Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Something Slightly Different!

Something slightly different from our normal style today as we bring you news of this year's Sherborne Abbey Festival .

Booking Opens Today for Historic Music Festival Celebrating the 1300th Anniversary of Sherborne Abbey in Dorset

One of Britain’s oldest abbeys will celebrate its 1300th anniversary this year in May.

Sherborne Abbey in Dorset will commemorate the event with a celebrity music festival running for 5 days from 20th – 24th May 2005.

Included in this year’s festival will be a special reconstruction of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Funeral Service with the Bandsmen of the Royal Marines. There will be performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah, both with soprano Emma Kirkby. The European Union Chamber Orchestra will feature violinist Tasmin Little. The festival will close on 24th May with a song recital by one of Britain’s greatest singers, Rosalind Plowright.

John Baker, who started the first festival in 2000, says, “It has taken us 5 years to reach this point which would never have been possible without the previous experience we gained, the anniversary itself and the willingness of local business and people to sponsor and support the event.”

“We anticipate that tickets will move very quickly for all the major events as we have only 400 prime seats for each concert. The best way to book would be online at our website http://www.sherborneabbey.org/.”

For full details, contact Sherborne Festival at 01935 814917 or at http://www.sherborneabbey.org/

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The Editor

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