Island Voices

Location

Peter Trim Hall in St George's Centre is accessed directly from Reforne.

Description

Island Voices has been running for over fifteen years. Set up originally in 2005 as an Arts Council funding project, the people who took part enjoyed it so much that they formed as a choir to carry on writing songs and singing together when the funding ran out.

We meet weekly at 19:30 to 21:30 on Tuesday evenings in the Peter Trim Hall, St Georges community centre, Reforne, Portland, Dorset.

We have close links with our local community, responding to requests to support local organisations and causes and often perform at community events on the island and beyond. In 2021 and 2022 we collaborated with a local theatre group in the production of a community play based on the history of the island – Heart of Stone, with original songs written for the play.

The choir currently has 15 to 20 members. We have a reputation for the high quality of our singing and the passion with which we sing about Portland. We have a repertoire of original songs about Portland and the sea with words written by local people and choir members. We also sing a number of other songs in harmony. We are always enlarging and developing our repertoire, and actively support and encourage our members to develop their song-writing skills.

We actively support voluntary leaders from among our choir members to develop their skills in choir leading, which also leads to a varied repertoire of music for the choir.

Session times

Tuesday evenings in term time from 7.30 - 9.30pm

Choir details

Address

St George's Centre
Reforne
Portland DT5 2AN

Phone number
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