WESSEX CHORUS

FOR THE JOY OF GIVING THROUGH MUSIC

Wessex Chorus community choir is a non-profit organisation based in Bournemouth.

We raise funds for our nominated charities through our joyful singing. 

Our current charity is the Forest Holme hospice. 


OUR CHARITIES

Bournemouth Blind Society Logo

We started in 2008 with our very first charity - the Alzheimer’s Society  followed by  Children’s Wish, the Youth Cancer Trust, Help & Care Bournemouth, and the Bournemouth Blind Society. Our current charity is Forest Home hospice. 100% of our ticket sales and collections go towards our charities...

OUR CHOIR

Wessex Chorus choir singing outside the Bournemouth Pavilion.

We are a very friendly choir and our membership has grown to over 50 active members. We have a varied social calendar  ranging from a fun fish ‘n chip supper to a skittles evening and a Christmas Social. New members are welcome - there's no audition - just turn up and join in ...

OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR

Martin, Music Director of the Wessex Chorus conducting the choir.

2018 is our 10th Anniversary year. We’re looking forward to many celebrations of our joyful singing, fundraising, friendship and fun. Thanks go to our Music Director, the wonderful Martin Arthur, for 10 years of hard work, dedication, laughter and chocolates! ...


OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY - 4th August 2018

Gala Birthday and amazing things happen!

We celebrated our 10th Birthday in style and raised our target of £2,500 for our local charities. 


10th ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH

Mayor of Bournemouth handing a cheque to the Bournemouth Blind Society.

The Launch was a night of history being made for me and the Choir. It is not only reaching its 10th birthday, but has hit over 50 members, and has a sound to be proud of. My choir was so wonderful - singing with such gusto and making such a joyful sound to all that took time to come and listen ...

10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Wessex Chorus choir laughing in a dressing room.

Please join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. We'll be raising funds for five of our local charities: Bournemouth Blind Society; Children's Wish; Help & Care; Youth Cancer Trust; and the Alzheimer's Society. A fun evening with a hot buffet. Tickets and more details are available here ...

OUR PATRON- GAYNOR KEEBLE

Gaynor Keeble - patron of Wessex Chorus.

For our 10th year we are pleased to welcome the talented Gaynor Keeble as our patron. A singer of distinction she has performed with many of the leading Opera houses. Recently we were fortunate to have her take a masterclass with us. What a memorable experience ...


THINKING OF JOINING?

We are always looking for new members. No audition is necessary; we welcome all voices and abilities.

We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9.00 in the Inclusive Community Church Hall, Hannington Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth. BH7 6JT 


LATEST NEWS

MUSIC COMPETITION

Saturday 29th June

A fun (and very hot) day competing at the Bournemouth Music Festival competitions. The choir entered four classes and were adjudicated by the excellent Sarah Jefferies...

POOLE DOLPHIN CENTRE

Saturday 8th December

2 hours of happy Carol singing under the giant reindeer in the Poole Dolphin Centre. In aid of the Forest Holme hospice. A fun morning with busy Saturday shoppers pausing for a moment...

POOLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Thursday 29th November

Light up a Life service at the Poole Civic Centre and switching on of the Christmas lights by the Mayor of Poole. Followed by carols,  Christmas songs and mince pies in the hall...


CONTACT US

Wessex Community Chorus

Email: martin@wessexchorus.org.uk

 

Postal Address:

Wessex Chorus,

c/o Accountancy.coop Ltd

56 Dorchester Road,

Lytchett Minster

Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JE

 

Phone: 01202 912870

JOIN US

Rehearsal times:

Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.00.

Doors open at 7.00

 

All welcome, no audition necessary.

FIND US

Rehearsal Hall:

Inclusive Community Church,

Hannington Road,

Bournemouth BH7 6JT

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