Turning Japanese

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Turning Japanese

Unlike the 1980’s one hit wonder The Vapours we aren’t singing pop songs about Japan but actually started learning a new item this week that is in Japanese!

“Furasato” was given to us by our friends in the Chor Leoni Men’s Choir from Vancouver and the choir pretty much cracked it at sight. That, combined with a successful read through “MLK” by U2 and welcoming two new members to the choir all went together to make a fairly successful start to the 2013/2014 season.

Our first gig is at Bournemouth School for Girls on 21st September and that kicks off a packed seasons music making. Why not say hello at one of those gigs or by leaving us a message on our Facebook page


The boys are back in town

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The boys are back in town

No Thin Lizzy tonight but the new season’s first rehearsal of Bournemouth’s Choir for Men will have a mind boggling range of music on display

The choir hits the ground running tonight with music by Morten Lauridsen, Seal, U2, Poulenc and traditional folk song.

The Autumn term will see a European premier of a new work by Canadian composer Stephen Smith as well as music by Gabriel Faure, Franz Schubert and tunes from the musical Rent.

Can you sing a part in tune, are you up for a challenge and some great fun ? Why not join us for the next part of our musical journey?


Summer holiday

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Summer holiday

Summer holiday

The 2012/2013 season came to an end on Sunday past with our final gig at the RNLI fun day at Mudeford. The choir gave a set of popular tunes in the open air to a large and appreciative audience. We even got two new recruits to boot!

Rehearsals start back, usual place and time, on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. Have a great summer, hope to see you during the Autumn term.


Quadruple Success

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Quadruple Success



What a truly magnificent weekend at the Bangor International Choral Festival!

The Choir celebrated a spectacular quartet of successes, winning first prize in both the Best Visiting Choir and Sacred Music categories and was runner up in the Male Voice Choir and Light Entertainment categories.

The adjudicators praised the choir for its ‘energy, spirit, passion, intensity and swagger’ and commented ‘what a great journey you took us on, thank you!’

We received fantastic support throughout from our traveling supporters as well as all the new friends we made in Northern Ireland.

The standard of the other choirs competing at the festival was extremely high and we consider ourselves honored and privileged to have taken part and contributed to its overall success.

We now look forward to celebrating on home turf, at our 90th anniversary concert at De la Salle Theatre on Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm and hope to see you all there!



And we’re off…

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog, News | Comments Off on And we’re off…

And we’re off…



The choir heads off on a jolly on Friday;  heading towards the blue skies of Northern Ireland for a weekend of fun, frolics and making new friendships.

We will compete, give a concert with the excellent Bangor Ladies Choir, visit Belfast City Hall and have a touristy visit to Mount Stewart (a gorgeous National Trust property in Co. Down).

We’ll keep you posted via our Facebook page and will sincerely try and bring back the same number of choristers that we take!

The choir will sing music from every genre imaginable, has a few surprises on the …… choreography front and will do their best to represent the sunny south coast as well as they can!

Our programme for the Bangor International Choral Festival Concert is

Non Nobis Domine

Words from a Latin version of Psalm 115:1 – Music by Rosephayne Powell

 Beati Mortui

Words from the Book of Revelation – Music by Felix Mendelssohn

Deus Salutis

Words and Music by Hugh Griffith Jones – arranged by Mansell Thomas

Sing for Your Life

Words and Music by Alan Simmons


Words and Music Traditional – Arranged by Mark Sirett

 Blue Moon

Words and Music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart – Arranged by Jocelyn Lavin

Five Foot Two Eyes are Blue

Words by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, Music by Ray Henderson – Arranged by Ruth Artman

 And if needed

 The Rhythm of Life

Words by Dorothy Field – Music by Cy Coleman – Arranged by Alan Simmons


As well as the wonderful Bangor Ladies a fabulous youth choir from Wales will perform too!   The concert is on Friday 26th April 2013, starts at 7.30pm and is at St Comgalls Parish Centre 27 Brunswick Rd, Bangor, County Down BT20 3DS, why not join us if you can?!!