About Bridport Choral Society

 

“Our aim is to provide the art of choral singing within Bridport and the outlying districts, to help and encourage all members to improve their abilities and skills in singing, and to encourage others in this social and pleasurable art.”

 

Bridport Choral Society was established around 1900 and at that time, boasted both a Choir and an Orchestra. It is still firmly placed in the Arts and Culture of Bridport.

 

We have around 60 members, with a fairly good representation in all four parts, but we are always happy to welcome new singers. We have, at the moment, a policy of no auditions for those wishing to join, but we do ask for enthusiasm and commitment to the Choir.

 

We meet on Mondays at 7.30 pm in the Bridport United Church Hall in East Street, with the autumn session commencing in early September and finishing with the Christmas Concert. The Spring session starts in early January and ends with the Spring Concert in May.  We also give a number of other performances throughout the year, such as singing for the residents of the Sydney Gale Residential Home in Bridport and for the Bridport Blind Club.

 

We have taken the view that, as there are a number of choirs dedicated solely to Classical music within the area, we should offer a more varied repertoire, which is pleasurable both to audience and choir. Therefore our concerts cater for a range of tastes and our repertoire includes popular classics, traditional and popular songs, spirituals, and songs from the shows as well as Classical music. We find there is something to suit all tastes. The choir members even get to choose some items in each concert!

 

Since 2015 the choir has been directed by Mark Hewitt. The accompanist is Peter Parshall.

For more information, you can contact cwalliker@btinternet.com

 

or visit their official website http://www.bridportchoral.wordpress.com

 

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