Welcome to Hastings Early Music Festival
‘Sound of Times’

Hastings Early Music Festival brings international performer’s to Hastings for concerts at St Mary in the Castle and Kino Teatr.  Sound of Times traces music back through time from Beethoven to Rameau and Purcell, exploring some of today’s best loved music through innovative and dynamic programming.

Hastings Early Music Festival brings international performer’s to Hastings for concerts at St Mary in the Castle and Kino Teatr. Sound of Times traces music back through time from Beethoven to Rameau and Purcell, exploring some of today’s best loved music through innovative and dynamic programming.

2022 Concert Dates

OPEN HOUSE MUSIC

Baroque Music Reimagined

Borne out of a desire to expand the boundaries of classical performance and express their musicianship in new adventurous ways.

Thursday 29 September 7.30pm
Kino Teatr

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SOUNDS BAROQUE

New Horizons ~ Concert by Candlelight

‘conveying the thrilling theatricality and intense passion of music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’

Friday 30 September 7pm
St Mary in the Castle

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FAIR ORIANA

‘pure vocal beauty’ – Classic FM

Known for the purity of their voices, they specialise in singing historical repertoire, performing chamber concerts with a hint of theatre.

Saturday 1 October 7pm
St Mary in the Castle

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TUFFNELL TRIO

Young Artist Platform
Recent prizewinners from the Royal Academy of Music.


Sunday 2nd October 12pm
Kino Teatr

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Festival aims to venture beyond traditional classical music boundaries bridging the gap between audience and performers through innovative programming and pre-concert events. Our panel discussions, Artists in Conversation, explore the composers intent and the performers working process, giving insight into why this music is so enduring.

Now in its fifth year,  the Festival has featured renowned vocal ensembles The Sixteen and I Fagiolini, BBC New Generation Artists The Consone Quartet, Rautio Piano Trio and soprano Anna Dennis, alongside virtuosic instrumental performances from the Festival Baroque ensemble.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful East Sussex Coast for Hastings Early Music Festival 2022.

VENUES

St Mary in the Castle  is a unique historical building located on the seafront in Hastings. It is a grade II* listed former Church built in the Neo-Classical style and was converted into an arts centre in 1998.
 
The auditorium with its domed roof, box pew gallery, cupola and original stained glass windows is used to stage events ranging from contemporary live music to classical, opera and theatre.
 
7 Pelham Crescent,
Hastings TN34 3AF
Kino Teatr  Art cinema, theatre and live music venue with restaurant, bar and art gallery situated near the sea front. Originally opened in 1913, as the first purpose-built cinema in Hastings.
 
43-49 Norman Road,
St. Leonards on Sea,
East Sussex TN38 0EG
01424 457830

Artistic Director, Jane Gordon

 
Jane is one of the leading violinists of her generation, enjoying multiple international tours, radio broadcasts and recordings. She has given performances at major European concert halls including Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Milan La Scala and Amsterdam Conzertgebouw, and at the Lincoln Centre New York and Sydney Opera House.
 
Jane is based in St Leonards-on-Sea and launched Hastings Early Music Festival in 2017.

HEMF is run by a small team of volunteers passionate about bringing early music to Hastings. The Festival is supported by ticket sales and the generosity of our Festival Friends.

If you would like to support early music in Hastings, please join us as your support will enable this exciting new Festival to flourish in this wonderful town. As a member of Festival Friends we offer a variety of benefits. These include meeting the artists, personalised ticket booking, reserved seating and exclusive events.

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