Spring Concerts 2020
SATURDAY, 15th FEBRUARY 7.30pm
STEVE DUMMER & YOKO ONO
An evening of music for clarinet and piano. Steve’s introductions are always an education so he will guide us through a programme including works by Rodney Bennett, Finzi, Poulenc and Horovitz with his usual enthusiastic presentation.
SATURDAY, 7th MARCH 7.30pm
St Mary's Parish Church, Causeway
'A SPRING CELEBRATION'
We make another visit to St Mary’s Parish Church 7.30pm to showcase more of Horsham’s talented musicians. The Parish Church Choir and Children’s Choir, are joined by guest soloists including Toril Azzalini-Machecler, percussion finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition 2018 and Soprano, Helen Whittington. Helen has performed throughout the UK in opera, cabaret, oratorio and church music, and is the resident soprano with the opera gala trio ‘Aspects of Opera’.
SATURDAY, 9th MAY 7.30pm
The Unitarian Church, Worthing Road
THE SHARPENHURST QUARTET
Rachel Ellis & Anna Giddey violins
Emily Marsden viola Rhian Steel cello
The new year 2020 marks Beethoven's 250th anniversary, the perfect reason for The Sharpenhurst Quartet to offer a performance of his wonderful string quartets - we will hear his Quartet Op.18 No.5 in A Major and Op.59 No.1 in F Major in the lovely acoustic of the Unitarian Church.
Alongside these three concerts will be three Free Lunchtime Organ recitals at the Unitarian Church on 11th February, 17th March and 21st April given by Gerald Taylor FRCO. Entry is free and there is a retiring collection.
Autumn Concerts 2019
MONDAY, 21st OCTOBER 7.30pm
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 !
for February & March concerts
Adults £17 Under 18 £3
for May concert
Adults £16 Under 18s £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.