The St Swithun’s Festival of Arts returns for its second year with an even larger exhibition of artwork from local schools, extensive floral displays and two fine choral and orchestral concerts.
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favourite pieces of artwork in the East Grinstead Meridian Rotary Club’s ‘Young Artist and Designer Competition’, with prizes being awarded by the Mayor at a special awards ceremony at the end of the Festival.
There is also the opportunity to hear some of the most uplifting and inspirational music in St Swithun’s beautiful acoustic. The St Swithun’s Festival Choir comprises singers from our own church choir with friends from St Mary’s and other local groups, and will be accompanied by a professional ensemble lead by St Swithun’s own George Clifford. We also welcome Tunbridge Wells chamber choir, Quorum, to the Festival with a varied a cappella programme of miniature choral masterpieces. Both concerts are conducted by St Swithun’s Director of Music, Adrian Goss.
Saturday 29 June 2019 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
St Swithun’s Festival Choir with The Meridian Ensemble on authentic period instruments
Leader: George Clifford, Conductor: Adrian Goss
A programme of music from the Baroque era including orchestral pieces by Handel and Boyce, and the Handel Coronation Anthem, “My heart is inditing”.
Sunday 30 June 2019 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
Quorum Chamber Choir - “Music Across the Continents”, Conductor: Adrian Goss
This accomplished ensemble from Tunbridge Wells brings a programme of music from across the continents from composers such as Purcell, Lotti, Blow, Grieg, Duruflé, Poulenc, Howells and Whitacre. The concert will be followed by complimentary afternoon tea in St Swithun’s Hall*.
All concert tickets £10 adults / £5 under 18s, available from The Parish Office on 01342 325026 or from www.swithun.org.uk
*Tickets for the Quorum concert tea are limited and available for advance purchase only. Tickets for the concert may be purchased on the door but will unfortunately not include Afternoon Tea.
Exhibition opening times:
Saturday 29 June 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 30 June 11am - 2.30pm
Monday 1 July 10am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 2 July 10am - 5.30pm