We are delighted to be presenting the amazing violinist Nigel Kennedy in concert, as part of our outstanding spring series of concerts at the end of May. Nigel will be performing in the unique and intimate setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye as part of his European tour following on from his outstanding recent concerts at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
We would like to acknowledge the much appreciated support of our event sponsors Future Climate Info
This incredibly special concert will include Nigel performing music from Bach, and his stunning new album ‘My World’. Expect the unexpected and some pleasant surprises with additional repertoire, which will include Nigel’s own unique interpretations of music by Stéphane Grappelli and Jimi Hendrix.
Tickets for this concert will be in high demand so we encourage you to book early!
‘His unique talent, virtuosic artistry and extraordinary ability to communicate with audiences have made him one of the world’s most popular and well-respected performers, and this show will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.‘ – The Guardian
Ticket Prices £75.00 Front seating - Sold Out, £65.00 General seating, £40.00 Standing - Sold out and VIP Package £135.00
Doors will open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. There will be a licensed bar at the concert.
For over twenty-five years, Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. He is the best selling classical violinist of all time.
From a young age, he was Yehudi Menuhin’s most famous protégé, studying first at the Menuhin School before moving to the Juilliard School of Music in New York to study under celebrated teacher, Dorothy DeLay.
During his career, Nigel Kennedy has undertaken countless international tours, performing with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors throughout Europe, North America, Central and South America, South East Asia and Australia.
Nigel Kennedy has attracted an enormous amount of worldwide media attention throughout an extraordinary career and his international television appearances have been wide and varied. He has given public and private performances for members of the British royal family and has also been presented with many awards including, amongst others, Outstanding Contribution to British Music and Male Artist of the Year at the UK Brit Awards; in France a Vivement Dimanche Gold Award, numerous Echo Awards and Switzerland’s Gold Rose of Montreux.
Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.
St Mary’s Church