Dorset Rural Music School

Keeping Dorset in tune since 1947


70 Glorious Years!!  

Page updated 29 May 2017

2017 marks seventy years since the founding of the Dorset Rural Music School and a full programme of events is planned in celebration of this major landmark including concerts by past and current students and staff as well as our distinguished patrons, further Dorset Island Disc sessions, a quiz to test your knowledge of both Dorset and music, and of course a party.    
This page of the website will tell the unfolding history of DRMS and will be regularly updated to keep you abreast of anniversary events.    

Dorset Island Discs    
Local musicians introduce works which have shaped their careers    

Richard Hall - Director of the Dorset Rural Music School - in conversation with Chris Price
  • Sunday 16 July 2017
  • Briantspuddle Village Hall
  • 15:00
  • Tickets £7.50 (to include tea and cake)

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Piano Recital - Duncan Honeybourne    
Duncan will play music by Bach, Byrd, d'Anglebert and Chopin on the newly restored Steinway piano.  The recital will also feature music for the newly acquired harpsichord.
  Duncan Honeybourne
  • Saturday 22 July 2017
  • Dorset Rural Music School
  • 19:30
  • Tickets £10 (Friends of the DRMS £8) to include wine and savoury nibbles
Space is limited so please book early.   Download poster

We are inviting SINGERS to help us celebrate this auspicious milestone by joining us in a ‘scratch’ performance of ...

Handel: Messiah
  • Saturday 16 September 2017
  • The United Church, South Street, Dorchester
  • Rehearse: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Performance: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Cost £12.50 (to include tea and cake)  |  School students £5
  • Audience £5

If any singers would like to tackle any of the solo numbers, either alone or in a small group, please let us know well in advance.


If you are interested in taking part, please contact:

DRMS, The Close, Blandford DT11 7HA | 01258 452 511 | drmsblandford@gmail.com



Dorset Rural Music School, The Close, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HA  |  ( 01258 452511

Director: Dr Richard Hall BA PhD.  Dorset Rural Music School is a registered charity  - No 306231