as tackling more familiar works. Our leaders are all experienced players and teachers happy to offer a bit of technical advice and support when requested.'

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www.bhchoir.org.uk

'A unique choir based in the Poole & Bournemouth areas: it is a combined workplace & community choir, providing opportunities for both Barclays employees past and present, and members of the local community to sing together in a friendly choir ... The choir continues to receive generous financial support from Barclays PLC, to whom we are immensely grateful. Barclays House Choir is now the only choral group associated with Barclays, and has sung at major corporate events.'

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www.bgq.org.uk

'We like to play and sing mainly the sort of music that was heard in the majority of English parish churches between about 1730 and 1860 ... For performances and services we generally wear costumes, loosely based on the period 1825-1840. Most of the folk we portray would have been quite poor, relying on cast-offs and hand-me-downs, so we use considerable latitude.'

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www.alfx.com/singers/

'A choir for every occasion, Beaminster Singers formed after the cast of the 1987 Beaminster Community Play stayed together to sing. Since then, the choral society has become a feature of the town's musical life, giving two or three concerts a year in the town and surrounding villages.'

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www.belvederesingers.org.uk

'We have approximately 50 members and give at least two concerts each year which often involve both amateur and professional soloists, with the object of providing an enjoyable and enlightening musical experience for our audience and choir members alike. We also run "Come & Sing" sessions, workshops and take part in community events.'

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www.bournemouthbachchoir.org

‘Launched in 1987 ... We are a 40 strong chamber choir, performing in Christchurch Priory, Wimborne Minster, Ringwood Parish Church ... Our wide repertoire includes a lot of Baroque music.’

Category:Bournemouth
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www.bournemouthmalechoir.co.uk

'Fresh from a podium finish at a national choral competition under the expert guidance of our experienced Musical Team, we are looking to welcome men, not necessarily with any prior musical experience, who share our love of a broad range of music and are looking to learn and develop alongside us. Our repertoire ranges from Morley, Mendelssohn and Schubert to Eric Whitacre, Take That and Seal!'

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www.bschoir.org.uk

‘Dorset's most exciting chamber choir, well known for its imaginative programming and engaging performances ...The choir relies heavily on the commitment, as well as the talents, of its members, who come from a wide area, travelling from Hampshire and Wiltshire as well as across Dorset to rehearse each week in Blandford. BSC performs in a wide range of places – the intimate historic churches of Dorset, abbeys and cathedrals across the south of England, concert halls and smaller secular venues ... Its repertoire includes sacred and secular music from the 16th to the 21st centuries and its concerts range from a cappella programmes to performances of the great choral works ... The choir has a particular interest in new music and regularly commissions works ...’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.bsolive.com

'The only UK symphony orchestra not based in a major city, the BSO defines what it means to be an orchestra serving a whole region whilst maintaining important national and international significance ... both at our home venue at the Lighthouse in Poole and at venues throughout the South and South West, not least as the major provider of symphonic scale concerts to the cities of Bristol, Exeter and Portsmouth.'

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www.bridportchamberorchestra.co.uk

‘Formed in the autumn of 1975 ... originally the New Elizabethan Players ...  We are a string orchestra of about 25 players ... and normally perform three concerts each year ... and we occasionally play full symphonic concerts.‘

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bcc.webs.com

'A friendly choir ... We currently have over 70 singers, men and ladies. Four concerts a year are performed, in local venues, mostly of sacred choral music but also including some secular pieces. We often have orchestral accompaniment and usually engage professional soloists.'

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www.broadstone-community-concert-band.co.uk

'We’re an amateur wind band offering its members a fun and yet challenging opportunity to play within a large wind band ... We usually play a couple of large charity concerts each year, local venues have included Poole Lighthouse, Wimborne Minster and The Tivoli in Wimborne.'

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bryanstonchoralsociety.com

'In 1932, only 4 years after Bryanston School opened, a Musical Association was formed that led eventually to Bryanston Choral Society ... Bryanston Choral Society  has about 100 singers, swelling to an exciting 250 musicians when we sing with the students of Bryanston School ... We sing in two concerts each year, one in March or April ... For this concert we join with Bryanston School Choir ... We rehearse separately from the school. Our second concert is at Christmas.'

