Sunday June 2nd 3.00pm
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.
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.
Saturday August 3rd 7.30pm
Goodnestone Choir Summer Concert
A concert of choral music, including works by Elgar, Wesley and Faure.
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.
Friday August 23rd 7.30pm
Caritas Chamber Choir-Directed by Benedict Preece
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
2019 Concert Series
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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.
Saturday November 9th 7.00pm
Music for Remembrance and Reflection
Wood Expectans Expectavi
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Parry Crossing the bar
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
Saturday August 24th 3.00pm
Anthony Halstead Piano
Christian Halstead Violin
Brahms Sonata No 2 in A Major
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'
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
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
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
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Sonata in B minor BWV 1030
Andante – Largo e dolce - Presto