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Grand-Orgue Recital: Andrew Millington

Saturday 25th September 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

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


West Devon Chorale: European Choral Classics

Saturday 9th October 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

West Devon Chorale returns to Buckfast Abbey to perform a programme of European Choral Classics, including music by Bruckner, Pärt, Kodaly's Missa Brevis and J. S. Bach's Jesu, meine Freude.

West Devon Chorale
Michael Johnson director
David Davies organ


Collati Singers: Rutter Gloria

Saturday 6th November 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

Collati Singers performs an eclectic programme of sacred choral music centred around John Rutter's Gloria and J. S. Bach's Lobet den Herrn.

Collati Singers
Trefor Farrow director
Peter King organ


Grand-Orgue Recital: Philip Arkwright

Saturday 20th November 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

The Abbey's own Master of the Music puts the Ruffatti organ through its paces in a programme, including pieces founded on plainsong themes, by J. S. Bach, Jean Langlais and Dom Sebastian Wolff.

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RSCM Advent Carol Service

Saturday 27th November 2021, 16:00 | Free Entry


Exeter Chamber Choir: Christmas a capella

Saturday 4th December 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

Exeter Chamber Choir presents an a capella concert in celebration of the festive season.

Exeter Chamber Choir
Andrew Daldorph director


Abbey Choir: Puer natus est

Saturday 11th December 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

The Abbey choir performs a festive programme, including carols with audience participation, and music from their latest CD recording, which will be available to purchase at a discounted rate.

The Choir of Buckfast Abbey
Philip Arkwright director
David Davies organ

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Friends of Rowcroft Celebration of Christmas

Sunday 12th December 2021, 18:00 | Free Entry


Christmas Market 2021

Saturday 11th & 12th December 2021 |

We are delighted to announce that Buckfast Abbey will host a Christmas Market over two days,
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December 2021.


Festival Carol Service

Saturday 18th December 2021, 15:00 | Free Entry


Grand-Orgue Recital: Jeremiah Stephenson

Saturday 18th December 2021, 19:30 | £15.00

Prize-winning organist Jeremiah Stephenson performs La Nativité du Seigneur, Olivier Messiaen's organ mediation inspired by the birth of Christ. Each movement of La Nativité serves as a musical commentary on a different aspect of the Christmas story.