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Music at Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming Concerts at Buckfast Abbey

Upcoming events

'Come and Sing' Charity Choral Concert

Sat 18th August 19:30 | £10

Great music from great oratorios, including works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and others. Stanborough Chorus Christopher Fletcher: Conductor

Organ Recital (Summer series) Part 1

Sat 18th August 14:30 | Free with retiring collection

Organ Recital (Summer series) Includes music by Gigout, Bach, Widor and Schumann.

Organ Recital (Summer series) Part 2

Mon 27th August 14:30 | Free with retiring collection

Bank Holiday Organ Recital (Summer series) Music by Wesley, Hollins, Elgar and Howells. Ian Curror Organist Emeritus, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Organ Recital (Summer series) Part 3

Sat 1st Sept 14:30 | Free with retiring collection

Organ Recital (Summer series) Includes music by Whitlock, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Karg-Elert Peter King Organist Emeritus, Bath Abbey

Sat 15th September 19:30 Matthew Martin - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 15th September 19:30 | £10

Sat 15th September 19:30 Matthew Martin performs music by de Grigny, Duruflé, Bach, Whitlock, Martin and Walton. Matthew Martin Director of Music, Keble College Oxford

West Devon Chorale - Magnificat!

Saturday 29th September - 19:30 | £10

West Devon Chorale Magnificat!

The Alvington Singers

Saturday 13th October -19:30 | £10

The Alvington Singers return to Buckfast to present a concert of sacred music including Bob Chilcot’s ‘Little Jazz Mass’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Son of God’ Mass by James Whitbourn.

Sat 10th Nov 19:30 Richard Lester - Grand-Orgue Recital Series

Sat 10th November 19:30 | £10

Sat 10th November 19:30 International recitalist Richard Lester performs Francois Couperin’s Messe pour les Couvents, with plainsong sung by the gentlemen of the Abbey Choir. The concert also includes music by Bach and Messiaen.

The Collati Singers in Concert

Saturday 24th November - 19:30 | £10

Requiem by Howard Goodall plus a selection of unaccompanied baroque and renaissance motets. The Collati Singers Trevor Farrow Director

Concert sung by Exeter Chamber Choir

Saturday 1st December -19:30 | £10

Exeter Chamber Choir Andrew Daldorph Director

Voces Ave Maria

Saturday 8th December - 19:30 | £10

Music for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Voces Martyn Warren Director

A Celebration of Christmas - Stanborough Chorus

Saturday 15th December - 19:30 | £10

A Celebration of Christmas Stanborough Chorus

Festival Carol Service

Sunday 23rd December - 15:00 | Free with retiring collection

Festival Carol Service A sequence of seasonal music and readings for Christmas

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Buckfast Bell Ringing Festival - 11th August 2018

The bells in the Buckfast Abbey Tower were given by Sir Robert Harvey. Emma Oxford, one of his relatives was present for the festival. In the photographs she is seen in the tower and in the Abbey Library where there is a bronze bust of Sir Robert. There are 15 bells in the tower with a full peal of 12 bells, 2 semitones and a Bourden bell. The Bourden bell is 7 and a half tonnes. During the ringing there was a live feed from both the ringing chamber and the bell chamber so that visitors did not have to climb the 192 steps to see the action!

Buckfast Food Festival - 21st July 2018

Summer Food Fair. Live cookery demonstrations with John Hughes, Ethan Clarke, David Beazley, Jim Fisher from Exeter Cookery School, Richard Hunt and with Fun Kitchen cookery workshops for children!

Plymouth Catholic Senior Schools Visit - 18th July 2018

Students from the Plymouth Catholic Senior Schools were entertained by 4Front Theatre Group with a presentation of the Fisherman's Tail. On the Sea of Galilee, Local fishermen Simon, Andrew, James & John tell a tale to beat them all, it involves a fishing competition, wherein a strange man appears .... The students also had an opportunity to explore the new interactive Monastic Way that offers an understanding of the monastic way of life.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The doctrine of the Trinity contains within it the reason for the uniqueness of humanity’s relationship with God – Jesus, being true God and true man unites divinity ...

Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

Jesus says that we must love others as he loves us. We must think about what he might mean by this. In the first place we know that he showed his love by allowing ...

Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

Living as a Christian means wanting to be a complete human being. We easily think of the Christian claim that Jesus is God, but we should also think that Jesus is a human being in the fullest ...

'Come and Sing' Charity Choral Concert

Great music from great oratorios, including works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and others. Stanborough Chorus Christopher Fletcher: Conductor

Organ Recital (Summer series) Part 1

Organ Recital (Summer series) Includes music by Gigout, Bach, Widor and Schumann.

Feast of the Dedication of the Abbey

Community celebration of Mass for parish, staff and Oblates followed by buffet lunch. Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation will preside at the Mass.