Season 78

2019/2020 Concerts

MONDAY, 21st OCTOBER 7.30pm

Causeway Barn

 

HARRY THE PIANO & Friends

HARRY THE PIANO’s unique cabaret show was ‘born’ in Horsham and has now headlined at venues all over the world from the the Albert Hall, London to the Adelaide Festival, Holders Festival Barbados and the Manasterly Palace Cairo. For classical audiences he has performed for over 50 concert societies. More recently he has been musical director for Alexander Armstrong on the ITV ‘Christmas Special’  and performed at private audiences with HM the Queen at Sandringham and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

JiILL ELSWORTHY studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music with Mary Jarred, one of the original 16 singers in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. She has been soloist in performances of most of the standard oratorios and has given many recitals of English Song and Lieder. In recent years she has been exploring the lighter repertoire which she had heard as a child and enjoying the nostalgia!   

 

EDWARD DEAN, currently Organist at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London, is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London and the Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY,USA. He has held positions at the Anglican Church in Oslo, the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Paris and St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London. He has given recitals at Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and the London Handel Festival at St George’s Church, Hanover Square.

 

Harry presents his acclaimed show, including the popular request set ‘any tune in any style’ and he accompanies Jill in popular melodies from the 30s and 40s. Edward joins Jill in songs by Peter Warlock, John Ireland and Percy Grainger as well as playing some solo piano pieces.

A varied and entertaining evening of musical delights for all !

Adults £18 Under 18 £3

including interval refreshments

SATURDAY, 23rd NOVEMBER 7.30pm

The Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham

 

The AURORA DUO

 

This exciting young chamber duo is formed by HEATHER WRIGHTON harp and EMMA HALNAN flute who both studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Heather was a junior student at Trinity College before moving to the Royal Academy to to work with Karen Vaughan. From a young age Heather has been interested in different types of harps and in addition to the Classical Harp she plays Celtic, Baroque triple and Paraguayan Harps.

Emma first came to prominence as the woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010. She has been selected by Making Music as a Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artist for 2018-20.

 

As a Duo they have performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Cyprus Sinfonia and regularly give concerts through the country for music clubs, festivals and Live Music Now. As soloists and orchestral musicians they have appeared at many prestigious venues with major orchestras. 

 

They have chosen a British/French programme including works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Paul Lewis, Karl Jenkins, Paul Patterson and William Alwyn.

Adults £16 Under 18 £3

including interval refreshments

Alongside these two concerts will be two Free Lunchtime Organ recitals at the Unitarian Church on  8th October and 12th November given by  Gerald Taylor FRCO. Entry is free and there is a retiring collection. The repertoire ranges from Bach to Walton and contemporary composers Antony Baldwin and Denis Bédard.