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Dear Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra,

We are thrilled to be able to extend an invitation to our encore winter concert; presenting honoured guest Adam Bushell on Vibraphone along-side our award-winning Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble.

Adam Bushell is a versatile and eclectic percussionist, he regularly performs traditional folk music, contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. He is also a music teacher with East Sussex Music and Brighton & Hove Music and Arts, and in 2016 directed young percussionists in a performance of Ionisation by Edgard Varese – a classic of percussion repertoire which is normally only played by professionals and conservatoire students.

Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble is an award winning string ensemble. The ensemble has performed several times at the Royal Albert Hall. They regularly collaborate with choirs and dance artists and once a year, have an intensive rehearsal and performance programme on the Isle of Wight.

The ensemble has performed in such prestigious venues as the Japanese Embassy, Inveraray Castle in Scotland in addition to giving an hour long live performance on Classic FM.

The details of our upcoming concert are:

Venue: Queens Park Tennis Club, Queens Park, East Dr, Brighton BN2 0BQ.

Date: Sunday 8 December

Time: 4pm (doors from 3.30pm)

Tickets: Suggested donation of £12 for non-members, Donations can be made in cash or by cheque or card on the door.  If you would like to donate by BACS in advance, please contact Bec for encore banking details.

These intimate concerts happen across the year for our encore members and we kindly offer limited reservations for these events.  If you would like to make a reservation, please email

Or become an encore member for £120 a year (includes seats at 5 concerts a year for two people – a much more beneficial arrangement for concert lovers!) Visit www.bhma/encore-support for joining details.

All proceeds will go to encore, the charitable organisation supporting young musicians across Brighton & Hove. All contributions are very much appreciated and support our Hardship Fund, Brighton Youth Orchestra, Instrument maintenance, Masterclasses, Orchestra 360 ensemble for young people with special educational needs and gives young musicians performance opportunities across the city/country!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Many thanks,



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Here is your rehearsals page.

Here is the bowed string parts page.

Here are administrative documents relating to the running of the orchestra.