mediaeval churches

The King’s Singers

Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Over the last 50 years, they have been one of the greatest singing groups worldwide. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal performance – appeals to a vast international audience.

Selwyn College Choir/ Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir

Paul Mealor’s The Farthest Shore headlines a fantastic concert featuring choirs from Cambridge, Canterbury and Romney Marsh children, accompanied by brass and organ. Music by Mendelssohn, Parry, Barber, Copland and Stanford make up a programme also including a Festival Commission by Daniel Saleeb.

The Grier Duo

The Grier Duo makes its festival debut with a thrilling programme of sonatas by Beethoven, Faure and Brahms.

ART OF MOOG: Bach on Synths

Art of Moog play synth-Bach with a completely new level of insight. This is a unique opportunity to hear a super-group of the future playing a super-composer of the past in a medieval Marsh church!

Romney Marsh Churches Tour

The fourteen medieval churches of Romney Marsh are at the very centre of JAM on the Marsh, hosting most of the festival’s events. This year we visit the churches of: New Romney, Old Romney, Brenzett and Fairfield, with guides from the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.

Come & Play

Come & Play has become an annual event in the festival, when we give musicians of any age or stage the opportunity to bring their instrument and some music, and perform accompanied by Festival Curator, Michael Bawtree. This is that it is not a formal concert, more an opportunity to explore music with a world-class accompanist. FREE EVENT – Please phone 0800 988 7984 to book your slot, as there is limited availability!

Symphonic Brass of London

The Symphonic Brass of London, one of the world’s greatest brass groups, makes its festival debut under its conductor, Eric Crees.  Symphonic Brass is a handpicked ensemble of Britain’s very finest brass and percussion players.

Yuanfan Yang, Piano

In March 2019, Yuanfan was named as one of the winners of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. This is an opportunity to hear a future star of the piano world.

Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, as Narropera

Narropera is a synthesis of musical clarity and the art of public story-telling, aiming both to entertain and enlighten.  The musical arrangements thread through the opera’s narrated story. The audience should leave a narropera performance knowing a great deal more about the story, and having enjoyed the music a-fresh, in an expanded literary context. 

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