Sherborne Abbey Festival 2016

Sherborne Abbey ©Josie Elias

The 2016 Sherborne Abbey Festival will take place from Friday 29th April to Tuesday 3rd May.

Highlights of the festival include  From the Cradle to the Cross: Voces 8 on Friday 29th April, Sir James and Lady Galway with Juventus Ensemble and Ruth Rogers on Sunday 30th April, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars on Sunday 1st May, The Sherborne Festival Chorus & Chameleon Arts Orchestra on Monday 2nd May, and Stile Antico on Tuesday 3rd May.

Sherborne Early Music will perform on Monday 2nd May, followed by Samantha Muir‘s  The Classical Ukulele. A recorded installation In Sherborne Abbey of Sir John Tavener’s Towards Silence will be introduced by the violinist Paul Robertson on Tuesday 3rd May.

For the full programme of events and information on the artists download and browse the 2016 Festival Brochure. see the Sherborne Abbey Festival website.

To book tickets online, click HERE

Sherborne Abbey Festival Programme 2016
Sherborne Abbey Festival Programme 2016

Tuesday 3rd May : 5.15pm* Sherborne Girls String Orchestra  (Castleton Church) Please note change to start time

The festival performances take place in various venues around town, including Castleton Church, the Big School Room at Sherborne School, Cheap Street Church and the Church Hall, Digby Road,

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70% of all performances are free entry – making this one of the most accessible music festivals in the UK!

The 2015 Sherborne Abbey Festival took place from 1st to 5th May. The programme of concerts started with the Dominican Convent School Choir in the Abbey followed by the Sherborne School Chamber Concert.  ‘Strictly Viennese’ with Adam Summerhayes, the Viennese Fever Orchestra and dancing by Strictly Come Dancing professionals Matthew & Nicole Cutler performed in the magnificent Sherborne Abbey on Friday 1st May at 7.30pm.

The 2014 festival won Silver at the Dorset Tourism Awards, Event of the Year category and Bronze in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in the same category.

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