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christchurchanddistrictband.co.uk

‘A community concert band ... If you already play, or have played and would like to perform with us, why not get in touch and come along for an evening to see if you enjoy it? The Band are a friendly group of musicians getting together to create music and perform entertaining concerts. Rehearsals are relaxed and fun. An exciting time is ahead. If you want something different from your musical experiences, get in touch !’

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www.dorsetchamberorchestra.org

‘Based in Dorchester, our players are drawn from all parts of Dorset, and beyond. We offer high quality performances of a wide range of classical music in a part of the County not regularly visited by full time professional orchestras. One of the orchestra’s main aims, championed by our founder and Music Director Emeritus Robert Jacoby, has always been to support the careers of young professional soloists. We have been privileged to provide a concerto platform for more than 80 young musicians over the past 30 years, some of whom are pursuing distinguished professional careers ...’

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www.dorsetcountyorchestra.org.uk

'The members of the orchestra are semi-professional and amateur musicians from all over Dorset and ... perform a wide selection from the classical repertoire. There have also been many successful joint ventures with local choral societies. As a local amateur orchestra they welcome membership enquiries from enthusiastic and committed players. The orchestra typically performs three concerts a year in different venues in Dorset. We usually have around five rehearsals for each concert; these take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons ...'

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www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/music/playing-opportunities

'It is really important when learning an instrument to engage in playing opportunities aside from regular weekly lessons and practise. Dorset Music Service works with a wide range of partners to provide opportunities for playing right across Dorset.'

Category:Dorset
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www.dorsetopera.com

'In 1976 Dorset Opera was registered as a charity with the object of presenting opera with professional soloists and orchestra, and at the same time giving large numbers of young people the opportunity to take part in the chorus and other production roles. Since then an opera has been performed every summer to much critical acclaim. For many young people this has been their first exposure to fully staged opera and is frequently the beginning of a lifelong passion.' Dorset Opera Festival held Late July.

Category:Opera Companies
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Also indexedDorset Opera Festival
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dorsetsinfonia.co.uk

‘An amateur classical orchestra drawing on the talents of musicians throughout Dorset. We play for the pleasure of making music as a group, advancing our abilities and encouraging newcomers. Our repertoire covers popular classical music, film music and music from the shows. We ... entertain audiences with our concerts held at the end of each term.’

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www.gisb.co.uk

‘The Band are on hand for civic events, such as remembrance parades as well as church services, carnivals, and community concerts ... As well as performing concerts, Gillingham band takes part in several contests throughout the year. Perhaps the most important contest the band take part in every year is the regional qualifier (also known as “the areas”). There are 8 separate area contests in the UK which take place on the weekends throughout March & April time every year.’

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gillinghamsingers.org

‘An amateur SATB choir of about thirty members. We have been established for over 60 years ... We meet during term time, to rehearse a wide variety of works for our concerts. Our concerts are held at various local venues. We also arrange social events for our members. We are not a church choir & members of all denominations or none are welcome.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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Also indexedSilton Singers
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www.grangechoralsociety.co.uk

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www.lanovasingers.co.uk

'An award-winning female vocal ensemble, performing an eclectic repertoire of classical, sacred, operatic and contemporary choral music. Recognised as the premier women's choir in the Dorset area, the singers are committed to creating exciting classical music concerts.'

Category:Christchurch
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www.lymebaychorale.co.uk

‘A choir of about 28 auditioned SATB singers ... We work with specialist guest choral directors or organists and professional ensembles to perform glorious choral works ... The choir usually gives two concerts of classical and modern choral music a year (April/May and November / December).’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.lymeregistownband.co.uk

‘Lyme Regis Town Band was re-formed in 1981 after a lapse of thirty years and supported by a donation from the making of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ filmed in Lyme Regis during that year ... The main work of the band is in the summer months when it plays regularly to entertain both holidaymakers and locals. The most popular location is on Marine Parade Lyme Regis, where each Tuesday evening from the beginning of July until the end of August, the band presents a series of concerts aptly entitled “Music by the Sea”. Over the years, these have proved extremely popular, often attracting several hundred listeners on fine evenings ... However, a glance at our Diary page will clearly show that the band’s engagements are not confined to Lyme Regis alone ...’

