Music at St Giles


May 7th, June 12th, July 17th, Oct 3rd & Nov 12th




Welcome to the fourth year of Music at St.Giles. We are excited to bring you five fantastic programmes, chosen in collaboration with Dougie Scarfe from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

We open in June with one of the great pianists of our time, Paul Lewis followed in July by the Kungsbacka Trio including the BSO’s very own Principal Cello, Jesper Svedberg. For the autumn concerts we are delighted to host the amazing Voces8, the brilliant Nemanja Radulovic and finally with the wonderful Soloists of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Each performance is

accompanied by canapés and a two-course dinner.

We now how several accommodation options for guests wanting to spend the evening with us, whether that’s at the newly refurbished Riding House or the two Pepperpot Lodges. Please get in touch with our accommodations team for more information.


Price £105 pp

To include the following:

Start your evening with a drinks reception at 6.15pm, followed by the performance at 7pm, finishing off with a delicious two course dinner with coffee.


Tuesday 7th May

Alban Gerhardt Cello

Steven Osborne Piano

SCHUMANN Fünf Stücke im Volkston Op.102

BRAHMS Sonata No.2 in F Major Op.99

DE FALLA Siete canciones populares

DEBUSSY Estampes

RAVEL Alborada del gracioso, Habanera, Tzigane

The opening concert of the series and our first cello and piano recital combines glorious German Romantic works by Schumann and Brahms with a second half of Spanish-inspired show pieces by Debussy, Ravel and De Falla – perfect for a glorious St. Giles summer evening.


Wednesday 12th June

Melvyn Tan Piano

DEBUSSY Images Book 2

BRAHMS Klavierstücke Op.119

BRETT DEAN Homage à Brahms

BEETHOVEN Sonata No.32 Op.111

International star and one of the most fascinating musicians of his generation, Melvyn Tan will perform the final piano works of two of the greatest composers for the instrument, Beethoven and Brahms. Following his pioneering performances on the fortepiano in the 1980s, Tan now performs on the modern piano and has a remarkable ability to conjure subtle new colours and delicate shadings from the modern concert grand.


Wednesday 17th July

Elias String Quartet

PURCELL Fantasias

BRITTEN String Quartet No.2

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.14 in C# minor Op.13

There is a magical intensity about the string quartet and never more so than in Beethoven’s final String Quartet, which Robert Schumann described as having a “grandeur which no words can express”. This leading UK quartet also explores the close affinities of the music of Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten, arguably two of Britain’s best-known composers.


Thursday 3rd October

Roderick Williams Baritone

Susie Allan Piano

SCHUBERT Winter Journey (Winterreise)

The performance of Schubert’s Winterreise in a special new English translation will take you on a journey to the setting of Wilhelm Muller’s poetry. Roderick Williams, one of our finest baritones and great communicators, returns to St. Giles for Schubert’s extraordinary narrative of a spurned lover travelling through a cold and barren landscape.


Tuesday 12th November

Soloists of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

BACH Cello Suite No.3

MOZART Flute Quartet

MOZART Serenade No.11 in E flat

Mozart’s serenade for wind instruments have a beauty and life-affirming joy that make them favourites for audiences and performers alike. Alongside his Flute Quartet and a Suite for solo cello by Bach, our celebration of the wonderful musicians of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is the perfect way to finish the season.