Events

Forthcoming Performances

18 September 2024. Alderley Edge Methodist Church, 1 pm

A lunchtime recital to celebrate the opening of the 20th season of this series. Lunch, tea/coffee and cakes available from 12 noon.

Programme to be announced.


12 November 2024. Northumbria University, Newcastle, 1.15pm

Programme to include Haydn, Schubert, Chaminade, Downs and Chopin.

Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST


17th November 2024. St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Preston.

Programme to be confirmed

Egerton Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 1AJ


20 November 2024. Christ Church, Southport, 1pm.

Programme to be confirmed.

124 Lord St, Southport PR8 1AA


Yamaha Music School, Blyth. 4th January 2025 at 7pm

3 Seaforth Street Blyth NE24 1AY

Programme to be confirmed.


Burnley Parish Church. 1st March 2025 at 11am

Programme to be confirmed.


St Patrick’s Church, Patterdale. 16th March 2025 at 7pm.

Season opening concert.

Programme to be confirmed


4th April 2025. St Luke’s Church, Brighton. 7.30pm.

Music and Wine Series.

St. Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, BN2 9ZB.


10th June 2025. St. Paul’s Church, Bedford, 1pm

Programme to be announced.


5th September 2025. Beverley Minster, 12.30pm

Programme to be announced


Past events

5th June 2024. St Ann’s Church, Manchester, 1pm.

Programme to include Bach, Chopin, Chaminade and Schubert.

Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH


25th May 2024. Lakeland Composer’s Annual Concert, 10.30am

Premiering John Pratt’s ‘Fantasy for Piano’

Lancaster Priory, Castle Hill, Lancaster.


18th May 2024. Lancaster Priory Coffee Concert, 10.30am

Castle Hill, Lancaster.

Retiring Collection

‘Songs without Words: Jazz Standards Reimagined’. A programme of jazz, easy listening, film music and songs from the shows arranged by Dominic Downs plus some of his own piano compositions including his popular tango ‘Rosa’ and the atmospheric ‘Tidal Bell’, inspired by the art installation at Morecambe Jetty.


11th May 2024. Kendal Parish Church, 7.30pm

Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF

Programme to include Haydn, Greig, Chaminade, Chopin, Schubert, Bach and Downs.

Tickets: £12 adults / £10 Concessions / £5 Students and Children / £25 Family ticket (two adults and up to 4 children). Available on the door, cash only or book online

Go to ‘Try Booking’ for tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/DAXA


21st April 2024. St Michael and All Angels, Preston, 3pm

Tickets £12 Adults, £10 OAP concession, £5 Children, £25 family. Booking via Eventbrite or cash on the door.

Performance to include works by Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Greig and Downs.


Bury Parish Church, 1 March 2024. 12.30 (Lunchtime Recital)

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, The Rock, Bury BL9 0AH

Performance to include works by Greig, Haydn, Chaminade, Chopin and Downs


Royal Northern College of Music, 21 February 2024. 6.30pm

Carol Nash Recital Hall – Nature on Film – Silent Film Accompaniment by Dominic Downs and others


Royal Northern College of Music, 19 January, 6.30pm

Carol Nash Recital Hall – Spotlight Concert

The Sunrise Jazz Ensemble, featuring Dominic Downs on piano

15th November 2023

RNCM Private Recital. Included works by Chaminade and Downs.


4th November 2023

Alderley Edge Methodist Church, Solo Recital, included works by Bach, Chopin, Downs, Schubert, and Chaminade


3rd November 2023

Performance of Chaminade and Kabalevsky at Lancaster Music Makers


6th October 2023

20 Stories Manchester. Private Event for Black Solicitors Network NW. Jazz.


24th September 2023

St Michael’s and All Angels, Preston, 3pm. Solo Recital including works by Kabelevsky, Bach, Chaminade, Beethoven, Liszt and Downs


1st July 2023

Alderley Edge Methodist Church, 11am. Solo Recital including Beethoven, Bach, Schumann, Chaminade and Gershwin.


9th June 2023

Lancaster Music Makers Performance, University of Cumbria. Performed Beethoven Moonlight Sonata


20th May 2023

Lancaster Priory Coffee Concert Series, included works by Gershwin, Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Chaminade and Paderewski.


Reviewed for Lakeland Composers Bulletin by David Collins, who commented the recital was ‘assured and mature, with genuine musical exploration’.


20th August 2022

Salvation Army, Ramsgate. Performed. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann.


25th June 2022

Gaia @Lancaster Priory. Performed worked by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Schumann.

Dominic Downs at The Priory, Lancaster