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Carol concerts in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 23:07 18 November 2019

There are plenty of carol concerts taking place in Dorset over the festive period. Photo credit: RamilF/Getty Images/iStockphoto

There are plenty of carol concerts taking place in Dorset over the festive period. Photo credit: RamilF/Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Whether it's your best rendition of 'Silent Night' or an upbeat sing-along to 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas', there's nothing like a bit of carolling to get you in the festive spirit. Here's our round-up of concerts happening in Dorset…

3 - 5 DECEMBER

CAROLLING AND CRUMPETS

John Kirkpatrick presents a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals and folklore of midwinter England from wassailing and wren-hunting to toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses. Starts 7.30pm.

3 Dec: Ibberton Village Hall (VH) 01258 817269; 4 Dec: Hinton Martell VH 01258 840066; 5 Dec: Litton Cheney Community Hall 01308 482552

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4 DECEMBER

TCHAIKOVSKY MAGIC

Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Mozart's Piano Concert No 24.

Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000

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4 & 11 DECEMBER

JULIA'S HOUSE CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

This annual Julia's House event is a lovely way to start your Dorset Christmas.

4 Dec: St James' Church, Poole with actor Guy Henry (Holby City); 11 Dec: St James' Church, Shaftesbury with espionage author, John Le Carre. Starts 7pm.

Book at juliashouse.org, 01202 644220

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15 DECEMBER

THE GRUMPY OLD CHRISTMAS SHOW

The high wizard of the prog rock keyboard Rick Wakeman shares music and anecdotes from Yes, The Beatles and Bowie.

Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000

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4 - 7 DECEMBER

JINGLE BELL ROCKOUT

Wessex Musical Theatre's Christmas show features a disco classics medley and festive favourites. Starts 7.30pm (also 2.30pm Saturday) Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth.

wessexmusicaltheatre.co.uk

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8 DECEMBER

CANZONETTA AT CHRISTMAS

Songs and readings for the festive season at the Church of the Holy Rood, Wool. Starts at 3pm.

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8 DECEMBER

LYME BAY CHORALE

Christmas music at St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis at 4pm.

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8 & 13 DECEMBER

CAROLS IN THE CASTLE

Sing Christmas songs old and new in the ruins of Corfe Castle from 5pm.

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16 & 18 DECEMBER

NOËL! NOËL!

Enjoy uplifting Christmas songs and carols, including 18th century carols that Jane Austen and Henry Fielding could well have heard, with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir.

Starts 8pm. bschoir.org.uk. 16 Dec: Canford School, Wimborne; 18 Dec: Sunninghill Community Hall, South Walks Road, Dorchester

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17 DECEMBER

JOY TO THE WORLD!

La Nova Singers bring their festive sparkle to Highcliffe Castle - in a glorious celebration of lush harmonies and heart-warming festive classics.

Starts 7.30pm. lanovasingers.co.uk

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18 DECEMBER

HANDEL'S MESSIAH

Nicholas McGegan conducts Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Handel's ever-popular retelling of the Nativity story.

Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000

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21 DECEMBER

CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

St Ambrose Church in West Cliff Road, Bournemouth is illuminated by candles as the ethereal voices of La Nova Singers perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols and other festive favourites.

Starts 7.30pm.lanovasingers.co.uk

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21 DECEMBER

LAST NIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS PROMS

Enjoy festive music from the BSO in this family concert featuring seasonal classics old and new.

Lighthouse, Poole 01202 280000

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22 DECEMBER

THAT'LL BE THE DAY CHRISTMAS SHOW

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit, get ready to party at this popular Rock 'n' Roll variety show with favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s to get you rocking around the Christmas tree.

BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth 0300 500 0595

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23 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH THE BSO

Sing your favourite carols accompanied by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Lighthouse Poole 01202 280000

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