Book tickets for Concerts in the West

NOTICE – dated 30 November – The old site has now disappeared and this is our main website.
How it works: Please click on BOOK TICKETS. This will take you to the Concerts calendar. Click to choose a concert. This will take you to the details of the tour. Scroll to the bottom of the page to choose your ticket type. Continue to payment by credit card. Your ticket confirmation will be sent by email. For more information, please go to How to Book

Updated 30 November 2023

Header photo: Nicholas Mulroy and John Reid with William Lindley’s light show in February 2020.

Thank you to all the wonderful musicians who came to play for us during the 2023 season. The reaction of the audiences tells us how special you are.

We now have a gap until 16 February 2024 when the Perks Ensemble and Alexander Ullman will be joining us.

In order to see ALL the concerts (except Bridport and Shaftesbury, which have separate booking arrangements) for 2024 please go to BOOK TICKETS at the top of this page. You can see information about the musicians and what they are playing on pages for Ilminster and Crewkerne.

To return to this Home page click on the Concerts in the West logo at the top of any page.

Booking started on 1 November for most concerts, if you like to plan ahead! We will be visiting Bridport (all tours), Ilminster (all tours), Crewkerne (all tours), Shaftesbury (April and July) and Pendomer (September).

Bridport Arts Centre – please note that bookings for Bridport go through their booking arrangements. Details are shown on the Booking Info page. All the concert tours go to Bridport.

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is joining our list of venues for 2024. The concerts will take place in the beautiful St Peter’s Church in the centre of town. There is a page for Shaftesbury under Booking Info. All bookings go through the Shaftesbury Arts Centre Box Office. The Gildas Quartet (21 April) and Lumas Winds (21 July) will be performing in Shaftesbury in addition to Bridport, Ilminster and Crewkerne.

Ticket prices: £18 for evening and afternoon concerts – £14 for the morning concerts in Bridport.

Archived concerts from 2006 when the concert series began – if you go to Concerts by date, scroll down to Previous concerts, this will take you back to earlier seasons. This area of the website is still under construction but you can search for information.

Under Concerts by venue you will find venues where we have held concerts in the past as well as those we go to currently. This area of the website is still under construction.


19th Season of Concerts in the West

16 – 17 FEBRUARY
The Perks Ensemble & Alexander Ullman, piano
Oscar Perks, violin
Elliott Perks, viola
Sebastian Kolin, cello

15 – 16 MARCH
Sara Trickey, violin & Ivana Gavrić, piano

19 – 21 APRIL
Gildas Quartet
Hatty Haynes, violin
Gemma Sharples, violin
Francesca Gilbert, viola
Anna Menzies, cello

17 – 18 MAY
Pocket Sinfonia
Emil Duncumb, piano
Eleanor Corr, violin
Rosie Bowker, flute
Thomas Isaac, cello

21 – 22 JUNE
Lara Melda, piano

19 – 21 JULY
Lumas Winds
Beth Stone, flute
Chris Vettraino, oboe
Johan Stone, horn
Rennie Sutherland, clarinet
Florence Plane, bassoon

Mēla guitar quartet
Matthew Robinson
George Tarlton
Daniel Bovey
Jiva Housden

Hilary Cronin, soprano & Asako Ogawa, piano

15 – 16 NOVEMBER
Berkeley Ensemble
Sophie Mather, violin
Francesca Baritt, violin
Dan Shilladay, violin
Gemma Wareham, cello
Martin Ludenbach, double bass
John Slack, clarinet
Andrew Watson, bassoon
Paul Cott, horn

Detailed tour pages are now live.

2023 Season – you can see the list of performers under our News section.

Concerts in the West was launched in 2006. We aim to bring talented young professional musicians to small, intimate venues in the West Country, in areas that may not have easy access to music of this quality. Short intensive tours, lasting a few days, are arranged mainly in Dorset and Somerset.

We feel privileged to hear music performed to such a high standard. The repertoire is enormously varied and gives local audiences a wonderful opportunity to hear both familiar and unusual works for voice and instrument in many combinations.

Alexander Ullman – 16-17 February 2024

Oscar Perks

Oscar Perks – 16-17 February 2024

Elliott Perks

Elliott Perks – 16-17 February 2024

Sebastian Kolin

Sebastian Kolin – 16 – 17 February 2024

Sara Trickey

Sara Trickey – 15-16 March 2024

Ivana Gavrić – 15-16 March 2024

Gildas Quartet

Gildas Quartet – 19-21 April 2024

Pocket Sinfonia

Pocket Sinfonia – 17-18 May 2024


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