Forthcoming Events

For details of services please see the relevant pages in the Worship section.

For details of the Insight Lectures please click here.

All other events are listed below.

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


Thursday 23rd May 2019

Prayer for Peace

An ecumenical meeting, open to all, with members from Sherborne Churches meeting every Thursday at 11.30 am in the Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey to pray for current critical, political and social situations around the world.

 


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.

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


Thursday 30th May 2019

Ascension Day

Sherborne Abbey

7.00 am Sherborne Abbey Choir sings Ascension Hymns from the top of the Abbey Tower (weather permitting)

7.00 pm Parish Eucharist

Preacher: The Rector


Thursday 30th May 2019

Prayer for Peace

An ecumenical meeting, open to all, with members from Sherborne Churches meeting every Thursday at 11.30 am in the Sepulchre Chapel, Sherborne Abbey to pray for current critical, political and social situations around the world.

 


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!

Click here for more details.

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


Friday 5th July 2019

Dorset Moon

Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is Landing in Sherborne Abbey over the weekend: Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July. FREE. It has travelled all over the world and wowed thousands. Now Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon is making its way to Dorset for the first time as part of DORSET MOON; the exciting new arts event for summer 2019. At its heart is Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, an astounding seven metre diameter spherical sculpture. This incredible installation is a fusion of large-scale NASA lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound audio created by Ivor Novello Award and BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones. After stunning audiences all over the world Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Museum makes its Dorset debut where, by the light of the mesmerising moonglow, a full programme of free lunar-inspired events will create an experience that’s out of this world. Dorset Moon is produced by the Dorset Festivals Consortium: Inside Out Dorset (produced by Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts By the Sea. Commissioned by the Arts Development Company with funding from European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.


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.