The Thomas Hardye School

The Thomas Hardye Singers & the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra
Annual Concert



The annual Imperial College Concert takes place on 11th November and is one of the highlights of the musical year in Dorchester. Musicians from DASP middle schools join students from The Thomas Hardye School and adults from local choirs to perform with students from Imperial College London: a unique coming together of musicians of all ages.

Thomas Hardye School music teacher, Peter Oakes, says:
“This year, the concert falls on Remembrance Day. We will sing Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice by Finzi to mark not only the 99th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, but also the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele (November 10th 1917).
The rest of the programme includes our usual mix of the exuberant – pieces from Bizet’s Carmen, the magnificent – the overture by Wagner, and the beautiful – John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.

Richard Dickins, the conductor of Imperial College Symphony Orchestra, will be retiring in 2018, so this will be his last visit to Dorchester with his wonderful orchestra. Richard has been coming to conduct in Dorchester for 20 years and will be very much missed.”


Richard Dickins

Saturday 11th November at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester, DT1 2HL

Thomas Hardye Singers – conducted by Peter Oakes
Singers from St Osmund’s, St Mary’s and Dorchester Middle Schools
Imperial College Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Richard Dickins
Soloists: Louise Wayman, Martin Weston – both former Hardye’s students

Bizet   Carmen – excerpts
Wagner Overture to Die Meistersinger
John Rutter   Mass of the Children
Finzi   Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice

Tickets:  £10 (£2 students) from Nicoll World Travel (01305 263575; DT1 1HB),
Thomas Hardye School Office (01305 266064), and on the door.



October 2017