Forthcoming Concerts

Wednesday 1st May 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


Friday 3rd May 2019

Sherborne Abbey Festival

3 to 7 May

A feast of music and the arts throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. Including concerts by Tenebrae, Nicola Benedetti, Alexander Armstrong, a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah by Sherborne Festival Chorus and festival services sung by Sherborne Abbey Choir. Free concerts by local groups and ensembles and choirs from Sherborne Girls, Sherborne, Gryphon and Leweston Schools.

Visit the Festival’s own website here for full details of all the events and to book online.


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Lunchtime organ recital

Michael Robertson

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 22nd May 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 25th May 2019

Lunchtime recital

The Mendip Consort

The Mendip Consort of Recorders, directed by Joyce Rudall, return to give a recital.

At 1pm.

Entrance free, retiring collection


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


Saturday 6th July 2019

Sherborne Abbey Choir concert

Director of Music Paul Ellis
Organist Peter Bray

The choir’s annual concert, including anthems and motets taken from the year’s repertoire. This year’s concert takes place under the watch of the Dorset Moon, which will be in the Abbey from 5 to 7 July. Enjoy some specially chosen music to accompany this stunning installation!

At 7.30pm

Free entry with retiring collection.