Goodnestone Festival August 26th-30th .
During the ongoing Covid pandemic we are continuing with policies and precautions to minimise infection risk.
We strongly encourage people attending concerts to wear face masks, to protect themselves and especially to protect the more vulnerable who may be in the audience. Some doors will be left open to improve ventilation.
2021 Concert Series
Tickets for all concerts can be obtained by sending a cheque, made payable to Goodnestone PCC ( Goodnestone Music}, to
Old Brickfield Cottage,
Canterbury CT3 1PA
Please enclose a SAE
Tickets will also be sold on the door subject to availability , but note we may be
operating at a reduced capacity this year due to Covid.
Saturday October 6th 6.15pm
Music for Reflection and Remembrance
Including Faure Requiem and works by Wood and Copland
Saturday August 14th 7.30pm
TIm Frost -Piano Recital
We have been very fortunate in having a Grand Piano lent to the church, this will enable us to stage a greater variety of concerts, and we are very grateful to Tim for coming to Goodnestone to perform the inaugral recital on this piano. It will be great to hear this fine instrument in the wonderful acoustic of Goodnestone Church . Includes works by Frederick Delius, William Schuman and Jean-Michael Damase.
August 26th 7.30pm
Jane Browne - Violin
Ruth Knell - Violin
Adrian Smith - Viola
Keren Starer-Shaw - Cello
Helen Crayford - Piano
We are very much looking forward to welcoming the Ringlemere Ensemble for their first concert at Goodnestone.
Mendelssohn String Quartet in D major Opus 44, no. 1
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major Opus 44
Caritas Chamber Choir- directed by Benedict Preece.
Caritas have been regular visitors to Goodnestone over recent years, but with Covid interrupting concerts last year it is now two years since their last concert here, so it is wonderful to be able to welcome them back.
Orlando Gibbons - O clap your hands
Petris Vasks - The fruit of silence
Bernard Hughes - Everyone suddenly burst out singing
Gustav Holst - Diverus and Lazarus
Alonso Lobo - Versa est in luctum
Giovanni Croce - Veni in hortum meum
Giovanni Gabrieli - Jubilate
Benedict Preece - Tantum ergo (world première)
Frederik Sixten - Ave verum
Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson - Heyr himna smiður
Anton Bruckner - Ave Maria
Sarah Cattley - Song of hope (world première)
Sam Ritter - Of light and rest (world première)
Doors Open 7.00pm. There will be a large audience for this concert so it would be appreciated if people can arrive in good time.
Retiring Collection -but please contact us to reserve a seat as capacity may be restricted this year due to Covid.
August 30th 7.30 pm
Benedict Preece -Organ
Benedict has been a great supporter of music at Goodnestone, and we are delighted that he is giving another Organ Recital at Goodnestone. This will be a brilliant entertaining and informative concert.
Louis Lefébure-Wély - Marche in F
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sheep may safely graze BWV 208
Johann Sebastian Bach - St Anne fugue BWV552
Eugène Gigout - Toccata in B minor
Louis Vierne - Pastorale
Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata No. 3 in A
Flor Peeters - Now rest beneath Earth’s shadow
Félix Alexandre Guilmant - Allegro from Sonata 1 in D minor
Retiring collection -Bur please contact us to reserve a ticket as capacity may be restricted due to Covid.
August 29th 7.30pm
Anthony Halstead - Piano
Christian Halstead - Violin
We are delighted to have Anthony and Christian playing at Goodnestone again this year. Their concert in 2019 was amazing and for many people the highlight of the 2019 Festival
Franz Schubert - Sonatina in D, D 384
Johannes Brahms - Sonata No. 1 in G, Opus 78
Cyril Scott - Valse triste
Frederick Delius - Sonata No. 3
Sir Edward Elgar - La Capricieuse. Opus 17
Camille Saint-Saëns - Havanaise