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Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Posted on 16/08/2016 in News

If you enjoy live classical music from composers such as Mozart performed by world-renowned musicians then the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival is definitely something for you! Currently in its 4th year the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival 2016 is looking to be the biggest and most exciting one yet. If we’ve sparked your interest and you want to know more then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the festival.

Where is the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival?

Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

The festival is split into 5 concerts that are dotted around Dorset with venues located in Kingston, Swanage, Wareham, Durlston Castle and Worth Matravers. Spread over 2 days, the festival takes place from Friday 2nd September to Sunday 4th with new exciting venues every day.

The first concert takes place early evening on Friday 2nd September at the Priory Church of Lady St Mary in Wareham with performances from the works of John Tavener. Following on from the first concert the majority of the others will take place on Saturday with 3 other scheduled concerts throughout the day.

The morning concert will take place at 10AM at the St Nicholas Church in Worth Matravers and will feature solo performances of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Following on from this the “children’s concert” will take place an hour later at the Learning Centre at Durlston Castle which promises musical family fun for everyone!

Later on Saturday the evening concert will take place at St Mary’s Parish Church in Swanage and will feature musical renditions from composers such as Sören Nils Eichberg, Franz Schubert and Benjamin Britten.

The final concert will take place on Sunday 4th September at 11:30AM. The concert will be held at St James’s Church in Kingston and will feature renditions from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Erwin Schulhoff.

Who Will Be There?

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The line-up for 2016 currently includes a range of world-renowned musicians and artists including Natalie Clein who has won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year and has performed at numerous prestigious concerts including The Proms.

Along with Natalie she will also be joined by fellow musicians such as pianist Julius Drake, soprano Ruby Hughes and violinist Lara St. John.

To find out more details about the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival line-up for 2016 be sure to visit the official website for the list of performers.

What Will They Be Performing?

The musicians will be performing numerous renditions from classical composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, J. S. Bach and Franz Schubert to name a few. For a more in depth view of what will be performed at each concert there’s plenty of details on the Purbeck chamber Music Festival website.


Tickets for the event can vary depending on the concert. The standard price is £18 for adults and £2 for students, with some concerts being reduced to £16 and the “children’s concert” as low as £4 per adult. If you plan on attending all the concerts then there is a special discount ticket available for £55 which considering the price for a single ticket is around £18 it’s a great saver.

Tickets are available online through the official Ticket Source website. If you’re planning on going then be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible, one of the concerts has already sold out!

Looking For a Place to Stay?

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If you’re planning on attending the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival and need a place to stay, then look no further. With a range of rooms starting from just £64 per person per night the Springfield country hotel has all your accommodation needs covered. But we’re so much more than just a place to rest your weary head! With plenty of onsite facilities including a spa, fitness studio, games room and outdoor pool the Springfield country hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

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