7:30 PM / 9:45 PM


Dorchester Abbey

High St, Dorchester, Wallingford, Oxon. OX10 7HH

BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates, Conductor
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello

For the English Music Festival’s opening concert, patrons will be making a special pilgrimage to Dorchester Abbey to hear a rare live performance of E.J. Moeran’s glorious Cello Concerto when soloist Raphael Wallfisch joins the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Martin Yates.

Moeran’s biographer, Dr Ian Maxwell, sets the context to this marginalised yet much-loved work in his pre-concert talk at 5:15pm at the Village Hall.

Plus works by Paul Lewis, William Lloyd Webber, William Alwyn, Delius and Vaughan Williams.

A dedicated mini-bus transfer ferries between Didcot Parkway station and Dorchester Abbey, see the website timetable. Signed parking is available in the village of Dorchester-on-Thames, where refreshments are available.