While our Festival has now ended, the memory of some great performances will last for a very long time to come.

A virtually full house gave a spontaneous and unanimous standing ovation to I Fagiolini’s performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Indeed so great was the reception, that there is a rumour they might return in 2018 to perform Monteverdi The Other Vespers! Have a taste of what might be on offer HERE

Dance at the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage was also a sell out and again there might well be more to come in 2018. With illustrated talks and film as well as much music making, 2018 promises to be as exciting as our 2017 programme.

But you do not have to wait that long to enjoy more great events. Our series of Chamber Music in Purbeck Houses will start early in the new year and should conclude with another great evening at the National Trust’s Kingston Lacy house. There are a limited number of seats at each evening (which includes a welcome drink and a buffet supper). So do please join our Festival Friends to receive the details on this series as well as be kept up to date on how you can get priority booking for the events at our 2018 Festival. Access the leaflet HERE