TEL: 01305 262735

Wednesday 10th April 2019

From 19:30 until 21:00

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Edward Road Dorchester, Dorset  DT1 2HL 

Alexander Soares

Since his debut in the Southbank Centre at age 23, British pianist Alexander Soares has garnered a reputation as an artist who combines huge intensity, clarity and intellect. Since winning the Gold Medal in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition in 2015, he has performed in major venues and festivals across the U.K., Europe and United States, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions.

‘The recital usefully — thrillingly — ended with Boulez’s earliest published work, the 12 Notations (1945), piano miniatures each 12 bars long and 12-note in idiom…in Alexander Soares’s brilliantly unbuttoned account, the crazed toccata of No 2 sounded sufficiently orchestral.’ - Paul Driver The Sunday Times

"Diamond clarity and authority" - BBC Radio 3 .

The Music

  • Bach English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808
  • Albeniz Iberia (selection to be decided) 
  • Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
  • Beethoven Sonata No. 32, Op. 111

N.B. The Society’s AGM will take place before this concert at 6.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church. 

Dorset County Museum Music Society

Six fine professional chamber concerts given in St Mary’s Church and the United Church Dorchester. These temporary venues are necessitated by the closure of the Dorset County Museum building and its wonderful Victorian Hall, the home of the DCMMS for 44 years, during the extensive and hugely exciting building works - Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset - funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.  We look forward to our return to the Museum for the start of the 2020/2021 season.

For more details about the society CLICK HERE

Booking Tickets

Tickets for single concerts are £15 and may be obtained from:

Dorchester Arts Box Office - 01305 266926 |

The Box Office at Dorchester Corn Exchange is open for face-to-face and telephone bookings Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Payment is required when booking. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and you will be called back. You can also email your booking request to:, including the same details. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Tourist Information Centre: 01305 267992 |

Tickets are available from Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE.  See web site for opening times.

N.B. Tickets for those in full time education are £3 and may only be obtained at the door on the evening of the concerts


For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or Contact Us

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