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   Season 2021-2022

After eighteen months away from regular concert performances the Music Circle is thrilled to be back again and ready to celebrate its 80th Season of concerts in Horsham. We now look forward to seeing audiences once more and being inspired by our musicians as they return to the platform.

 

Four concerts are being presented for the Autumn. To launch the season there is a weekend double bill featuring two contrasting quartets, The Sharpenhurst Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with string quartet masterpieces and the Fontanella Recorder Quartet brings a colourful landscape of musical life in post-Restoration England! In October, Steve Dummer, Pavlos Carvalho and Warren Mailley-Smith showcase music for clarinet, cello and piano and in November, violinist Judith Templeman with pianist Heejung Kim presents favourite sonatas by Ravel and Brahms in recital.

 

The concerts are open to all, do come along, enjoy the live music experience and meet the artists.  However, the Music Circle will maintain a cautious approach this Autumn for everyone’s safety with regard to space, cleaning and ventilation. Shorter concerts without intervals have been introduced by promoters in recent months so we will be presenting  2 x 1 hour concerts at 4.30pm repeated at 7.00pm, with a reduced audience capacity. This allows everyone to keep an appropriate distance and not sit too close to other attendees.  We also recommend the continued use of face masks unless you are exempt. We will be monitoring any government updates. If changes occur they will be dealt with at the time and you will be notified.

 

We hope these measures will give confidence and help towards a comfortable return to live performances. We look forward to seeing our regular supporters return and enticing new faces to experience fine music this autumn. There is more to come in the Spring and Summer 2022 so this is just the start of a special Season.

Our amended covid-secure protocols will be as follows:

 . Please do not attend any of our events if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if

     you, or anyone in your household, have been advised to self-isolate.

  . Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

 When taking your seats please allow an appropriate distance, one or two seats, between

     members of different households.

 The use of face masks or coverings is recommended (unless exempt). 

 . Toilets  - For the 1 hour event we respectfully advise attendees not to use the toilets unless 

     unavoidable. The cloakrooms at the venue will be made available if needed - hand soap,

     sanitizer and paper towels are provided. 

Please book in advance - see Ticket page for information