We are very pleased to have been invited back to the 2014 Purbeck Arts Festival in Dorset. This year we will kick off the festival with our acclaimed Venetian Coronation programme on Saturday 24th May at St Mary's Church, Wareham starting at 6.30pm. The performance will be preceded by a procession from Wareham Quay with the Doge arriving by water to the sound of brass, and with flags and drums involving many participants from the local community, some in Venetian masks.


Click the link above for more information and to book tickets.

On Sunday the 25th, members of the Gabrieli Consort & Players will be performing music by Handel in the Great Hall and throughout the Palace all day day and on Monday the 26th, Gabrieli will be running a 'scratch choir' event.


At this event, members of the public (Hampton Court ticket holders) are invited to learn and rehearse Handel's Zadok the Priest and The King shall Rejoice alongside Gabrieli professional singers before performing the pieces with orchestra to Hampton Court Visitors in the afternoon.


The event will take place in the beautiful Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace and there will be plenty of time to explore the glorious surroundings. Gabrieli is delighted that this event will be led by Richard Bannan, a Gabrieli singer and experienced Choral Director. The orchestra will be made up of Gabrieli professional musicians playing on period instruments to capture how it would have been performed in the court of King George.


This event is free to Hampton Court ticket holders but as capacity is limited we advise registering your interest in advance of the event. Click the link above for more details.