The New Elizabethan Singers, recently renamed as the West Dorset Singers, will perform a concert under their new name later this month.

They will sing modern works that are settings of two of the most ancient Christian hymns at St Swithun's Church, Allington, Bridport, on Saturday, January 27.

John Rutter’s Magnificat from 1990 expresses Mary’s joy when sharing her news that she is expecting Jesus, the promised Messiah.

Paul Carr’s Stabat Mater from 2017 reflects Mary’s sorrow when witnessing Christ’s crucifixion, yet remains calm and confident.

In addition, they will present the first concert performance of Matthew Coleridge’s new Stabat Mater Dolorosa. (Matthew Coleridge is the name under which Matt Kingston composes).

The choir will be joined by a professional soprano soloist and musicians.

The concert starts at 7pm and tickets (£15, under 18s free) are available from Goadsby Estate Agents in Bridport or online at