PLEASE NOTE: Due to a change of admission policy by Buckfast Abbey, we now have to charge £10 entrance fee for concerts, with tickets available from www.buckfast.org.uk/boxoffice, from the Abbey Bookshop and on the door. We regret having to abandon our 30-year policy of free admission and retiring collection for concerts, while understanding the reasons for the change, and being thankful for the great privilege of performing in such a wonderful venue.
Saturday 8 December 2018, 7.30pm
From Immaculate Conception to Assumption through the music of Dufay, Byrd, Victoria and other early composers.
Saturday 15 March 2019, 7.30pm
Beauty, penitence and redemption reflected in acapella choral music of the 16th century.
Saturday 16 December 2019, 7.30pm
On This Rock
Following closely on the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, this concert focuses on music written by the Lateran's various musical directors during the Renaissance era, and particularly on music written for the dedication of a church. St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome and the oldest public church in that city, dedicated in AD 324. It played a large part in the musical life of the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century, and its alumni include Palestrina, Lassus, GF Anerio, and Dragoni.