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Friday 30th June

LUCIENNE RENAUDIN-VARY  More info

Acting as replacement for Deal Festival's President, Alison Balsom OBE,  rising star French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin-Vary opens this year’s Deal Festival.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal.

 

Saturday 1st July

SMUGGLING AND SHIPWRECKMore info

Natasha Greenham and Lord Gawain Douglas together with Singing for Pleasure take us on an interactive journey.

11am St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer

 

NOT ONLY THE BEAT HOTEL - CELEBRATING HAROLD CHAPMAN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY More info

Harold Chapman, who was born in Deal and still lives in the town, was resident photographer

for Deal Festival for many years.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

 

COURTNEY PINE with Zoe Rahman (piano)More info

THE BALLAD BOOK

Saxophonist Courtney Pine embodies the dramatic transformation in the British Jazz scene over the

past thirty years.  Festival   In this  special and intimate evening of jazz Courtney Pine is accompanied

by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Sunday 2nd July

FESTIVAL MASS  More info

The visiting preacher will be The Revd. Peter Russell, Chaplain – St Lawrence College, Ramsgate.

10.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GB

HERESY II HERITAGE  More info

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. 'Heresy II Heritage', their new tour, charts the Uke's rise from curiosity to

virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall.

7.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Monday 3rd July

WHO? NEVER HEARD OF HIM! More info

Coffee Concert

The Cambini Ensemble explores the music of Franz Lachner, composer, conductor and close

friend of Franz Schubert.

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

PARSON CARTER’S DAUGHTERMore info

Commemorating 300 years since the birth of the Georgian scholar and `blue stocking`,

Mrs Elizabeth Carter.  She was the daughter of the cantankerous Dr Nicholas Carter,

Perpetual Curate of the newly built St George`s Church in Deal.

The play is written by GREGORY HOLYOAKE, author of six books on Deal and Walmer.

7.45pm St Andrew’s Church, Deal (performance starts at 8.15pm)

 

Tuesday 4th July

AROUNDNORTH  More info

A collaboration with The Bay Trust.  Installation creator Robert Jarvis

Musicians Stina Wilson and Andrey Debedev.  Artists from SEAS

An immersive evening of art and music, together with Robert Jarvis’ sound installation that takes

its inspiration from the apparent rotation of stars around the Celestial North Pole.

7.00pm – 10.00pm The Pines Calyx, St Margaret’s Bay

 

Wednesday 5th July

ALEX RIDER More info

UNDER A GREEN LINDEN

Harpist Alex Rider presents an enchanting programme, weaving together 17th Century with

20th Century works taken from the keyboard repertoire, including music by Couperin, Tournier,

Purcell and Benjamin Britten.

1.00pm St Andrew’s Church, Deal

 

THE MOULETTES More info

We are delighted to welcome The Moulettes back to Deal.  If The Moulettes’ sound could be

described in one word, it would be ‘intricate.’  Constantly challenging themselves, each song is

vividly elaborate, from the detailed meaning behind every lyric to their polished, harmonic sound.

7.45pm The Astor Theatre, Deal

 

Thursday 6th July

SCOTT BROTHERS DUOMore info

MUSIC & ANIMATION - A CHILDREN’S CONCERT

Jonathan & Tom Scott

A concert for primary school children and families performed by brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott –

four hands at one piano.  Brilliantly original animated films by Tom Scott to accompany the Mother

Goose Suite and Carnival of the Animals.

11.00am St George’s Church, Deal

 

Pre Concert Talk (30 minutes)More info

Paul Edlin and John Harper explain how the art of orchestration can make music sound so different.  They discuss how we hear harmonies and lines anew and how even musical structures can

appear to change.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

 

SCOTT BROTHERS DUOMore info

YOUTH’S MAGIC KINGDOM

The Scott Brothers, Jonathan and Tom, have earned acclaim worldwide for their inventive and

engaging programming of piano duet repertoire, which frequently involves animation.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Friday 7th July

IMPROVISOMore info

HANDEL SANDWICH – A CONCERT OF ANCIENT MUSIC

Founded at the Royal College of Music in November 2015, Improviso are a chamber ensemble,

featuring recorder, viola da gamba/cello and theorbo.

1.00pm St Clements Church, Sandwich

 

DR ROSEMARY DUNN INAUGURAL LECTURE More info

RICHARD HALLAM MBE

WHY MUSIC EDUCATION IS VITAL TO HUMANS

Richard Hallam MBE has been a professional musician, teacher, curriculum advisor, inspector,

head of music service, conductor, researcher and government adviser for music education in England.

6.15pm Deal Town Hall

 

RONNIE SCOTT’S BIG BANDMore info

BASIE & ELLINGTON

In a special and rare performance outside London, the UK’s premiere jazz organisation brings

its star-studded big band led by the inimitable Pete Long.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Saturday 8th July

THE MIDNIGHT TRADE – SMUGGLING IN DEAL  SOLD OUT!More info

A Walk by Gregory Holyoake

2.00pm – 4.00pm  A two-hour brisk stroll starting at the entrance to Deal Pier and finishing

at St George’s Church Hall for refreshments.

 

SARAH CONNOLLY CBEMore info

LOVE AND LIFE

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Deal Festival is very proud to welcome Sarah Connolly CBE, one of the world’s foremost singers who

is in constant demand on the international stage.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Sunday 9th July

The Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust present

THE BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES PORTSMOUTHMore info

The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) under the direction

of Lieutenant Colonel N J Grace BMus(Hons) FLCM, LRSM Royal Marines Principal Director of Music.

