The orchestra is delighted to announce that violinist Emmanuel Bach will be playing Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with us at our concert on 13th May. Tickets are already on sale at our online box office and will be available from the usual venues from late March.
The orchestra is very excited to announce that they are to perform the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with cellist Aglaïa Carvalho-Dubost at their next concert on May 14th 2022 at St. Andrew’s Church Burgess Hill. Aglaïa began playing the cello at just three years old. She is taught by her parents Sarah Carvalho-Dubost and Pavlos Carvalho. … Read more
On 20th November 2021, we sincerely hope to be playing together and performing for you once again. It will have been two years since the last concert at St. Andrews in 2019 when we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the orchestra has been meeting weekly online, sometimes for a quiz … Read more
Here we highlight one of the pieces we will be playing in our “Music Inspired by World War 1” concert on 17 November: On the Banks of Green Willow (1913) by George Butterworth (1885-1916). On the Banks of Green Willow was the third of three “idylls” George Butterworth composed. He wrote this one based on … Read more
To mark National Music Day on 20 June, we will be opening our normal evening rehearsal to anyone who would like to come along. If you want to find out what being in an orchestra is like, and how we tackle new pieces, please ring Richard on 01444 232067 for details, and to book your … Read more
The illustrations for our May 2017 concert programme (now available on our Repertoire pages) were generously provided by Andie Tong; a brilliant rising star in the world of comic book art who I was privileged to work alongside in 2007-8, where he sketched a wide range of characters at conventions to raise money for the … Read more
We’re delighted to announce that Katie Derham has become the Orchestra’s President. Katie has been presenting the BBC Proms since 2010, as well as hosting Radio 3’s Afternoon on Three and Breakfast programmes. She has also appeared in Strictly Come Dancing. Katie says that she feels honoured to have been asked to be our President … Read more