Events at Dorchester Abbey

For generations people have brought their gifts and skills to enhance the life of Dorchester Abbey and this tradition continues as a huge variety of groups and organisations hire and use the Abbey each year as the venue for a wide and vibrant programme of concerts, theatre, visual arts and other events.

If you would like to hire the Abbey for your event then take a look at our information for hirers.

Nov
28
Sat
OSJ Unlocked 3 – 6pm and 7.45pm. Pre Booking essential
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OSJ Unlocked 3 – 6pm and 7.45pm. Pre Booking essential @ dorchester Abbey
Glazunov ‘Intermezzo Romantico’
Faure ‘Four songs’
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ‘African Suite: Danse nègre’
Wagner ‘Siegfried idyll’

 

Ilona Domnich soprano
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

This is the third of four socially distanced chamber concerts at Dorchester Abbey during the autumn. Each orchestral concert features an unknown masterpiece discovered by John Lubbock in the lockdown,  and a well known favourite,

To allow as many as possible to attend, we are  offering two identical concerts of about one hour with no interval –  starting at 6pm and 7.45 pm. Please select the ticket for the time you prefer.

We will also live-stream the concerts on our YouTube channel free of charge, but we ask for donations.

We will follow strict procedures. Seating will be in every second pew or row of chairs with a maximum of 70 audience allowed in the Abbey. All tickets must be prebooked.  The Abbey will not allow sales at the door.

**For ‘Test and Trace’, please include your telephone number in the notes field of your order. The rules are that we must record ‘first name, second name and telephone number for one member of each group’**

When you purchase tickets, we politely ask that you add a voluntary donation, equal to the price of a ticket, to support our work in the community, with refugees and with children in Special Educational Needs schools

Dec
12
Sat
OSJ Unlocked 4 – 6pm and 7.45pm. Pre booking essential
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OSJ Unlocked 4 – 6pm and 7.45pm. Pre booking essential @ dorchester Abbey

Karlowicz ‘String Serenade’
Hurd ‘Love bade me welcome’ motet for choir
Tchaikovsky ‘String Serenade’

Strings of Orchestra of St John’s
OSJ Ashmolean Voices
John Lubbock conductor

This is the fourth of four socially distanced chamber concerts at Dorchester Abbey during the autumn.

To allow as many as possible to attend, we are  offering two identical concerts of about 1 hour with no interval – one starting at 6pm, the other starting at 7.45 pm. Please select the time you prefer.

We will also live-stream the concerts on our YouTube channel free of charge, but we ask for donations.

We will follow strict procedures. Seating will be in every second pew or row of chairs with a maximum of 70 audience allowed in the Abbey. All tickets must be prebooked.  The Abbey will not allow sales at the door.

**For ‘Test and Trace’, please include your telephone number in the notes field of your order. The rules are that we must record ‘first name, second name and telephone number for one member of each group’**

When you purchase tickets, we politely ask that you add a voluntary donation, equal to the price of a ticket, to support our work in the community, with refugees and with children in Special Educational Needs schools