Maritime Mix 2012

Visit the Maritime Mix website, where you can sign up to the blog, join the mailing list, tweet, share and comment – and see what Coastal Voices is playing a part of this summer…

“This exciting creative celebration, the biggest Dorset and the south west has ever seen, will take place across the Jurassic Coast and Weymouth and Portland, the second largest venue for Olympic and Paralympic sport outside of London, between May and September 2012. 

With 80 events across 2012, Maritime Mix will be providing both residents and visitors a complete Olympic experience over the summer and, as we work towards delivering that programme we’ll have lots of news to share with you and will be regularly updating our blog with behind the scenes insights, updates from all of the events involved and details of other events across the region.”



Extra Weymouth rehearsals

Would you like extra rehearsals of John Surman’s Songs for a Coastal Wind?

Grazina Ellis, Musical Director of One Voice choir (tel 815531 or email is offering weekly sessions to those who would be interested on Saturday morning 10.30 – 12pm. Rehearsals will commence week beginning 16 January and be held at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, 32 Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth DT3 7TH. 

An evening rehearsal already takes place every Monday from 7.30pm. The venue is Littlemoor Community Hall, Canberra Road, Littlemoor. All welcome to join.

The cost per session will be £3.

Please contact Grazina direct with any queries or if you would like to join the sessions.


Photography update

Photographer Maisie Hill will be coming to the rehearsals on Saturday 14 January in Poole and Weymouth to capture the sessions and you can see examples of her work at Maisie has already photographed some of the B Sharp sessions in Lyme Regis for Coastal Voices, and her work has been a great tool in documenting the project.

We ask that as a participant of Coastal Voices, you give your consent for any photographs, video and audio recordings taken during this Project to be used (without payment) by Serious, Lighthouse, LOCOG and any related BT River of Music sponsor or funder, on websites, in printed material, and for other promotional purposes, including the promotion of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Project, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.

If you have any questions, please email me at


dancer by Maisie Hill

January recordings

Happy New Year! Our first rehearsals of 2012 are already underway and recordings from Poole and Weymouth (Saturday 14 January) will be posted here shortly.

First off the mark though is this rehearsal take of Marc Yeats’ Sturzstrom from Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 7 January. This rehearsal recording represents choir voices only (no pebble percussion and no Orator) and is from rehearsal marks 2 through to 9 representing about 1/3rd of the piece.

  <span>Sturzstrom_070112 by CoastalVoices</span>