Lunchtime Concert: Quangle Wangle Choir – Le Temps des Fleurs / Those Were the Days

The lively and joyful Quangle Wangle Choir hail from sunny Weymouth where they spend their Saturday mornings singing anything from South African gospel to American shape note, Brazilian folk to Abba, Charles Trenet to Iris Diment and many stops in between. The choir is known for drawing its audience in with its infectious enthusiasm for unaccompanied harmony singing.

The Quangle Wangle Choir

The Quangle Wangle Choir – Singing in French as well as English the themes are France, nostalgia and flowers.

Fresh from a trip to Brittany this spring The Quangle Wangle Choir’s programme is headed ‘Le temps des fleurs’ – better known on this side of the channel as ‘Those Were the Days’. As well as a good dollop of nostalgia the choir will celebrate everything from love, to streets paved with diamonds to creation itself. Expect styles ranging from swing to rock, via various folk traditions.

The concert takes place in the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall on Thursday 8 June 2017 at 1.00pm. The performance is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.

For further information contact the Museum on on 01305 756827 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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The Occasional Singers present ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

The Occasional Singers

The Occasional Singers

On Sunday 5th July Dorset County Museum will be the venue for ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’, a concert presented by The Occasional Singers, a mixed-voice choir based in Dorchester.

The Occasional Singers will be joined by celebrated local pianist Duncan Honeybourne in a programme of English music including works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams. A special feature will be works native to Dorset: poems of William Barnes set by Ian Purseglove and Henry Balfour Gardiner, and choral settings of Dorset folksongs, directed by Richard Hall and David Bruce-Payne.

Doors will open early at 6.00pm to allow time to look around the Museum first, and the concert will then begin at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be available, for which a small donation would be much appreciated. The choir is non-profit making, and all proceeds from the evening will go to the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre Development.

Tickets cost £8 each and are available in advance from Dorset County Museum’s shop, by phoning 01305 756827, or on the door.

NOËL! NOËL! Christmas with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir in Dorchester

NOËL! NOËL! Christmas with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir in DorchesterOnly a week to go before the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir comes to Dorchester for its annual Christmas concert. This is a splendid opportunity for all music lovers to get into the festive spirit. The Choir – one of the area’s top chamber choirs – is bringing its popular Christmas soirée NOËL! NOËL! to Dorset County Museum on Wednesday 18th December 2013.

NOËL! NOËL! is a programme of seasonal music and readings, both familiar and new, performed with the excitement and rich tone for which the Choir is noted. It has been enjoyed by capacity audiences in Dorchester in previous years and the event is made even more festive by mulled wine, mince pies and carols. Come to the Museum at 7.30pm for a glass of mulled wine and a private viewing of the galleries before the performance starts at 8.00 pm.

The Choir’s director, David Gostick, says: “For us, NOËL! NOËL! in Dorchester is one of the highlights of our concert season. We love exploiting the acoustics and atmosphere of the County Museum and getting into the festive spirit”.

Tickets cost £12.00 (including seasonal refreshments) and are available from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre 01305 267992; from the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir’s box office 01722 710511; or online at www.bschoir.org.uk.

NOËL! NOËL! Christmas with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir in Dorchester

HollyBournemouth Sinfonietta Choir is once again offering music lovers in Dorchester a splendid opportunity to get into the festive spirit. The Choir – one of the area’s top chamber choirs – is bringing its popular Christmas soirée NOËL! NOËL! to the Dorset County Museum on Wednesday 18th December.

NOËL! NOËL! is a programme of seasonal music and readings, both familiar and new, performed with the excitement and rich tone for which the Choir is noted. It has been enjoyed by capacity audiences in Dorchester in previous years. So don’t miss this year’s opportunity to enjoy lashings of mulled wine, mince pies and carols. Come to the Museum at 7.30pm for a glass of mulled wine and a private viewing of the galleries before the performance starts at 8.00pm.

The Choir’s director, David Gostick, says: “For us, NOËL! NOËL! in Dorchester is one of the highlights of our concert season. We love exploiting the acoustics and atmosphere of the County Museum and getting into the festive spirit”.

Tickets cost £12.00 (including seasonal refreshments) and are available from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre 01305 267992; from the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir’s box office 01722 710511; or online at www.bschoir.org.uk.