Concerts at The Parish Church of St Mary & St EanswytheMusic on a Saturday Afternoon presented by
Bayle Music in Association with Canterbury Music Club
Honorary President Rev. Dr. John Walker
Chairman: Ian Gordon
Concert Secretary: Prof. Grenville Hancox
Our Sunday Eucharist and daily Morning Prayer will be broadcast on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/sainteanswythe and on our YouTube page at ‘St Eanswythe’ For links to these sites and further information please see our church website https://stmaryandsteanswythe.org/
During the current lockdown the church WILL BE OPEN DAILY for SILENT PRAYER ONLY at the following times
11 am – 1 pm Monday to Saturday.
Please note that Social Distancing and Hand Sanitising must be observed.
A warm welcome awaits you in the beautiful space that is St Eanswythe’s Church, The Bayle, Folkestone CT201SW (consecrated 1138) Its magnificent acoustic together with the tranquil surrounds of the church, is very special, as so too are the artists appearing in this series. An exciting partnership is launched in this series between Bayle Music with Folkestone Early Music and Folkestone New Music offering performance of compositions from the seventeenth to twenty first centuries.
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Bayle Music Kindly Sponsored by
Partnership Working Team (Folkestone)
With government restrictions, institutional indecision and changing policies across the board, we propose an alternative series of recitals following similar engagements by professional organisations similarly struggling to survive e.g. Glyndebourne opera.
In partnership with Canterbury Music Club, we will welcome musicians to perform live (appropriately socially distanced) in St Eanswythe's church Folkestone with its magnificent acoustic and beautiful backdrop - and possibly with a small socially distanced audience present in the church depending on current advice from church authorities. In a similar partnership, RVP video company will stream each recital live from the church using a dedicated Canterbury Music Club YouTube channel. There will be up to five cameras used with a mixing desk offering a multi-dimensional view of the performance together with high-end sound recording equipment ensuring a high quality transmission, which you will be able to see and listen to in the comfort of your home. As an insurance against internet problems during the live broadcast, each recital will be HD recorded for later viewing/ listening. Full programme details are available online at the Canterbury Music Club website https://canterburymusicclub.com We are extremely grateful to Fr John Walker, parish priest at St Mary & St Eanswythe and the churchwardens for their support in enabling this initiative to become a reality. Full details of the 2021-2022 season and the price of season and individual concert tickets will be posted in the near future. In the meantime, for information or queries, please contact Grenville Hancox by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 3 July 2021 3.00pm
Kentish Piano Trio
Kathy Shave · violin Julia Vohralik · cello Helen Crayford · piano
Beethoven · Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 1 Schubert · Notturno, Op. Post. 148 Beethoven · Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 ('Ghost')New 2021-22 Season
Monday 27 September 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE DAY AND TIME
Freddy Kempf piano and Sacconi Quartet
Saturday 23 October 3.00pm
'Sacconi Quintets' Outstanding young musicians perform movements from quintets
Saturday 21 November 3.30pm
Rachel Podger violin
Saturday 18 December 5.00pm
Bayle Cantata Handel Messiah
Directed by Grenville Hancox
Saturday 22 January 3.00pm
Dominic Degavino piano
Saturday 19 February 3.00pm
Saturday 12 March 3.00pm
David Rees Williams piano Iain Bellamy saxophone
Saturday 23 April 3.00pm
Antara Duo Tom Hancox flute Rachel Wick harp
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worship has been offered on or near this site since 630 AD when Eadbald,
King of Kent, built a convent and church for his daughter Eanswythe - believed
to be the first religious house with an abbess in the country. His father,
King Ethelbert, had welcomed St Augustine and his monks in 597. Eanswythe
died in about 640 AD and was made a saint soon after. Her relics became
a focus of pilgrimage and in 1138 were brought into the present church
(the fourth to occupy this site) on 12 September - the date we still
keep as our Patronal Festival.
The Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe
St Eanswythe's relics were re-discovered in 1885 during work in the Chancel and are now kept in niche behind a brass grill in the north wall of Sanctuary of the High Altar, close by Woodward's memorial brass plate. They provide an inspiring link with the far-off days of Pope Gregory and St Augustine and the return of Christianity to Britain 300 years after the Roman occupation ended.
On 6 March in the presence of the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover, Rev. Darren Miller Archdeacon of Ashford, Rev Dr John Walker, parish priest, the Mayor of Folkestone and a packed church Dr Andrew Richardson of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust announced that the detailed investigation of the relics carried out in January 2020 proved conclusively that they were the relics of St Eanswythe herself.
Crowthers of Canterbury (Wind Instruments)