Still to come for
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 7.00pm
St Mary's Church, Causeway
HARRY THE PIANO
Offering a very different concert experience we invite you to an entertaining and inspirational evening of invention. Come and be intrigued and wowed by HARRY THE PIANO one of the world’s most gifted improvising pianists. His show was ‘born’ in Horsham but his extraordinary talent has taken him worldwide. He has appeared on BBC Radios 3 and 4, given private audiences to HM Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty King Charles III as well as headlining at festivals from Barbados to Adelaide. For those new to Harry’s performances - what to expect? The equivalent of a piano recital, although even he isn’t sure how it will begin – whatever passes thorough his head! A rigorous classical training is apparent in both his encyclopaedic knowledge of repertoire and formidable technique. This combined with sharp humour and inventiveness characterises his performances. We anticipate hearing most of the following - classical favourites, show tunes, seasonal melodies and certainly the popular audience request session ‘any tune in any style’.
Free Lunchtime Organ Recitals
given by Gerald Taylor FRCO
Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, 1pm
TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Handel, Mendelssöhn, Thalben-Ball, Bach,
Vierne,, Karg-Elert, Lefébure-Wély
TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER
Cook, Rowley, Boyce, Buxtehude, Bach,
Lemmens,Widor, Geoffray, Anderson
Just turn up or book in advance
or phone 01403 252602
CONCERTS FOR SPRING 2024
Saturday 27th January
St Mary’s Church, Causeway 7.00pm
The KING’S SINGERS
‘Long Live the King'
Patrick Dunachie countertenor Edward Button countertenor
Julian Gregory tenor Christopher Bruerton baritone
Nick Ashby baritone Jonathan Howard bass
We have long wanted to have this exemplary group to sing for us and their appearance at the start of a new year promises to be one of our highlights. The King's Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world's greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group's rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.
A key to the group's success has been their ability to evolve and innovate over many years — and through 28 individual members — while always retaining this special sound and musical integrity. They are known and loved around the world, and appear regularly in major cities, festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.
For the first time in The King’s Singer’s history, there is a king as our sovereign. To mark the accession of King Charles III to the throne, and the extraordinary contribution of Queen Elizabeth II to our country, Commonwealth and the whole world over her 70 year reign, The King’s Singers have created this royal programme ‘Long Live the King’. It explores the wealth of music associated with and created for royal occasions celebrating some of the famous songs connected with our royal family and history. The programme also includes audience favourites and new surprises from the King’s Singers treasure trove of pop, jazz, folk and spiritual arrangements.
‘astonishing, exhilarating musicianship’ (Gramophone)
‘seamless blend and pitch -perfect, liquid tone’ (Washington Post).
Saturday 16th March
Causeway Barn 7.00pm
FREDERICO PAIXÃO flute MARK ROGERS piano
supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme
Portuguese flautist Frederico Paixão enjoys a varied career of solo recitals, concertos, chamber music, and orchestral playing. He moved to London in 2013 to study at The Purcell School. He then won a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Flute, Piccolo, and RAM Club Prizes. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to recital programming, rooted in a strong interest in academic music and literature. He is currently on trial for Principal Flute for several prestigious orchestras. A confident soloist, he has made numerous concerto appearances at the Royal Academy of Music and with the Bath Festival Orchestra. On baroque flute, Frederico has worked with the Armonico Consort and performed with Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall as part of the RAM Baroque Soloists.
Mark Rogers is an American pianist specializing in vocal and chamber music. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2021 winning several awards. Mark was also a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied for a Masters in Piano Accompaniment with James Baillieu, Malcolm Martineau, and Michael Dussek, and was recently awarded first prize in Art Song accompaniment.
Their programme will includes Sonatas by Bach, Poulenc and York Bowen with other works by Tailleferre, Boulanger and Vaughan Williams.
Saturday 11th May
St Mary’s Church, Causeway 7.00pm
WARREN MAILLEY-SMITH piano recital
Warren Mailley-Smith is the London-based concert pianist who has a growing fan base thanks to his Chopin concerts. He memorised approx 3.5 million notes! He has made his solo debuts to critical acclaim at Wigmore Hall London and Carnegie Hall, New York. In 2011 he made his much anticipated debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto.
Warren is in increasing demand as a solo concert artist, having been described recently by Classic FM as 'Stunning...', 'Fantastic...' 'Sensational', 'Huge UK talent...', 'Gorgeous...!' and by BBC Music Magazine as ‘Rising Star – Great Artist of Tomorrow” . He was recently featured as CD of the Week and Video of the Week on Classic FM and Classic FM TV respectively.
He has received over thirty invitations to perform for the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham House.
Warren studied at the Royal College of Music where he won numerous postgraduate prizes including a Countess of Munster Award and the French Piano Music Prize. He then took further private studies with Peter Feuchtwanger and the late Ronald Smith.
Warren’s solo career now sees him performing in festivals and concert venues across the UK, accepting invitations from further afield to perform in Europe and the US. His concerto repertoire includes works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
His programme for Horsham includes favourites of the repertoire with Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, the Prelude in G minor by Rachmaninov, Chopin’s Berceuse Op.57, Ballade No 1 Op.23 and Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Op.22 together with works by John Ireland and Liszt/Schumann. Perfect choices for our 82nd Anniversary concert.
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
St Mary’s Church, Causeway 7.00pm
SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & PLÍNIO FERNANDES
We are thrilled to be opening the Autumn series with star cellist SHEKU KANNEH-MASON and virtuoso classical guitarist PLÍNIO FERNANDES. Sheku’s career and performances span the globe with a mission to make music accessible to all. Highlights of his 23/24 season include the Last Night of the Proms and extensive recital tours and performances with the world’s major orchestras. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and received the MBE in 2020. Plínio is a Brasilian guitarist from São Paulo who takes his inspiration from a long line of greats, the guitar being central to the Brasilian folk tradition. Now his six years at the Royal Academy of Music have opened up a whole world of Western Classical Music to his repertoire. He has recently signed to Decca Gold Records. He studied privately in Sao Paulo before gaining a full scholarship to the International Campos do Jordao. Sheku and Plínio will be performing a programme of solos and duos from Bach, including the D minor Cello Suite, to Brouwer and Villa-Lobos.
For this concert the Music Circle is working in association with both the Lioyangalani Trust, which supports education in this remote area of Kenya by providing vital resources and sponsorship for primary, secondary and vocational education, and with St Mary’s South Aisle Project which aims to modify this part of the church to create a flexible open space providing facilities for smaller church services and other gatherings. The event gives an opportunity to raise funds for all three groups.
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 11th MARCH 7.00pm
MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE
For this performance our players are headed up by local musician LUCA IMPERIALE, who is studying at the Royal College of Music and comes with fellow students to present a Baroque evening. An enthusiast for historical performance, Luca studies recorder and period clarinet at the College. From Alexandretta - Turkey, OZGUR KAYA, viola da gamba, joined the Bilkent University Music Faculty in 2017 followed by cello studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School and since 2021 at the Royal College of Music. APOLLINE KHOU is a French harpsichordist and pianist who recently graduated from the Royal College of Music as the Carne Junior Fellow 2022/23 and who is now the Historical Keyboards Fellow in the same institution.
This is an intimate programme comprising of pieces that once adorned the halls and courts of French nobles, alongside popular chamber music published for the European masses. Outside of the ornate 18th century theatres, opera houses and larger sinfonia style works, composers such as Marias focused on creating intricate and harmonically rich music to steer you on a musically emotional journey. The programme also includes works by Telemann and Boismortier.
Under 18s £3
Under 18s £5
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Under 18s £3