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Sunday 22 May

Dorchester Corn Exchange

7pm (doors/bar 6.30pm)

£20 / £18 members and concessions

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Sean Shibe was the first guitarist to be selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and his breathtaking rise to acclaim has been acknowledged with major awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society and Gramophone magazine. His recent disc of Bach has been described as the finest ever recorded on guitar, and his performance of Steve Reich’s classic work, Electric Counterpoint, astonished the composer. Incomparably gifted and blessed with a spirit of adventure, Sean Shibe is a guitarist like no other.

Shibe was one of the first artists to return to the Wigmore Hall following the Covid-19 lockdown, receiving a five-star review from The Guardian for his “irresistible style and authority… a nonchalant virtuoso and boundary breaker”.

In this hugely original programme, Sean shows his mastery of the ancient and modern, with compositions separated by centuries but brilliantly chosen to complement one another.

ANONYMOUS: Scottish Lute Manuscripts

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Suite in E Minor, BWV 996

STEVE REICH: Electric Counterpoint

JULIA WOLFE: LAD

“Shibe’s music-making is masterful, beautiful and convincing in every way”
★★★★★ The Times

Dorchester Corn Exchange has wheelchair access and toilet facilities for wheelchair users. If you have any specific requirements, then please let us know when booking tickets and we are more than happy to help.

The fully-licenced bar opens half an hour before each performance.

Tickets can currently be purchased online or by telephone. The telephone line is manned between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back.

We are not currently able to welcome visitors for advance face-to-face ticket sales.

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 18s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.

Covid-19-related ticket policy

We are operating a ticket-less system at the present time. On arrival at events, please give your name and reference number at the box office to gain entry.

If you are unable to attend a performance due to a positive Covid-19 test result, displaying Covid-19 symptoms or have been instructed to self-isolate, please contact us to exchange your ticket for an alternative event (of equivalent value) or claim a refund. Please contact Dorchester Arts as soon as you are aware of a problem. Tickets cannot be reimbursed once an event has passed.

Dorchester Arts is a registered charity, so if you feel able, please consider forfeiting your refund as a donation.

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