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SSEMK Friends Membership

Friends Membership will give you access to priority booking and other exclusive offers.
Once you have purchased a membership, you will receive an email  with full details with a code to unlock priority bookings and you can use the ticket for Friends offers, and a card will be available when you next come  to a concert.

Membership Individual £25, Joint (same address) £35

Fair Oriana

Described as "pure vocal beauty "by Classic FM, Fair Oriana are a soprano duo known for the purity of their voices and trade-mark blend. They specialise in singing historical repertoire, and, in collaboration with regular teams of instrumentalists, perform chamber concerts with a hint of theatre.  Their programme will present SSEMK’s contribution to the 2024 Easter celebrations with a performance of François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres, of which only the Wednesday set of three survive, unlike other composers whose works survived and spanned their compositions throughout Holy Week. The programme will also include the magical pen of English contemporary, Henry Purcell, in heart-rending solos and duets.

Saturday 23 March 2024   7pm
Fair Oriana

F. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres
Solos, duets & keyboard works by Pergolesi
H. Purcell, Blow, de Visée, Marais & d’Anglebert

Church of St. Mary, Kenardington
Tickets: £22.00  £20.00  £15.00

 

The Harmonists - A Harpsichord Extravaganza

The sound of two harpsichords is a truly unique and vibrant sound, ranging from the most delicate sounds to full and rich texture, capable of representing the timbres of full orchestral textures. Although the harpsichord is traditionally used as solo instrument, or as part of a continuo group, there is a stunning repertoire for two harpsichords.  Alongside the core repertoire of concertos and  sonatas written specifically for two harpsichords, Thomas Allery and Nathaniel Mander create their own arrangements of music which explore the varied colours of the instruments. Two outstanding double-manual harpsichords will be heard in their recital, a French Goujon copy from 1749 by British harpsichord maker by Andrew Garlick and a Flemish Iohannes Ruckers petit ravalement copy from 1638 by Andreas Kilström of Sweden.

Saturday 20 April 2024   7.30pm
The Harmonists
Thomas Allery & Nathaniel Mander
A Harpsichord Extravaganza!


F. Couperin: Allemande à deux Clavecins 
Krebs: Concerto for two Harpsichords in A minor
​Marchand: Prélude & Chaconne (Suite in d minor)
J. S. Bach: C minor Concerto for two harpsichords
H. Purcell: Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
Buxtehude:
Ciacona in e minor

Pachelbel: Ciacona in f minor
J. S. Bach: C major Concerto for two harpsichords unaccompanied

Church of St. Mary, Kenardington
Tickets: £20.00  £17.50  £12.50

 

Consone Quartet

SSEMK is delighted to announce the appointment of the Consone Quartet as their Artists-in-Residence for 2024-2027, culminating in the final season with a concert on 26th March 2027, the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s death. Their residency commences with this concert in collaboration with period keyboard specialist, Linda Nicholson, the Patron of SSEMK. Their all-Mozart programme features original works by Wolfgang Amadeus, culminating in a contemporary arrangement of his wonderful wind quintet, KV452.

Saturday 18 May 2024   7.30pm
Consone Quartet
Linda Nicholson fortepiano
Mainly Mozart!

Mozart: Piano concerto in A major, KV414
Mozart: String Quartet in G major, KV387
Mozart Quintet for piano and winds, KV452, arr. Naumann

Church of St. Mary, Kenardington
Tickets: £32.50  £25.00  £17.50