Programme & BOX OFFICE, Summer 2022

Summer 2022: another 7 days of concerts in the beautiful Downs of Kent

For autumn concerts in Faversham, Kent, please click HERE

Musique-Cordiale Summer Festival in Kent: 29 July – 3 August 2022

Concerts will take place in Faversham Assembly Rooms, churches in Doddington and Newnham & in Doddington Place Gardens,
culminating in the magnificent Rossini Petit Messe Solennelle
BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN see below

PROGRAMME summer 2022

 JUBILEE:
4 June 2022:
Doddington Place Gardens Jubilee Proms concert MC jubilee concert 4 June 2022
 FESTIVAL: see below


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Programme & ONLINE BOX-OFFICE

Book your concert tickets & passes here

MUSIQUE CORDIALE IN KENT Summer Festival 2022

JULY 28 – AUGUST 3

TICKETS   Please follow the links (ticket options) below to book
OR you can buy an all-concert season pass HERE

When you book, you can:
either pay by card and, on confirmation, you will receive an e-ticket or can print a ticket at home. This can take up to 24 hours: please be patient!
or you can reserve and agree to pay later by online banking or by cash or card at the door.

Any problems: please contact us: jonathan@musique-cordiale.com (tel: 0797-1234-195)

THURSDAY 28 JULY 6.30pm – 7:30PM      FREE: Do join us!
Church of St Peter & St Paul, NEWNHAM
, ME9 0LL
Launch of Festival 2022 – open event: FREE
 Music and Drinks for locals and supporters
Our supporters, members and local people are invited to join us for an introductory hour half-hour of music followed by drinks. No tickets required!

*Note: residents of Doddington & Newnham are also invited to enjoy this event AND the concert in Doddington Church at 3PM on 31 August for FREE

FRIDAY 29 JULY 7pm    
Tickets: Adults £25, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE:  

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS FAVERSHAM, ME13 8PG

Opening Festival Orchestral Concert

  HANDEL – Concerto Grosso Opus 3 No 1
  C P E BACH – CELLO CONCERTO IN A MAJOR   Sophie Haynes cello
   J S BACH – BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO 4 Oliver Cave violin, Ruth Harrison & Jack Welch flute
   HAYDN – SYMPHONY No 49 ‘La Passione’

Musique Cordiale Festival Ensemble
Conductor GRAHAM ROSS


SATURDAY 30 JULY 7pm
Tickets: Adults £20
, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE:  

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS FAVERSHAM, ME13 8PG

 SONG RECITAL – AIDAN COBURN tenor

  Works by DOWLAND, PURCELL, SCHUMANN, ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
Aidan Coburn, who has performed many times at Musique Cordiale in Britain & France, will delight you with an assortment of wonderful pieces written for the voice. His range spans from the Renaissance through the oratorio and opera world to musicals and,of course, Nessun Dorma
Rebecca Taylor Piano


SUNDAY 31 JULY 3pm
Tickets: Adults £20
, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE *:  

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Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, DODDINGTON, ME9 0BD

Sunday afternoon Choral concert

   CALVISIUS – SINGET DEN HERRN
 A work (tbc) for solo cello Will Harris cello
 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – SERENADE TO MUSIC + solo soprano, alto, tenor, bass

  J S BACH – SINGET DEN HERRN
Musique Cordiale Festival Choir

Conductor GRAHAM ROSS

*Note: residents of Doddington & Newnham are invited to enjoy this concert in Doddington Church at 3PM for FREE;
it would be helpful if you could book your free tickets online beforehand.
This concert will be followed by refreshments or drinks in Doddington Church.
Why not then head to Doddington Place with your picnic for an hour of gentle Swing/Jazz at 5.30pm before the concert at 7p?

SUNDAY 31 JULY 5:30PM
(FREE for evening or all-day ticket-holders)

Doddington Place Gardens, ME9 0BB
 Musique Cordiale ‘Cocktail Lounge’
SWING & JAZZ BAND   Terry Seabrook, keyboard, Sean Law, double bass, Tristan Fry, drums

Gardens open from 5PM on 31 July after the previous concert in Doddington church: Bring a picnic, tables, chairs, rugs, umbrellas and enjoy the sublime setting!

