2016 - 17  SEASON



It is with excitement and delight that I welcome you to our new season.  The 2016-17 season is shorter than usual, but so packed with tempting musical delights that I fervently hope - and believe - that neither longstanding nor new supporters will feel remotely short-changed!

Our regular home, St Mary's Church in Weymouth, has been carrying out building works during the Autumn - hence our late start this year - and is unable to accommodate us on 21 December, so this concert will take place in the beautiful and historic parish church of All Saints, Wyke Regis.  The Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols promises to convey an experience of rare spirituality and wonder in this unique and ancient setting.

We return to the newly-refurbished St Mary's in February 2017 (there is no concert in January 2017), and the remainder of the season is crammed full of temptations.  I have tried to make this season - short as it is - more enticing and colourful than ever!  We have two exciting chamber music groups : our old friends the Wessex Piano Quartet; and a piano trio I have created alongside colleagues from Southampton University, home to one of the UK's leading music departments where I am privileged to work week by week as a visiting Tutor in Piano. 

This season has an international flavour too.  We welcome one of today's leading Czech cellists and a distinguished Romanian pianist, and I will give my annual piano recital close to my late father's birthday in May, in aid of the Melcombe Day Hospital.

I sincerely hope you can join us - and please tell your friends!  We are a recital series with a shot of informality, a warm and welcoming friendly face, but the highest international standards of music making.  
Duncan Honeybourne

Please come and enjoy what we offer. 




Founder and Artistic Director






'' I trust that Dorset lovers of music will come to realise what a treasure they have in their midst''

Dorset Echo