JAM on the Marsh

7-17July 2022

JAM on the Marsh returns to the mediaeval churches and stunning landscape of Romney Marsh, from 7-17 July, bringing a festival of outstanding, music, theatre, poetry and exhibitions.

Highlights include the London Mozart Players and virtuoso clarinettist Michael Collins performing the world premiere of Judith Bingham’s Clarinet Concerto a JAM Festival Commission, alongside Copland’s fantastic Clarinet Concerto.

VOCES8

World-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 returns to delight the audience with its sheer joy of singing.

Lucy Crowe, soprano

Two greats of the British singing world, tenor James Gilchrist and soprano Lucy Crowe come together for their first joint, performance of Walton's Façade, 100 years from its first premiere.

James Gilchrist, tenor

The London Tango Quintet brings its Latin heat and excitement to the Marsh for the first time, and the big band talent of Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra returns to wow the audience.

Changeling Theatre open the festival with will its twist on The Importance of Being Earnest, open-air at the Old School Gardens, New Romney.

Following a strong response to JAM’s Call for Artists, the festival will include 6 exhibitions, 2 poetry recitals and a Romney Marsh Churches Mosaics Trail, featuring all 14 of the Marsh’s medieval churches for the first time.

Year-round JAM has been running inspirational arts education on Romney Marsh. Our work with after-school singing clubs at primary schools will culminate in a vibrant festival performance with Onyx Brass. Shortlisted films from our short film competition will precede feature films at Cinemarsh.

Please ‘stay tuned’ for detailed festival information and programming, coming soon.

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