Concerts

2020 Concert brochure

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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.

Refreshments in church

Wine bar open 30 minutes before concerts and during any intervals. Light lunches (at £6) are available in the church after some lunchtime recitals.

Tickets

Discounted prices for Friends of St Leonard’s Church shown [£* ]. Join here.

Tickets available from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe CT21 5AD (01303 264429) and at church door prior to each concert.

Free admission to those under 18 in full-time education.

JAM on the Marsh festival

Nine concerts in a virtual version of this year’s JAM on the Marsh festival were recorded at St Leonard’s Church and streamed during 7-16 August. The full programme schedule is shown below.

Friday 7th AugustThe Gesualdo Six · Owain Park, conductor
Passion and Polyphony
Works from Golden Age of polyphony by Tallis, Byrd and Gesualdo juxtaposed with contemporary music by Alison Willis, Roxanna Panufnik and Richard Rodney Bennett, alongside world premiere by British composer Joanna Ward
Saturday 8th AugustOnyx Noir with Onyx Brass
Contemporary British jazz compositions written for brass quintet plus assorted interludes from the Great American Songbook
Sunday 9th AugustRachel Fryer, piano Variations Down the Line I
Bach Goldberg Variations (1-15) interwoven with 21st century responses (world premieres co-commissioned by JAM for this year’s festival)
Monday 10th AugustDaniel CookOrgan Recital
Guilmant, Bach, Mendelssohn, Bingham, Milner, Dupré, Vierne
Tuesday 11th AugustFillu by Green Opera: Chloë Alison, mezzo · Anna Wagner, soprano · Adam McDonagh, piano
Dramatised Liederabend consisting of selection of mid/late 19th century Lieder interspersed with letters exchanged between two lovers
Wednesday 12th AugustRachel Fryer, piano Variations Down the Line II
Bach Goldberg Variations (16-30) interwoven with 21st century responses (world premiere co-commissioned by JAM for this year’s festival)
Thursday 13th AugustRebecca Afonwy-Jones, soprano · Anna Tilbrook, piano
Elgar Sea Pictures; Dove Nights not spent alone; Madeleine Dring Five Betjeman Songs; Britten Cabaret Songs; Cole Porter
Friday 14th AugustThe Gesualdo Six · London Mozart Players · Owain Park, conductor
A concert of music and readings for all affected by Covid-19: Fauré Requiem – with new readings by poet Grahame Davies (commissioned for this event by JAM on the Marsh).
Saturday 15th AugustLondon Mozart Players
John Frederick Hudson, piano · Michael Bawtree, conductor

Paul Mealor Piano Concerto (JAM on the Marsh festival commission – world premiere); plus works by Aviss, Barber, Bingham, Pärt

Friends of St Leonard’s Concerts 2020

Date & timePrices [special price for Friends of St Leonard’s ]PerformersProgramme
Saturday 8 August, 6.00pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£10 [£8]Jonathan Pilgrim (Assistant Organist, Brecon Cathedral)French organ music by Vierne, Duruflé, Boellmann and others
Sunday 23 August
3.00pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£12 [£10]Icknield Trio:
Anna Le Hair (Piano)
Arwen Newband (Violin)
Sarah Boxall (Cello)
Mozart Piano Trio in G major K496
Ireland Phantasie for Piano Trio
Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C major, Op 87
Thursday 3 September
12 noon
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£7 [£6]Molly Parsons-Gurr (Cello)
Jennifer Carter (Piano)
Franck Cello Sonata in A major
Piazzolla Le Grand Tango 
Ponce Estrellita
Saturday 12 September
7.30pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£15 [£12]David Rees-Williams (Piano and Organ),
Iain Ballamy (Saxophone)
Ian Crowther (Oboe)
‘A Musical Tapestry’
Saturday 19 September
6.00pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£10 [£8]Nathan Winters (Clarinet),
Eralys Fernandez (Piano)
Ireland Fantasy Sonata
Bliss Pastoral
Horovitz Sonatina  
Sunday 4 October
3.00pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£12 [£10]Narropera:
Dorothee Jansen (Soprano),
Floriane Peycelon (Violin)
Haydn Rawstron (Piano and Narrator)
Weber Der Freischütz (The Devil’s Marksman)  
Wednesday 7 October
12 noon
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£7 [£6]Violins Two!
Mark Butler, Iva Fleischhansová (Violins)
Vivaldi Sonata in G major for Two Violins RV71
Nečasová Nardelli The Way of Silence
Makris Duet for Two Violins (Little Milton on the Beach)
Rawsthorne Theme and Variations for Two Violins
Mozart Alla Turca (Allegro from Piano Sonata in A major, K331)
Thursday 29 October
12 noon
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£7 [£6]Oliver Nelson (Violin),
Vasilis Rakitzis (Piano)
Ravel Sonata Posthume
Beethoven Sonata in G major No 10, Op 96
Fauré Sonata No 1 in A major, Op 13  
Saturday 14 November
7.30pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£12 [£10]Shepway Singers and Amberley Orchestra
Vivaldi and the Italian Baroque including Gloria, Magnificat, and Dixit Dominus
[Sponsored by the Onward Trust]  
Friday 11 December
2.30pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
£4.00Come and sing your favourite carols. Followed by tea and cakes.
Saturday 19 December
7.30pm
Cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Retiring collectionShepway Singers
St Leonard’s Church Choirs &
Hythe Girls Choir
‘Carols for All’
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies