JAM on the Marsh
PUBLISHED: 11:16 29 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:31 29 June 2015
After the success of last year’s JAM on the Marsh on Kent’s glorious Romney Marsh, the festival is back with an unmissable line-up.
Kicking off on 9 July, curated by world famous composer Paul Mealor, JAM on the Marsh 2015 will feature sensational concerts, a safari opera dinner, theatre, poetry recitals, beach-combing for children, stunning photography and the rare opportunity to have your dreams turned into a piece of art.
Sounds Baroque opens the festival’s music, performing Pergolessi’s achingly beautiful Stabat Mater and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in Snargate.
The following night at All Saints, Lydd, the world-class Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge and Onyx Brass will perform Paul Patterson’s The Fifth Continent; a powerful work, in part sea-swirling in part so peaceful, about the Marsh. This will be joined by our Festival Commission, The Voices of Our Ancestors by internationally respected Thea Musgrave. Paul Mealor’s chart-topping hit Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal also features, with pieces by Whitacre and Lauridsen.
Daniel Cook comes to Lydd a day after playing this recital at Westminster Abbey, in their prestigious Summer Organ Festival. A few days later he returns with the Mousai Singers to perform Duruflé’s spellbinding and deeply spiritual, Requiem in a concert of English and French classics; Entente Cordiale!
The Festival Chamber Orchestra of Canterbury will join the festival for the first time, performing a treat of orchestral favourites from Bach, Mozart, Corelli, Walton and Albinoni, getting St Leonard’s, Hythe ready for the weekend.
For info and booking for all JAM on the Marsh events, visit http://www.jamconcert.org/jam-on-the-marsh or call 0800 988 7984.