Welcome to Beaminster Singers

An excellent choral society meeting in Beaminster, Dorset:
rehearsals resumed on Wednesday 1st September 2021

Concert in St Mary's Church, Beaminster

Musical Director: Hilary Kenway
Accompanist: Robert Langston

Sensible health precautions will be in place at rehearsals, including hand sanitiser at the door,
good ventilation and social distancing if desired. Please think about bringing some warm clothing!
Photo: Armands Mogilevcevs

 

 

 

About

About
Beaminster Singers

  • High standards
  • Weekly meetings
  • Two concerts a year
  • Interesting repertoire

With a membership of around 40, we are large enough to tackle substantial works - but small enough to concentrate on detail. We are an auditioned choir, which ensures a high standard of performance.

Formed in 1987, Beaminster Singers meets each Wednesday to rehearse for its two concerts per year (usually held in May/June and November/December). The choir takes a break over the summer period. Our repertoire covers well-known classical and romantic music as well as works by living composers.

Choir for hire: for weddings, funerals and special occasions our members can be engaged to perform suitable music. Please use the Contact page to email us for details.

 

Our Autumn Concert

• Mozart Regina Coeli
• Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël (Gloria)
• Telemann Kantate auf Weihnachten 1762
• Vaughan Williams Five English Folk Songs
• Sacred choruses to herald the Advent season

Sat 20 November 2021
at 7.30 pm
at St Mary's Church in Beaminster

Spring Concert

      Sat 21 May 2022 at 7.30 pm
at St Mary's Church, Beaminster

              •  Mozart Coronation Mass

Future concert dates

  Future concert dates:

  • 19 November 2022
  • 20 May 2023
  • 18 November 2023
Sound clips from past concerts

  Sound clips from past concerts

  • Kyrie, May 2008 Kyrie from Mozart Requiem (2008)
  • Brahms, November 2006 How lovely are thy dwellings fair from Brahms Requiem (2006)
  • O for the wings of a dove, November 2005 part of the Mendelssohn chorale Hear my Prayer (O for the wings of a dove) in 2005

Venues

Where we rehearse and give our concerts

St John's RC Church - exterior
Rehearsal Venue

St John's RC Church
Shortmoor, Beaminster

St Mary's Church - interior
Concert Venue

St Mary's Church
Church Street, Beaminster

St Mary's Church - exterior
Concert Venue

St Mary's Church
Church Street, Beaminster

 

Membership

How to join, and how the choir works

Choral music score

How to join

  • Email your details to Beaminster Singers through our Contact page
  • The musical director will then get in touch to ask you to attend a voice test
Subscription Payment

Subscriptions

  • Subscription costs £45 per concert season (two per year)
  • You can pay by cheque to "Beaminster Singers", or pay online
  • Online payment with your name as the reference: bank details available from the Treasurer
Studying your score

Practice materials

 

Our Committee

If you need information, please talk to one of our committee members:

• David Jenkins Chairman
• [vacant] Secretary
• Richard Buckland Treasurer
• Alaina Cameron Librarian
• Hilary Kenway Musical Director
• Linda le Breton Committee
• John Ryde Committee
• Dan Rootham Website


Contact

Use this Contact form to ask us any questions about membership, current repertoire or future concert plans

Rehearsals are held
at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays at:
St John's RC Church, Shortmoor,
Beaminster DT8 3EL

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