No, this is not a calling or a religious reference but just a subtle reminder that there are still tickets available for the sensational Kingdom Choir who are appearing in St Mary’s church on Friday, December 13.
If they are good enough to perform for royalty and to an estimated world wide audience of two billion at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding last year, then what could be more of a contrast than an intimate concert in front of approaching 375 lucky ticket holders in such an iconic and fabulous venue, here in Rye.
Surely there isn’t a better way to welcome the festive season than with this gospel celebration from a choir who not long ago would sing to around 200 people if they were lucky. Now, since performing live at the royal wedding, not only have they completed a sell out show across 18 cities in the UK but have also toured the USA this year. They are now known globally, in great demand and have been signed up to a major record deal with Sony Music UK.
To see them live is such an amazing opportunity, don’t miss out and if you want a flavour of what’s to come follow this link.
The night before, Thursday, December 12, performing once again by popular demand is Curtis Stigers, a multi talented artist, sensational singer, songwriter and saxophonist and who has sold millions of records over a 23 year career at the top of his game. His repertoire is extensive, his stage presence dynamic and his musical style and ability unique.
Curtis knows how to deliver a concert, he will have you up on your feet before you know it – come and witness a true professional at work, you won’t be disappointed.
Closing the Christmas series of concerts and performing on Saturday, December 14 is Barbara Dickson with her pianist Nick Holland. Barbara is currently in the process of recording a new studio album for release next year but has thankfully found a space in her diary to entertain us, again in St Mary’s church, a venue ideal for her haunting voice where she will perform material from her folk roots, contemporary greats and some of her classic hits.
There you have it, three very special concerts by three totally different artists, something for everyone and a great opportunity to buy a special Christmas gift if you are looking for something a bit different this year.
All three concerts start at 8pm but the doors are open at 7:30pm, once inside there is a fully licensed bar for pre concert and interval drinks. Be sure to arrive in good time and be prepared for the elements as there is no covered queuing area.
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