Music at The Dysart

Our monthly, Sunday evening recitals are, of course, currently suspended in this COVID-19 world of uncertainty.

We are all looking forward in hope to the time when we can bring our audience of friends and music lovers together again, along with some of the finest young musicians; some regular favourites of our audience here, all with a high international presence, having performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Concert Halls and Festivals internationally.

Our rosewood Bechstein grand piano of the 1890s is being cherished still, tuned, then kept warm by Barny. It will remain the cornerstone of our programme planning for the future, whether as the main instrument, or as a partner to other instruments, or voice.

We have enjoyed music making, intimate and powerful, an adventurous repertoire, traditional and modern, gentle, introspective, challenging, and interpretations traditional and highly individual.  Our archive of past recitals can be seen here 

The music programme is in the hands of trained classical musician, Managing Director, Barny Taylor. He keeps in touch with our regular performers and is still receiving requests to perform from accomplished performers new to us. There is a wellspring of interest to perform here because of the closeness of communication between performer and audience.

We will announce a new programme as soon as we can.

Inevitably, the recitals will have a slightly different format, with a smaller audience – all serving to reinforce the intimate scale and nature of these musical salons, so enjoyed by performers and audience alike.

To book a seat at our recitals, or to seek more information please:
Email Barny Taylor on
or call on 07967 481625

Past concerts at The Dysart Petersham

Sunday 1st March, 7:30pm

Adam Heron – piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Sonata in F-major K. 280 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) English Suite No. 2 in A-minor BWV 807 Johannes Brahms …


Sunday 9th February, 7:30pm

Olga Paliy – piano

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – 12 Variations on The Spanish Follia Camille Saint-Saëns – ‘Wedding Cake’ Valse-caprice Ihor Shamo – Ukrainian Suite Frédéric Chopin – Four Ballades  Olga Paliy is …


Sunday 12th January 2020, 7:30pm

Rebeca Omordia – Piano

John Ireland – Sarnia: Le Catioroc  John Ireland – Amberley Wild Brooks  Robert Schumann – Carnaval op. 9  Robert Schumann – Kreisleriana op. 16 Fred Onovwerosuoke – …