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Also indexedMusic by the Sea
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milborneportopera.co.uk

‘We specialise in Gilbert and Sullivan but regularly explore other musical works, including those of our resident operatic composer Neil Edwards whose first full opera “The Lost Continent” was performed in 2007. Productions are decided on by our cast and crew each year. Do contact us if you with to join us or have any questions about our shows.’

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www.thenewelizabethansingers.org.uk

‘A 70-strong choir based in Bridport, Dorset. We perform two concerts a year in the beautiful St Mary's Church, working with the best musicians in Dorset and professional soloists from around the country.’

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www.pandp.org.uk

'We are Poole and Parkstone Productions, better known as P&P, and based in Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset. We perform at major venues across Dorset, including Lighthouse, Poole; Regent Centre, Christchurch; Barrington Theatre, Ferndown; Layard Theatre, Wimborne; Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch.'

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www.purbeckartschoir.org.uk

‘Open to anyone who wants to sing! We presently have 60+ members in all voice parts (SATB) ... We sing mainly (but not exclusively) 4-part choral music and previous experience is helpful but not essential ... We normally have two concerts each year – December and April/May but are also involved with many other events during the year with local musicians and singers.’

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sites.google.com/site/shaftesburyorchestra/

‘A group of amateur musicians who rehearse in term times on Monday nights at Port Regis School, Motcombe, near Shaftesbury ... We end each term with a concert at Port Regis. Entry to concerts is free, with a retiring collection for local charities ... We aim to steadily improve our standard, while at the same time enjoying ourselves!’

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sherbornechamberchoir.org.uk

‘An auditioned group of about 45 singers from Sherborne and the surrounding region. The choir was established in 1979 and ... we thrive on variety and sing a wide range of repertoire, both sacred and secular, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. We rehearse weekly during term time from September to June and perform three major concerts a year, mostly in Sherborne Abbey, both a capella and with orchestra, as well as a number of concerts at other venues in the area.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.sherbornetownband.co.uk

‘A First Section brass band who play regularly in and around the community for the people of Sherborne and surrounding towns and villages. Since 1961 the band have been entertaining and also contesting in local and national competitions.’

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www.swanagemtc.co.uk

Typically offer one major production each year: ‘Newcomers are always welcome to come and join our company ... Our aim for the future is to entertain you, the audience, and in so doing enjoy ourselves!’.

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www.swanband.org.uk

‘We are a concert band ... playing at local events as well as our regular bandstand performances ... Our instrumental range includes: cornet, oboe, flute, clarinet, horn, saxophone, trombone, bass (brass & string) & percussion. Our repertoire ranges over show medleys, popular songs and marches.’

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www.thechoironthehill.org.uk

'The choir rehearse regularly throughout the year, putting on a number of concerts to raise money for local charities and the occasional flash mob! ... Our repertoire is varied and includes "classic" pop, songs from the shows, inspirational songs, some jazz and gospel. We strive for great singing whilst having fun! We'd love to welcome you to our very friendly choir.' Also known as Viva VOICES and formerly as The Leaf Choir.

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Also indexedThe Leaf Choir | Viva VOICES
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www.wimbornechoralsociety.org.uk

'The current membership of the choir numbers about 80 singers in 4 voices - Soprano, Contralto, Tenor and Bass. Membership is open, without audition, to all who enjoy singing and new members, especially tenors, are always welcome ... Three concerts are normally performed each year in the Minster Church: in early December, late March and late June. Choral Workshops are frequently provided for members and sometimes also for the wider public.'

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www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/students/things-do/music-0

'University Music offers a range of exceptional musical opportunities to BU/AUB [Arts University Bournemouth] students and staff, as well as to members of the local community. Whether you are looking to sing in a choir, play in an orchestra or band, take lessons, or you just want to listen to excellent music - find out ... how you can access all that we offer.'

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www.bridport-arts.com

'Hosts a wide variety of national and regional productions in theatre, music and dance along with an exciting programme of exhibitions, which attract over 10,000 visitors each year. Bridport Arts Centre enjoys extraordinary success in reaching the wider community in Dorset with innovative, vibrant participatory programmes ...'

