The Rye Creative Centre home, to local charity ARRCC and the New Road Artists, has been chosen as a venue for the Rye Arts Festival on September 19. It will be hosting a performance by the David Flood Trio. This is the second time that Dr Flood, international recitalist and Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral, has found time in his busy schedule to assist ARRCC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation, Care Centres) in raising much needed funds. He performed an inspiring organ recital in Rye in October 2013 at St Mary’s Church and promised to return.
Two years later he will be joined by fellow musicians Jon Williams and Chris Price for a special evening of live music surrounding the wit and wisdom of some of England’s greatest musical humourists. Their repertoire has grown to include some memorable – and remarkably topical – songs by Noel Coward, Richard Stilgoe, Jake Thackeray and Tom Lehrer, all of whom explore issues such as patriotism (“Song of Patriotic Prejudice”), unwanted relatives (“Leopold Alcocks”), the plight of the upper classes (“The Stately Homes of England”), love and romance (“Joyce the Librarian”) and the national economy – though the original “Budget Song” has had to be rewritten for every performance, which just goes to show how seriously the three performers take the need for topicality.
David Flood is the Master of the Cathedral choristers and the Cathedral organist, and as such responsible for every aspect of the Cathedral’s music programme. David has been Organist and Master of the Choristers since 1988, having been Organist of Lincoln Cathedral before that and initially Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral.
Doors open 19:00 – Event starts 19:30. Tickets are £10 available only from the Box Office – c/o Phillips & Stubbs, or call 01797 224442.
Source: Irna Mortlock, ARRCC