One date has been confirmed for a future concert, others not yet being settled.   Furthering our Canterbury connection, 20 November, 2023 at 11:00am will witness the debut at St Andrew’s of Tommy Geddes, one of the cathedral’s fine tenors;  he will be accompanied at the piano by Jamie Rogers, in his youth a member of the church choir at St Andrew’s.   Their programme will contain music by Handel, Schubert, Mahler and Debussy, alongside songs from our own shores by Butterworth, Stanford, Bridge and Finzi.
In the meantime…
Every musician’s performance is improved on witnessing an enthusiastic audience in front of them, and so we are pleased to plug concerts featuring friends of the St Andrew’s Coffee Concert series.

The first of them is given by Violins Two!, stars of our recent September concert.   They are performing in St Mildred’s Church, Church Lane, CANTERBURY CT1 2PP on Friday, 27th October at 3:00pm.   The music, some familiar with some surprises, is by Bill Thorp, Darius Milhaud, Peteris Vasks and Jindra Necasova-Nardelli.   If further incentive is required this will be followed by tea and cakes!   Tickets cost £8.00.

The second, six days later, takes place in Deal Town Hall, High Street, DEAL on Thursday 2nd November at 7:00pm.   Our friends in The Ringlemere Ensemble are joined by an outstanding oboist, Owen Dennis, in music by Debussy, Théodore Dubois (a fascinating quintet for oboe, string trio and piano – I love it!), Mozart (Oboe Quartet) and Poulenc (Oboe Sonata).   Tickets cost £12.00 at the door.

And thirdly, The Thanet Chamber Choir, with its conductor, Greg Tassell, and Paul Stubbings at the organ, performs Fauré’s Requiem and the Mozart Vespers, together with music by JS Bach and Sweelinck, at St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas-at-Wade on Saturday, 11th November at 7:00pm.   Tickets at the door cost £12.00, but all of you youthful under-18s can attend for FREE!