Summer Concert in All Saints Church Mapperton July 7

Interest is building for the summer concert in All Saints Church, Mapperton on July 7. As it is the first concert for three years it is likely to be a full house.

Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden.

Guy Johnston (cello) will be performing JS Bach’s first three cello suites and other pieces. Guy is an accomplished international cellist – with a strong west Dorset connection.

The programme:

JS Bach          Suite 1 “Holy Trinity” in G major, ‘Birth’
Mark Anthony Turnage “Milo”, written for Guy’s godson
JS Bach          Suite 2 in D minor, ‘Death’

Short Interval of about 10 minutes

John Tavener: Chant
JS Bach          Suite 3 in C Major, ‘Resurrection’

The timetable:

5 pm   Mapperton Gardens open to concert-goers for walks and choosing picnic spots

6 pm   Drinks available in or outside the Sawmill Café

7 pm   Concert starts; 10 minute interval

From 8.15pm  Supper available in the Sawmill Café

The menu:

Blackmore Vale Free Range Egg Mayonnaise & Cress Sandwich served with a salad garnish and tortilla chips £6.00

Luxury Smoked Salmon, Rocket and Cream Cheese Sandwich served with a salad garnish and tortilla chips £7.00

Please order in advance from Laura 07766 675685

Tickets are £25 each, available online through the website or by contacting the Estate Office 01308 862 645

The concert is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Kampala Music School and Mapperton Gardens