Garden concerts at the Grange

THE beautiful gardens of The Grange hotel at Oborne near Sherborne are providing the setting for a series of summer concerts throughout July and August, bringing a sunny programme of jazz, opera and chamber music

Every Sunday until 14th August, tenor Jon Valender has programmed concerts featuring rising stars of both the classical and jazz worlds, with all proceeds of the tickets (still held at £10) going to the musicians.

Performers include the accordion-saxophone duo Karen Street and Andy Tweed, contralto Georgia Ginsberg with pianist Arwel Treharne Morgan performing late 19th century art songs, the Premiere Brass Quintet in a programme ranging from Renaissance dances to modern film music, jazz singer George Hewett with Andrew Jones, soprano Cheryl Enever, tenor Jon Valender and pianist Nicholas O’Neill with scenes from operas by Puccini and Verdi, and the much-loved West Country ragtime pianist Mike Denham with his Gin Club Four.