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Weymouth Choral Society - WEYMOUTH CHORAL SOCIETY
Venue: ST JOHN'S CHURCH, WEYMOUTH DT4 7SS
Date: Sat 17th Dec 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: £10.00

WEYMOUTH CHORAL SOCIETY – CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2016

On Saturday 17 December, Weymouth Choral Society is proud to present its annual Christmas concert, to be held at St John’s Church, Weymouth. The Society is especially thrilled to be joined once again by the Dorset Sinfonia who will provide full accompaniment to a packed programme of seasonal items and give us several holiday treats with trips to the cinema (‘Pirates of the Caribbean’), opera (‘Toreador’s Song’) and the theatre (‘Nocturne from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’). As well as the traditional congregational carols, other choral items include favourites by John Rutter, Handel’s wonderful ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ and the atmospheric ‘Shepherd’s Farewell’ by Berlioz. The programme promises an evening of great variety and different musical styles as we share with you the contemplative and celebratory aspects of the Christmas season.
Join Weymouth Choral Society and The Dorset Sinfonia for what promises to be a large and satisfying helping of Christmas fare!
The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.00 (and free to under 16s)
available from: Harmony Music, Dorchester, Weymouth Pavilion, Phone 07712 135150, from members, via the website weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk or at the door.
Website: http://weymouthchoralsociety.org.uk
J.D acoustic
Venue: The Boot Inn, Highwest Street, Weymouth, DT4 8JH
Date: Sat 24th Dec 2016
Time: 6:00 pm

Come on down and enjoy your Christmas Eve with The Boot team!!
We have the Christmas raffle being drawn at 8PM so it's not too late to get your tickets and have your chance to win one of our amazing prizes!!
Proceeds go to Weldmare Hospicare.
We also have the awesome J.D Acoustic playing from 9PM!!
Don't miss out on the party!
Alani Sting Quartet!
Venue: The Boot Inn, Highwest Street, Weymouth, DT4 8JH
Date: Sat 31st Dec 2016
Time: 7:00 pm

It’s not every day you get a string quartet playing in just your average-Jo pub but New years isn’t every day and The Boot isn’t you average-Jo pub!!
So don’t miss out on an unforgettable New Years party and come on down and join the fun with the amazing Alani Sting Quartet!
bridportLIVE - ANITA HARRIS
Venue: Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 6AR.
Date: Sat 14th Jan 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: £15.00

Anita Harris has had a breathtaking career spanning over fifty years.
She has been a film star, television star, graced the top of the pop charts, become a pantomime legend as Peter Pan, starred in Cats in the West End and featured in 7 Royal Command Performances.
She has never stopped performing and has worked alongside legendary names in the world of entertainment such as Harry Secombe, Phil Silvers, Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, magician David Nixon and Clive Dunn.
Join her and her pianist Peter Gill in an intimate evening as she sings her favourite songs and regales you with stories from her fascinating life.
Website: http://www.bridportLIVE.co.uk
Allington Strings - Allington Strings
Venue: Sir John Colfox School, Ridgeway, Bridport, DT6 3DT
Date: Sun 15th Jan 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: £10 under 18 free

Allington Strings present a programme of classical music favourites in their New year Concert under the baton of Arturo Serna. Programme includes Pachelbel's Canon, Bach Double Violin Concerto, Mozart Divertimento No 2 and works by Mendelssohn, Gershwin and Grainger. Tickets on the door or in advance from Bridport Music.
Website: http://allingtonstrings.yolasite.com
The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation - The New Beats
Venue: The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, BH22 9TH
Date: Fri 27th Jan 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: £8

Dorset's most prominent 60's covers band, has been working up a storm with regular gigs across the south coast, performing most weekends at music hotspots such as Poole Quay. The New Beats draw large crowds of fans who enjoy the warm electric atmosphere that the band bring to their performances. You are guaranteed to enjoy the evening so come and join us at the at the Barrington on 21st January. Proceeds to the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
Website: http://www.thebarrington.online/
bridportLIVE - 6 HANDS - John Williams/John Etheridge/Gary Ryan
Venue: Eype Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 6AR.
Date: Thu 23rd Mar 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: £25.00

6 Hands Ensemble continue their series of UK performances as a new collaborative guitar trio. They will be performing a series of concerts together in 2016 and 2017 featuring a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios with performances at venues in London and throughout the UK.

John Williams, classical guitar virtuoso, is known for his wide-ranging approach to repertory, which includes appearances playing electric rock guitar and international music. John recorded "Cavatina" by Stanley Myers and some years later Cleo Laine wrote lyrics and recorded it as the song "He Was Beautiful" accompanied by Williams. The guitar version became a worldwide hit single when it was used as the theme tune to the Oscar-winning film The Deer Hunter (1978). Williams is a visiting professor and honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

"The guitarist John Etheridge - playing an acoustic instrument for once - was deftly brilliant throughout. His duet with the other guitarist was the highlight of the evening." Martin Gayford - Daily Telegraph.

"...Etheridge redeemed the genre, in short he made the guitar talk and the audience listened with rapt attention." Phil Johnson - The Guardian.

The UK guitarist Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the instrument and has won international critical acclaim for his exceptional technical control, profound musical insight and entertaining recital programmes. He is also well known for his highly innovative guitar compositions and in May 2013 was awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Music, London, by HRH Prince Charles in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the international musical world.
Website: http://www.bridportLIVE.co.uk
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