SUNDAY 31 JULY 7pm
Tickets: Adults £25
, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE:  

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DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS, ME9 0BB

SUNDAY EVENING ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

  HANDEL – CONCERTO GROSSO OPUS 6 no 7
BACH CONCERTO FOR 2 VIOLINS Oliver Cave, Emma Purslow solo violins
 
MOZART SERENATA NOTTURNA Tristan Fry timpani
 
KROMMER CONCERTO FOR 2 CLARINETS Rachel Coe, Craig McClaren clarinet
 HAYDN SYMPHONY ‘LE MATIN’

Musique-Cordiale Festival Ensemble

Conductor GRAHAM ROSS 

NOTE: ALL-DAY TICKETS are available for ALL events on Sunday 31 July 2022: (make a day of it: cheaper instead of individual concerts)
Adults £35, over 80s and students under 26 half price, under 13s FREE. NOTE: This item will be processed separately from other tickets and will need to be ordered and paid for separately here

   Book all-day Tickets for 31 July (click HERE)


MONDAY 1 AUGUST 7pm
Tickets: Adults £20
, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE:  

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS, FAVERSHAM, ME13 8PG

ACCORDION & FRIENDS. PIAZOLLA

Ben De Souza accordion, Emma Purslow, Oliver Cave, violins, James Swainson viola, Sophie Haynes, cello
  PIAZZOLLA – LIBERTANGO – accordion & violin

       – OBLIVION – accordion & cello
       – AVE MARIA – accordion & vioin
 MOZART – GLASSHARMONICA QUINTET – accordion & string quartet
 DVORAK – BAGATELLES – accordion, 2 violins & cello

Venue open from 6PM on 1 August

TUESDAY 2 AUGUST 7pm
Tickets: Adults £25
, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE:  

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ASSEMBLY ROOMS, FAVERSHAM, ME13 8PG

MUSICA DA CAMERA – Glorious chamber music

   SCHUBERT – QUINTET ‘THE TROUT’
Oliver Cave violin, James Swainson viola, Sophie Haynes cello, Sean Law double bass, Rebecca Taylor piano
 BEETHOVEN – SEPTET
Rebecca Taylor, piano


WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST 7pm
Tickets: Adults £25, over 80s and students under 26 half-price, under 13s FREE    

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DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS, ME9 0BB

    ROSSINI – PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE

Musique Cordiale Festival Choir with soloists
Rebecca Taylor piano, Ben Da Souza accordion
Soprano tbc, Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo-soprano
Aidan Coburn tenor, Johnny Herford baritone
Conductor GRAHAM ROSS

Bring a picnic! Gardens open from 6PM on 3 August

2022 Picnic Concerts & more:  Any NEWS or updates will follow here

VENUES OPEN AN HOUR (or more) BEFORE THE CONCERTS: see above.
For outdoor concerts, you are invited to bring picnics, drinks, blankets, tables & chairs – and umbrellas and warm clothes in case.  See opening times for each event.
Note: Covid-19 variants are still active. We want to welcome you to our concerts and look forward to seeing you at all our 2022 venues, both indoors and out! But please join us (especially indoors) only if you are well and please be cautious and considerate: nothing is without risk – especially in the light of British weather!

  buy an all-concert Season Pass: £90 (members £80 – max 1 pass per member,  £80, 80+ and F-T students under 26: £45)
Buy your season passes HERE

(NOTE: this item will be processed separately and will need to be ordered and paid for separately from tickets booked above)  

Discounts & Concessions (see booking links for each event for discounted and all tickets except season passes):
  Member discount online: 10% off all standard adult ticket prices (2 per member per concert) or season passes (1 per member)
 Children aged 12 and under can enter for FREE (accompanied by a supervising adult please)

Tickets for use by full-time students aged under 26 and all people aged 80 and over are HALF-PRICE
 Residents of the villages of Doddington and Newnham are invited to join our opening event in Newnham Church and to come for FREE (please book in advance) to the concert in Doddington Church.
(You DO still need a ticket even though there will be no charge – printed or on a phone – donations appreciated)

In addition to online booking (preferred), you can also make phone reservations or enquiries: 07976-301443 (Pippa) or 07970-185910 (Jonathan). (We will call you back if you leave a message).

