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Christmas carols, concerts and festive music in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 10:11 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:52 17 November 2017

Bolshoi on Screen brings The Nutcracker to Bournemouth (Photo by Damir Yusupov)


From candlelit carols to Solstice walks there's lots happening around the county


Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree - 2 December

Grab your dancing shoes and head to the Electric Palace, Bridport to enjoy a swinging Christmas Party when Rock ‘n’ Roll ruled the airwaves. Box office 01308 424901.

Come and Sing Messiah - 9 December

The New Elizabethan Singers invite you to perform Handel’s greatest masterpiece with them at St Mary’s Church, Bridport. Rehearsals at 3pm, performance at 6pm.

Christmas Concert - 9 December

The Belvedere Singers brings festive spirit to St Mary’s Church, Swanage at 7.30pm.

Wessex Miltary Band Winter Concert - 10 December

Enjoy festive music from this local band at Bridport Arts Centre. Starts 3pm.




The Nutcracker - 3 December

Bolshoi on Screen brings you Hoffmann’s festive fairytale performed by some of the world’s greatest ballet dancers at 3pm. Pavilion Dance South West, 01202 203630.

Brilliance - 6, 7, 8 & 10 December

Winter 1963 and the villagers are gathered to experience something truly electrifying as you will discover in this show written especially for performance in village halls. Starts 7.30pm. 6 Dec West Stafford VH 07968 633834; 7 Dec Wootton Fitzpaine VH 01297 560948; 8 Dec Memorial Hall Sturminster Marshall 01258 857447; 10 Dec Jubilee Hall Yetminster 01935 873719.

A Christmas Carol - 8 December

A Christmas Carol was the first public performance Dickens gave of his own work. This production, in aid of Barnardo’s, recreates the spirit of Dickens performance. Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204.

Christmas. Time. - 14–17 December  

Even if you are serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure you can still celebrate Christmas as this musical comedy reveals. Suitable 10+. Starts 7.30pm. 14 Dec  Royal Manor Theatre, Portland 0333 666 3366; 15 Dec Buckland Newton VH 01300 345455;

16 Dec Broadmayne VH 07443 659912;  17 Dec Portman Hall, Shillingstone 07870 972089.

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