Dorset Rural Music School

Keeping Dorset in tune since 1947


Other Activities  

Updated 22 September 2016

We offer a range of activities alongside the regular lessons.

Our Singing for Pleasure choir meets in Blandford on Monday evenings; String Orchestra and Cello Club meet in Dorchester on Thursday evenings and there is also a Cello Club in Blandford on Friday evenings.


Music Appreciation courses take place every term in three centres:
  • Bridport | St Swithun's Church | Wednesday | 10:00 - 11:30
  • Dorchester | The United Church | Wednesday | 14:00 - 15:30
  • Blandford | DRMS | Thursday | 14:15 - 15:45

See the What's On page for details of this term's course.

"These classes are both erudite and accessible, seriously informative with nice touches of humour... A deeply enjoyable and enriching experience"
Sue B of Bridport

Singing for Pleasure    
Our Singing for Pleasure choir is directed by Richard Hall.
  • Dorset Rural Music School, Blandford
  • Mondays 18:00 - 19:30

No audition is necessary and you don't need to be able to read music - just turn up and enjoy exploring a wide variety of music.

"Singing with the SfP choir is just that - a real pleasure... I can't read music, but can relax knowing that I will be encouraged rather than made to feel inadequate."
QC of Blandford

String Groups    
The String Groups are directed by Michael Moorsom, and meet in:
  • Durnovaria Band Hall (the old Methodist Church), King's Road, Fordington, Dorchester
  • String Orchestra | 2nd and 4th Thursdays | 18:00 - 19:30
  • Cello Club | 1st and 3rd Thursdays | 18:00 - 19:30
  • Cello Club | DRMS, Blandford | alternate Fridays | 19:30 - 21:00

Day Courses    
Day Courses are held regularly for specific groups: string players, choral singers, chamber music players, guitarists etc.
See the What's On page for forthcoming events.    

There are regular Informal Concerts where students are encouraged to perform to one another and to parents and friends.

Professional Concerts are also presented, often featuring DRMS staff or former DRMS students who are now performers in their own right.


Click on the What’s On link or contact the Office for further details of any of these activities.



Dorset Rural Music School, The Close, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HA  |  ( 01258 452511

Director: Dr Richard Hall BA PhD.  Dorset Rural Music School is a registered charity  - No 306231