 

BOX OFFICE now closed for our memorableJubilee concert 4 June 2022 (see programme details here)


Historic information about LAST Summer (2021)

The 2021 Musique-Cordiale Festival (relocated this year from Provence because of Covid-19 this summer – and just 1 week instead of 2), took place in Kent, GB in lieu of the Pays de Fayence, France, 29 July – 4 August 2021. Performing with the Musique-Cordiale choir and a reduced orchestra were many exciting new soloists as well as some of our favourite returning musicians and singers, directed once more by inspiring conductor Graham Ross, director of music at Clare College, Cambridge. (see also feature article HERE)

MUSIQUE CORDIALE IN KENT, summer 2021

DODDINGTON PLACE GARDENS,
plus Faversham Assembly Rooms & churches in Newnham & Doddington

29 July – 4 August 2021 (Programme for LAST summer – just a reminder!)

We have tried to design a Covid-safe experience this summer. Most concerts take place out of doors. Any applicable social distancing, checking-in and mask-wearing rules may still apply to the 3 indoor concerts and the use of tea rooms and toilets (of if weather requires a change in venue). We encourage you to bring clothing, blankets etc so that everyone can enjoy covid-safe music! There will be open seating – first come-first seated. There will be car parking in the park outside the Doddington Place Gardens gates. We regret that, this time, we have decided NOT to serve our usual free rosé wine to the audiences, comme d’habitude en Provence. But we invite you, en pleine aire,  to BYO (bring – and take away- your own refreshments) and to enjoy music in the magnificent gardens!
Thank you for your support. Do enjoy music with us in our lovely venues in Kent this summer! BYO: We will have upright (but distanced) seating directly in front of the performers at outdoor venues but you are welcome to bring (and take away) your own chairs/blankets, along with your picnic. There are plenty of trees to provide cover from sun but we will not be providing any canvas over the audience. Why not make an evening of our outdoor events in the lovely gardens? 

Thursday 29 July –   Book Concert Tickets, 29 July 2021, Newnham Church: 7PM  £0 -£15   
Newnham, Church of St Peter & St Paul, ME9 0LN
7 PM CHAMBER MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING
 HOFMANN: Serenade for flute & strings
Ruth Harrison, flute, Emma Purslow, violin
Joseph Fisher, viola, Tamaki Sugimoto, cello
 BEETHOVEN: Septet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & double bass
Sophie Mather, violin, Joseph Fisher, viola, Tamaki Sugimoto, cello
Martin Ludenbach, double bass, Greg Topping, bassoon, Idony Perrett, clarinet, Joel Ashford, horn

Friday 30 July 30 –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £15   
Doddington Place Gardens, ME9 0BB
7 PM Dazzling duo play
 Telemann, Piazzolla & Folk songs
Emma Purslow violin, Martin Ludenbach double-bass

 “ELOQUENT PIZZAZ” & CLASSICAL CABARET (click to book to see programme)
Charlotte King mezzo soprano & Dylan Perez piano
A medley of favourite songs

Saturday 31 July –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £ 20 
Tickets cover the whole evening. 

Doddington Place Gardens
A musical medley with picnic supper break in the gardens

START DELAYED TILL 7PM. You are still welcome to arrive from 4PM
    Trumpet Fanfare

   MOZART Flute Quartet
Ruth Harrison, flute
Emma Purslow, violin
Joseph Fisher, viola
James Heathcote. cello
   MOZART REQUIEM
Musique Cordiale Festival Choir & Orchestra

Katherine McIndoe soprano
James Hall counter-tenor
Brenton Spiteri tenor
Adam Maxey baritone
conductor: Graham Ross

Sunday 1 August –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £15    

Faversham. Assembly Rooms ME13 8PG

3 PM   BRAHMS Trio for clarinet, cello & piano
Rachel Coe clarinet
Sophie Haynes cello
Toby Hession piano
 MOZART Piano quartet no 1 in G minor, K478
Rebecca Taylor. piano, Emma Purslow violin
Joseph Fisher viola, Sophie Haynes cello

Sunday 1 August –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £20   
Doddington Place Gardens
7 PM   OPERA ARIAS (click to book to see programme)

Katherine McIndoe soprano
Brenton Spiteri tenor
Adam Maxey baritone
Toby Hession piano

Monday 2 August –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £15   
Doddington, Church of the beheading of St John the Baptist, ME9 0BD

7 PM   ALBINONI Oboe Concerto, James Hulme oboe
 JOHN RUTTER Birthday Madrigals for piano, bass & choir
 PEARSALL Lay a Garland
 MENDELSSOHN Richte Mich Gott
Musique Cordiale Festival Choir, a cappella, conductor Graham Ross

 

Wednesday 4 August –   Book TICKETS for this event HERE: £0 – £20   
Doddington Place Gardens
7 PM   
VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS Emma Purslow solo violin with orchestra

interval

Graham Ross conducting the closing concert of Musique Cordiale 2013   VIVALDI GLORIA

Graham Ross conducting a previous closing concert of Musique Cordiale
Musique Cordiale Festival Choir & orchestra

Katherine McIndoe soprano
James Hall counter-tenor
ConductorGraham Ross

(2021 season end)

We have arranged nearby alternative venues in the event of inclement weather – subject to social distancing and any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions or advice – but hope you will stick with the English picnic concept out of doors in the event of only a passing shower. Bring warm clothing and umbrellas as well as your wine and picnics. We will have a little refreshment available in the tea rooms. We will encourage mask-wearing and caution indoors.
AND…. Just a quick word while you’re here….     

