The Art of Sound

Celebrating the founding of Milton Abbey in music

BOURNEMOUTH Sinfonietta Choir visits Milton Abbey on Sun­day 1st July for 1,000 Years of Majesty, an early evening concert of music and readings. Conducted by David Gostick, the concert has been arranged with Milton Abbey Heritage Trust. The music includes Allegri’s Miserere, Bar­ber’s Agnus Dei, The Ave Maria from Rachman­inov’s Ves­pers, Two Hymns to the…

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Rossini Mass at the Cathedral

SALISBURY Musical Society  performs Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Cathedral on Saturday 23rd June. Conducted by John Challenger, the choir is joined by Salisbury Symphony Orchestra for the concert, which starts at 7.30. The Society’s programme continues in November with a performance of Britten’s War Requiem. For more details, visit the website, www.salisburymusicalsociety.org.uk or…

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Polyphony – the whole works at Poole

WHEN the Armonico Consort returns to Poole’s Lighthouse on Sunday 1st July, they will be joined by the choirs of Gonville and Caius, Cambridge and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus for Polyphony 360. Directed as always by Christopher Monks, the consort celebrates large-scale works from the 16th century, and the audience will be in the middle…

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Kuniko plays Hywel Davies in Street

MARIMBA virtuoso Kuniko comes to Street on Friday 29th June to play Bach solo works arranged for the instrument. The Japanese musician turned to Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites and violin sonatas for her fourth studio recording, which became Linn Records best selling album of the year. She is in demand at concert halls all…

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At the Pictures with Three Cane Whale

MULTI-instrumentalists Three Cane Whale bring their new project At The Pictures to West Country venues, starting at North Cadbury on Friday 29th June, with dates at Bristol, South Petherton, West Bay and Corsham. The trio’s music is often described by critics as cinematic, and At The Pictures features music played live to accompany 12 short…

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Marta will conduct with the BSO

THE Bournemouth Symphony  Or­­c­h­estra new Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association is the Po­l­ish musician Marta Gardo­lińska. Her appointment was announced on 19th June, out of a field of more than 125 young conductor applicants from around the world. The role provides a platform for the next generation of talented young conductors to establish themselves in…

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Farley Music Festival

THE annual music festival at All Saint’s Church in Farley east of Salisbury, continues until Sunday 24th June. On Wednesday 20th, pianist Ariel Lanyi comes to Farley to play Mozart’s tragic Adagio in B minor and the contrasted Sonata in D major by Schubert. Another pianist, the Hungarian-American Julia Hamos, takes centre stage on Thursday…

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Opera pops up with Artsreach

ARTSREACH, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, brings Pop-Up Opera with a Mozart double bill of comic operas to Herrison Hall at Charlton Down near Dorchester on Sunday 1st July. Pop-Up Opera made their debut with Artsreach last year, the first time opera had been on offer for village audiences. After the success of the debut…

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Choral music for a summer evening

SHERBORNE Chamber Choir brings its 2017/18 series to a close with a concert in Sherborne Abbey on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30. The programme marks the centenary of Hubert Parry, including his song-cycle, the Songs of Farewell. Parry is best known for I was glad and Jerusalem, sung each year at the Last Night of…

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