Sunday June 2nd 3.00pm

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.

This should be wonderful concert.

Tickets £10 

Saturday August 24th 3.00pm 

Anthony Halstead                   Piano 

Christian Halstead                   Violin 

Brahms Sonata No 2 in A Major

Debussy Sonata

Svendsen Romance Op 26

Elgar 3 pieces: Salut d'amour; Chanson de Matin; Chanson de Nuit

Bartok Romanian Dances

Mozart: Concertante in G from 'Haffner Serenade'

Scott 'Lotus Land'

TIckets £10 

Saturday August 3rd 7.30pm

Goodnestone Choir Summer Concert

A concert of choral music, including works by Elgar, Wesley and Faure. 

Retiring Collection 

Friday July 5th  7.30pm                            Malcolm Kittle-Organ+Piano,                                                                                                   Rosie Evans-Soprano. 

Malcolm is currently Director of Music at St Mary’s Church in Thornbury, whilst studying for a Chemistry PhD at Bristol. It is great to welcome him back to Goodnestone for this concert of sacred and secular music with Rosie.

 Tickets £10 

Goodnestone Festival August 22nd-26th

Having completed the Organ Restoration and the Interior Facilities Appeal we are very excited to be staging the Goondestone Festival. This should be an wonderful weekend. 

2019 Concert Series 

Tickets for all concerts can be obtained by sending a cheque, made payable to Goodnestone PCC ( Goodnestone Music}, to

Goodnestone Music,

Old Brickfield Cottage,

Cave Lane,


Canterbury CT3 1PA  

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Tickets will also be sold on the door subject to availability 

Sunday August 25th 7.30pm 

Stephen Barlow                                 Piano 

Patrick Williams                                  Flute 

It is great to welcome Stephen back to Goodnestone for this concert with Patrick, this should be a wonderful evening. 

Domenico Scarlatti       1685-1757           
Sonata in E major K215

Frederick Delius 1862-1934                    
Summer Landscape
Avant que tu ne t’en ailles

Stephen Barlow 1954-                        
Pas de Deux  (2001)

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750           
Chorale Prelude BVW 650 Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter

Francis Poulenc  1899-1963                       
C’est ainsi que tu es
Le Lac

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Sonata in B minor BWV 1030
Andante – Largo e dolce - Presto

Tickets £10






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Saturday November 9th 7.00pm

Music for Remembrance and Reflection

Goodnestone Choir

Wood   Expectans Expectavi

Faure    Cantique de Jean Racine

Parry     Crossing the bar

Faure     Requiem 

Retiring Collection 

Saturday May 4th 7.30pm 

Caritas Chamber Choir-directed by Benedict Preece.

Treasures of the Renaissance  

We are delighted to welcome Caritas Chamber Choir back to Goodnestone for this  concert, which will include works by Allegri, Victoria, Palestrina and Philips. Caritas are one of Kent's leading chamber choirs and have been great supporters of  music at Goodnestone over recent years. 

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Friday August 23rd 7.30pm 

Caritas Chamber Choir-Directed by Benedict Preece 

Choral Masterpieces 

It is wonderful to have Caritas performing in the Festival. 

They are one of Kent's leading chamber choirs and have been great supporters of music at Goodnestone over recent years. 

A concert of music from across the centuries, including music by Palestrina, Bruckner and Poulenc 

Retiring Collection  

Thursday August 22nd 7.30pm  

Neil Wright           Organ Recital  

Neil Wright is an International Concert Organist, and Improviser. He is Organist at Farnborough Abbey 

 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  1809-47 Allegro in B flat 
Anonymous c1325 Estampie 
César Franck 1822-90 from Trois Pièces. Cantabile; Piece Herouique 
Alexandre Guilmant 1837-1911 March (1878): on Handel's "Lift up your heads" Op.15 
Maurice Durufé 1902-86 Scherzo Opus 2 (1926)
C-M Widor 1844-1937 Dolce (from Sympnonie IV)
Guy Bovet b1942 Fuga sopra un soggetto
L-A-J Lefébure-Wely 1817-69 Boléro de concert Op.166
Jehan Alain 1911-40 Litanies 
J. S. Bach 1685-1750 Prelude and Fugue in C minor  BWV549

Tickets £10 

Monday August 26th 7.30 pm

Benedict Preece              Organ Recital 

Anyone who came to Benedict's recital last year will remember what an exciting and entertaining evening it was. 

This recital will be an amazing finale for the Festival. 

Claude Balbastre 1724-99 Cannonade
Léon Boëllmann 1862-97 Minuet from Suite Gothique
Tomas Dunhill 1877-1946 Cantilena Romantica
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 Concerto in G after Ernst BWV 592 Allegro 
Derek Bourgeois 1941-2017 Serenade 
G. F. Handel 1685-1759 Suite No.7 HWV 432
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958 Rhosymedre
C-M Widor 1844-1937 Toccata from Symphony V
Samuel Wesley 1766-1837 Air and Gavotte

Retiring Collection