About Wessex Women
A Women’s A Capella Choir Performing Songs from Around the World
Wessex Women is a small women’s choir based in the South West of England. Our members, who come from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, meet on a regular basis to sing and perform songs from around the world. Our repertoire is varied and includes a capella versions of folk songs, protest songs, blues, jazz, pop, gospel and a smattering of comic songs. We often choose songs that are relevant to women’s lives both past and present. Wessex Women was formed in 1993 after a meeting of like-minds at the Chard Women’s Music Festival.
Where we perform
Wessex Women performs at a variety of events including festivals, charity fundraisers, local village and town events, weddings and other recitals. We are available for performances across Devon, Dorset and Somerset. We occasionally perform overseas – our last tour was to Bulgaria. We are a small group and perform with between four and sixteen members depending on availability and requirements.
How to book our choir
If you would like us to perform at your event, please contact us through our “Get in Touch” page. We normally charge a nominal fee to cover expenses.
We are currently open to new members. Can you spare a few hours every fortnight? Can you hold a tune? Do you have some musical experience? Do you like working in a cooperative way? If so we’d love to hear from you!
If you are interested in arranging a song for us or would like to conduct a singing workshop with us, do get in touch.
If you have any questions for us or would like some more information about what we do, please do send us a message through our Get in Touch page and we will respond to you as soon as we can. Meanwhile, you can see where we are performing next in our Performance Diary or you can listen to some of our song recordings at our Have a Listen page. Enjoy. We look forward to hearing from you.