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Saturday 24th August 2019: 3pm - Doors open at 2pm

Rye international jazz festival is thrilled to present a truly unique and incredibly special headline afternoon concert at the stunning and intimate setting of St Mary’s church Rye on Saturday 24 August with award winning singer and songwriter Rumer.

This concert has sold out of Unreserved Tickets. There may be some side of stage and ambient (no view) tickets released closer to the festival. Please check the website for more details or pop into the box office during the festival.

This will be an exclusive intimate solo UK concert with Rumer and her partner; pianist, composer and arranger Rob Shirakbari. They will be performing a programme of Rumer’s favourite songs from her collaborations with the legendary Burt Bacharach and her own impressive and highly esteemed catalogue of wonderful songs.

Rumer’s hit debut album Seasons of My Soul (2010) sold over a million copies worldwide and since then she has released Boy’s Don’t Cry (2012), where she did justice to some of pop’s finest melodists, including Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oates, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams and Isaac Hayes and her album Into Colour (2014) saw Rumer’s return as a songwriter. Rumer, who has been called “heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter” by Q Magazine, has earned raves for her live shows across the globe and has seen her perform for President Barack Obama at the White House, as well as HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

In November 2016 she released an album entitled This Girl’s In Love, A Bacharach & David Songbook features Bacharach himself on piano and a collaboration between Rumer and her musical partner and arranger, composer Rob Shirakbari. The album features some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s most memorable co-compositions. Shirakbari produced, arranged, conducted, mixed and helped engineer the collection, employing some of the world’s leading session musicians.

“This lady has a golden voice” Burt Bacharach

“Sensational” The Sunday Times

“Impeccable pop balladry” Mail On Sunday

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Spectrum Independent Financial Advice for partnering this wonderful headline concert.

Demand will be extremely high for this special concert so we encourage you to book early!

Why not get a group of friends together or treat someone special, arrange a pre-concert meal or book to stay overnight at one of the many superb hotels, B&B’s or guest houses.

Unreserved Seated £60
Doors open 2pm. Concert starts at 3pm.
Booking fee applies.

Make a weekend of it! Click here for camping and hotel options and more information about Rye & surrounding areas.

Artist: Rumer

Listen to Rumer

Rumer is a British pop singer songwriter whose hit debut album Seasons of My Soul (2010) sold over a million copies worldwide and since then she has released Boy’s Don’t Cry (2012), where she did justice to some of pop’s finest melodists, including Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oates, Jimmy Webb,

Paul Williams and Isaac Hayes and her album Into Colour (2014) saw Rumer’s return as a songwriter.

Rumer, who has been called “heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter” by Q Magazine, has earned raves for her live shows across the globe. Rumer has already dazzled audiences in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Amsterdam, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland as well as Japan and the USA. Rumer’s success has seen her perform for President Barack Obama at the White House, as well as HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

In November 2016 she released an album entitled This Girl’s In Love, A Bacharach & David Songbook features Bacharach himself on piano and a collaboration between Rumer and her musical partner and arranger, composer Rob Shirakbari.

The album features some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s most memorable co-compositions. Shirakbari produced, arranged, conducted, mixed and helped engineer the collection, employing some of the world’s leading session musicians.

A lavish fantasia concealing a luxuriant heart of darkest melancholia, This Girl’s in Love is nothing if not a treat for lovers of violins and cellos, the 22-piece string section (and six-piece horn section) corralled, engineered and recorded at legendary Capitol Studios and engineered by none other than Al Schmitt , who provided lush soundscapes for classic recordings by Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones.

We wanted a handful of songs to not be messed around with too much. There’s a reason people like them and the original arrangements.” The version of “A House Is Not a Home” is “not too dissimilar” to the PBS Special iteration. “To Wait For Love” is “seductive” while “The Last One to Be Loved” was included at Bacharach’s request, as was “(In The) Land of Make Believe.”

“I love all these songs… everybody does,” says Rumer, finally. “Burt Bacharach and Hal David have touched so many hearts in so many countries and over so many decades. And the music still touches people’s hearts now. There is a timelessness to these songs. They will last forever.

Venue: St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church

Make a weekend of it!
Click here for camping and hotel options and more information about Rye & surrounding areas.

St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our Rye headline concerts throughout the year and we are proud to have hosted artists including Jose Feliciano, Courtney Pine, Kandace Springs, Eric Bibb, Nigel Kennedy, KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Kyle Eastwood and Joan Armatrading. We’re sure you’ll love the venue as much as our artist’s have loved performing here!

Situated in the heart of the citadel, 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 and offers breathtaking views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower.

St Mary’s Church, Church Square
Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF

Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes. The church has no dedicated toilet facilities and we thank our friends at Kino Cinema (one minute walk) for allowing our concert attendees to use their facilities.

  • Fully licensed bar for pre-concert & interval drinks & snacks
  • Unreserved theatre style seating
  • Wheelchair access (please email info@ryejazz.com to book special access once you have booked your tickets)

We would like to thank the staff & volunteers at St Mary’s Church for their support and assistance at the concerts.

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