Horsham Music Circle News

   New Season 2015-2016 


Welcome to the Music Circle’s 74th Season of live music in Horsham. The series offers top class professional concerts featuring established artists alongside rising young talent. With keyboard masterworks, chamber music favourites, a tour of early music and two stunning guitarists, there is a feast of music for all to enjoy. The concerts are open to everyone. Subscription membership is the best bargain but individual tickets are always available.

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Having promoted an annual concert series in the town since 1942, the Music Circle is delighted to be taking part in the inaugural Horsham Festival which is to run between the 9th and 17th July of this year.

The Festival has been formed with the express purpose of developing a broad and eclectic annual arts festival for Horsham and district. It will embrace a number of existing events and promote many more. There are more than twenty five organisations associated with Horsham Festival representing a wide spectrum of the local arts scene. Through music, drama, visual arts, literature and the digital medium it is aimed to provide opportunities for performers, creative artists, exhibitions, displays and other expressions of the arts. Young people will also become involved and engaged with the organisation of the Horsham Festival.

As part of this exciting Festival, the Music Circle will be presenting a showcase concert to be given by selected young musicians from the Horsham Performers Platform to take place on Sunday, 17th July at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham at 6pm. 

For this hour long  concert,HPP poster July 2016:jpeg music for recorder, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, voice and piano duet will be included in the programme. The musicians have been especially selected from the participants in the Horsham Performers Platform. The Performers Platform, led by Chairman Kay Tucker ARCM AGSM and based in Broadbridge Heath,  is a week-long event held each year in June dedicated to providing a stage for amateur musicians and singers of all ages to perform in public and receive advice from a distinguished professional Adjudicator. The Circle is pleased to welcome these talented musicians of the future to appear in its annual programme and is grateful to the Tanbridge House School Community and Charity Support Fund for sponsoring this concert.

Tickets can be obtained from the Music Circle on 01403 252602, or from Horsham Museum, 9, Causeway, Horsham 01403 211661 or on the door.

More publicity about the Festival,  an events list and a festival brochure is available now. For more information contact The Chairman, Paul Bellringer OBE   paul@floweringquarry.co.uk 01403 260484 or The Artistic Director Andrew Bernardi   andrewbernardi@me.com 07710 024608

The Aurea Quartet‘s performance in May was very impressive and lived up to their reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic young ensembles. They are certainly on course for a distinguished future. Two superb musicians from the Early Music group Passacaglia presented  music from 18th Century Europe to great aplomb on April 16th. We thoroughly enjoyed the special sounds of the baroque flute and virtuoso recorder playing from  Annabel Knight with harpsichordist Robin Bigwood, who also gave an accomplished performance of solo works from the period.

The Music Circle’s concert in February proved to be one of the finest. The Manchester Piano Trio produced the most outstanding evening of superb musicianship. The audience were thoroughly immersed throughout and the applause was long and heartfelt.

The ensemble received glowing praise from our reviewer, as these extracts show; 

‘This remarkable trio brought the warmth of genuinely world-class music-making to Horsham’s Drill Hall.  Every tiny detail of articulation was meticulously rendered, from shimmering pianissimos to muscular fortes … an exquisite beauty of sound from all three players.  They played with a loving care and lightness of touch, full of wit and charm. The clean definition in the presto pizzicato sections and the sparkling clarity throughout the hugely demanding piano part were breathtaking. The words joyous, uplifting and wonderful will serve as a somewhat gushy but apt description of the evening as a whole.   We were treated to a profoundly rich musical memory.’ 

This concert was certainly one of the most memorable and all thanks to the Trio’s members,  Jeremy Young piano, Adi Brett violin and Nicholas Trygstad cello.

The season opened with a stunning recital by the acclaimed pianist Martin Roscoe.   The Irish virtuoso guitarist Manus Noble also gave a notable performance. As our reviewer said ‘ what marks him (Manus) out beyond musicianship alone is the ability to incorporate biographical anecdotes, an overview of the guitar repertoire and an introduction to the nuances of his chosen instrument – all done with an easy self-deprecating charm.’   


 Please find the  brochure with all details on all of the musicians HERE:


  • You can come to individual concerts
  • choose a full subscription for 6 concerts  or
  • choose the Any 4 Concerts subscription 

If you would like a copy of the 74th Season Brochure:
Please Contact the Hon. Secretary on 01403 252602 or by
Email: horshammusiccircle@tiscali.co.uk

Click HERE to complete the membership form and return to us. Please note that all concerts are open to the public and you will find details on the Booking page and in the brochure of how you can obtain individual tickets.

We are grateful for the assistance of the Horsham District Council.

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