Category Archives: Concerts

Join us: Vocal Workshop

Saturday 29th April, afternoon
Broadstone United Reformed Church, BH18 9AB

Join us for a classical voice masterclass with two of Dorset’s finest young singers. James and Isabelle have been performing in Poole and around the UK for many years. Regular Broadstone Music Series concert-goers will recognise them from their acclaimed appearances over the last 2 years in our many operas and concerts.

The afternoon will include masterclasses and an ensemble workshop. The day will finish with a final performance including a performance from both Isabelle and James Atkinson.

Expect to be challenged, improved and a lot of fun!!!

There are limited places for the classical vocal masterclasses so please sign up below.

All ages welcome.

Want to be inspired? How about this clip from Don Giovanni

Baroque Coffee House

A Celebration of the Baroque Era
Sunday 19th February, 3 – 5pm
Broadstone Methodist Church hall

Following the success of the 2016 event, The Baroque Coffee House returns offering a varied programme of beautifully performed Baroque repertoire to be enjoyed with afternoon coffee, tea, and locally made cakes.

Performed by a diverse collective of talented young local musicians, supported by professional musicians and tutors, the event aims to emulate the atmosphere of the old English coffee shops, a place in the 17th and 18th centuries where people would meet for conversation, commerce, music, and caffeine.

Tickets in advance from Hintons, Broadstone, or Broadstone Music.

  • Adults: £8
  • Under 18s: £5


Baroque opera comes to Broadstone

Hurn Court Opera comes to Broadstone; presenting Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
9th July 2017, from 4pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone

Building on the success of the 2015 Mozart “Magic Flute” performance and the gala concert in July 2016, Broadstone Music Series will collaborate once again with young singers from London conservatoires at this annual charity fundraiser.

Dear Friends, Music Therapy Supporters and Broadstone Music Series Supporters

We would like to invite you to a special charity afternoon, given by Hurn Court Opera, to raise funds for our music therapy charity which provides music therapy for young children at the Child Development Centre at Poole Hospital.

The afternoon will commence at 4 pm with tea/coffee/cake (included) in the church grounds(weather permitting) or in the church hall, and a performance of Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3.

At 5 pm we charge our glasses and take our seats in the church for our opera performance of Dido and Anaeus.

The church grounds are spacious and you are also welcome to bring a picnic.
Andrew Foot

Suggested Donation of £20 per person – U18s are free.
Please make your cheque payable to Poole Hospital Charity (music therapy) and a gift aid form if you are a UK taxpayer and are happy to complete to:-
If you have any questions please contact me on 07717570333 or co
ffee, cake and refreshments will be included in donation price.

Conducted by Lynton Atkinson, and in support of Music Therapy at Poole Hospital, we thank Soundstorm and WYMT for sponsoring this event.

Endangered species recital

Sunday 4th June, 4pm
St John the Baptist Church Broadstone
Adults £8 / Children £3

Poulenc trio for oboe bassoon and piano,
Vivaldi C Minor Oboe Sonata
Dorati 5 pieces for Solo Oboe
Milhaud Sonatine

nathalie-photoNathalie studies with Martin Outram at the Royal Academy of Music. A multi-instrumentalist, she has performed with the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. (Find out more…)

stacey-newlinStacey has played in the National Children’s Orchestra, Wessex Youth Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra. In 2015 she began her degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying under Daniel Jemison. (Find out more…)

polly-photoPolly attended Talbot Heath and Bournemouth Schools. She is currently studying with Olivier Stankiewicz. In 2016, Polly reached the Woodwind Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Her solo recital was broadcast on BBC 4 television and BBC radio 3 in April this year. (find out more…)

The musicians will also take a workshop, find out more here!

Bach’s Coffee Cantata & Fauré Requiem

Sunday 23rd April, 3:45pm
St John the Baptist Church, Broadstone, BH18 8AR

Don’t miss this special coffee themed event — an afternoon of coffee, cakes, and wine, Bach’s rarely performed miniature comic opera, and Fauré’s Requiem.

Featuring Isabelle and James Atkinson (Royal College of Music), Adam Maxey, and the Salisbury Chamber Chorus; conducted by Lynton Atkinson.

Afternoon programme:

3.45pm coffee and cake served in church hall.

4.30pm “Coffee Cantata” performance in the church with soloists (Isabelle and James) with a professional ensemble including: Sam Hanson: harpsichord, Jennifer Curiel: violin, Andrew Foot: violin, Alison Kay: viola, Judith Bergin: cello, David Kenihan: double bass.

5pm glass of wine or soft drink ( Donations gratefully received)

5.30pm Faure’s Requiem soloists include Adam Maxey and Charles Wheelan, with Salisbury chamber chorus, young and older local singers join for the occasion, & Broadstone Music Series chamber orchestra.

Tickets: On sale from Hintons on the Broadway, Broadstone or reserved by calling 01202 695773 – we highly recommend you obtain your ticket in advance to secure your seat.

