2017-2018 Season

This Season (Beyond the Planets)

2017-18 will feature one item by Holst in each concert
plus our usual eclectic mix of local composers and 
traditional favourites.  

Pre-Concert Talks

Peter Copley will give these popular talks at most
concerts (not Hamsey or 22 April).
Talks begin at 7.10 p.m. and finish in time for a short break before
the concert starts.


Saturday 23 September 2017 7.45 p.m.

Southover Church, Southover High Street, Lewes
Directed by Andrew Sherwood
Mozart Divertimento in F major, K.138 
Holst St Paul's Suite 
Elgar Serenade for Strings Op.20
Peter Copley Double Concerto First performance, 
           solo violins 
 Jenny Sacha and Laura Stanford 



Saturday 11 November 2017 7.45 p.m.

St Michaels Church,Lewes High Street, Lewes
Directed by Ian McCrae
Holst Brook Green Suite  
Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 Solo violin – Ellie Blackshaw
Antonin Dvořák Nocturne in B major
Haydn Symphony No.46 in B Major


Saturday 20 January 2018 7.45 p.m.

St Luke's Church Queens Park Brighton
Directed by Andrew Sherwood
Purcell arr. Holst  The Virtuous Wife Suite
Finzi Ecologue Solo piano– Rachel Fryer
Mozart Divertamento in B flat major, K.137 
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta


Saturday 3 March 2018 7.45 p.m.

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
Directed by Andrew Sherwood
Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in B flat major 'La Notte' Soloist – Ian Glen
Holst Fugal Concerto SoloistsFlute Anne Hodgson, Oboe Clare Worth
John Hawkins Clarinet Concerto Soloist– Steve Dummer
Holst Lyric Movement Solo viola – Ros Hanson
Mendelssohn String Symphony No.12 in G Minor


Sunday 22 April 2018 4.30 p.m.

St Michael’s Church, Lewes High Street
Advanced Students from 
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


Boris Myszkowski –  Violin
Irina Lyakhovskaya – Piano

Works by Sarasate, Arvo Pärt and Turina


Bar 4 Quartet

Beethoven – Quartet Op.18 No.4

Tchaikovsky – Quartet No.1 slow movement

Tea and cakes will be served after the concert - please stay if you can.


Hamsey Church

Hamsey Festival
Sunday 10June 2018 6.00 p.m.

Flute, Oboe and Viola
Anne Hodgson - Flute, Clare Worth - Oboe, Russ Robinson - Viola

Ric Graebner –  Trio for Flute Oboe and Viola
Stamitz –  Duo for Flute and Viola in D Major

Holst –  Terzetto for Flute, Oboe and Viola

Telemann –  Fantasia in D Major

Argentesi – Divertimento for oboe and viola
 1. Insomnia,
 2. Polvo y guitarra,
 3.Xia Ping,
 4. Finale 

Robert Hinchcliffe - "Splash!" 5 Miniatures for Flute, Oboe and Viola 
Idyll - Barcarolle - Impression - Fughetta - Slightly Silly Piece


Hamsey Church
Hamsey Festival
Sunday 17 June 2018 6.00 p.m.

A Quartet from MAS and Soloists Lucinda Houghton and
Sebastian Charlesworth

Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op.33 No.1
Holst  Four Songs for Voice and Violin
Peter Warlock Complete Songs with String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in F major (arranged by Beethoven
from his piano sonata in E major, Op.14 No.1)



Saturday 7 July 2018 7.45 p.m.

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes

Directed by Steve Dummer
C.P.E. Bach Flute Concerto in G major, Soloist: Anne Hodgson 
Holst A Moorside Suite
Julian Broughton 
Concerto for Violin, Timpani and Strings, first performance  
Soloist: Shereen Godber

Janacek Suite for Strings