The Parish Church of St. Clement

St Clement's, the Living Church in the Ancient Town of Sandwich Kent

Events at St. Clements

News & Events at St. Clement's Sandwich

Details of news, events, music, concerts at St. Clement's Church Sandwich

Events in Sandwich Kent

Friday 7th July - starts at 1:00 pm

Deal Festival of Music and the Arts presents:

at St. Clement's Church, Sandwich

Founded at the Royal College of Music in November 2015, Improviso are a chamber ensemble, featuring recorder, viola da gamba/cello and theorbo. The concert is based on works played by the Earl of Sandwich, a keen amateur musician, who was the principal founder of the Concert of Ancient Music in 1776, a new concert series devoted to ‘ancient’ music of the past. Their name refers both to their interest in historical improvisation practices as well as to their love of performing unusual or unexpected repertories.
Ticket Price: Full £8.00 Students £4.00
Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online at:
Support from The Cavatina Trust

The Division Flute (1706) A Ground
Aria from Alcina, HWV 34: ‘Di te mi rido’ G. F. Handel (1685--‐1759)
Sonata in G minor Op. 13 No 5 for recorder & continuo Giuseppe Sammartini (1695--‐1750)
Song: If Musick be the food of love Henry Purcell (1659--‐1695)
Trio sonata for recorder, cello, and continuo Jean Barriere (1707--‐1747)
Violin sonata, Op. 1 No. 13, HWV 371 G. F. Handel

Fatima Lahham
Fatima is a freelance recorder player based in Oxford. In July 2016 she graduated with a distinction in her Masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied as a scholar with Professor Ashley Solomon, María Martínez Ayerza, and Julien Feltrin.
Since graduating she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at a number of venues in the UK and abroad, including the Wigmore Hall (Chamber tots series), the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria, and the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition.
Prior at studying the RCM, Fatima read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford University, during which time she won the Bate Collection Recording Prize and is now featured on their the newly-launched resOUnding app.
Alongside performing, Fatima teaches privately and at several schools, delivers workshops, and in 2017 started teaching a course in the Historical Performance department of the Royal College of Music, London.

Florence Petit
The Franco-British cellist, Florence Petit, graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, with First Class Honours and Distinction for her Bachelors and Masters Degrees respectively.
Florence studied modern cello with Alexander Chaushian and Alexander Boyarsky and throughout her studies developed a strong interest in the baroque cello, studying with Richard Tunnicliffe. She has participated in numerous master classes and has received coaching from Jonathan Manson, Ashley Solomon and Adrian Butterfield, amongst others.
Florence has played at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Handel Festival, Hatchlands Park, Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Queen’s Gallery.
She has recorded for the Royal Collection Trust’s exhibition Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer and has worked with Florilegium, the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and the English Concert.

Johan Löfving
Since being prize-winner in the prestigious London International Guitar Competition, Swedish Johan Löfving has established himself as one of the most exciting musicians of a new generation.
His performances have taken him to some of the world's finest concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, The Sage Gateshead, Wiener Saal Salzburg and Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben in Vienna.

Events at St Clements Sandwich