West Dorset Singers is the new name of the New Elizabethan Singers

We are a choral society in Bridport, West Dorset, with a strong tradition of performing the finest choral works from the Baroque to the modern day.

Come and Sing!

Come & Sing
Mozart Requiem

Saturday 2nd March 2024 • St Swithun's Church Bridport

Join the choir for an afternoon rehearsing choruses from Mozart's Requiem, before an informal performance with piano accompaniment at 5:30pm

Entry fee £10.

Experienced singers, members of other choirs and novices who want to give it a try are all welcome.

Please bring your own score if you have one. Scores will be available for those who don’t have their own.

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Concerts

John Rutter MAGNIFICAT
& Paul Carr STABAT MATER

Saturday 27th January 2024 • St Swithun's Church Bridport

John Rutter - Magnificat
Matthew Coleridge - Stabat Mater
Paul Carr - Stabat Mater

with soprano soloist Holly Morgan, and professional orchestra.

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NEXT CONCERT:
Saturday 27th April 2024 • St Mary's Church Bridport
Mozart: Requiem, Zelenka: Miserere & Peteris Vasks: Dona Nobis Pacem

Rehearsals

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings, between September and May. Rehearsals are at Bridport's United Church Hall, and start at 7:30pm. New members are always welcome to come along to a rehearsal and give us a try!

About Us

The choir was founded in 1966 and has since grown to become the largest choir in West Dorset. For over 60 years we were known as The New Elizabethan Singers, but in 2023 we decided to change our name to the West Dorset Singers.

We perform two or three concerts per year, usually at St Mary's Church or St Swithun's churches in Bridport - although we occasionally go 'on tour' to other nearby venues. Our repertoire is centred around the great choral cantatas, masses and oratorios. In recent years we have also enjoyed performing music by contemporary British composers such as Paul Carr, Karl Jenkins and Matthew Coleridge.

Many of our concerts feature an orchestra, drawing on some of the finest players from the local area, and over the years we've had the privilege of working with some wonderful professional soloists.

Our musical director, Matt Kingston, joined us in 2011. Matt is well known as a composer (he writes under his professional name, Matthew Coleridge), whose choral works have featured heavily on Classic FM. Our accompanist is Nick Brown.