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Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

are a vocal/guitar duo like no other.


Calling the Isle of Lewis and Spain home respectively, their music traverses nationalities. Vocals in in Gaelic, Scots and English, their music covers centuries old ballads meet Gaelic puirt a beul, songs from the mines and cotton mills, as well as some original writing.


Josie's voice, crystal clear. With its slight island twang, equally at home in any of these domains. Accompanied by Pablo's dynamic, sensitive guitar playing, they illuminate the lyrics. The music at times sparse and haunting, at others driving and all consuming, will leave you stunned.


Friday 13 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now
La Boheme (Opera Holloway)

La Boheme (Opera Holloway)

A thrilling and passionate love story. Conducted by Lewis Gaston and directed by Fiona Williams, we follow the unfolding love story of Mimi and Rudolfo from its joyous beginnings to the bitter end. This contemporary new production of Puccini's classic tear-jerker, captures the raw, consuming power of young love performed in Opera Holloway's trademark intimate and immediate style.

Saturday 14 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now
Beverley Craven: Strings Attached

Beverley Craven: Strings Attached

Beverley Craven makes a welcome return to the Dorchester Arts stage. With two of her favourite musicians and a string quartet ensemble this intimate ‘one-off’ show will feature songs and stories spanning her (almost) 30-year career as a singer/songwriter and performer. With special guest star, Judie Tzuke.

Friday 20 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now
Quentin Collins Sextet

Quentin Collins Sextet

Quentin Collins is one of the hardest working and in-demand jazz trumpet players in the world.  He has formed this all-star band which is a progression of his quintet with alto sax ace, Tom Harrison. On this tour, Quentin celebrates the release of his new album 'Road Warrior,' featuring the star of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, pianist Dan Nimmer. Road Warrior is a musical depiction of life as a touring musician, which all of these artists know well.



Wednesday 25 Sep 20198:00pm Book Now
Magellan Circumnavigation

Magellan Circumnavigation

A folk musical telling the story of love divided by the greatest voyage of exploration the world has seen. Bob Whitley (guitar and mandola) and Lee MacKenzie (cello) perform in 16th century costumes which will take you back 500 years to a time when at a time when the sailors' greatest fear was falling over the edge of the earth.

Thursday 3 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now
Patience (Opera Anywhere)

Patience (Opera Anywhere)

An approachable and inspired production featuring a cast of fine young singers.


Patience, a light opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan is the duo’s extremely witty, infrequently performed little masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore. Every tune is memorable, every word worth hearing, and the humour is as fresh as it was at the first performance.

Friday 4 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now
The Dominic Alldis Trio

The Dominic Alldis Trio

In 1959 the Jacques Loussier Trio released a seminal album called "Play Bach". Their blending of jazz and classical led to a new musical genre called 'third stream'. The trio went on to sell more than 7 million records and play 3000 concerts worldwide. Jacques Loussier sadly passed away in March, so by way of tribute the Dominic Alldis Trio will be performing new jazz arrangements of classical themes that pay homage to his remarkable achievement.


The Dominic Alldis Trio draw further inspiration from the works of Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck and the Modern Jazz Quartet to bring a fresh and contemporary jazz interpretation to themes drawn from classical music, opera and traditional folk songs.

Friday 11 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now
The Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Trio

The Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Trio

Following a memorable visit here 2017, Juan Martin makes a welcome return with a programme of flamenco music direct from Andalucia, Spain.  This show is at the vanguard of modern flamenco and brings the elegant dance of Luisa Chichano and the prize winning singer Amparo Heredia ‘La Repompilla' together with the intensity and emotion of one of the world's finest guitarists.

Friday 25 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now
Hang Massive

Hang Massive

Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat are leading exponents of the Hang and Handpan. Their first online video and music release Once Again introduced millions of people to these amazing new instruments and was the basis for a unique musical project. The live show will include amazing sonic soundscapes and uplifting beats and bass, all of which complement the rich sound of the handpan.

Saturday 26 Oct 20198:00pm Book Now
Seventh Avenue Arts present: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Seventh Avenue Arts present: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all new production. Featuring a full live band, moving video footage and stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel.


Hear all of the hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the iconic Bridge Over Troubled Water as well as hits from Paul Simon’s solo career such as Call Me Al, Kodachrome and 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover in this unmissable show. Don’t miss your chance to see Simon and Garfunkel Through The Years.

Friday 1 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now
The Undercover Hippy 2019

The Undercover Hippy 2019

Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being “like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods”, his music brings together powerful messages, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Saturday 9 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now
The Wit and Songs of Noël Coward

The Wit and Songs of Noël Coward

Pianist and entertainer Peter Gill presents a tribute to the wit and song-writing skill of that most English of Englishmen, Noel Coward, who said of himself: ‘I am an enormously talented man and there is no point in denying it’. Be reminded of his dazzling wit through such gems as Mad About The Boy, A Bar on The Piccola Marina, Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To The Germans, Mrs Worthington, There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner and Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Sunday 10 Nov 20193:00pm Book Now
Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister Isata are among the brightest young stars on the classical scene. This special performance is a rare opportunity to see them together on stage for a programme of carefully selected pieces for piano and cello by Beethoven, Lutoslawski, Barber and Rachmaninov.

Sunday 17 Nov 20197:00pm Book Now (Sold Out)
Mike Denham SpeakEasy with Ben Cummings

Mike Denham SpeakEasy with Ben Cummings

Mike Denham returns for the latest of his popular SpeakEasy nights, this time accompanied by trumpeter Ben Cummings.  Often described as a demon horn player, Ben has established a formidable reputation as one of Britain’s finest trumpet players. He has played and recorded at the highest level in every genre - from New Orleans, vintage, swing and modern jazz, to funk, soul, pop and salsa. He’s currently touring with Caro Emerald, and makes occasional appearances with Emeli Sandé

Wednesday 20 Nov 20198:00pm Book Now
Wille and the Bandits 2019

Wille and the Bandits 2019

Wille and the Bandits are an energetic and soulful three piece in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience, yet take their sound beyond what is expected of a traditional blues rock line up.  Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have praised the band’s musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues and they leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. This is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!

Friday 6 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now
A Christmas Carol: In Concert (GreenMatthews)

A Christmas Carol: In Concert (GreenMatthews)

A heart-warming retelling of Dickens’ classic tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder. Modern-day balladeers GreenMatthews take the well-loved festive adventure back to its Victorian fireside roots, painting a vivid and evocative picture of Dickens’ world.

Wednesday 18 Dec 20198:00pm Book Now
Andreas Scholl with Tamar Halperin

Andreas Scholl with Tamar Halperin

Andreas Scholl is among the world's finest countertenors. We are thrilled that St Mary's Church, Dorchester is one of the venues he has selected for his 2020 tour entitled The Twilight People. He will be accompanied by the equally talented pianist Tamar Halperin in a programme of music from the past 100 years, including works by Vaughn Williams, Britten, Arvo Pärt, Aaron Copland and many others.

Wednesday 22 Jan 20208:00pm Book Now
ELEGIE: Rachmaninoff - A Heart in Exile

ELEGIE: Rachmaninoff - A Heart in Exile

Lucy Parham, piano


Henry Goodman, narrator


Scripted by Lucy Parham


Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme. Elegie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Saturday 7 Mar 20208:00pm Book Now