Sherborne Abbey Festival

Multi award-winning Sherborne Abbey Festival is entirely run by volunteers, led by Festival Director John Baker. It was founded in 2000 to celebrate music within the inspiring setting of Sherborne Abbey, local historic churches and schools, and presents an exciting programme with international performers and top music scholars. The Festival Chorus was founded in 2006; conducted by Paul Ellis; it is a community-based non-auditioning choir, which gives local singers the opportunity to perform major works with professional musicians. Each year the Festival reinvests profits to support future events and offer as much free access to concerts as possible. The Festival also supports and encourages music in the community all year, maintaining the organ at Sherborne Abbey and funding of the Abbey Choir itself, including music lessons for choristers.

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To book tickets online visit or in person at Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne. Tel 01935 815341

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