King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells

The Parish Church of King Charles the Marty, Tunbridge Wells


Chamber music at Tunbridge Wells’ most historic venue

The Church of King Charles the Martyr is a noted venue for classical music concerts, particularly of chamber music,  in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.

Concerts Coming Up

16 th Century German Love Songs – ‘Inn Stetter Hut’

A concert of enchanting sixteenth-century song performed by one it its leading exponents and authentically accompanied on copies of the earliest surviving viol.

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Love in all is various forms (unrequited, romantic and lascivious mischief) is explored in the songs by leading musical figures working in Maximilian’s court: Heinrich Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer and Ludwig Senfl, one of the most prolific composers of German song and secular music of the period.

James Gilchrist and the Linarol Consort’s recording of this repertoire, Inn Stetter Hut (Inventa), is the culmination of a project started by David Hatcher over a decade ago when he began transcribing the ‘Fugger’ manuscript (Ms. 18-810): a collection of delightful German, Flemish and French pieces from the early 16th century.

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This unique and highly acclaimed staged production of Handel’s Messiah, now in its fourteenth tour, has already seen by over 11,000 people across the UK.