Music in the Abbey
John Lubbock founded our concert series at Dorchester Abbey 20 years ago. Its acoustics and grand scale make it a perfect venue.
We now offer monthly chamber concerts throughout the year, with larger concerts at Easter, Autumn and Christmas, including a carol concert and a New Year’s Eve concert.
About Dorchester Abbey
Nearly 1400 years of Christianity
The Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul was formerly a Norman abbey church and was built on the site of a Saxon cathedral.
The very rich sanctuary, with its highly decorated windows (including the famous Jesse Tree window) and ornately carved sedilia and piscina, dates from 1330.
Learn more about Dorchester Abbey.
Concerts at Dorchester Abbey
- Dorchester Abbey
- New House
- SJE Arts
Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was composed to celebrate the birth of his first son, Siegfried. We’ll perform this joyous work alongside Glazunov’s evocative Intermezzo Romantico, Coleridge-Taylor’s lively Danse nègre, and Fauré’s Four Songs, sung by the arresting Ilona Domnich.Find out more »
OSJ Oxford Voices will perform some of English choral music’s greatest works, from Tallis to renowned film composer Harry Escott, alongside a choral arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ sublime Lark Ascending with international violinist Jan SchmolckFind out more »