If you want to strike the right chord this Christmas, there are many places to sing festive songs in Dorset from carols by candlelight to carols in castles...

1. Carols by Candlelight with Julia’s House, Wednesday December 4: Gather at St James’ Church in Poole at 7pm for all your festive favourites. This year’s special guest is Holby City star Guy Henry. There will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. Tickets £15 for adults and £5 for under-16s. To book, visit juliashouse.org.

2. G4, Christchurch Priory, 7.30pm, Friday, December 6: Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting with the vocal quartet. To book, visit g4official.com

3. Carols in the Castle, Monday, December 9: Step inside the ruins of Corfe Castle and join in with Christmas songs old and new from 5pm. See nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle

4. Candlelit Christmas Celebration Sunday, December 15: St Ambrose Church in West Cliff Road will be illuminated by candles as the renowned La Nova Singers perform festive tunes and carols. Starts at 7.30pm.

5. Lansdowne Church, Carols by Candlelight, Sunday, December 15: There will be two concerts at its Woodbury Avenue site near Castlepoint on at 5pm and 7.30pm. See lansdownechurch.uk

6. Noel! Noel! at Canford School, Tuesday December 17: Enjoy uplifting Christmas songs and carols with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir at 8pm.

7. Dorset’s disability charity Diverse Abilities hosts its Christmas Carols Concert at Wimborne Minster on Wednesday, December 18: There will traditional carols and celebrity appearances followed by homemade mince pies and a drinks reception after the concert. Tickets £15 adults, £5 for children, see diverseabilities.org.uk

8. Last Night of the Christmas Proms, Sunday, December 22. Immerse yourself in festive musical magic from the world class Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in this family concert at Lighthouse Poole featuring seasonal classics old and new. To book, see lighthousepoole.co.uk

9. BSO’s Christmas Carols, Monday, December 23: Enjoy singing your favourite carols accompanied by the BSO and Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir at Lighthouse Poole.

10. Luminos community choir's Christmas concert at St. Aldhelm's Church, Wednesday, December 11: A mix of Christmas music and well-known songs from many genres as well as original compositions by the choir's musical director Sammy Hurden. The concert starts at 8pm and is part of the Shining Branches Christmas Tree Festival.