Forthcoming Concerts

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Harold Jackson

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


Wednesday 6th March 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Paul Ellis

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


Wednesday 13th March 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Peter Bray

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


Saturday 16th March 2019

New World Baroque

Sherborne Chamber Choir
Conductor Paul Ellis

Journey with SCC and a Baroque ensemble to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas. Surprisingly little explored in today’s global age, the music is an amazing and unique fusion of European, African and South American cultures and musical styles. Enjoy and discover music by composers such as Padilla, Fernandez, Franco and Zipoli.

At 7.30pm. For further programme details, click here.

Tickets £5-£20, under 18s free of charge, will be available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre


Wednesday 20th March 2019

Lunchtime 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 and visiting organists. (In Bank Holiday weeks, the recital is on Bank Holiday Monday.)

Free entry, with retiring collection


Wednesday 27th March 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Kentaro Machida

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


Saturday 30th March 2019

Lunchtime recital

South Hampstead High School Senior Chamber Choir
Conductor Sophie Ellis

A varied recital of music by composers including Mendelssohn, Gibbons, Sarah Quartel and Billy Joel.

The choir will also be singing choral evensong in the Abbey at 5pm

Free entry, with retiring collection


Monday 22nd April 2019

Bank Holiday organ recital

Timothy Uglow

Timothy is Director of Music at Worksop College where he directs the Chapel Choir and North Nottinghamshire Chamber Choir. He was Organ Scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he also read music. Having gained awards at the Oundle International Summer Schools, Timothy has given many solo recitals around the country. In addition to his association with Sherborne Summer School, he is a regular tutor of the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy.

At 1pm

Free entry with retiring collection


Friday 3rd May 2019

Sherborne Abbey Festival

A feast of music and the arts throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.
Full details available here.


Monday 27th May 2019

Bank Holiday organ recital

David Halls

David is Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral. In addition to his daily duties in the cathedral, he has toured Europe and the USA with the cathedral choirs and has appeared as conductor, accompanist and soloist in many concerts and recordings. He is active as a composer, with many published choral and organ works, and also conducts the Salisbury Musical Society and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.

At 1pm

Free entry with retiring collection


Saturday 22nd June 2019

A Midsummer Marriage

Sherborne Chamber Choir
Conductor Paul Ellis
Organist Simon Clarkson

A joyful selection of favourites chosen by brides and grooms, alongside settings from the Song of Solomon, whose love poetry has inspired composers from across the ages.

Tickets £5-£16, under 18s free of charge, will be available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre