Janet Cooper was a member of our parish, who died in 2016 along with her husband John, who died in 2007. When Janet died, her daughter Dr Elizabeth Wager generously gave the Abbey the family Broadwood. “baby grand” piano, Elizabeth has now organised, and sponsored, a recital in her mother’s memory, and also that of her grandmother, Barbara Eason in The Abbey at 2.30 pm. It will be followed by tea on the Close, or in the Church Hall if wet. There will be two pieces played by a Quintet: Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Mozart’s Piano Quintet K493 (Rolf Wilson violin, Nikos Zarb viola, Kim Mackrell violoncello, Anita Langridge double bass, Mike Stanley piano).
Admission will be free, but there will be a retiring collection for the Friends of Sherborne Abbey. Do come and bring your friends and neighbours.
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Lunchtime organ recital
The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1pm for about 40 minutes, by local and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday.)
Free entry, with retiring collection
Monday 27th August 2018
Bank Holiday Organ Recital
Jonathan Delbridge gives our final Bank Holiday organ recital of the year at 1pm, with the big nave screen up for a full view of the organ console.
Next lunchtime recital 5 September.
Free entry with retiring collection
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Sherborne Festival Chorus Come and Sing afternoon and concert
Join Paul Ellis, Musical Director of Sherborne Festival Chorus and the Abbey’s Director of Music, for an enjoyable afternoon of music-making, followed by an informal early-evening concert, to which all are welcome. This year’s work is Rutter’s Magnificat.
Afternoon Come and Sing 1.30-5.15pm. Singers £20, students under 18 free of charge.
Informal concert open to the public at 6.15pm – all welcome. Tickets £5 unreserved, available shortly from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre or on the door.