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Dunster Festival

Dunster Festival Friday 25 May - Sunday 27 May

Enjoy a packed programme of sublime Chamber Music in the atmospheric and charming medieval village of Dunster in Somerset. For places to stay in and around Dunster check here 

Dunster Festival 2018 – Event Listings

 

Opening Night

Beautiful Romantic chamber music by Debussy, Ravel and Brahms, with a champagne reception during the interval.

7pm Friday 25 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

The Sacconi Quartet with Thomas Hancox (flute), Rachel Wick (harp) and Max Welford (clarinet)

Tickets £10 - £20 (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/opening-night-concert/

 

Late Night Session sponsored by Quantock Brewery

Unwind by candlelight with exquisite music from Renaissance England and Portugal, sung by the ethereal voices of The Marian Consort. Sip and savour a half pint of locally brewed beer from the Quantock Brewery during this laid-back concert.

10pm Friday 25 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

The Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery

Tickets £10, including a complimentary half pint of Quantock Brewery beer (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/late-night-session/

 

Coffee Concert sponsored by Miles Tea & Coffee

Enjoy the enchanting sound world of the flute and harp with a delicious cup of Miles tea or coffee.

11am Saturday 26 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

Antara Flute & Harp Duo - Thomas Hancox (flute) and Rachel Wick (harp)

Tickets £10, including complimentary tea and coffee (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/coffee-concert/

 

Kids’ Concert sponsored by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust

An interactive concert for children and parents/carers, introducing kids to the world of chamber music through a variety of musical styles, with musical games along the way to keep everyone engaged!

3pm Saturday 26 May, Dunster First School, 13 St. George's Street, Dunster, TA24 6RX

The Sacconi Quartet

Tickets free for children and £5 for adults from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/kids-concert/

 

Gala Concert

Hear some of the greatest choral music ever written, including Allegri’s famous Miserere and works by MacMillan, Palestrina and Gabriel Jackson. Featuring a choir of young singers from Minehead Middle and Danesfield Schools, performing alongside The Marian Consort.

7pm Saturday 26 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

The Marian Consort, directed by Rory McCleery, with young singers from Minehead Middle and Danesfield Schools

Tickets £10 - £20 (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) available to buy from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/gala-concert/

 

Festival Service

A celebratory Festival service with music by Tallis and Parry.

11am Sunday 27 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

Led by the Revd Caroline Ralph with The Marian Consort and William Whitehead (organ)

Free to attend. More information available here https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/festival-service/

 

Celebrity Organ Recital

Somerset-born organ virtuoso William Whitehead, who performed at the 2017 BBC Proms, presents an exciting recital on the “king of instruments”.

3pm Sunday 27 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

William Whitehead (organ)

Tickets £10 (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/celebrity-organ-recital/

 

Closing Concert

The world-renowned Sacconi Quartet close the 2018 Festival with a dazzling programme of Haydn and Shostakovich.

7pm Sunday 27 May, The Priory Church of St. George, Church Street, Dunster, TA24 6SH

The Sacconi Quartet

Tickets £10 - £20 (free tickets available for 8-25 year olds) from https://www.dunsterfestival.co.uk/event/closing-concert/

 

 

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