The Art of Sound

Tenebrae at Dorchester

TENEBRAE, one of the world’s leading chamber choirs comes to Dorchester’s St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 6th October,  at 7.30pm with a concert that explors the poignant repertoire of repentence expressed in music. The choir, directed by its founder Nigel Short, will be joined for Drop, Drop Slow Tears, by the saxophonist Christian Forshaw. The…

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Upwey date for Concerts in the West

UPWEY’s late medieval parish church of St Laurence, near the village’s famous Wishing Well, is a new venue for Concerts in the West, when flautist Emma Halnan and the Eblana String Trio end their four-concert tour on Sunday 3rd October. The group will be playing an imaginative mixture of quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, Viotti and…

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Concerts in the West tour for Linos Piano Trio

THE Linos Piano Trio, led by Prach Boondiskulchok with violinist Konrad Elias Trostmann and cellist Vladimir Waltham, comes to Dorset and Somerset at the beginning of September for a short Concerts in the West series. With a programme of chamber works by Ravel, CPE Bach, Debussy and including Schonberg’s Verklarte Nacht, the trio will be…

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New work focuses on homelessness

A JAZZ and spoken word work called Comfort In Chaos will be premiered at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre in Bristol on Saturday 18th September. Composed by Harriet Riley (Paraorchestra) and Pete Judge (Get The Blessing), Comfort In Chaos highlights growing concerns about homelessness and the work of Bristol charity, 1625 Independent People, which works…

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Music returns to Tincleton

A REGULAR programme of chamber recitals resumes at Tincleton Gallery at Tincleton near Dorchester from the first weekend in September. The concerts, cancelled during the COVID lockdowns, start on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September with the duo of Melissa Phelps, cello, and Caroline Palmer, piano. Both performances start at 8pm. The programme will include…

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A Song for Dorset

A NEW song for Dorset, by composer Karen Wimhurst, had its online premiere on Wednesday 4th August, and is available at asongforus.org  for 12 months. The song, When Time Lost Its Edge, is performed by Palida Choir, VIVA! Dorchester Women’s Choir, Dorset County Hospital Staff Choir and students from Thomas Hardy School, Dorchester. It has…

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Audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre

LIVE audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon with a new autumn-winter season of concerts. With one of the finest acoustics outside of London, the WMC is renowned for its diverse programme of classical, folk, jazz and world music, family shows and community concerts, and more recently to its successful foray into livestreaming.e. Classical…

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Southern Cathedrals Festival goes online

THE Southern Cathedral Festivals, hosted this year by Winchester Cathedral, will be online for the first time in its 70 year history. After a turbulent 15 months, which has seen choral singing brought to an abrupt halt across the country, the annual festival takes place on 16th and 17th July, and will include a live-streamed…

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Booking the Barber in Wincanton

BATH Opera returns to Wincanton on Wednesday 11th August, towards the end of the 2021 tour of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Tickets for the first performance at the Memorial Hall, in July, sold out in double-quick time, so a second performance was added. Directed by Jane Clark, with Peter Blackwood in charge of the…

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