£12 Adults, Students and Children £6

Flute Workshop With Holly Cook and Helen Nicholas

28th January 2017 4pm – 6pm
St John’s Church Broadstone.

Flute workshop by Holly Cook with Helen Nicholas on piano.

Masterclasses, ensemble playing and workshop on ethnic flutes, western flutes and whistles.

All ages welcome but limited places available.  Only 4 Masterclass slots are available so this will be on first come 1st serve basis.

  • Masterclass price: £10 (above grade 5 only)
    We will need to know in advance what repertoire you will perform.
  • Just workshop/ensemble: £5
  • Spectator: £5, spectator under 18 free

Please apply below
Deadline is 17th January.

Dorchester Piano Quartet Recital

Dorchester piano quartet recital
Sunday March 12th 4pm,
St John the Baptist Church Macauley Road Broadstone
violin – Jennifer Curiel, viola – Pasha Willis, cello – Sally Flann, Piano – Peter Oakes

Dorchester Piano Quartet is a recent extension of Dorchester Piano Trio which has given concerts in and around Dorset for the last 10 years. The group is based at Dorset County Museum and its concerts pair a sonata with a piece for the full group.


  • Dvorak Sonatina for violin and piano
  • Mahler Piano Quartet,
  • Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor.

The programme will also include short performance of Mozart And Beethoven performed by local young musicians who have been coached by the Dorchester Quartet as part of our education programme for young musicians.

Tickets are £10 Adults, U18s & Students £3 – on the door or from Hintons on the Broadway Broadstone.

Double Reed Day

Sunday 5th February

Venue: Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Rd, Pelhams Park, Bournemouth BH10 7LH

Time: 10-4.30

Please arrive for registration at 10. The day will kick off with a tutors’ concert at 10.20.

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The double reed day is kindly supported by John Packer Ltd, the shop will also be attending the day to support all double reed players. Do come and say hello!

New to the double-reed or tempted to give it a go.

For anyone who may be interested in learning a double-reed instrument; children and adults alike. A specialist will be on hand with oboes and bassoons for you to try. We can give you information about finding a teacher and hiring an instrument through SoundStorm Music Hub; teacher lists and plenty of other advice about these unusual instruments. Stay to hear the tutor performances and ensembles if you would like to.

Bassoonist and Oboists Already Playing!

We have a wonderful day lined up with a tutors’ performance, masterclasses and playing in a massed ensemble.

Come along to Kinson Community Centre for a day of all things double reed with:

  • Edward Kay (Principal Oboe, BSO)
  • Holly Randall (2nd Oboe & Cor Anglais, BSO)
  • Tammy Thorn (Principal Bassoon, BSO)
  • Emma Selby (2nd Bassoon, BSO)
Kindly supported by the British Double Reed Society
Kindly supported by the British Double Reed Society
  • Adults £15
  • Under 18s £5  – accompanying adult goes free
    Includes: Tutors’ performance, attending masterclasses as a spectator, playing in a massed ensemble, try an instrument.
Kindly supported by the Rotary Club
Kindly supported by the Rotary  International

Masterclass or workshop participation:

  • Adults £30 (includes entry fee)
  • Under 18s £20 (includes entry fee, accompanying adult free)

The masterclasses & workshops must be booked in advance, please use our sign up form below as soon as possible, places are limited!

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Feedback from our double reed day
Double Reed Day Recital - Our next event is our Double reed day which takes place on Sunday 5th February 2017 Anyone is welcome to come and just watch, listen and learn. Adult: £15 Senior citizen: £10 Under 18: £5 (accompanied adult free) The day includes a recital from members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Wind section: Paul Carr Divertimento for … Continue reading Double Reed Day Recital
Double reed day: limited places remaining - Although the masterclass is now sold out it’s not too late to sign up to take part in an ensemble or to try an instrument. You don’t need to be a player already, if you are interested in trying out an unusual instrument, then here is your chance! Come along to the Dorset Double Reed … Continue reading Double reed day: limited places remaining
Double reed day, a taster! - Here’s a quick video of our double reed day tutors rehearsing last week to whet your appetite for the double reed workshop. For more information visit the double reed day page here
Double reed day timetable - The timetable is currently being put together and when accurate numbers are known more details will follow so keep checking back here regularly. So far the timetable is: 10-4.30pm 10-10:20 registration 10:20 welcome and tutors’ concert
Double reed day supported by Wonderful winds - We would like to extend our thanks to Wonderful Winds for providing our ensemble music for the double reed day. This will allow the tutors and participants to take part in a wide variety of musical activities, for which we would like to thank them.
Try an Oboe or a Bassoon - If you are interested in trying out an unusual instrument, then here is your chance! Come along to the Dorset Double Reed Day on Sunday 5th February, 10-4:30 at the Kinson Community Centre. You will have a chance to hear these wonderful instruments in action in a concert given by the tutors. All four tutors … Continue reading Try an Oboe or a Bassoon