16th August 2020: Ross Morris


St Mary’s Church, Craswall HR2 0PN

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


This event has been postponed owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Making his first appearance with Concerts for Craswall, this exciting young guitar player will perform a thrilling programme with music spanning the baroque, south america and spanish flamenco. Further details below.

If the weather’s nice, why not bring a picnic.  A pay bar will be available during the interval.

Please note that this concert does not form part of the advertised Concerts for Craswall season ticket.




J.S Bach: Sonata II BWV 1003: Andante and Allegro

Guiliani: Gran Sonata Eroica

Piazzolla: Invierno Porteno

Barrios: La Cathedral

Llobet: 3 Catalan Folk Songs

Villa Lobos: 5 Preludes

Albeniz: Asturias

Ross Morris

Ross Morris, aged 20 from Cornwall, is studying with Professor Allan Neave at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Previously, Ross studied at The Royal Welsh College of Music Junior Department and then at Chethams School of Music, Manchester. Ross has had masterclasses with John Mills, Andrea de Vitis, Pavel Steidl, Alvaro Pierri, David Russell and many others.

Ross has performed as a soloist across the UK and also enjoys performing in an award-winning flute and guitar duo, as well as other small ensembles.




Additional information

Ticket Type

Adult, Student under 25, Child under 12 years

Venue: Dore Abbey, Abbeydore

Venue Website: http://www.doreabbey.org.uk/

Address: Dore Abbey, Abbeydore, Herefordshire, HR2 0AA, United Kingdom

Description: A Brief History

A photo of the screen at Dore Abbey venue for Concerts for Craswall summer concerts
The Screen Dore Abbey

The Abbey was founded in 1147 by French Cistercian Monks from Morimond. The construction of the present stone buildings in the ‘new’ Early English style started in 1175 and was consecrated in 1280.

Having avoided being razed by Owen Glendower in 1405, the Abbey was suppressed (dissolved) by Henry VIII in 1537 and the buildings sold to John Scudamore. All the monastic buildings, the nave and roof of the Abbey were dismantled and the stone sold by Scudamore. All that remained (i.e. the present Abbey) was left as a roofless ruin until c1630.

John Scudamore’s great-great-grandson (John Viscount Scudamore) had no male heir, all his sons having died at birth or soon after. Archbishop Laud suggested that his ancestor had perhaps overdone the commercial benefits of the dissolution and that he should “consider his conscience”. Restoring the ruins into a Parish Church was deemed an appropriate penance and the rebuilt church was re-consecrated in 1634.

The church was further restored. First around 1700 when the wall paintings were created. Latterly around 1900 when the church was ‘shrunk’ into what had been the presbytery. The Church you see today has been little altered since the 1900 rearrangement.

Today the Abbey enjoys regular Church services, has a fine organ and a peal of 6 bells. It is the venue for Concerts for Craswall's summer performances.