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St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Kent

The Friends of St Leonard’s Church, Hythe is an independent organisation with charitable status (Registered Charity 282249) that came into being in 1981 to promote the care, restoration, preservation, repair, improvement and beautification of the Parish Church and its fabric, fittings, organ, pianos and other musical instruments, furniture. monuments, fixtures, stained glass and documents.

For a small subscription, Friend members receive a discount on concert tickets and are eligible to vote at Annual General Meetings.

Individual        £10

Couple             £20

Individual        £75

Couple             £100

See separate membership application brochure for further information or email


Concert Manager                              Brinley Hughes

01303 264470


Church Director of Music                 Dr Berkeley Hill

01303 265312

Parish Office                                      01303 262370

Hythe Concerts 2017

   Ticket Pices [Friends]

Saturday 25 February 7.30pm £15 [£13]

The Darius Brubeck Quartet:

Darius (son of Dave) Brubeck (piano), Matt Ridley (bass),

Wesley Gibbens (drums), Dave O’Higgins (saxophone)

Original music and jazz standards in addition to Dave Brubeck

compositions that blend with special choral performance by

Shepway Singers of Dave Brubeck’s - Four New England Pieces

Saturday 11 March 7.30pm £12 [£10]

James Short (Organ Scholar, St Leonard’s Church)

Works by Bruhns, Bach, Elgar, Franck, Vierne

Saturday 8 April 7.30pm £15 [£13]

Dominic Alldis Trio: Dominic Alldis (piano),

Andrew Cleyndert (double bass), Martin France (drums)

Jazz arrangements of classical themes, folk songs,

American songbook and original compositions

Saturday 22 April 7.30pm £12 [£10]

‘Fiddle and Faff’: Christine Adams & Lissie Bayford

Traditional and own songs with accompaniments on violin,

double bass, accordion and nyckelharpa

Saturday 29 April 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Daniel Cook (Sub-Organist Westminster Abbey)

Guilmant - March on a theme of Handel

Stanford - Sonata No 2, Op 151

Duruflé - Prélude et Fugue sue le nom d’Alain, Op 7

Widor - Symphonie VI, Op 42 No 1

Thursday 11 May 12 noon [L] £7 [£6]

Robert Drury

‘Guitarra Romantica’

Saturday 10 June 7.30pm £21 & £15

Primavera Chamber Ensemble

Mozart - Flute Quartet in C, K285b

Haydn - Symphony No 101 in D ‘Clock’ arr. Salomon

Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 35

Thursday 22 June 12 noon [L] £7 [£6]

Just2 Harp Duo: Karina & Adel Wilson

Internationally acclaimed award-winning harp duo, play variety of music to include traditional, classical, Scottish, contemporary and jazz

Saturday 24 June 5.00pm £7 [£6]

Verano Quintet: Ben Uden, Richard Williams, Phillip Scott Moore, Adam Young (guitarists) & Emmanuel Webb (violin)

Award-winning local young musicians perform exciting repertoire from South America, Spain and elsewhere.

Saturday 1 July 7.30pm £12

Folkestone Choral Society  

(Programme to be advised)

Monday 3 July 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra

Sunday 9 July 3.00pm £15 [£13]

The Grier Trio

Beethoven - Violin Sonata in A major, Op 30 No 1

Brahms - Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38  

Beethoven - Piano Trio in G major, Op 1 No 2

Thursday 13 July 7.30pm £15 [£13]

(‘JAM on the Marsh’ Festival event)

David Rees-Williams Trio: David Rees-Williams (piano), Neil Francis (bass guitar),

Phil Laslett (drums)

Programme unites best of classical and jazz

Saturday 22 July 7.00pm £12 [£8]

Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir  & Three Valleys Male Voice Choir

Thursday 27 July 6.00pm £7 [£6]

Christopher Pilgrim (countertenor) & Jonathan Pilgrim (piano)

‘The Art of the Countertenor’ : featuring works by

Dowland, Handel, Purcell, Bach, Howells, Vaughan Williams

Saturday 5 August 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Narropera: Dorothee Jansen (soprano), Floriane Peycelon (violin),

Haydn Rawstron (piano and narrator)

Mozart - Così fan Tutte

Wednesday 9 August 3.00pm [donations]

‘That Music Always Round Me’

Poetry readings about music, followed by tea and cakes

Saturday 19 August 7.30pm £15 [£13]

CUBE chamber jazz quartet: Pete Rose (clarinet), Dave Robinson (vibraphone), Jamie Moore (guitars), Lisa Pentecost (double bass and flute)

Variations on themes of Mozart, Paganini, Piazzolla, Reinhardt, Ellington and others, alongside

original compositions

Saturday 26 August 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Sohyun Park – piano recital

Beethoven - Sonata No 26 in E flat major, Op 81a, ‘Les adieux’ Liszt - Ballade No 1 in D flat major

Debussy - Préludes 1: La Cathédrale engloutie; La dance de Puck; Minstrels

Debussy - Images 1: Reflets dans l’eau; Hommage à Rameau; Mouvement

Chopin - Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52

Saturday 16 September 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Montagu Singers – vocal ensemble

Anthems and songs by Tallis, Bach, Purcell and others

Sunday 24 September 3.00pm £12 [£10]

Icknield Trio: Anna Le Hair (piano), Arwen Newband (violin), Sarah Boxall (cello)

Beethoven - Op 70(1) ‘Ghost’

Bridge - Phantasie Piano Trio in C minor

Dvoøák - Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (‘Dumky’)

Thursday 12 October 12 noon [L]

Anne Marshall (piano) & Niall O’Riordan (flute)

Works by Bach, Frühling, Gaubert

Saturday 21 October 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Nicholas King – organ recital

Bach - Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Howells - Psalm Prelude, Set 2 No 2

Reger - Sonata No2 in D minor, Op 60

Archer - A Festival Toccata

Schumann - Two Fugues on B-A-C-H

Joubert - Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, Op 35

Franck - Final, Op 21

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Monteverdi 450’: Helen Bailey, Amy McEnroe (sopranos), Fiona Mackay (mezzo-soprano), Ben Thapa (tenor), Jim Clements (baritone), Dale Wills (harpsichord), plus string ensemble

Staged madrigals, scenes from operas, instrumental and choral pieces

Saturday 11 November 7.30pm £12 [£10]

Shepway Singers

Late Romantic composers: Finzi, Parry, Elgar, Stanford

Saturday 2 December 7.00pm [tba]

Band concert

(Details to be advised)

Saturday 16 December 7.30pm [retiring collection]

Carols for All

Evening and afternoon concerts  £12

Lunchtime concerts   £7

Evenings and afternoon concerts  £10

Lunchtime concerts   £6

Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe CT21 5AD

(01303 264429) and at church door prior to each concert.

Wine bar open before concerts and during any intervals.

Ploughman-style lunches available in

church after lunchtime recitals

indicated by [L].

A church car park with limited space is located to the east of the building.

If using sat nav to reach the church or car park the postcode to use is CT21 5DP.

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