The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars combine their perfect a capella sound with the fabulous Dorchester Abbey acoustics to make this the unmissable concert of the Festival week.
John Rutter, one of the UK’s foremost choral composers, will lead a Come & Sing day in Dorchester Abbey
A great way to kick off Festival week in the Cloister Garden Marquee. This is the party of the year!
OSCAR and BAFTA award winning Ben Morris, Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic’s London Studio, explains how CGI effects are created with clips from his work including the latest Star Wars films.
A Night at the Oscars – The BBC Elstree Concert Band and The Oxford Collutorium Choir – Saturday 4th May 7.30pm
A night on the red carpet of Hollywood with a programme of music straight from the Oscars! Every memorable piece from West Side Story to Superman has won a prestigious Academy award. The Oxford Collutorium Choir will be joining the incredible sound of this big band as it makes a welcome return to the Dorchester […]
Oxford’s all-male a cappella group and semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent showcase their award-winning combination of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and occasionally intentional comedy!
This hugely popular all-male a cappella student group from Oxford Universities run fun afternoon workshops for children and adults.
Seasonal Artisan Breads
Nick demonstrates (and encourages you to taste) a number of the breads for which The Miller of Mansfield is famous, including their Miller Bacon Brioche.
Take part in the hugely popular 5k Fun Run (or walk). Enjoy the amazing scenery of a run through the historic water meadow and alongside the river and raise money for Style Acre and Dorchester Abbey by getting sponsorship. Bring the whole family – you can even bring the dog!
Rain or shine, roll up for fabulous entertainment for all ages. Lunch, tea and amazing cakes available while children are entertained for the whole afternoon.
Buy a duck to launch down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey. Prizes for the first three ducks home!
Take a trail around this lovely village and look into gardens and windows to discover song titles represented by scarecrows. Can you guess the song titles and win the prize? Fun for all ages!
Brave volunteers (including many Oxfordshire and village familiar faces!) will abseil down the 100 foot Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities – Dorchester Abbey and Style Acre
Come and cheer them on!
Continuing the annual tradition Dorchester’s a capella group, Two a Part. will welcome May in by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey.
At this service we welcome a guest speaker to talk about their life and faith.
A special celebration for families and friends to invite Godparents to join in a special service and to wake up the Teddy Bears who slept over in the Abbey on Saturday night!
A rare opportunity for children autistic schools to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey. Please do join them!