Forthcoming Concerts

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.

Felix Mendelssohn Sonata Op 65 No. 1 in F minor
David Halls Chorale Prelude on ‘London New’
Théodore Dubois Fiat Lux
J S Bach Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV 582
John Ireland Elegiac Romance
John Gardner Lament & Jig (from Five Dances)
César Franck Andantino
Charles-Marie Widor Finale from Symphonie Op 42 no 6

At 1pm

Free entry with retiring collection


Wednesday 5th June 2019

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Simon Clarkson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm 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 12th June 2019

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Peter Bray

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm 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 19th June 2019

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Simon Clarkson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm 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 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. Music includes popular favourites such as Parry I was glad, Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you and Handel Zadok the Priest, along with settings from the Song of Solomon by composers as diverse as Eric Whitacre, Walton, Victoria and Patrick Hadley. Whether you are planning a wedding, would like to remember your own, or just want an enjoyable summer’s evening of good music, join us!

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Tickets £5-£16, under 18s free of charge, will be available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre from 20 May.


Wednesday 26th June 2019

Lunchtime Organ Recital

James Henderson

The latest in this year’s series of weekly organ recitals, given every Wednesday at 1 pm 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 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.