Rehearsal midi files

Forthcoming events
29 April - Reformation & Renaissance Concert at St John's, West Bay

6 May - Reformation & Renaissance Concert at St Mary's, Stoke Abbott


Parnham Voices is a small chamber choir formed in 2002, the singers coming from a wide area centred on Beaminster, Dorset. We sing all types of music - medieval to modern, sacred and secular - including masses and motets, anthems and folk songs, Victorian pieces and evergreens from the 20's and 30's. Click here for our repertoire list.

Spring 2016 saw us in Chideock and Burton Bradstock. With the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in mind, we explored some of the musical settings of his texts - by Morley, Purcell, and Shearing, among others. In September we were on safari on the borders of East Devon and West Dorset, presenting four short, informal recitals (click here to read a review). Our Autumn Concerts were at Thorncombe and Sydling St Nicholas. In addition, we sang Choral Evensong at Wimborne Minster. Finally we ended a busy year with Advent Concerts at North Perrott and Netherbury.

Recruitment of new Music Director Nigel Edwards is leaving us in May after leading us for the last five years and so we are seeking a new Music Director to take his place. Choir rehearsals take place in Beaminster on Monday evenings (7.30-9.30pm) from January to May and September to early December, and we are able to offer an honorarium.
Please send CVs to - please also use this email contact address if there is any further information you would like.

Hear us sing! We're very grateful to sound engineer Mike Hall for recording us in St Martin's Church, Kingsbury Episcopi in May this year. Click on the icon to listen to some of our favourite repertoire or find us on YouTube.

Click to listen Ave Maris Stella - Edvard Grieg
Click to listen Didn't it rain - arr. Bob Chilcott
Click to listen Exsultate justi - Ludovico da Viadana
Click to listen O radiant dawn - James Macmillan
Click to listen Over the rainbow - Arlen, arr. Guy Turner
Click to listen Pueri hebraeorum - Tomás Luis de Victoria
Click to listen Weinachten - Felix Mendelssohn

For more information or for tickets for our concerts and other events, please email

Fine music can enhance any occasion - if you would like Parnham Voices to provide music at your event, be it a wedding, dinner, memorial service or fund-raising concert, please email


Thorncombe, October 2016

Barrington Court, December 2015



Previous Performances: For programmes and reviews, click on the dates below

November 2016, St Nicholas, Sydling
October 2016- St Mary's, Thorncombe
July 2016 - Beaminster Festival with Armonico
May 2016 -Burton Bradstock
April 2016 - Chideock
December 2015 - St Martin's Kingsbury Episcopi
May 2015 - Holy Trinity Bradpole
April 2015, Holy Shepherd, Chard and All Saints, Martock
March 2015
, St Andrews, Yetminster
December 2014 - Beaminster, North Perrott and Halstock
October 2014 - St Peter & St Paul, Uplyme
June 2014 - St Mary's Beaminster
May 2014 - Chapel of All Saints, Wardour Castle
Christmas 2013 - Netherbury and Halstock
October 2013 - Sixpenny Handley
August 2013 - Safari, Bride Valley
June 2013 - Rampisham
May 2013 - Beaminster Museum
April 2013 - Hardington Mandeville
March 2013 (Palm Sunday) - Milton Abbey
December 2012 - Halstock
October 2012 - Sherborne Abbey
August 2012 - Safari, Cranborne Chase
June 2012
- Chideock
March 2012 - Netherbury
October 2011 - Hawkchurch
September 2011 - Safari, South Somerset
April 2011 - Teignmouth
April 2011 - Chard
March 2011 - Winsham
October 2010 - Thorncombe
September 2010 - Safari, Marshwood Vale
June 2010 - Chideock
May 2010 - Beaminster
April 2010 - Frome St Quintin
April 2010 - St Michael's, Lyme Regis
October 2009 - South Perrott
August 2009 - Singing Safari
April 2009 - Haselbury Plucknett
October 2008 - Honiton
April 2008 - Beaminster
March 2008 - Poundbury, Dorchester
October 2007 - St Michael's, Yeovil
July 2007 - St Swithun's, Bridport
June 2007 - St Bartholomew's, Crewkerne
June 2007 - St Mary's, Bridport
April 2007 - St Michael's Lyme Regis
October 2006 - St John the Evangelist, Tatworth
May 2006 - St Michael’s the Archangel, East Teignmouth
April 2006 (Palm Sunday) - Bath Abbey
March 2006 - The Magdalen Project, Winsham
October 2005 - St Mary's Burton Bradstock and St Mary's Beaminster
August 2005 - St Michael's Lyme Regis
May 2005 - St Mary's Beaminster, in aid of the Organ Appeal
March 2005 - St Paul's Church, Honiton
October 2004 - East Coker
July 2004 - Beaminster Festival
June 2004 - St John's Church, West Bay
April 2004 - St Mary's Church, South Perrott
October 2003 - St Mary's, Dorchester in aid of the Joseph Weld & Trimar Hospice
March 2003, our inaugural concert

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