The Tallis Scholars – Saturday 11th May 7.30pm

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.

Cara Berridge (Cello) – Mendelssohn, Schubert & Faure – Weds 8th May 6pm

Cara plays a beautiful programme of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Faure on her 1781 Gagliano cello.Concert Programme:
Mendelssohn Sonata in D major op 58
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
Faure Romance op 69 & Papillon op 77

Pictures at the Exhibition – Friday 10th May 6pm (pre concert talk 5.30pm)

Programme: Mussorgsky Pictures at the exhibition, Rachmaninov “Vocalise”, and others

Wind from the East – Thursday 9th May 6pm

Anna Snesar, Dorothy Whyte-Venables and Ilya Chetverikov play a programme inspired by Gypsy Heritage


Beethoven Violin Sonata N.8 Op.30 N3

Dvorak from “Gypsy Songs”
No.4 songs my mother taught me
No.5 Tune thy strings o Gipsy

Vaughan Williams from “Songs of Travel”
No.4 Youth and Love
No.6 the Infinite Shining Heavens
No.9 I have trod the upward and downward slope

C.V. Stanford – The […]

Chorales by Candlelight – Sunday 5th May 8.30pm

Enjoy reflective and beautiful music in the stunning surrounds of a candlelit Abbey.

John Rutter Come & Sing – Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 10am

John Rutter, one of the UK’s foremost choral composers, will lead a Come & Sing day in Dorchester Abbey