Forthcoming Concerts

Saturday 24th June 2017

Spirit of England

English choral music for a summer’s evening

Sherborne Chamber Choir
Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

Some of the finest choral music written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for our churches and cathedrals forms the backbone of the choir’s programme, with anthems such as Elgar’s Give unto the Lord, Finzi’s God is gone up, and motets by Stanford, but there is also music from the Tudor period, with William Byrd’s wonderful Mass for Four Voices, and anthems by contemporaries such as Tallis and Gibbons. Finally there is a reminder of a little of our traditional folksong heritage, with songs arranged by Bairstow, Holst, Warlock and Vaughan Williams. Click here for the full programme.

At 7.30pm

Tickets £5-£16, under 18s free of charge, available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341.


Wednesday 28th June 2017

Lunchtime organ recital

Simon Clarkson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1pm for about 40 minutes, by local organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday.)

Free entry, with retiring collection

Saturday 8th July 2017

Sherborne Abbey Choir

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

at 7.30pm

The choir’s annual concert of anthems and motets taken from the year’s repertoire.

Free entry with retiring collection

Saturday 15th July 2017


St. Paul’s Church is facilitating a visit to Sherborne by the Cardiff Methodist Community Choir at 7.30 pm at The Gryphon School for a concert entitled ‘SHOUT’.

Cardiff Methodist Community Choir, is based in Cardiff, South Wales. We have around 25 members from diverse backgrounds and faiths. We theme our concerts around issues facing us in our lives. This concert is called SHOUT and is about the issues that have faced many of our members, such as discrimination (because of disability, gender, or race), violence and illness and how we have overcome those issues through the support of our friends and family and our faith.

We, as a choir, are proud to stand up and shout out about these issues, denouncing the stigma associated with them; in doing so we hope to empower others to do the same. We hope that SHOUT will move you, inspire you, and empower you to live your lives with hope in your heart. There is always hope. Please note that as this performance concerns sensitive issues, parental guidance is advised. If you require further information, please contact the CMCC committee on 07971281711.