Concerts during 2021

We look forward very much to hosting concerts in St Leonard’s Church during the 2021 JAM on the Marsh Festival (8-18 July). Other concerts are being planned by the Friends of St Leonard’s Church for the second half of this year. Details will be publicised as soon as they are confirmed.

Car parking and access to the church

If using satnav to reach the church or car park, use postcode: CT21 5DN. A church car park with limited space is located to the east of the building.

Access to the building for those with limited mobility (and unable to climb steps through main (south) door porch) can be arranged through the tower (west) door of the church.

This year’s JAM on the Marsh annual multi-arts festival is scheduled to place during 8-18 July 2021. Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns JAM will initially release only a small number of tickets, hoping to release more later in the government’s roadmap. All tickets must be pre-booked and will not be available to purchase at the door. Concerts will be one-hour only and with no interval. The safety of audiences and performers is paramount, and so Covid precautions will be implemented at all events. Full details are available on the JAM on the Marsh website at or phone 0800 988 7984. 

Saturday 10th July
Canterbury Cathedral Choir
Elizabeth Bass (harp) • Simon Hogan (organ) • Owen Gunnell (percussion) • David Newsholme (conductor)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Benjamin Britten: Festival Te Deum
Jonathan Dove: Missa Brevis
Judith Weir: Lord bade me welcome
Sir William Henry Harris: Faire is the heaven
Sunday 11th July
Chamber Music from WWI and WWII
Anna Tilbrook (piano) • Michael Collins (clarinet) • Simon Blendis (violin) • Harriett MacKenzie (violin) • Sally Pendlebury (cello)
ElgarPiano Quintet in A minor, Op.84
MessiaenQuartet for the End of Time
Tuesday 13th July
Organ and Brass
Francesca Massey (organ) • Onyx Brass
Eugène GigoutGrand Choeur Dialogué
Judith WeirWild Mossy Mountains
Charlotte HardingsRhombus
Francis PottEmpyrean
Malcom ArnoldBrass Quintet No.1, Op.73
Maurice DurufléChoral varié sur le Veni Creator, Op.4
Rory BoyleTallis’ Light (commissioned by JAM in 2011) – conducted by John Frederick Hudson
Saturday 17th July
Mealor conducts Mealor and Dove
Caritas Choir • Onyx Brass • Simon Hogan (organ)
Jonathan Dove: The Far Theatricals of Day
Paul Mealor: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Jack Oades
Between the stormclouds and the sea (World premiere 2021)
Sunday 18th July
That Latin Temperament
Michal Rogalski (oboe) • Michael Poll (guitar)
Argentinian and Brazilian music juxtaposing rhythms of bossa nova, including songs and tangos by Piazzolla, Machado and Villa-Lobos

Friends of St Leonard’s Concerts 2021 (to be advised)

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