Welcome 2017


76th SEASON  2017-2018


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The Music Circle’s 2017/18 season Lunchtime Organ Recitals start on Tuesday 31st October at 1pm at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham. This first of three concerts during the Music Circle’s 76th year will be given by Gerald Taylor FRCO.

The recital includes what is claimed to be the most famous work in the organ repertoire,  J.S. Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV565.  With its majestic sound and driving rhythm it has been made even more popular by its use in film, video games, rock music and ringtones. You can be sure to hear the authentic version in this recital ! The Bach theme runs through the programme which also includes The ‘Dorian’ Toccata & Fugue BWV538, Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV540, and the Choral Preludes Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV659 and Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV639.

Entry to this hour long concert is free and there will be a retiring collection to support the Music Circle’s  concert promoting work.

What a great start we had to the new season –

JONATHAN PLOWRIGHT  is described as ‘a pianist at the top of his game’ and this was certainly evident when he launched the Circle’s 76th Season – it was a memorable evening  thoroughly enjoyed by the appreciative audience. The review says it all ..

“It is always satisfying when a musical season opens on a high note. Given the rapturous applause accorded to pianist, Jonathan Plowright, at the Drill hall on 23rd September, Horsham Music Circle’s 76th season has started in such a way. Coming to Horsham on the back of a slew of outstanding recording reviews and a reputation as a pianist’s pianist, Jonathan demonstrated why he is held in such high regard in a recital ranging from Bach to Paderewski, taking in Mozart and Schumann.

The varied programme was unified by a deep musical integrity and a paradoxical absence of fireworks, even though Jonathan’s virtuosic mastery of the keyboard was particularly evident in the Chopin and Schumann pieces. From the opening Bach-Busoni choral preludes it was clear that his pianistic approach emphasizes the clear articulation of musical phrases and a meticulous attention to the different sonorities of the piano’s many octaves. The effect is one of absolute clarity, focusing on how the musical ideas of a piece evolve rhythmically and harmonically with the result that even well-known pieces are interpreted freshly. This capacity to trust both the pieces being played and the receptivity of his audience was repaid by a closing ovation. “

News about the first Lunchtime Organ recital (October 31st) and the next performance in the 76th series by violinist Alexandra Lomeiko (24th November) will follow soon.

After the excitement of our 75th Anniversary Season we present a slightly more modest programme for the 2017-2018 series.  The concerts continue to showcase the highest calibre of performers, both well-established acclaimed artists and talented newcomers. You will not be disappointed and we highly recommend these fine musicians to you.

The pianist Jonathan Plowright has received unanimous praise for his many national and international performances. He has enjoyed performing in some of the finest concert halls around the world, in the luxurious surroundings of stately homes, castles and cruise ships, being considered a pianist ‘at the top of his game’.

The Countess of Munster Trust has always included the best of today’s emerging performers – multi-award winning violinist Alexandra Lomeiko is no exception enjoying a busy solo recital and chamber music career.

Any of you who followed the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition cannot fail to have noticed the bubbly exuberant personality of Jess Gillam. She became the first ever saxophonist to reach the finals of this prestigious contest and was recently featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine.

To celebrate our 76th anniversary we welcome back pianist John Thwaites who has played for us many times with his various chamber music companions. On this occasion he comes with the highly acclaimed Primrose Piano Quartet, also returning after their very successful performance here a few years ago.

We complement the subscription series with the popular free Lunchtime concerts plus a special programme of musical delights presented by invited local musicians.

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JOIN NOW! and save £10 by buying a Subscription ticket. Just complete the enclosed form and return to us.

You can come to individual concerts  or  choose all 4 subscription concerts to get the best deal.

A brochure can be obtained from the Music Circle on 01403 252602 or email horshammusiccircle@tiscali.co.uk
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If you would like a copy of the 76th 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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