Broadstone Summer Festival – July 2019

Our first summer music festival is now over. Thank you to all the performers, volunteers, sponsors and our wonderful audiences. We were blown away by all the support we received for this series of events.

Broadstone Music Series first ever Summer Festival is being held in collaboration with The Spirit of the Wessex Festival.

Broadstone Summer Festival Brochure  (pdf viewer required)

(All events in Broadstone unless stated otherwise. Our “COME &” participate events are pre-bookable only, but all events can be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.)

YOU CAN GO ONLINE To book tickets FOR THE BROADSTONE SUMMER FESTIVAL. TO BOOK FOR the events below please click here (fee applies)

    • 5th July 7.30pm, Moonlight Swing Band. St John’s Church, BROADSTONE, BH18 8AR Adult/Student £10/£3, Glass of wine included!


      We highly recommend our opening concert! Led by Kevin Morgan (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra principal Trombone), the Moonlight Swing Band play at concerts and dances all across the south-west.  They have a wide ranging musical repertoire with modern versions of well-loved tunes to big band standards, encompassing swing, latin, jazz and romantic ballads. You can find out all about them and listen here:  Moonlight Swing Band
      This will be their programme, based around  Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra: 

      Moonlight Serenade 

      In the Mood


      Tuxedo junction 

      When I Fall In Love

      Nature Boy 
      Straighten Up and Fly Right 
      The Very Thought of You
      Little Brown Jug 
      That Old Black Magic 
      Chatanooga Choo Choo 
      Strike Up the Band 
      Bounce With Basie 
      One O’Clock Jump 
      Mack the Knife  
      Here’s That rainy day 
      I’ve Got You Under My Skin
      Just in Time 
      Music to Watch Girls By 
      Opus in Chartreuse
    • 6th July 10am – 3.30pm, COME & PLAY … from Scratch. United Reformed Church Hall, BROADSTONE, (adults only). £15

      Participation day for amateur orchestra. Directed by distinguished local musicians. We welcome applications from adult amateur orchestral musicians of grade 3 standard and above. Learn arrangements of classics and musicals in a friendly, supportive environment. You must book your place in advance if you would like to attend this day.


      Dvorak Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. 2. 

      Saint-Saens – Bacchanale

      Chabrier – Marche Joyeuse 

    • To apply, please fill out this form.

    • 7th July 3pm, Dorchester Piano Quartet. Dorchester Rd, Lytchett Minster, Poole,   BH16 6JE.    Adults/Students £10/£3

      Enjoy Richard Strauss’ piano quartet performed by this popular group of professional musicians alongside an interesting talk about the composer’s work.  A cream tea will be served!

    • 8th July 7.30pm, Capriccioso String Quartet. St John’s Church, broadstone, BH18 8AP. Adult/Student £8/£3

      Italian themed music programme whilst you enjoy a glass of wine. The programme includes Vivaldi Seasons! This fundraising concert is in aid of their La’Scala tutoring trip to Venice this July.  We are extremely grateful for the sponsorship of the BELACQUA TRUST in this project.

    • 9th July 1.30pm, Recitals for Wrigglers, for 0-5 years. St John’s Church Hall. £5 per child, includes one free adult.  Advanced booking only.

      As seen annually at the Edinburgh Festival and just back from their sold out tour of Australia.   For ages 0-5 years, join us for a very special concert and participation with the theme “Wrigglers Around the World”,  aimed at pre-schoolers. 

    • Classical music has a profound effect on young ears, so why not bring your child along to benefit from this superb experience..  We are delighted that this group can join us this summer! Read about these amazing musicians and their story to bring music to toddlers and listen to them here:         Sponsored by Lemur Landings.

    • 9th July 7pm, Tim Laycock Folk Delights & Buffet dinner. The Cargo Lounge, Broadstone,  BH18 8AA. Tickets £16

      Tim Laycock & Alastair Simpson present an evening of words and music by Thomas Hardy and William Barnes.  Tim Laycock is a Dorset celebrity and director of the Hardy Players.  He is a fabulous storyteller, actor and musician and his recordings are popular around the globe.  We are thrilled that he is joining us for the Broadstone Summer Festival! There  are only 34 spaces for this so please book early!  Tickets for this can be purchased at the Cargo Lounge or there are a few available online.
      Find out more about Tim Laycock here:
                                                           (Almost sold out!) 

