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JAM on the Marsh

Grahame Davies Poetry Recital & Discussion

Grahame Davies is a Welsh poet, author and lyricist, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. Alongside Grahame, Festival Curator, Michael Bawtree and JAM’s Artistic Director, Edward Armitage, will discuss a new choral work for the 2020 festival based on Romney Marsh. FREE EVENT.

London Mozart Players / Michael Bawtree

We celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UK’s finest chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, with a fabulous programme including Tchaikovsky,  Sibelius and Finzi, alongside Paul Mealor’s spectacular 2nd Symphony and a world premiere by Kent composer James Aburn.

Come & Sing with Rebecca Lodge

Come & Sing in this year’s festival with wonderful, local and hugely experienced singer and educator, Rebecca Lodge. Have a try at an opera chorus, sing a show-tune or two and have a crack at some choral music.

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!

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.

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.

Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises young jazz musicians aged 12 to 18 from the secondary schools in Ashford. They play a range of big-band swing and blues numbers, ballads and film themes, with all solos being improvised.

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. 

The Grier Duo

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

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