Welcome to Beaminster Singers

An excellent choral society meeting in Beaminster, Dorset

Start of our Autumn Season

Welcome back on Wednesday 7 September starting at 7.15 pm
at St John's RC Church, Shortmoor, Beaminster DT8 3EL
** please arrive early to collect your music! **

Concert in St Mary's Church, Beaminster

Musical Director: Hilary Kenway
Accompanist: Robert Langston

Photo: Armands Mogilevcevs





Beaminster Singers

  • High standards
  • Weekly meetings
  • Two concerts a year
  • Interesting repertoire

With a membership of around 40, we are large enough to tackle substantial works - but small enough to concentrate on detail. We are an auditioned choir, which ensures a high standard of performance.

Formed in 1987, Beaminster Singers meets each Wednesday to rehearse for its two concerts per year (usually held in May/June and November/December). The choir takes a break over the summer period. Our repertoire covers well-known classical and romantic music as well as works by living composers.

Choir for hire: for weddings, funerals and special occasions our members can be engaged to perform suitable music. Please use the Contact page to email us for details.

Autumn Concert

      Sat 19 Nov 2022 at 7.30 pm
at St Mary's Church, Beaminster

  • Haydn - Litttle Organ Mass
  • Vivaldi - Gloria
  • selections from
    - Choral Collection I (orange)
    - Choral Collection II (green)
Future concert dates

  Future concert dates:

  • 20 May 2023
  • 2 December 2023
Sound clips from past concerts

  Sound clips from past concerts

  • Kyrie, May 2008 Kyrie from Mozart Requiem (2008)
  • Brahms, November 2006 How lovely are thy dwellings fair from Brahms Requiem (2006)
  • O for the wings of a dove, November 2005 part of the Mendelssohn chorale Hear my Prayer (O for the wings of a dove) in 2005


Where we rehearse and give our concerts

St John's RC Church - exterior
Rehearsal Venue

St John's RC Church
Shortmoor, Beaminster

St Mary's Church - interior
Concert Venue

St Mary's Church
Church Street, Beaminster

St Mary's Church - exterior
Concert Venue

St Mary's Church
Church Street, Beaminster



How to join, and how the choir works

Choral music score

How to join

  • Email your details to Beaminster Singers through our Contact page
  • The musical director will then get in touch to ask you to attend a voice test
Subscription Payment


  • Subscription costs £50 per concert season (two per year)
  • You can pay online with your name as the reference
  • Full bank details are available from our treasurer Richard Buckland
Studying your score

Practice materials


Our Committee

If you need information, please talk to one of our committee members:

• David Jenkins Chairman
• Richard Buckland Treasurer
• Hilary Kenway Musical Director
• Rose Rychnovsky Librarian
• Claire Pooley Secretary
• Dan Rootham Administrator
• Alaina Cameron Committee
• John Ryde Committee


Use this Contact form to ask us any questions about membership, current repertoire or future concert plans

Rehearsals are held
at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays at:
St John's RC Church, Shortmoor,
Beaminster DT8 3EL

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