Music

  • Wed 23 May • Stacey Kent • I Know I Dream - The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, returns to Dorchester for a very special show, featuring music from her latest album ‘I Know I Dream’ (Sony Music/Okeh). This beautiful collection of songs, includes American Standards,... Read More »
  • Thurs 24 May • Call Mr Robeson: A Life, with songs - Paul Robeson: world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to... Read More »
  • Thurs 31 May • Calan - Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life Introducing a new generation to Welsh music, Calan are bringing their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the release of their latest album,... Read More »
  • Sat 2 June • Tenebrae: Spanish Glories of the 16th Century - Tenebrae: Spanish Glories of the 16th Century   Following their sell-out debut appearance in Dorchester in summer 2016 we promised to bring Tenebrae back, and are delighted to welcome them to St Mary’s Church with... Read More »
  • Sat 2 June • Tenebrae: Workshop - In connection with the Spanish Glories… concert the same evening, this is a tremendous opportunity (at a very accessible price) to work with Tenebrae’s Artistic Director, Nigel Short. Following the workshop in the Town Hall... Read More »
  • Fri 8 June • Black Water County - This six-piece folk/punk band from Bournemouth have built a reputation as an exciting live act at festivals in recent years, and now the time has come for their own tour. Their energetic live shows, which feature... Read More »
  • Sat 16 June • Sing Gregorian Chant workshop - Sing Gregorian Chant workshop: Put Out Into The Deep – Chant for St Peter, Apostle and Fisherman John Rowlands Pritchard This workshop is a chance to experience Gregorian chant in a friendly context. The course... Read More »
  • Fri 22 June • The Producers - Over more than 25 years and thirteen albums the Producers have gigged their version of the blues round the clubs, theatres and festival of the world and have become firm favourites in Dorchester.  The band... Read More »
  • Thurs 5 July • Martin James Bartlett - Rescheduled from March Martin James Bartlett impressed us with this superb musicianship in 2016 at the Corn Exchange. He returns by popular demand this spring with a new programme including works by Bach, Schuman, Chopin... Read More »
  • Fri 6 July • Moscow Drug Club - Moscow Drug Club inhabit a curious and wonderful musical place where 1930s’ Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, and where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after-hours... Read More »
  • Sat 14 July • Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band - Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band produced two of the monster Soul albums of the 1960s: Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live and Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin’ Daddies. Their supercharged live performances... Read More »
  • Fri 20 July • Courtney Pine and Omar: Black Notes From The Deep - An amazing opportunity to catch British jazz legend Courtney Pine up close and personal as he returns to Dorchester, this time in the company of UK soul star Omar. The Black Notes From The Deep... Read More »
  • Sun 22 July • John Mills with The Archaeus String Quartet - Dorchester Arts’ favourite John Mills returns with the Archaeus String Quartet to play Vivaldi, Cherubini, Ravel and Argentinian guitar masters.  John is the only remaining pupil of one of the greatest guitar plays of the... Read More »
  • Sun 29 July • A Summer Sunday with Bowjangles -   Our summer season would not be complete without this popular event, traditionally held at beautiful Whitcombe Manor at the kind invitation of Minette and Alec Walters.  This year we welcome Bowjangles – a multi-talented... Read More »
  • Fri 31 August • Elles Bailey -  Elles Bailey impressed Dorchester audiences so much when she opened for Jo Harman at the Corn Exchange in spring 2017 that she now makes a welcome return with her own show. Elles has a talent... Read More »