Music

  • 22 October • Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin -       The third programme of words and music by Lucy Parham. Scripted and adapted from letters and diaries, Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one the greatest and most popular composers for solo... Read More »
  • 27 October • Rodney Branigan - Ever seen someone play two guitars at once? Rodney Branigan can play two better than most can play one! US born Rodney relocated to the UK after learning his craft across the pond and has... Read More »
  • 29 October • Martin Alvarado: Tango De Amor - Buenos Aires-born troubadour Martin Alvarado is Argentina’s finest tango vocalist. His mesmerising voice has been enchanting audiences around the world for 14 years performing his acclaimed repertoire of Piazzolla, classic tangos and South American songs,... Read More »
  • 1 November • The Book Of Darkness and Light - Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night. Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now, you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of... Read More »
  • 2 November • Northern Harmony Concert and Workshop - Based in Vermont USA, Northern Harmony’s brilliant young singers have won a worldwide reputation for their remarkable command of harmony singing styles from across the globe: South African songs and dances, traditional music from Corsica,... Read More »
  • 8 November • Music At Ashton Barn - Violinist Marieke Blankestijn and clarinettist Richard Hosford are joined by friends and colleagues from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a concert of chamber music masterpieces. The programme features Dvorak’s glorious G major Quintet for... Read More »
  • 22 November • Mike Denham Speakeasy - We are delighted to welcome back pianist Mike Denham for the second of his regular Speakeasy nights for 2017 where he will be joined on stage by renowned banjo and guitar player Tom ‘Spats’ Langham.... Read More »
  • 26 November • Joglaresa – The Enchantress of Seville -   Following their visit to Dorchester last Christmas, Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes’ groundbreaking medieval music ensemble, return to explore the roots of Iberian song – motets from the Convent of Las Huelgas, Arab-Andalusian ballads and Judeo-Spanish... Read More »
  • 3 December • Kathleen Ferrier – Whattalife! -   Whattalife! is a new one woman play with music. Kathleen Ferrier was one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th Century. Whattalife! tells her story from her debut as a singer in 1940, her... Read More »
  • 9 December • Police Dog Hogan - Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, banjo and mandolin, bass and drums, accordion, trumpet and acoustic guitar. Add in knockout four-part harmonies and it makes for an exuberant fusing of... Read More »
  • 17 December • Ligeti Quartet - Stef Conner – A Young Person’s Guide to the String Quartet Fodé Lassana Diabaté – Sunjata‘s Time Adam Caird and Charlotte Caird – A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas, with narrator Mark Tattersall... Read More »