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Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

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Christchurch Priory are once again holding their annual Music and Arts Festival this June. All tickets can be bought from the Christchurch Priory Box Office. Find more information here.

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Event date & time

Saturday 9th June 2018 - Saturday 16th June 2018

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Christchurch Priory, Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU

Event date & time

Saturday 9th June 2018 - Saturday 16th June 2018

Event type
  • Classical & opera music
  • Live concerts
  • Live music

Duo Dolcissimo

Duo Dolcissimo, formed in August 2012, are a uniqu doubleact which combine the piano with the wonderfully expressive sound of the oboe, with repetoire spanning from baroque through to contemporary. Admission is free, with a retiring collection

When:

Saturday 9th June; 12:30 pm

Where:

St George's Church. Jumpers Road, Christchurch, BH23 2JR

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival


Christchurch Priory Music and Art FestivalChristchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

Belshazzar's Feast

Put together especially for this concert, the Christchurch Festival Chorus will be performing Belshazzar's Feast, the wonderful oratorio by english composer William Walton, along with Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens, Elgar's Nimrod and Walton's march Crown Imperial. Oxford Sinfiona will accompany the performance and it will be conducted by Simon Earl

Tickets are available here

When:

Saturday 9th June; 7:30 pm

Where:

The Priory


Sunday Services

9:30 am Choral Eucharist:

Full Choral Eurachist sung by Christchurch Priory Choir, including Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle

11:30 am Choral Matins:

A Choral Matins service sung by the Priory Choir, including Charles Wood's O thou the Central Orb and Canticles by Charles Villiers Stanford

6:30 pm Choral Evensong:

A very special Choral Evensong with the combined choirs of the Priory and Romsey Abbey Choir

 

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival


Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

Bournemouth University Big Band

The University Big Band from the University of Bournemouth return to the Priory to perform another concert, full of swing, jazz and popular tunes. The concert will be free admission but there will be a retiring collection. Light refreshments are also available between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

When:

Monday 11th June; 12:30 pm


Papagena: Nuns and Roses II

Papagena, the all female a capella ensemble, will be performing their new programme 'Nuns and Roses II', featuring music from across 6 centuries. From folk to baroque to contemorary pop, Papagena can certainly not be pigeonholed when it comes to musical genre.

Tickets for the event can be booked here

When:

Monday 11th June; 7:30 pm

 

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

There will also be a children's workshop led by Papagena at 10:00 am the following morning


Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

Ceilidh with Up and Running

Always a great deal of fun, the Priory is hosting a Ceilidh led by Up and Running, the three-piece folk band. A Ploughman's lunch is also available for an extra £5, but must be booked ahead of time. Tickets for the event and the lunch can be bought here.

When:

Tuesday 12th June; 7:30 pm


Daniel Bell: Opera's Best Arias

Former chorister of the Priory choir and now at the Royal College of Music, Daniel Bell (Tenor) will be performing a concert comprised of many great arias. It is free admission but there will be a retiring collection.

When: Wednesday 13th June; 12:30


The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood

A fantastic opportunity to hear the rum tum tum of the military drum, from the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood, who will be performing a variety of music in the Priory.

Ticket's can be bought here

When:

Wednesday 13th June; 7:30 pm

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival


Four Hands, Four Feet Organ Duet

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

Christchurch Priory's Director of Music, Simon Earl will be joining forces with the Director of Music of Wakefield cathedral, Thomas Moore, to perform a dazzling organ duet using 4 thousand pipes! It promises to be an organ recital like none you have seen before

When: Thursday 14th June; 12:30 pm


Beer and Hymns

Many beers from local breweries will be available to lubricate you vocal chords and give you the fire in your belly to belt out those hymns, all accompanied by the Priory's in-house band. Tickets are can be booked here.

When: Thursday 14th June; 7:30 pm


 

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

Oliver Nelson

There will be a violin recital in the baptistry of the Priory from virtuoso violinist, Oliver Nelson. Admission is free, but there will be a lunchtime recital.

When: 

Friday 15th June; 12:30 pm


The Priory Choirs in Concert

The Priory choir will be performing a concert filled with choral favourites, being joined by the Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus to perform Benjamin Britten's St Nicolas. The soloist will be tenor Luke Daniel. Tickets can be booked here.

When:

Friday 15th June; 7:30 pm

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival


Harp Recital

Local Harpist, Stephanie Liney, will be performing a harp recital in the intimate acoustic of St John's Church. Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection.

When: Saturday 16th June; 12:30 pm

Where: St John's Church, Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ

Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival


Christchurch Priory Music and Art Festival

A Celebration of the Last Night at the Proms

The concert will begin with a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor from virtuoso pianist Janine Forrester. Then there will be a great celebration of all the great traditions of the Last Night of the Proms, flag waving and all. Tickets can be booked here.

When: Saturday 16th June; 7:30 pm

 

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