Forthcoming Concerts

Wednesday 29th March 2017

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


Wednesday 5th April 2017

Organ Recital

Jack Gonzalez-Harding

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


Wednesday 12th April 2017

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


Wednesday 12th April 2017

Stainer The Crucifixion

Sherborne Abbey Choir

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

At 7.30pm

A performance for Holy Week of this well-loved English oratorio, with recitative, solos and choruses, including the famous God so loved the world, along with rousing hymns for the congregation to join in with.

Tickets £10 unreserved, available in due course from the Abbey Shop in the Close. Proceeds in aid of the choir’s summer trip to France.


Monday 17th April 2017

Bank Holiday Organ Recital

Marc Fitze gives our first Bank Holiday organ recital of the year, lasting about an hour. The Nave screen will be up, giving a full view of the organ console. (Next Wednesday organ recital is 26 April).

Free entry, with retiring collection


Wednesday 26th April 2017

Organ Recital

James Henderson

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


Friday 28th April 2017

Sherborne Abbey Festival

28th April to 2nd May

A host of music throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, much of it free of charge.

Concerts in the Abbey include Tenebrae, clarinettist Emma Johnson, The Dream of Gerontius performed by Sherborne Festival Chorus, and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Internet and postal booking for Patrons starts 14th February. Tickets go on general sale from 10am 1st March.

See Sherborne Abbey Festival website for more detail.


Monday 8th May 2017

Lunchtime recital

At 1pm

By Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir

Free of charge


Saturday 20th May 2017

Music for Voices and Viols, from Dowland to Purcell

Cambridge Renaissance Voices with Concordia

At 7.30pm

Cambridge Renaissance Voices join forces with the viol consort Concordia to explore a rich repertoire of English music from the 17th century.  This was the golden age of consort music, where voices and viols were used interchangeably or together, in both domestic and sacred music. The programme ranges from intimate part songs by Dowland to Jacobean verse anthems by Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tomkins, and the music of Henry Purcell, which represents in many ways the culmination of this rich tradition.

Hailed by Early Music Review for ‘beautifully controlled… assured and expressive’ performances, informed by ‘understanding and passion’ Cambridge Renaissance Voices was formed in 2013 under the musical direction of Rupert Preston Bell.  Concordia has established itself among the foremost viol consorts in Britain. In concert with Emma Kirkby, their performance was acclaimed by The Telegraph as ‘the music of heaven’.

Tickets £17.50 and £13.50 from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341, or online by clicking here.