JAM on the Marsh Festival

8-18 July 2021

JAM on the Marsh celebrates its 8th festival season from 8-18 July 2021. The 14 mediaeval churches, spread across the unique landscape of Kent’s Romney Marsh, are true beacons of culture and history; they are the heart of the festival.

Anna Tilbrook becomes the 5th Festival Curator of JAM on the Marsh for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

As one of the UK’s finest pianists, Anna will perform alongside world-class singers:

Lesley Garrett

James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist, tenor

Michael Collins —

virtuosic clarinettist, will be visiting JAM on Marsh for the first time.

"Michael Collins plays with an irresistible exuberance that I’ve not heard equalled."


The opening concert will be a piano recital for four hands performed by Anna Tilbrook and Libby Burgess, including Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals in its 100th anniversary year.

Highlights will include the return of land-artist Jon Foreman –

many will remember his extraordinary beach art at Dymchurch in 2019.

Jon Foreman Photo

Changeling Theatre

returns with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

London Mozart Players, James Gilchrist and Ben Goldscheider will perform Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Canterbury Cathedral Choir will perform Bernstein’s dramatic choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms.

Canterbury Cathedral Choir

The 80th anniversary of Messiaen’s legendary Quartet for the End of Time will be performed by Michael Collins, Simon Blendis, Sally Pendlebury and Anna Tilbrook.

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