Season 80
2022 Concerts

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SPRING CONCERTS 2022

SATURDAY, 19th FEBRUARY 2022 at 4.30pm 

Causeway Barn

DOMINIC DEGAVINO piano

A piano recital given by one of the outstanding young musicians selected by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust for its Recital Scheme which supports this concert. Described as ‘a pianist to watch’ by the critics, Dominic Degavino studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, 3rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, and keyboard section prizes of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition. He has taken part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Imogen Cooper, Peter Frankl and John O’Conor. The programme includes works by Bach, Brahms, Adès and Chopin’s Sonata No.2 in B flat minor. Op.35.

SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2022  at 4.30pm 

Causeway Barn

ASPECTS OF OPERA

A magical afternoon of entertainment. HELEN WHITTINGTON soprano, well known to Horsham audiences having performed for the Music Circle on several occasions, is joined by SARAH INCE mezzo, JAMES KINSELLA tenor and JANET BISHOP piano.  Aspects of Opera programmes always feature a wide variety of music to suit all tastes with arias, duets and trios taken from Opera, Operetta, musicals and popular songs. Composers including Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Lehar, Bernstein and Wildhorn. Working together for over ten years, this established vocal trio and pianist provide a unique blend of song, humour and repartee.

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2022 at 7.00pm

St Mary's Parish Church, Causeway

THE KANNEH-MASONS

For the 80th Anniversary Concert we are delighted to welcome five siblings from this incredibly talented family. The concert will feature BRAIMAH violin, KONYA piano, JENEBA piano, AMINATA violin and MARIATU cello. They have won many prizes and awards and appeared in numerous television shows (with their two other siblings Sheku and Isata)  including the Bafta awards in 2018 and the 2019 Royal Variety Show. In October 2020, they released their first album Carnival on Decca Classics to great critical acclaim and in May 2021 received the Global Award for Best Classical Artist. They have been the subject of a number of documentaries more recently, opening BBC One’s 2020 Imagine series with a uniquely produced lockdown film entitled This House is Full of Music, and A Musical Family Christmas on BBC Two in December 2021. All the children attend or have attended London’s Royal Academy of Music and its Primary and Junior Academies, except pianist Jeneba who has progressed to the Royal College of Music for her undergraduate studies.  In this Music Circle concert they will be playing separately and together from solos to duos, trio and quintet in works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Bach, Liszt, Coleridge-Taylor, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Bridge.

previously

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

THE SHARPENHURST QUARTET

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

STEVE DUMMER clarinet PAVLOS CARVALHO cello WARREN MAILLEY-SMITH piano

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 TEMPLEMAN violin HEEJUNG KIM piano

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.

for February & March

Adults £15 Under 18s £3

for May

Adults £23 Under 18s £3