Music at Buckfast Abbey

Forthcoming Concerts at Buckfast Abbey

Dartington Community Choir: I was Glad!

Saturday 29th February 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

A concert of uplifting music for voices, organ and soloists including Hubert Parry's I was glad and David Willcocks' arrangement of Widor's Toccata for voices: Sing!



Trois leçons de ténèbres

Saturday 14th March 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Couperin's three haunting settings of texts from the Old Testament Book of Lamentations are an undisputed peak of baroque vocal music. The Leçons, performed by candlelight, will be interspe...


South West Chamber Choir: God's Grandeur

Saturday 21st March 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

A programme of sacred choral music by contemporary composers from Devon and Cornwall, including Andrew Wilson's Requiem for Peace of 2018, a setting of Psalm 121 by Russell Pascoe, an...


University of Exeter Chapel Choir & Orchestra: Mass in B minor

Saturday 28th March 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Widely held as one of the greatest choral works to date, the powerful Mass in B minor began as a much smaller composition for the sovereign Augustus III in 1736 and was completed in its full...


Brent Singers: La grand messe

Saturday 4th April 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Brent Singers re-enact the music from the great ceremony of a nineteenth-century Parisian High Mass, including Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle, César Franck's Panis Angelicus and a s...


Voces: Alleluia

Saturday 2nd May 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Voces perform a programme of sixteenth-century choral music for the season of Easter.


Abbey Choir: Ave Maria

Saturday 9th May 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Join the Abbey Choir for a programme of music dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The concert also launches the choir's latest recording, which features music for the solemnity of Our Lady...


Alvington Singers: Romantic Choral Anthems

Saturday 16th May 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The Alvington Singers present a concert of choral music featuring the brilliant Te Deum by Hubert Parry, composed for the Coronation of George V in 1911. The Parry provides a fascinat...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Richard Lester

Saturday 23rd May 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Richard Lester performs an exciting programme including music by J. S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, Paul Hindemith and Louis Vierne's famous Carillon de Westminster.

Tickets to each concer...


The Early Music Collective: Dixit Dominus

Saturday 30th May 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The Early Music Collective is delighted to return to Buckfast Abbey following the wonderful reception of their performance of Bach's Motets in 2019. A celebration of the high baroque, the pr...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Andrew Millington

Saturday 13th June 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Former Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, Andrew Millington, performs a magnificent programme including Bach's famous 'Wedge' Prelude & Fugue in E minor, Verdi's Grand March from 'Aida' ...


Brent Singers: Gloria!

Saturday 27th June 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Brent Singers return to the Abbey to perform a popular programme of baroque music with orchestra, including Vivaldi's Gloria and Purcell's Come, ye sons of art, away.

Brent ...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Olivier Houette

Saturday 11th July 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Titular organist of Poiters Cathedral and professor at the Paris Conservatoire, Olivier Houette, performs a virtuosic recital including transcriptions of well-known Purcell and Bach, Mendels...


Abbey Choir: The Psalms of David

Saturday 18th July 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The Abbey Choir explores the wealth of music composed for choir and organ inspired by the Old Testament book of Psalms, including Elgar's majestic anthem Give unto the Lord and Rutter...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Nathan Laube

Saturday 15th August 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Nathan Laube, Associate Professor of organ at Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, holds a place among the world’s elite performers and pedagogues. He performs a dramatic program...


Rotary Choir: Creation

Saturday 5th September 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The massed singers of the Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Rotary Club Choir join together for a performance of Haydn’s masterful oratorio, Creation.

Rotary Choir
Christopher Fletcher ...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Ian Tracey

Saturday 19th September 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Liverpool Cathedral & City Organist, Ian Tracey, puts the Ruffatti organ through its paces in an eclectic programme, including music by J. S. Bach (arranged by Henry Goss-Custard), Paul Hind...


West Devon Chorale: Stabat Mater

Saturday 3rd October 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

West Devon Chorale performs a varied concert of choral music, including Palestrina's Stabat Mater, Bach's Singet dem Herrn and Haydn's Te Deum.

West Devon Chorale


Collati Singers: Songs of the Church

Saturday 14th November 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The Collati Singers perform a varied programme of sacred music, including Rutter's Gloria, Dove's Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and selections from Rachmaninov's Vespers...


Voces: Christus Rex

Saturday 21st November 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Voces perform a programme of sixteenth-century choral music for the Eve of the Feast of Christ the King.

Martyn Warren director
David Davies organ


RSCM Advent Carol Service

Saturday 28th November 2020, 19:30 |

A ‘Come and Sing’ Carol Service for Advent sung by associated choirs of the Royal School of Church Music.


Abbey Christmas Carol Concert

Saturday 12th December 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

Join the Abbey Choir and Orchestra for a programme of traditional music for the festive season. The concert also launches the choir’s Christmas CD recording on the Abbey's own


Rowcroft Carol Service

Saturday 13th December 2020, 15:00 |

A carol service to celebrate the efforts of all those associated with the Rowcroft Hospice; staff, volunteers, patients and their families. We take time at this service to remember all these...


Grand-Orgue Recital: Philip Arkwright

Saturday 19th December 2020, 19:30 | £10.00

The Abbey's own Organist & Master of the Music, Philip Arkwright, rounds of the year's organ recitals with a festive programme including works by Pachelbel, Daquin, Bach and Dom Sebastian Wo...


Festival Advent Carol Service

Sunday 20th December 2020, 15:00 |

In the final days of our Advent journey, Buckfast Abbey presents a sequence of readings, traditional Advent carols and choral music sung by the Abbey Choir.