Goodnestone Festival  August 26th-30th .

Sunday 24th October 24th 6.00pm

Caritas Chamber Choir

Musical DIrector  Benedict Preece

After their very popular concert in the Festival,  Caritas return to Goodnestone with a fantastic programme which includes Frank Martin's Mass for double choir. 

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2021 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 , but note we may be 

operating at a reduced capacity this year due to Covid. 

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.

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Friday December 17th 7.30pm 

Hosanna in Excelsis ! 

Caritas Chamber Choir 

Musical Director Benedict Preece. 


Caritas perform a concert of seasonal music including works by Poulenc, Praetorius and Dove. 

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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. 


August 26th 7.30pm 

Ringlemere Ensemble 

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

Tickets £10 

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

Tickets £10  

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 27th 7.30pm

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. 

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