This year the Abbey Choir gives two concerts, including a feast of music in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the 25th March. There are still some tickets remaining (HERE), why not make an evening of it by indulging in a two-course pre-concert meal, available in the Abbey Conference Centre at 5.45pm.
As well as showcasing local choirs, the Abbey will host three organ recitals by performers of international renown.
On the 24th June, Parisian sensation, Frédéric Blanc, puts the Abbey’s Ruffatti organ through it’s paces in a French programme which concludes with an improvisation on themes submitted by the audience. Nathan Laube, Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in New York, makes an appearance at the Abbey on Saturday 22nd July, which is sure to be a musical tour-de-force. Choral and orchestral highlights of the season include the University of Exeter Chapel Choir’s performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor on the 1st April, and the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London who sing Fauré’s haunting Requiem on the 1st July. Several of these concerts are preceded by a two-course meal, available in the Abbey Conference Centre.
With its dramatic lantern ceiling, various art treasures and renowned Ruffatti Organ situated at the very heart of the building, the Abbey Church is known as both a place of worship and a centre of musical and cultural excellence in the South West.
For more information on musical events, along with our pre-concert meals, take a look at the new 2023 music brochure here.
Concert tickets are available to purchase now from buckfast.org.uk/concerts, or from the Abbey Bookshop. Advanced booking is advised, as seating is unreserved and on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at approximately 7:00pm, following the conclusion of Monastic Vespers.