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Bayle Music has been presenting concerts of choral and chamber music in Folkestone's historic Parish Church since 2012.’

 

'Includes concerts of classical folk music performed by soloists and ensembles. Most events are free or Pay What You Want. Folkestone is on the Kent coast, less than one hour from central London by train.' Held Late March.

 

'Folkestone New Music promotes contemporary music in Folkestone and beyond.'

 

Annual Festival in Folkestone organized by and featuring the Sacconi String Quartet alongside other internationally renowned artists. Held Mid May.

 

'The musicians all undertake their training at the Royal Military School of Music once selected and after an initial period of training within the Band .... They are a popular band and are always very busy. The Band has also toured to the many parts of the world and performed for both military and public events.'

 

'An amateur orchestra, consisting of members of all age groups, who are highly motivated and who enjoy making music together. The orchestra performs under the name of "Folkestone Symphony" ... The orchestra is a friendly group of people who meet up to rehearse once a week, giving at least four public concerts a year to very appreciative audiences.'

 

Also indexedFolkestone Symphony

Based in Saltwood, Hythe, Kent: ‘The Society was founded in 1921. It was always intended that it should remain a small choir to serve the needs of village life and over the years membership has fluctuated between 30 and 40, except in 1948 when it had a record 60 members. The current membership is just over 50 ... The Society performs two or three concerts during the year. The programmes have been varied, ranging, in a lighter vein from Gilbert and Sullivan, Edward German and “Songs from the Shows”, to the classical choir repertoire of Bach, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Vivaldi. At Christmas, the Society has a carol concert in the church’.

 

‘A beautiful Victorian structure, the Leas Bandstand still hosts regular concerts throughout the summer season. Its tent-shaped canopy supported by cast-iron columns provides shelter for the band while deckchairs are set out for audiences.’ The concerts take place on most Sundays (a few Saturdays), with performances from 2.30PM to 4.30PM: ‘Performances are subject to change and are weather dependent’.

 

‘A fully equipped 300 seat theatre, providing a venue for performances, music and other events.’ The Theatre is the home of, and is owned by, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society.

 

Also indexedFolkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society

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