Tuesday 4 July 2017

JAM on the Marsh

JAM's now annual festival JAM on the Marsh starts on Thursday 6 July with ten days of music both new and old, visual art, spoken work and more on Romney Marsh, curated by Daniel Cook. The Mousai Singers, conductor Daniel Cook, perform Bach, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Rheinberger, Stanford and RVW, Julian Perkins and Sounds Baroque perform Handel, Bach, Albinoni and Judith Bingham, and there is more Judith Bingham from London Mozart Players, conductor Daniel Cook. Oboist Michal Rogalski is joined by guitarist Michael Poll for a programme of music influenced by Latin America

The BBC Singers, conducted by Daniel Cook, with Jamie Walton (cello), give the premiere of Voices of Vimy which remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge where Canada suffered its greatest losses, and the new piece has two composers, Tom Harrold (British) and Stuart Beatch (Canadian) with words by Graham Davies (Welsh). The new piece is performed alongside music by Elgar, Finzi, Howells, Rutter and Tavener.

There is a selection of art exhibitions, church tours, Shakespeare's Hamlet from Changeling Theatre, and poetry readings including Jonty Driver reciting his sequence The Journey Back, interspersed with Corelli's La Follia played by Peter Fields.

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