Sherborne Abbey Festival 2023

This year’s Festival attracted some of its largest audiences to date and featured a diverse range of musical performances from world renowned musicians, including Steven Isserlis, Julian Bliss, Gabrielle Ducomble, Ruth Rogers, Iuventus Chamber Orchestra, and internationally acclaimed choir, The Sixteen.

Ruth Rogers and Stephen Isserlis
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Ruth Rogers and Stephen Isserlis

Sherborne Abbey Festival 2023

A celebration of music

Sherborne Abbey Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of music, with events held in a variety of locations in and around the beautiful town of Sherborne, Dorset. Each year the Festival welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the UK to experience a wide range of performances and genres; from opera, choral and classical music to jazz, swing and more!

Sherborne Abbey Festival 2022

Our first full Festival in 3 years was the biggest yet with 8 days of concerts featuring a winning combination of world-class performances alongside outstanding local talent.

Helping the next

Generation of stars

Sherborne Abbey Festival is an event that is volunteer organised and run and one which gives back to the community and its audiences.

Proceeds from ticket sales are reinvested, to ensure financial security for future festivals and to support local music initiatives, especially those involving young people.

Sherborne School Chamber Concert - boy playing new piano in Abbey
Sherborne Abbey


Abbey Festival Volunteers with programme