PLEASE WOULD YOU CONSIDER SUPPORTING our…
2022 Essential & urgent fund-raising “Revival” campaign!

MUSIQUE CORDIALE 2005 – 2022 (so far!)

Admirable Aspirations – a 17-year record of valuable achievement in Pan-European musical and cultural exchange & education – a Labour of Love
Modest Means – especially after Covid cancellations
 

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If you value Musique Cordlale for its unique international festival and its orchestral academy for young musical talent – or its choral & singing courses, concerts and events in France and Britain,  we now desperately need your help!
Even after 17 years, it cannot continue without your support. Covid-19 left us with no income from choir subscriptions or ticket sales in 2020. We also lost almost all the expected subvention (grant-aid) support from French public funds for culture. We had applied for these for staging the musical events which we had to cancel. We reimbursed what we had received; yet many costs still have had to be met regularly as months have gone by without income. We are being brave and creative in 2021 but, with limited lead-time, ongoing and unpredictable travel restrictions and infection rates, it’s going to be VERY difficult to put on even a reduced festival, especially in Britain where we have much less history and fewer loyal supporters. In the past we have begun planning for the next festival as soon as the last one is over. Selecting the repertoire, designing the Programme, engaging artists, recruiting singers and musicians and enrolling volunteers and students takes months of advance planning, as do the arrangements for travel, accommodation, booking venues, catering and publicising our concerts. The French Musique Cordiale association, which  usually runs the festival, & The Musique-Cordiale Trust, the British charity which supports it and which is also arranging this year’s events in Britain, need you for this campaign. Between us, we must hit a £50,000 annual target – to give us the resources to plan ahead, reshape, to make savings and to re-emerge, probably in new forms but with our established emphasis on musical quality, development of young talent and European cultural exchange. Thank you to those who have helped us in the past by donating, pledging or raising money or by arranging events and inviting your friends to help. WHY NOT BECOME A FRIEND or DONOR? Or SPONSOR an event or musician? The continuing Covid restrictions have also prevented us from holding our usual pre-festival Musical Soirée, a vital fund-raiser that for 15 years enabled us to pay our way. And, sadly, courtesy of weather and other unforeseeable factors, our MEMORABLE, FABULOUS & FUN Jubilee concert, though loved by the audience & players who were there, ended up adding to our financial needs…
A huge amount of year-round, voluntary work is involved to organise the Festival and even the one-off outdoor concert that we managed in England in 2020 and the limited series of mainly-outdoor events in summer 2021 and the Faversham concert in December 2021 where Covid meant that we had to limit audience numbers. Most of the work is done by a team of dedicated volunteers, including several of our musicians and singers. Although normally supported and valued by its participants and audiences, both locally and from all over Europe, Musique Cordiale NEEDS TO REPLACE ITS LOST INCOME from ticket sales, subscriptions, some hard-won local funding in the face of shrinking public budgets for culture – Even in other years, it can be an enormous struggle to cover the costs of bringing over 100 musicians and singers from across the continent to the Pays de Fayence and accommodating and sustaining them – as well as working them hard to achieve great music together.
We hope to stage a festival again in France in 2023 – but will not neglect our audiences in Kent: we have become a 2-country enterprise in recognition of your support and enthusiasm!
Please SUPPORT US: details HERE And look out for our musical fund-raising events in Britain and France whenever we can again manage them.  We thank you for your support and understanding. In some form and at a suitable time, we promised to be back, in small steps and stages. Meanwhile, Stay healthy and safe.

 SOUTENEZ-NOUS SVP! 
EUROS €    GB POUNDS £
PLEASE SUPPORT US!

L’Association Musique Cordiale (association loi 1901, France, SIRET: 49346074500018),
The Musique-Cordiale Trust (charity, registered in England, no 1167732) www.musique-cordiale.org

 

Meanwhile here is a little look back….

 

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For information about our last pre-pandemic international festival, the 2019 summer Festival PROGRAMME can be downloaded HEREThe 2019 Festival BOX OFFICE page was open HERE .  Here, for information, is the 2019 Festival Flyer.


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