Priory left Spellbound

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in News, Performances | Comments Off on Priory left Spellbound

Priory left Spellbound

A packed Christchurch Priory, including the Mayors of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Wareham, was treated to a very special musical evening yesterday.priory

Joining us for this event, which was staged as part of this year’s fundraising activities for the Mayor of Bournemouth’s Charities, were the very fine St John Singers from Salisbury. We had the privilege of performing with them in Salisbury and they once again gave us an extremely polished performance. We are very grateful for them for coming to Christchurch to support the event.

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir at Christchurch PrioryIt was also another opportunity for our Learn2Sing recruits to perform publicly in what was their first full performance. They all did extremely well and continue to give so much to the choir in terms of their energy, enthusiasm and support.

The star of the show was, undoubtedly our solo performer, Minns Musician of the Year, Rosie Gill. This ten-year-old, who has only been playing the harp for 2 years, completely enraptured the 400 people present during her performances, during which you could have heard a pin drop. She provided us all with some simply magical moments and we wish her continued success which her marvellous talent.

The Priory is a stunning venue to perform within and we eagerly anticipate our next performance there next Spring, in aid of the Samaritans.

 

French Connection

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in News | Comments Off on French Connection

French Connection

 

limousinDuring the summer, a Camerata group flew from Southampton to perform 4 concerts in Limousin, France and local press coverage of the performances continues! It was a fantastic trip, organised by our very own Concert Sectretary, Pierre, whose efforts in the months leading up to the tour were rewarded by some memorable performances. We were very warmly received by the audiences, who now have a number of CDs to remember us bTour Poster for Limousin 2014y!

 

The group managed to pack in a fair amount of sightseeing also in between concerts, using an ‘Italian Job’ / ‘Wacky Races’ style of travel, finding their way along French country roads in a variety of vehicles to various destinations, including a trip to the striking Chateau de Val.

 

 

Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

 

 

 

 

Muriel and Gilles, our hosts at the Meymacois Hotel were also very generous and pulled out all the stops to prepare the group an evening meal once they’d lost power following a thunderstorm! We were really grateful to have received wonderful hospitality from our hosts and look forward to our next visit. You can see more pictures from the tour on our Facebook pages.

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Charity Concert in Christchurch Priory

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Charity Concert in Christchurch Priory

Charity Concert in Christchurch Priory

Concert Poster for Christchurch Priory on 11th OctWe’re really excited to be kicking off our 2014/15 season at Christchurch Priory on 11th October.

We will be performing  alongside two very special guests. The St. John Singers join us for a long awaited performance following their hosting of a concert with us in Salisbury back in March 2013. They are a superb choir and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them and enjoying their performance within such a beautiful venue.

The concert will also feature Rosie Gill, Minns Young Musician of the Year 2014, a highly talented harpist, who we are absolutely delighted will be joining us.

The concert will be raising funds for the Mayor of Bournemouth’s Charities, with the Mayors of Bournemouth and Christchurch in attendance.

A limited number of tickets, priced at £7.50, are available. They can be purchased in a number of ways:

1. Via one of the participating charities (Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund, Special Olympics Bournemouth and District, Bournemouth Young Men’s Christian Association and the Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund). All of their contact details can be found on the Mayor’s webpages.

2. Via the Regent Centre Box Office – Tel: 01202 499199 or in person via their outlet on Christchurch High Street

3. Via the BMVC Box Office – Tel: 07979 591410

4. Via the Mayor’s Office – Tel: 01202 451117

Doors open at 7pm with the concert starting at 7.30pm.

What a fantastic way to commence our 92nd season!

 

 

 

Generous Support from Stanfield Financial Planning Ltd

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Generous Support from Stanfield Financial Planning Ltd

Generous Support from Stanfield Financial Planning Ltd

Paul StanfieldThe choir is delighted to receive support from Stanfield Financial Planning Ltd, a partner practice of St James’s Place Wealth Management. We very much look forward to working with Paul Stanfield (Director of Stanfield Financial Planning Ltd. pictured left) and his team over the forthcoming year and welcoming them and their guests to our concerts.

Fancy Joining Us in the Royal Bath?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Fancy Joining Us in the Royal Bath?

Fancy Joining Us in the Royal Bath?

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s summer concert at the De Vere Suite at the Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth on Saturday 28th June at 7.30pm.

De Vere Suite at Royal Bath Hotel

The choir will be accompanied by a string quintet and the concert will feature our friends from the Gryphon Consort, a Ladies Chamber Choir coming over from Northern Ireland to perform alongside us in front of at least 2 Mayors, our new Sponsor, supporters, families and friends.

Of course, we’ll have full access to the Hotel’s lounge and bar facilities (and if the weather is kind, we can access the gardens outside the piano bar, overlooking the sea).

We’re very proud to be appearing at this prestigious venue and will be looking to stage a memorable performance, which will also feature our new recruits from our hugely successful Learn2Sing course.

Tickets are priced at £10 each and can be purchased either:

We have a very limited number of tickets remaining, so please reserve yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!