Sherborne Girls Subscription Series 2024

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For more information about music at Sherborne Girls, please contact Director of Music, Mark Cracknell by email at


All concerts will take place in The Gransden Hall, The Merritt Centre, Sherborne Girls, Bradford Road, Sherborne DT9 3QN. Tickets cost £20 each per concert or £50 for all three concerts. Tickets can be purchased by emailing or scan the QR code to book.

Sherborne Girls | Bradford Road Sherborne | Dorset DT9 3QN




Thursday 7 March 2024 | 7.30pm

Friday 2 February 2024 | 7.30pm

Schubert, Franz: Sonata for Piano no.19 in C minor D.958

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue K.546

Schubert, Franz: Sonata for Piano no.20 in A major D.959

Gorecki: 3 pieces in Old Style Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D major – with Jasmine Ghera, RAM Interval Max Richter: ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ Mozart: Symphony no.25 in G minor K.183 Since its foundation in 1994, by violinist and CEO Roger Huckle, The Bristol Ensemble has been at the forefront of musical life in Bristol and the South West. Among The Bristol Ensemble’s core values are the promotion of local talent and to serve the community in which it is based. It has achieved this over the past quarter of a century through world-class performances, award-winning education projects, and collaborations with many of the finest international performers, including projects with Nicola Benedetti, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Freddy Kempf, Sherborne Old Girl Dame Emma Kirkby, Lesley Garrett and Gabriel Prokofiev.



Friday 19 April 2024 | 7.30pm


Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.5 in F major, op.24 “Spring”

Schubert, Franz: Sonata for Piano no.21 in B flat major D.960

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. He works regularly as soloist with the world’s great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. Paul’s recital career takes him to venues such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus. He is also a frequent guest at the some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Schubertiade, Edinburgh, Salzburg, Lucerne, and the BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first person to play a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in a single season.

Interval Amy Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano, op.23 Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano Sherborne Old Girl and internationally renowned violinist Ruth Rogers has been described as “the finest of the younger generation of violinists” by Musical Opinion and hailed by the Guardian as “superb”. As a soloist she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Pyramids in Cairo, the Acropolis in Athens, the Wigmore Hall and many other prestigious venues. Ruth is in great demand as an orchestral leader and chamber musician. Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, in parallel with a highly successful career as a recording artist. He has a strong profile on BBC Radio 3: his first disc for Hyperion, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, formed part of his PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music and was praised by BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor: “I have nothing but praise for the performances... impressive pianism”.

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