The Casterbridge Male Voice Choir was formed during the Second World War in 1942 by a group of  Air Raid Wardens in their off duty hours started the Choir in Dorchester, and, we also wonder that whilst watching for German aircraft that they would form a strong and friendly bond with another choir and that being a Male Voice Choir, the Lubbecke Mannergesangverein. We visited them in October 2010 and took part in a Festival with 10 other choirs, but today the choir from Lubbecke has sadly disbanded due to lack of members and a location to rehearse. 

Would those few Air Raid Wardens realise today that over 75 years on we are still going strong.

The Casterbridge Male Voice Choir is a registered charity and as such we do not charge for performances but rely on donations received from concerts that we give that are arranged by local and national charities, to name a few they are,The Lions Clubs from across the County - Churches, for repair funds - The Air Ambulance for Somerset & Dorset - The Stroke Association - The Weldmar Trust - and a concert to celebrate a new Church in Crossways.

We are trying to keep the wonderful tradition of male voice singing alive in Dorset whilst also serving the community.

The Choir meets at St Mary's Church Hall, Alexandra Road/Edward Road in Dorchester on Wednesday evenings  at 7.15pm or rehearsals.

Our membership comes from across the County, and we are always happy to receive new members and new voices, our members come from all trades and professions - Military to Farmers - Engineers to Clerks - Teachers to Accountants and so many more.  

If you are interested in singing with us there is a poster in the "Recruitment" tag with details.

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