Season 80
2021 Concerts

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Autumn Concerts 2021

To open our 80th Season we have a double bill

SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER  4.30pm & 7.00pm  

St John's Church, Broadbridge Heath, RH12 3LD


Rachel Ellis & Anna Giddey violins

Emily Marsden viola Rhian Steel cello


To mark Beethoven's 250th anniversary the programme includes his String Quartets  Op.59 No.1 in F Major 'Rasumovsky' and the 3rd Movement of Op.135. The Sharpenhurst quartet was formed in 2019 specially to celebrate the Horsham Year of Culture with the Horsham Music Circle and was named after the hill overlooking Christ's Hospital where the members teach. Despite individually having busy teaching and performing careers they manage to find time to get together for this incredible music, which stretches and inspires them in equal measures. 

SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER   4.30pm & 7.00pm

Causeway Barn, RH12 1HE

FONTANELLA   presents 'The Delightful Companion'

This remarkable recorder ensemble features four of the UK's leading players -  Rebecca Austen-Brown, Louise Bradbury, Sarah Humphrys and Annabel Knight.  Fontanella entertains audiences of all ages in programmes designed to bring the history of the recorder to life.  'The Delightful Companion', a recorder music book, was aptly named by Robert Carr in 1670. It paints a colourful landscape of musical life in post-Restoration England! performed on an array of instruments from the tiny garklein to the great sub-contra bass.

This concert is part of a tour of the UK and supported by a grant

from the Continuo Foundation

SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER  4.30pm & 7.00 pm  

Causeway Barn, RH12 1HE


These three well known local professional musicians have excited audiences with their performances both as soloists and as an ensemble. Steve Dummer, Pavlos carvalho and Warren Mailley-Smith join together to showcase works for clarinet, cello and piano.  Steve is conductor of Horsham Symphony Orchestra in addition to his career as clarinettist and educator.  He was a student of the late, great clarinettist Jack Brymer and now gives regular concerts throughout the UK and for radio and television. Pavlos has performed as a solo and chamber musician in major venues, recorded for the BBC and is currently the director of the Pro Corda cello courses.  Warren’s career has taken him all over the world, with performances in Australia, Europe, China and the USA, as well as being a popular soloist on the UK concert scene. The play works by Beethoven, Nino Rota and Brahms.

SATURDAY, 27th NOVEMBER  4.30pm & 7.00pm

Causeway Barn


Judith studied at the Royal Northern College of Music followed by gaining a Fullbright Scholarship to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. Further awards took her to Tanglewood Music Center where she studied with Yo Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax.  She has given recitals in Germany, Birmingham and London and led numerous orchestras including the RPO, CBSO. She was the winner of the 1998 Morgenstern Award at the Shell/LSO competition. Heejung studied with Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has given solo and ensemble recitals at major London venues and festival appearances include Lichfield, Chichester, Deal, Lake District Summer Music and King’s Lynn, and was Park Lane Young Artist with her Kesh Piano Duo. She has also worked with James MacMillan and Hans Werner Henze. Their recital features Sonatas in G major by Ravel and Brahms.


SATURDAY, 19th FEBRUARY 2022 4.30pm & 7.00pm 

Causeway Barn



A recital by one of the selected artists from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Works by Bach, Chopin and Schubert.

SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2022  4.30pm & 7.00pm 

Causeway Barn


The soprano Helen Whittington & Friends present opera favourites.

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2022

The Music Circle's 80th Anniversary Concert

with celebrity artists

for September 18th

Adults £15 Under 18s £3

for September 19th

Adults £13 Under 18s £3

for October & November

Adults £15 Under 18s £3

In addition to the main concert season there will be two Free Lunchtime Organ recitals at the Unitarian Church given by  Gerald Taylor FRCO. The 1 hour concerts at 1pm will be on Wednesday 24th November and Tuesday 14th December. Programme details to be announced.