Welcome to Beaminster Singers

Beaminster Singers: Spring 2024 Season

An excellent choral society meeting in Beaminster, Dorset

Come to
Beaminster Singers Spring Concert 2024

Saturday 18 May 2024 at 7.30 pm
in our usual concert venue:
St. Mary's Church, Church Street, Beaminster DT8 3BA
(concert details)

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.

Spring Concert

      Sat 18 May 2024 at 7.30 pm
at St Mary's Church, Beaminster

  • Fauré - Requiem
  • Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Handel - Ode for St Cecilia's Day
    (No.12: As from the Pow'r)
Future concert dates

  Future concert dates:

  • 18 May 2024
  • 23 November 2024
  • 24 May 2025
  • 22 November 2025
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

Choir Diary

  • Wed 10 January 2024 – 7.30 pm - first rehearsal of the Spring season
  • Wed 7 February 2024 – AGM (after rehearsal)
  • Wed 27 March 2024 – rehearsal is moved to Friday 29 March
  • Friday 29 March 2024 – 4 pm – rehearsal (in St Mary's Church, Beaminster)
  • Friday 29 March 2024 – 7 pm – Good Friday Passiontide Reflection (St Mary's Church, Beaminster)
  • Thur 16 May 2024 – 7.30 pm extra rehearsal (at Catholic church)
  • Sat 18 May 2024 – Spring Concert
    (at St Mary’s Beaminster)
  • Wed 22 May 2024 (tbc) – Rubbing out party (at Yarn Barton)
  • Sat 23 November 2024 – Autumn Concert (at St Mary’s Beaminster)
Subscription Payment

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 costs £75 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


Our Committee

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

• John Ryde Co-Chair
• Rose Rychnovsky Co-Chair & Librarian
• Richard Buckland Treasurer
• Hilary Kenway Musical Director
• Claire Pooley Concert Manager
• Mary Davis Secretary
• Dan Rootham Website
• Alaina Cameron 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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