A message from the festival’s director Dr Joan Royle:

‘It was with great sadness that we had to cancel the 2020 Festival, but here we are in 2021 with great hope that the 2021 festival will go ahead as planned. We have been awarded an Arts Council grant, which is a fantastic tribute to the work of the Festival committee. Our kind sponsors are continuing to give their support, and I do hope you will be able to enjoy the 2021 Festival even more than usual. We have all missed live performance; with our small venues, fresh country air and ability to be versatile we feel confident that we can host these performances safely. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the events'

Finale Concert at Ripe church

Sunday 27th June

 ‘Four in a Bar’ barbershop plus at Laughton Church

Saturday 26th June

Guitar recital, Geoff Robb, Chalvington Church

Friday 25th June

Jazz and Swing with Didier Messidoro, at Limekiln Farm

Thursday 24th June

'Under the Greenwood Tree', baroque music at Ripe Church

Wednesday 23rd June

Snappy Opera by the children of Laughton CP School

Tuesday 22nd June

Patronal Service, Festival singers / organ recital, Ripe Church 

Sunday 20th June

Early music from the New World, El Parnaso Hyspano, Ripe Church

Saturday 19th June

The 2021 Programme

2021 FESTIVAL DATES - 19th to 27th JUNE

Saturday 22nd May

Iolanthe, Charles Court Opera, at Limekiln Farm

Monday 21st June

Piano recital from Melvyn Tan at Wick Street Farm

Cream teas and beautiful music from Brazil with The Ela Southgate Duo

Saturday 26th June

Ticket are available to buy online,

or by email from boxoffice@villagesmusicfestival.org 

or by phoning 01323 811835.

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Early music from the New World, El Parnaso Hyspano, Ripe Church


22nd May 2021, 18:00 - 20:00

St John the Baptist, Ripe

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