Concerts during 2024

Future concerts planned by the Friends of St Leonard’s Church are listed below. Click here to view the published leaflet with a detailed listing of all concerts through until the end of 2024. (Posters for previous concerts are displayed on the Archive page.)

Tickets usually available from: 

  • Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe CT21 5AD | 01303 264429
  • Open Door Project, 101 High Street, Hythe CT21 5DP | 01303 262370
  • Online from this website
  • Church door prior to each concert
  • Free admission to those under 18

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.

Date & time
Ticket prices [Friends]
Saturday 27 January, 12 noon
£12 [£10]
Tom Klidzia violin ✦ Mary Hill pianoGrieg G major sonata No 2, Op 13
Schubert A minor sonata Op 137, No 2
(followed by light lunches in the church)
Saturday 17 February 6.00pm
Caritas Chamber Choir“Masterpieces from the English Choral Tradition”
Friday 1 March, 7.00pm
£12 [£10]
Orsay Quartet ✦ Nathan Winters clarinet ✦ Kokila Gillett-Khan violinMahler Piano quartet in A minor
Brahms Clarinet quintet in B minor, Op 115
Saturday 2 March, 10.30am
free admission – donations welcome
Tom Klidzia violin ✦ Philip Wicker cello ✦ Janet Hughes pianoHaydn Piano trios, Hob.XV:26 & 27
(followed by coffee and refreshments)
Friday 15 March, 6.00pm
£15 [£12]
Jamie Rogers organWidor ‘Allegro’ from Symphony No 6
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548
Bairstow ‘Allegro giocoso’
Bossi Scherzo in G minor
Franck Pièce Héroïque; Chorale in A minor
Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor BuxWV 161
Friday 22 March, 6.30pm
free admission by tickets only (see poster for details)
BBC Radio 4 – Any Questions?
Friday 29 March (Good Friday), 6.00pm
retiring collection
Shepway Singers
Molly Oldland cello
Duruflé Requiem
Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV1007
Bach Jesu, priceless treasure
Saturday 4 May, 6.00pm
Friends and Family of John WrightSpring Concert
Thursday 9 May, 6.00pm
£15 [£12]
Ivan Hovorun PianoLiszt Venezia e Napoli, S162;
Consolation No 3, S172;
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op 61;
Barcarolle Op 60;
Berceuse Op 57

Silvestrov Bagatelle No 3
Saturday 8 June, 6.00pm
£15 [£12]
Adrian Bawtree Organ(programme to be advised)
Saturday 29 June, 7.30pm
Folkestone Choral Society‘Summer Serenade’
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor The Song of Hiawatha
& ‘Songs from the Shows’
Monday 8 July, 7.00pm
£12 [£10]
Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra

JAM on the Marsh. (Visit to purchase tickets for JAM events)

Date & timePerformersProgramme
Saturday 6 July, 7.00pm
Holst Singers, Onyx Brass, Jeremy Cole Organ
Stephen Layton Conductor
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
Howells Hymn to St Cecilia
Walton The Twelve Joe Phibbs (new commission)
Sunday 7 July, 2.00pmNicholas CleoburyPre-concert talk on 2nd Viennese School
Sunday 7 July, 3.00pmJAM SinfoniaViennese Symphony & Waltzes
Haydn Symphony No 104 (Salomon)
J Strauss Wein, Weib und Gesang, arr. Berg
Schatz–Walzer, arr. Webern
Rosen aus dem Süden, arr. Schoenberg
Pizzicato Polka

E Strauss Bahn Frei!
Saturday 13 July, 11.00amThe Blendis Trio Including works by Mozart, Britten, Gershwin
Saturday 13 July, 7.00pmCanterbury Cathedral Choir,
London Mozart Players,
David Newsholme, Conductor
Fauré Requiem
& Grahame Davies poems
Date & time
Ticket prices [Friends]
Saturday 20 July, 7.00pmShepway Voices Community ChoirSummer Concert
‘A choral performance of songs that celebrate the sea, a shared sky and our sense of belonging’
Friday 23 August, 6.00pm
£12 [£10]
Branco Stoysin Guitar‘Sunny side of guitar’
Saturday 7 September, 6.00pm
£15 [£12]
Philippa Mo ViolinTelemann Fantasia No 2 in G major
Bach Sonata for Violin Solo No 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Passacaglia
Astor Piazzolla Tango Etude
Coleridge Taylor Perkinson Blue/s Forms
Bach Cello Suite No 6 in D major BWV1012
(arr. for violin by Ferdinand David)
Marcus Paus Wounded Angel
Bjarne Brustad Fairytale Suite
Saturday 12 October, 7.00pm
£15 [£12]
Lees Court MusicMonteverdi Vespers
Friday 25 October, 7.00pm
£15 [£12]

Lewis Kingsley Peart PianoNiels Gade Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op 28 (2nd movement)
Grieg Piano Sonata, Op 7; Lyric Pieces
Percy Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry;
Country Gardens
Paderewski Minuet in G, Op 14 No 1;
Nocturne in B flat major, Op 16 No 4
Dohnányi Aria, Op 23 No 1; Rhapsody in C, Op 11 No 3
Billy Mayerl Song of the Fir Tree; Railroad Rhythm; Marigold
Alfred Grünfeld Soirée de Vienne, Op 56
Saturday 16 November, 7.00pm
£12 [£10]
Just Men Singing‘An evening of musical treasures’
Saturday 25 November, 7.00pm
Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
& Military Wives Choir Shorncliffe
Christmas concert
Saturday 7 December, 7.00pmShepway VoicesChristmas concert
Saturday 21 December, 7.00pm
Shepway Singers
St Leonard’s Church Choirs
& Hythe Girls Choir
‘Carols for All’
(followed by mulled wine and mince pies)