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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell

Music and Art Festival 2022. Christchurch Priory. 11th to 18th June 2022

Music Festival 2022 leaflet
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Delayed by two years because of the pandemic, this fourth Festival provides another wonderful opportunity to explore the universal language of music.

Our theme for artwork this year is ANNIVERSARIES – particularly with a Royal flavour – and we are grateful again to our local schools for their industry in producing great pieces to decorate the Priory Church.

All events will take place in the Priory Church. There will be a closed workshop for young musicians in St George’s Church with members of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra on Monday 13th June, and we hope that some of these youngsters will be invited to play with the Orchestra at the evening concert.

Tickets are available by clicking on the orange icon beside the concert you wish to attend and following the onscreen instructions. Alternatively, you can call 07951 311651 and leave your name and number for us to call you back, or send us a message via the contact form.

If you want to attend all the evening concerts we offer a Festival Pass giving a 20% discount for bookings made up to 11th May. Please apply by phone or email.

All daytime concerts are free admission, but please leave what you can in the retiring collection.

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11 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF JOHN RUTTERBuy tickets
13 June 12:30pm Music Festival 2022: Vasilis Rakitzis presents a programme of Mozart and Schubert on the Priory's Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. Free admission, retiring collection.
13 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: THE SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRABuy tickets
14 June 12:30pm Music Festival 2022: Award-winning Yorkshire-based tenor Chris Why presents a programme of songs and arias including Puccini's 'Nessun dorma' and Handel's 'Comfort ye my people'. Free admission, retiring collection
14 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: COUNTRY DANCE IN THE PRIORY NAVEBuy tickets
15 June 12:00pm Music Festival 2022: Trumpeter Winston Leese and some friends entertain with some lollipops for brass. Free admission, retiring collection
15 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCEBuy tickets
16 June 12:30pm Music Festival 2022: Organ Recital: SIX HANDS & SIX FEET. Simon Earl, Geoffrey Morgan and Thomas Moore give the Priory's organs and Yamaha piano a proper work-out. Free admission; retiring collection
16 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: A CHARCUTERIE EXPERIENCEBuy tickets
17 June 9:30am Music Festival 2022: Mini Mozarts. A concert designed for the very youngest children and their parents, giving them the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of music. Exploration of the Priory encouraged, activities will be provided! Free admission
17 June 12:30pm Music Festival 2022: The Anern Trio, led by Nigel Blomiley and with Jessica Zhu (piano) perform piano quartets by Mozart and Dvorak in the Baptistery. Free admission, retiring collection.
17 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. We regret that this concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
18 June 7:30pm Music Festival 2022: A CELEBRATION OF THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMSBuy tickets