MUSIC CIRCLE UPDATE
The Autumn series opened with a packed church to hear Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Plinio Fernandes. As our reviewer said ‘A stunning musical partnership’ and we were certainly treated to exquisite playing from both artists. This was followed by the elegance and virtuosity displayed at the ‘Musique de Chambre’ Baroque evening and we expect inspired innovation from 'One of the world's great improvisers' Harry the Piano later this month. His extensive knowledge of piano repertoire and formidable technique combined with sharp humour and inventiveness characterises his performances. However, we are making an early start presenting our offering for the Spring series 2024. We open in January with another big name in the music world - THE KING'S SINGERS - proven to be one of the most successful vocal sextets on the planet! and continue in March and May with recital programmes offering much loved works from the repertoire. See the What’s On page for all the details.
Just a reminder -
To complete the autumn series NOVEMBER 25th at St Mary's Church 7pm brings a return visit from HARRY THE PIANO for his seventh solo appearance here. His first full solo cabaret show was in Horsham’s Capitol Theatre, at the Music Circle’s invitation, since then it has travelled the world. Lauded by Classic FM as ‘one of the world’s great improvisors he has headlined at festivals, played on the QM2’s maiden voyage along with Dame Shirley Bassey, appeared on Radio 2 and 4, and is the go-to improvisor on Radio 3 where presenter Iain Burnside said ‘ you can’t be a pianist and not be a fan’. During lockdown Harry recorded a tune a day in a series entitled ‘Lockdown Blues’ which eventually ran to 300 songs described by Classic FM as ‘miraculous creativity’.
PARKING at our main venues, St Mary's Church and Causeway Barn RH12 1HE -
The nearest parking is behind the Barn via the slip road half way down the Causeway on the right hand side - this is open from 5pm. Otherwise Denne Road Car Park, Talbot Lane RH12 1JH or Forum Blackhorse Way RH12 1NU (closes at 10pm).
To come and enjoy our events see the What’s On and Bookings page. The concerts are open to all. Individual tickets available but do consider taking advantage of the special deal for the three Music Circle Spring concerts. Cash payments (bring coins!) will be accepted at the concerts for Interval refreshments Wine/Juice £4/£1 and programmes £1. We have a great series of performances to come and look forward to seeing our regular supporters return and hope others discovering us for the first time will be inspired to join them.
See the What’On page for more information on what to expect
from our Spring series.
Free Lunchtime Organ Recitals for the Autumn
given by Gerald Taylor FRCO
at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, 1pm
TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Handel, Mendelssöhn, Thalben-Ball, Bach, Vierne
TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER
Cook, Rowley, Boyce, Buxtehude, Bach, Lemmens,
Widor, Geoffray, Anderson
Just turn up or book in advance
or phone 01403 252602
For Spring concerts booking arrangements - see Ticket page for information
Plinio Fernandes & Sheku Kanneh-Mason
after their performance to open the 82nd Season
Luca Imperiale, Apolline Khou and Ozgur Kaya
'Musique de Chambre'