Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton

Previous Concerts 

Some concerts were organised by our 7th Photograph of the Grand Piano
Lytchett Minster Parish Church Concert 

We are pleased too that other organisers hired the venue for their concerts (those in italics

Previous concerts this year :- 

 Concert on 21st November by Hilary Bond and John Froud


  An exciting evening of song and story with Hilary Bond and John Froud took place on Thursday, 21st November. 

 Les Feuilles D'Automne by Poulenc celebrating 120 years since his birth was performed on 27th October. The wind quintet members, all the principles of the woodwind sections of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, were joined on clarinet by Marina Finnimore of The Royal Opera House. David Hill was the pianist. 





A charity concert was given in the first week of October by The Benslow Cello  Ensemble.  Eight cellos performed a varied programme and were joined by a young singer for Cantilena by Villa Lobos.

 The retiring collection was shared between the Dorset Surviving Winter Appeal and the Kit Tarka Foundation.

Sam Hanson’s evening of Jazz on 28th Sept 2019, included Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Sam’s own composition The Atmosphere Suite and Paul Desmond's Take Five

Photos from the concert given by Sam Hanson & Band are on the Concert Photos page





 Amateur singers gave a concert on 21st September 2019 to raise funds for Richard Ely Trust which assists local young musicians 

 On 13th July 2019, The Orlando Singers, whose director is David Fawcett, gave a “Summertime” concert exploring the scenes, scents and sensations of a summer evening in the countryside. 
Madrigals, part-songs and music for voices and piano were performed including works by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Finz





  The first concert in July 2019 was part of Boardstone Music Series inaugural Summer Festival. 
The Dorchester Piano Quartet performed Richard Strauss’ Op 13 in C minor and the concert included an interesting talk about the composer’s work and a Cream Tea all contributed to a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

  'A Shropshire Lad'
and music for Spring.

2nd March



Church Family Concert 

16th February

in aid of Church Fabric Fund 

 A Pick ‘n’ Mix of Clarinet Music by Alby and Hannah  

In aid of VSO. 
9th Feb






Some reviews:-

Totally absorbing. We would happily have listened to the quartet for a further hour or more

Such sensitive and inspirational playing from each musician.The pianists hands just flew over the keys! Mozart would have approved I'm sure!


It was a lovely afternoon of beautifully played Mozart, followed by cups of tea and cake, celebrating his Birthday, which everyone enjoyed in a very relaxed atmosphere.

The Dorchester Quartet were completely outstanding! I hope they come again soon!

It felt an enormous privilege to have such accomplished musicians play in our church.

Celebrate Mozart's Birthday 
Concert by

Dorchester Piano Quartet 
27th Jan 

Cake made for the Celebrate Mozart's Birthday concert by Dorchester Piano Quartet on 27th Jan 2019

Jennifer Curiel:  violin

Pasha Willis:  viola

Sally Flann:  cello

Peter Oakes:  piano


Concerts in 2018:-    

Some concerts were organised by our Lytchett Minster Parish Church Concert Committee.  We are pleased too that other organisers hired the venue for their concerts (those in italics)



 The final concert in 2018 was given by Cantilena Voices with Clapper Chaos; a “Christmas Concert” in aid of Dorset Children’s Foundation.






 At the beginning of December, Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne presented “A Classic Christmas Concert” of Operatic arias and Christmas Classics.






 An informal charity concert of eclectic pieces, both instrumental and song was performed by individuals with a ‘passion for music’.  The piano accompanist was Colin Petheram. This concert in November was in aid of Poole Society for Young Musicians.






 John Mills, a former pupil of Segovia, together with Dutch born virtuoso, Cobie Smit, played a concert of guitar solos and duets in aid of Bowel Cancer UK at the end of September.






 The opening morning concert of the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival in late August was given by Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano) and Marianna Shirinyan (piano) performing Schubert's Winterreise.






 As part of the Wessex Festival, in August, there was a performance of Wessex Peace by Tim Laycock  and In Terra Pax given by the Orlando Singers.






 In May, Tim Rathbone (violin), Michael Arnold (french horn) and Sam Hanson (piano) performed works including Brahms Horn Trio. 






 Singers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama performed a reduced version in English of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in March.  Before the performance members of the audience had an opportunity to meet the case and characters.  






 Moscow to the Minster, was the title of the concert in February given by Jonathan de Garis and Stefan Djokovic who took us on a journey through Russia and rural England with songs and solo piano works.






 To start 2018, Dorchester Piano Quartet Jennifer Curiel  (violin), Pasha Willis (viola), Sally Flann (cello) and Peter Oakes (piano) – performed works by Schubert and Brahms.





Concerts in 2017:-   



 The Parkwood Piano Trio – Rosemary Fraser (violin), Michael Moorsom (cello), David Gostick (piano)

Beethoven G Major Trio, Shostakovich E minor Trio, Brahms B Major Trio


An evening of Classical music from across Europe with singers from Guildhall School of Music and Drama


The Orlando Singers

A workshop day of rehearsal for them, followed by a brief concert given in the late afternoon.


John Kane (violin) Nick Salwey (piano)

Beethoven Sonata in A op. 31 no.1, Finzi Elegy, Franck Sonata in A


Canford School Orchestra

Finale from William Tell Overture – Rossini, Bolero – Ravel, Largo from Dvořák 9th Symphony, Excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition


Kaleidoscope Piano Trio

Dunja Lavrova (violin), Ashok Klouda (‘cello), Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano)

Romantic Russian Piano trios – Catoire F minor, Tchaikovsky A minor


John Kane (violin) Nick Salwey (piano)

Beethoven E flat major, de Falla Spanish Dances, Brahms G major Sonata


Martin Packman (Oboe), Anna Meadows (Bassoon), Nicola Heinrich (‘cello), Nick Salwey (piano)

Beethoven G minor ‘cello sonata, Grandval Romance and Gavotte for oboe, ‘cello and piano, Glinka Allegro moderato from Sonata in D minor for cor anglais and piano, Schumann Adagio and Allegro for ‘cello and piano, Poulenc trio for oboe, bassoon and piano


Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival

A lecture ‘The Song of Symmetry’ given by Dr Marcus du Sautoy, Simony Professor of the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford

The Goldberg Variations – J.S.Bach – Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)


Answers on a Postcard – Saxophone Quartet

An evening of popular and traditional music ranging from Vittoria’s ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ and Handel’s ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ to ‘Looney Toons’ by Carl S. Stalling and ‘An American in Paris’ by G. Gershwin with stop-offs in the worlds of film, pop and traditional music on the way.


Piano Duets

Linden Innes-Hopkins and Matthew Woodward

Duets by E. German, Clementi, Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Fauré and Adrian Williams comprised this thoroughly entertaining evening which showed off the piano right across its range.





updated  22/11/19