Recent Concerts


“Raising the Roof with Royal Music” Holy Trinity Church, Folkestone 28th October.

Good Friday 7 April 6.00pm in St Leonard’s Church, Hythe CT21 5DN

MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK Mainly from the romantic style of composition, the late 19th century & the early decades of the 20th century.

Palm Sunday: Glory and Honour and Laud Charles Wood (1866-1926) Holy Week: Let all mortal flesh keep silent Edward C Bairstow (1874 – 1946) Good Friday: Vexilla Regis Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896), Am Karfreitag Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847), O Saviour of the world Sir F A G Ouseley (1825 – 1889). Followed, after a short interval, by: Requiem Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924) Chamber version by David Hill, 2011 & performed by us in 2012. With Nigel Brookes – baritone, Margot Rusmanis – violin, Molly Oldland – ‘cello, Harriet Adie – harp and Tim Parsons – organ.


Monday 14 February at 5.30pm in Canterbury Cathedral

The Shepway Singers were invited to provide the music for Evensong on St Valentine’s Day and were joined by members of the choirs of The Parish Church of St Leonard’s, Hythe. A number of The Singers are also members of one or more of the church choirs. Tim Parsons played the organ.

Good Friday 15 April at 6.00pm in St Leonard’s Church CT21 5DN

Requiem for the Pandemic by Michael Lewis (first complete performance)
for chorus, soprano, violin, ‘cello and organ.

Belinda Lewis – soprano
Floriane Peycelon – violin
Molly Oldland – ‘cello
Tim Parsons – organ

A series of 3 Autumn Concerts with a ‘mixed bag’ programme:

  • Saturday 24 September at 3.00pm in St Martin’s Church, Acrise, near Folkestone, Kent CT18 8JZ. Programme of Mists & Mellow Fruitiness (!) including madrigals, spirituals, art songs, folk songs, Cole Porter & George Mitchell.
  • Saturday 1 October at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Postling, near Hythe, Kent CT21 4EX
  • Saturday 29 October at 6.30pm in St Margaret of Antioch Church, Womenswold, near Canterbury, Kent CT4 6HE



Good Friday 19 April
St Leonard’s Church, Hythe CT21 5DN
6.30 – 7.15 pm Devotions, prayers, readings and music, including DuruflĂ© and Bruckner motets.
7.30 pm Duruflé Requiem.
Retiring collection.

Saturday 15 June at 7.30 pm
St Martin’s Church, Horn Street, Cheriton, CT20 3JJ
including Polyphonic music by Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina & Victoria and American music.
Retiring collection.

Saturday 28 September 7:30pm
St Margaret of Antioch Church, Womenswold, Kent CT4 6HE
‘American Pie’ including spirituals and music by Billings, Whitacre, Porter and Shearing.
In aid of ‘Warmth for Womenswold’

Saturday 2 November at 7.30 pm
St Leonard’s Church, Hythe CT21 5DN
‘Music from America’
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Shearing Songs & Sonnets from Shakespeare and works by Billings, Brubeck & Copland.

Saturday 21 December at 7.30pm
St Leonard’s Church, Hythe CT21 5DN
‘Carols for All’
Carols and Christmas Music with St Leonard’s Church Choirs & Hythe Girls’