    • 10th July 11.30am & 2pm, “Music for Life”, a concert for seniors. St John’s Church Hall, BROADSTONE, BH18 8AR. TICKETS £5

      A lovely hour long concert with Jennifer Curiel & Kevin Pritchard.    Classical melodies that have stood the test of time, tunes from the Hollywood Golden Age, Jazz standards, Songs from the Music Hall era and Wartime favourites, introduced in a friendly and informative way by the ‘Music for Life’ Duo Jenni and Kevin.
      This experienced Duo have been performing together in local venues and Care Homes for the last 4 years and have amassed a huge repertoire of pieces chosen to take the audience on an ever changing musical journey through the last 200 years!
      Each concert is one hour long.  Come and be Entertained. Take a trip down memory lane. We guarantee you’ll be in good company.  If you are caring for someone who would like to attend one of these events, your admission will be free of charge with a paid ticket. 

    • 10th July 7pm, Recital by Young Local Stars. United Reformed Church, Broadstone, BH18 9AB. Adults/students £8/£3

      Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.  Repertoire will include a mixture of delightful classics to suit everyone and performed by young local talented school age soloists. It will include fabulous string quartets, pianists, senior student wind quintet, Broadstone Music Series cello ensemble led by Kate Keats, and flute trio directed by Barbara Brown! All groups are tutored to the highest levels by our team of professional local tutors. Sit back and appreciate the wonderful musical talent that is being nurtured on your doorstep. Enjoy a glass of wine while you listen if you wish! If you’re a regular at our February Coffee House concerts, you’ll already know that you are in for another treat.

    • 11th July 7.30pm, recital featuring Stars from the Royal Colleges of Music. BROADSTONE Methodist Church,Lower Blandford Rd, Broadstone, BH18 8DT. Adults/Students £8/£3

      This concert features local soloists from Royal Colleges of Music –
      Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.  All musicians are local to the area and so many of you will know them.  
      Helena Bartlett (viola), Rachel Leigh (cello), Olivia Carstairs (soprano), Jenny Armitage (Trumpet). Repertoire includes:  Arutiunian trumpet concerto, Schumann Adagio & Allegro for cello, Handel, Bridge, Schumann, Madeleine Dring solos for soprano, Schumann “Marchenbulder”, Glinka sonata.

    • 12th July 7.30pm, Ceilidh with Tatterdemalion. St Michael’s Church, Colehill Lane, Wimborne, BH21 7AB. £12 with buffet dinner and bar beer, wine & soft drinks! 

      A Dorset Ceilidh with Tatterdemalion band with caller Ruth Thompson. Beginners welcome! This popular group were formed out of the Hardy Players. Do watch them in action on their Facebook page!

    • 13th July 10am, COME & SING. St John’s Church Hall, broadstone, bh18 8ap. Adults/Students. £15/£10

      Participation event for final festival concert. Day of choral music, Handel Coronation anthems including  Zadok the Priest and Thy King Shall Rejoice & more. Directed by John Watkins with supporting tutors. You must book your place in advance if you would like to attend this day and the performance will take place in the Finale concert on 14th at St John’s church with professional Festival orchestra. All ages welcome! (up to 30 spaces). You can enjoy the rest of this special concert with no extra charge. 

    • To apply please complete THIS FORM or write to Alison Kay at: 

14TH July 4pm, BROADSTONE SUMMER Festival Finale — A Celebration of English Music.

Broadstone’s Camerata Musicale, a group of local professional musicians perform with our Broadstone Festival choir directed by John Watkins, Sam Hanson on piano and Lynton Atkinson directing 16 solo local singers. We are delighted that Lynton will be joining us again. He is now music director of the prestigious Hurn Court Opera  

16 soloists perform Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Elgar’s Serenade for Strings; Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 no 7 (as featured in the film “The Favourite”), Zadok the Priest & The King Shall Rejoice by the Festival’s community choir;  This will be a fabulous end to the festival, a real highlight, we hope you can join us! A Cream tea will be served during the interval for advance PURCHASED ticket holders! (limited number of tickets available for cream tea, book soon).
St John’s Church, Broadstone, BH18 8AP

Adults/students £12/£8


CALL 01202 695773,

Music for Life – 10th July 11:30am & 2pm St John’s Church Hall
Jennifer Curiel and Kevin Pritchard
‘Moonlight Swing Band’ – 5th July 7:30pm St John’s Church