Andreas Scholl is among the world’s finest countertenors. We are thrilled that St Mary’s Church, Dorchester is one of the venues he has selected for his 2020 tour entitled The Twilight People. He will be accompanied by the equally talented pianist Tamar Halperin in a programme of music that treads a path through a wide literary and musical heritage from the past 100 years.
This fascinating programme includes familiar songs such as Britten’s arrangements of The Ash Groveand Greensleeves, Arvo Pärt’s extraordinarily beautiful Vater Unser, and several songs by Vaughn Williams, including his setting of In The Spring by Dorset’s own William Barnes. There are also some wonderful discoveries and lesser-known works such as Copland’s solo arrangement of the hymn At The River and Beauty Is Life by Joseph Tawadros, which showcases Tamar Halperin’s piano playing as well as Scholl’s sublime voice.
With repertoire that ranges over five centuries, Dr. Tamar Halperin performs worldwide as a soloist and with various chamber groups. While the focus of her activities is Baroque music, Ms. Halperin is also an enthusiastic performer of classical and contemporary music.
St Mary's Church is a 10 minute walk south-west of Maumbury Rings and Farefield Car Park, for Sat Nav users, the postcode is DT1 2HJ. 15 Edward Rd, Dorchester
St Mary's Church is accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users, it has a small lipped step however the side enterance can be used.
The fully-licenced bar opens half an hour before the performance with a range of bottled beer, cider, gin and soft drinks. This is usually situated at the far end of the church, opposite the main enterance.
The box office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm at the Corn Exchange. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back. No booking fees are charged, but a £1 Future Fund levy is included in most ticket prices to support our work. This levy is included in the published ticket price. Concessionary prices (for events promoted by Dorchester Arts): Where available, these are offered to under 18’s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.