The annual concert is both a celebration of this great ensemble and a memorial to the 11 musicians

killed when the Royal Marines Barracks was bombed in 1989.

2pm Walmer Green

 

JULIAN PERKINSMore info

LASCIA CH’IO PIANGA

Celebrated harpsichordist Julian Perkins presents a programme of baroque jewels in the exquisite

surroundings of the Norman Church of St Clements’.

7.00pm St Clements Church, Sandwich

 

Monday 10th July

BOLD AS QUINTET More info

Deal & Sandwich Schools' Concert

10.00am St George’s Church, Deal

Dover Schools' Concert

12.45pm Dover Town Hall

 

BOLD ASMore info

Matilda Lloyd, Trinity Laban, Kent Symphonic Winds, White Cliffs Symphonic Winds

New works performed by BOLD AS students

ignite the playing of brass instruments, using the incredible brightly coloured award winning

plastic pTrumpets and pBones.

7.00pm Nye Hall, Duke of York Military School, Dover

 

Tuesday 11th July

HAMLETMore info

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI’S ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY

Franco Zeffirelli’s 1990 American film adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy stars Mel Gibson

in the title role.

2.00pm The Astor Theatre, Deal

 

HAMLETMore info

by William Shakespeare

The Changeling Theatre Company celebrating its 20th anniversary

In collaboration with English Heritage

Hamlet has everything going for him. A wealthy prince living the good life. But when his father dies,

his world starts to fall apart.  His mother marries his uncle and Hamlet loses his succession to the throne.

He struggles to understand his new world. He faces a difficult choice: to accept it or rebel against it.

7.15pm Dover Castle

 

Wednesday 12th July

SCHERZOS AND SONGS WITHOUT WORDS – the allure of Felix Mendelssohn More info

Coffee Concert

Paul Stubbings plays organ music by Saint-Saëns, Pierné. Rheinberger, Alfred Hollins and Mendelssohn.

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

AUSTRO-BOHEMIAN RHAPSODYMore info

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC with Guildhall School Historical Performance

Department and Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral.

Director Eamonn Dougan

The combined forces of the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music, students from the

Historical Performance department of Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Choristers

of Canterbury Cathedral recreate music from the Austro-Bohemian baroque.

7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Walmer.  In association with Orchestras Live!

 

Thursday 13th July

The Marlowe Young Musicians of the Year Soloists More info

HUGH ROWLANDS – Pianist

FRANCIS BUSHELL – Bassoon

Deal Festival are delighted to give a platform to the first and second prize winners of

The Marlowe Young Musician of the Year

1.00pm Deal Town Hall

 

VAMPYR More info

WITH LIVE SCORE BY MINIMA AND STEPHEN HORNE

Vampyr was Carl Dreyer’s first production after his Passion of Joan of Arc in 1928 - and his first

sound film. Loosely based on J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s In a Glass Darkly, Vampyr offers a sensual immediacy

that few works of cinema can match. Dreyer leads the viewer, as though guided in a trance, through a

realm akin to a waking-dream.

7.45pm The Astor Theatre, Deal

 

Friday 14th July

ALAN POWERS – Talk on Edward ArdizzoneMore info

Alan Powers writes about twentieth century art, architecture and design, mainly in Britain.

1.00pm The Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road

 

CASTALIAN QUARTETMore info

Sini Simonen violin, Daniel Roberts violin, Charlotte Bonneton viola, Christopher Graves cello

The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber

music scene.

7.30pm St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich

 

Saturday 15th July

MURDER, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM – THE DARKER SIDE OF DEAL  SOLD OUT!More info

A Walk by Gregory Holyoake

2.00pm – 4.00pm  A two-hour brisk stroll starting at the entrance to Deal Pier and finishing at

St Andrew’s Church Hall for refreshments.

 

Pre Concert Talk (30 minutes)More info

Dr Paul Edlin and Dr Michelle Castelletti explain the extraordinary world of Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler’s notorious wife who had innumerable affairs, especially with leading Viennese artists.

Alma Mahler is the subject of Oskar Kokoschka’s life-sized doll!

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

 

SIR JOHN TOMLINSON WITH COUNTERPOISEMore info

KOKOSCHKA’S DOLL

Kokoschka's Doll has been created especially for Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise by John Casken.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Sunday 16th July

JULIAN PERKINS WITH TRINITY LABAN   More info

HUNGARIAN ROCK

11.00am – 12.30pm Public Workshop with public performances at 1.30pm and 2.00pm

2.30pm to 4pm Julian Perkins and Trinity Laban create dance and music within the gallery

Outstanding young performers and alumni from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance join harpsichordist Julian Perkins to create a dance work in the gallery, with music from the baroque to the present day including Gyorgy Ligeti’s seminal Hungarian Rock.

Turner Contemporary, The Rendezvous, Margate

 

Pre Concert Talk (30 minutes)More info

John Harper guides us through the piano concertos of Beethoven, referencing events in

Beethoven’s life.

 

FREDDY KEMPF WITH WIENER KAMMERSYMPHONIE More info

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS 4 & 5 (EMPEROR)

Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all

over the world.  We proudly welcome back Freddy with the outstanding Wiener Kammersymphonie,

who gave one of the most memorable concerts of the 2015 festival.

7.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

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