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www.bryanston.co.uk/music

'Bryanston has an outstanding musical tradition, and music is at the heart of school life in every aspect – socially, academically and spiritually. A focus on participation and performance ensures that music touches the lives of the whole school community. Inclusion as well as excellence is a core value, and to achieve this every pupil in the first year has instrumental or singing lessons for the entire year. Pupils perform in an extraordinary range of concerts, recitals and musical groups, and over 600 individual music lessons are taught each week.'

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www.christchurchpriory.org/services-and-events

'The Priory is a popular venue for concerts. The unique atmosphere and spacious acoustic make it an ideal place to enjoy a wide variety of music ...There is a large scale evening concert on at least one Saturday each month ... The popular series of organ concerts takes place weekly on Thursdays, with 10 concerts each term ... In the summer months, we promote a series of Celebrity Organ Recitals on Wednesday evenings ...'

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www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

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www.musicatgmc.org.uk

‘The special concerts at Gillingham Methodist Church started in 2004 as part of our appeal to raise money for the restoration of our beloved Sweetland organ. The restoration is complete, but the concerts continue! In 2008 we re-launched ourselves as Music at GMC.  Our aim is to bring top-quality music to Gillingham and the surrounding area by inviting local musicians and wider-known celebrity musicians to come and perform at GMC. With this in mind, we extend a warm welcome to all. We hope that you will enjoy our latest concert offerings and that we will see you at some of our events.’

Category:Churches
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Also indexedMusic at GMC
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www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

'Opened in 1978, Lighthouse was conceived as a receiving venue with the vision of injecting cultural provision into Dorset and providing a new home for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ... Lighthouse is unique in that we are the only multi-space venue with four auditoria in the South West, and the largest outside London. We house a symphonic concert hall, mid-scale theatre, small-scale studio theatre, independent cinema, art galleries, and function room spaces. Our audiences can discover and enjoy an extraordinary mix of art forms, not possible elsewhere across the South West, all under one roof.'

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www.eventsatmiltonabbey.co.uk

‘Our grounds are home to a stunning Abbey church, founded in the 10th century by King Athelstan, and an exquisite Georgian mansion house, set in one of Dorset’s most beautiful locations ... Be sure to visit our Events/Tickets page for details of the concerts, drama productions and themed lunches and dinners which we regularly host here at Milton Abbey where you can now book tickets online. We look forward to welcoming you to our special venue soon ...’

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www.portregis.com/402/a-port-regis-education/music

Port Regis is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2-13 that enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the leading Prep schools in the country ... The stunning and purpose-built Farrington Music School is at the heart of musical life at Port Regis ... We have several wind, brass and string ensembles, two school orchestras, 2 senior and 4 junior choirs, samba band, swing band and many other formal and informal groups all of which give regular concerts throughout the year. Performance Days and Novices' Concerts introduce beginners to the thrill of performing in public and to the excitement of playing with other people and for other people. It is that thrill that makes the practising so much easier!‘

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Also indexedFarrington Music School
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sherborneabbey.com

‘The Abbey is available to a wide variety of choirs, orchestras and instrumental groups for concerts and recitals. Our main aim is to offer concerts of a high quality. Approximately twelve concerts are held per year and dates therefore tend to be booked well in advance, often two years, so we advise you to make any enquiries in good time ... The Abbey's magnificent pipe organ occupies a loft in the North Transept. It was originally built in 1856 by Gray & Davidson to a specification similar to their exhibit at the Great Exhibition of 1851 ... A major rebuild and improvement of the organ was carried out by Kenneth Tickell & Co. in 2004/5, most notably adding the Nave division, which sits below the great west window.’

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www.dorchesteranglican.info/churches/st-mary/music

'Music in St Mary's has for many years been an important part of the Dorchester and wider District scene. The excellence of the acoustic and the beauty of the architecture, itself a late example of the arts and crafts movement, are a good starting point. The welcoming attitude of the church to all musical groups has helped to make St Mary's the premier choice for large and smaller scale performances,'

Category:Churches
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www.weymouthpavilion.com

‘Weymouth's premier venue for live theatre, music, arts, events and more. Our packed programme features world class comedians, live music, opera, ballet, musicals, drama and tribute acts.‘

Category:Weymouth
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