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   Season 2020-2021

 

 

We are back!

 

Our return to concerts at last month’s Lunchtime recital attracted a good audience still adhering to covid protocols but able to enjoy the sound of live music again in the welcoming surroundings of Horsham's Unitarian Church in the Worthing Road. Our next recital on WEDNESDAY 23rd JUNE will bring the Music Circle’s 79th season to a close. The one hour concert at 1pm is open to all but you will have to book in advance. The programme is presented by the well known Horsham organist Gerald Taylor FRCO.

 

The programme displays a wide range of styles opening with Grand Choeur in C by Alexis Chauvet who was considered one of the most brilliant composers of organ music before César Franck. This is followed with works by Zipoli, Reger, Thalben-Ball, Hollins and Ogden.  A real show piece ends the recital, a Toccata by Joseph Callaerts whose works were flamboyant and extrovert. 

 

The performances continue to follow current Covid Secure guidelines with regards to social distancing and wearing facemasks. Entry is free with a retiring collection to support the Music Circle’s live music promotions. Audience numbers are restricted to 24. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE by email to horshammusiccircle@gmail.com or phone 01403 252602 (answer machine). Early application is advised. Any changes to government guidelines will be posted on our website at horsham-music-circle.org.uk and Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing our audiences again.

Just a reminder of our Covid policy - The performances will follow Government guidelines as below.

By coming to one of our concerts, attendees agree to the following Covid-Secure Protocols

 

 .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 follow the social distancing measures in place at the venue in accordance with

   Government guidelines.

 .The use of face masks or coverings are required (unless exempt). 

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

    unavoidable. The cloakrooms will be made available if needed - hand soap, sanitizer and paper

    towels are provided. 

 

Previous Concert Update

Our 79th Season has been halted again. We are sorry to say that the timings in the new Roadmap for the release of Lockdown will not allow us to hold the proposed concerts in APRIL (Dominic Degavino - piano recital) and MAY (Aspects of Opera) and both have been POSTPONED. Once more we will be missing  our Anniversary concert. However, this gradual release gives us a useful few months to plan our 80th Anniversary year 2021/2022 and bring concerts back safely.  The artists who were due to play for us this season are ready and happy to join us for the celebratory year.

 

So to complete this 79th year - following the new Roadmap -  we are arranging two Lunchtime Organ Recitals with proposed dates of Wednesday 26th May and Wednesday 23rd June. These will be held under the current Covid-Secure guidelines that were introduced for the autumn session. More details will be given in the customary Spring Newsletter at the end of March and posted on the Website and Facebook page during April.

Previous Concert Update

 

We are sorry to have to announce the POSTPONEMENT of our concerts on SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY (Steve Dummer-clarinet, Pavlos Carvalho-cello & Warren Mailley-Smith-piano) and SATURDAY 13th MARCH (Judith Templeman-violin & Heejung Kim-piano) due to the current Covid restrictions just announced.

 

These concerts, together with the January concert, will be rescheduled for the autumn.   In the meantime we are sure you will want us to wish all our performers well during this difficult time for the music profession. We look forward to when we can see and hear them on the concert platform again. 

 

We are keeping positive about the April and May concerts and hope they may be able to go ahead.  This website and Facebook page will give details once the situation is clear.

Concert up-date

 

Following the latest developments with Covid-19 and the National Lockdown just announced, we are very sorry to tell you that THE CONCERT ON SUNDAY, 24th JANUARY IS POSTPONED.

 

This is a huge disappointment for the Music Circle and the Sharpenhurst Quartet members who have been denied their performance for the third time!  All concert promoters are learning to change direction at short notice and we are sure you will understand the action we are required to take for all our safety.

 

We do intend to re-schedule the performance for the autumn when it will be part of our 80th Anniversary season.  

 

AN UP-DATE ABOUT OUR CONCERTS

The well attended Lunchtime Organ recital on December 16th given by Gerald Taylor was suitably Christmas themed as was the Unitarian Church lit with sparkling decorative lights. We thank all who came to enjoy this varied programme.

CONCERTS IN 2021   (see changes above)

We are now able to look ahead with our plans for a series of concerts from January to May for the 79th Season. You will find details about the January concert under 'Whats On'. We really look forward to welcoming back audiences for live performances again. There will be some restrictions in audience numbers but there will be two x 1 hour performances on the concert day and you will need to book in advance.  We still have to allow for changes or further lockdowns but it is our intention to go ahead as long as permitted to do so. The performances will follow Government guidelines as below.

By coming to one of our concerts, attendees agree to the following Covid-Secure Protocols

 

 .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 follow the social distancing measures in place at the venue in accordance with

   Government guidelines.

 .The use of face masks or coverings are required (unless exempt). 

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

    unavoidable. The cloakrooms will be made available if needed - hand soap, sanitizer and paper

    towels are provided. 

 

As we continue to monitor government guidelines any changes will be posted on our website at horsham-music-circle.org.uk and Facebook page.

 

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