We have recently completed a project to install a toilet and kitchen facility at the back of the church and have removed some pews at the front of the church to create a larger performance area. We are now in the process of having a stage designed for this area, which we will be able to fully utilise for the Music Festival in August.
Over the last decade Holy Cross Goodnestone has undergone an extensive interior restoration, and a recent organ restoration. We now have a beautiful building, with a stunning acoustic and one of the finest organs in the area.
The aim of Goodnestone Music is to establish Holy Cross church as a venue for regular concerts and recitals.
Sunday June 2nd 3pm
Turbulent Priest-Rites of Spring
Cloister to Coast, from Prayer to the Pub.
We are delighted that Ben Bevan-international opera singer-has agreed to come to Goodnestone as part of a newly formed ensemble -Turbulent Priest. Turbulent priest is an ensemble of professional musicians who are based in Kent. Exploring music from the ancient to the contemporary, sacred and secular, combined with the spoken word, they seek to entertain in an informal and enjoyable way. Joined for this concert by the renowned conductor and pianist Steven Higgins (Maestro at the Opera’ on BBC2 as mentor to Josie Lawrence.)
Turbulent Priest is Matthew Vine, Paul Young and Ben Bevan.
Goodnestone Music Festival August 22nd-26th 2019
We are staging a small music festival in August to Celebrate the completion of the interior facilities appeal. We are delighted to confirm the following concerts.
Thursday August 22nd 7.30pm
Organ Recital-Neil Wright
Friday August 23rd 7.30pm
Caritas Chamber Choir -directed by Benedict Preece
Saturday August 24th 3.00pm
Sunday August 25th 7.30pm
Monday Augst 26th 7.30pm
Organ Recital-Benedict Preece