Sunday 9th July

The Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust presents


2pm Walmer Green

Director: 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.  Each year some 10,000 people converge on Walmer Green to listen to this concert and enjoy picnics and the extraordinary and special atmosphere.


Just prior to the concert there will be a fly-past by a Lancaster Bomber from the RAF Memorial Flight



7.00pm St Clements Church, Sandwich

Celebrated harpsichordist Julian Perkins presents a programme of baroque jewels in the exquisite surroundings of the Norman Church of St Clements’.  Julian Perkins is founder-director of Sounds Baroque, has performed concertos with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Sixteen, and conducted staged opera productions for the Buxton Festival, Dutch National Opera Academy and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, among others. In 2016, Julian was appointed Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera Company.


Handel’s great aria ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo forms the centrepiece of the programme. With works by Frescobaldi, Froberger, J.S and W.F Bach and Rameau, this concert is a literal guide through many of the greatest composers for this instrument.


Tickets £15.00  Festival Friends  £13.00 Students £7.50

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.


Toccata Decima      G. Frescobaldi (1583–1643)

Canzona Quarta from Toccate e Partite, Libro Primo and Libro Secondo (Rome, 1615 and 1637)


Partita no. 2 in D minor, FbWV 602   J.J. Froberger (1616–1667)

Allemanda – Courant – Sarabanda – Gigue from Libro secundo (1649)


Suite no. 2 in C minor     J. C. Smith (1712–1795)

Andante allegro – Allegro – Allegro from Six Suites of Lessons for the Harpsichord, Op. 3 (London, 1755)


‘Lascia ch’io pianga’     G. F. Handel (1690–1723) from Rinaldo (HWV 7, 1711) (1685–1759) arr. W. Babell


Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846   J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850 from Das Wohltemperirte Clavier, Book 1 (1722)


Fantasie in A minor, Falck 23    W. F. Bach (1710–1784)

Polonaise no. 3 in D major, Falck 12 Allegretto


Les Trois Mains      J-P. Rameau (1683–1764)


La Triomphante

Gavotte avec les Doubles de la Gavotte from Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin (Paris, c1728)


Described as ‘exuberantly stylish’ by the Sunday Times, Julian Perkins is Founder Director of Sounds Baroque and designate Artistic Director of the Cambridge Handel Opera Company.

Solo recitals have included appearances for international festivals at St Albans, Buxton, Canterbury, Oundle, Ryedale and Two Moors in repertoire including J. S. Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues. Julian has appeared with many leading soloists and ensembles at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London, Lincoln Center, New York, and Sydney Opera House, as well as at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival. In addition to performing as solo harpsichordist in productions at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Welsh National Opera, Julian has performed concertos with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Sixteen and New London Soloists. As a conductor, Julian has performed staged opera productions for organisations such as the Buxton Festival, Dutch National Opera Academy, Grimeborn Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Kings Place, New Chamber Opera and New Kent Opera, and concert performances with, among others, the Bampton Classical Players, Barts Chamber Choir, Bury Court Opera, New London Singers, Rodolfus Choir, Southbank Sinfonia and Spiritato.

Julian’s discography has seen acclaimed solo and chamber recordings for Avie, Coro, Chandos, Opus Arte and Resonus on a wide range of instruments, including the Queen’s harpsichord at Kew Palace. Recent releases include the world-première of J. C. Smith’s op. 3 solo harpsichord suites, described as ‘brilliant and fresh’ by American Record Guide. His 2016 recording of J. S. Bach’s French Suites on clavichord was described as ‘music making of the highest order’ by the Boston Clavichord Society.

Julian read music at King’s College, Cambridge, and completed his formal studies at the Schola Cantorum, Basle and the Royal Academy of Music, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his ‘significant contribution’ thus far to the music profession


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