Sussex Musicians Club

About us

ImageWe are a community of classical music lovers, both performers and listeners.

Our series of informal musical evenings features artists drawn from our membership, and runs from September to June. The repertoire ranges from early music right up to the present day, combining the familiar with items less often performed.

Except where indicated, all of our concerts are at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, on Saturdays at 7.30 pm.

Annual membership is £25, and includes free admission for the year.

Admission for non-members is £5.

Concert dates 2019 -2020

Spring session concert dates:

January 18
February 8 (Student concert)
March 14
April 25 (includes AGM)
June 13

SMC at The Fringe

Image"An Evening with the Sussex Musicians' Club".

After the successful concert last year, we are putting on a repeat Fringe concert on May 2nd at 7.30. The programme order has yet to be decided.

Student Concert - 8 Feb

Our annual Students' concert was a great success and featured the following:

Singers: Ziggy Himsworth, Jemima Byrne & Molly O'Flynn
Pianists: Harry O'Brien, Samuel Craig, Joe Noble, Reuben Hoyte, Natasha
O'Flynn & Oscar Gardener
Violinist: Molly O'Flynn
Saxophonist: Finn Hoyte
Flautist: Kevin Mulita

and the following composers:

Clementi, Jerome Kern, Vivaldi, Chopin, Noël Coward, Rachmaninov, Fauré,
Mozart, Eugène Bozza, Jean-Baptiste Singelée, Tchaikovsky & Liszt, plus
Russian & French traditional music.

A recording is available, and some items can be found on the Recordings page if I have received permission to post them here.

Belladonna at St Nicholas' Church

ImageBELLADONNA (Sue Mileham, soprano, Jane Plessner, clarinet, Nicola Grunberg, piano) presents SONOROUS AND SPARKLING!, a programme ranging from Mozart's "Parto, ma to ben mio" from "La Clemenza di Tito", via Schubert's renowned "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" (The Shepherd on the Rock) and Phyllis Tate's contemporary settings of "Scenes from Tyneside" to Otto Nicolai's sparkling "Variazione" on Bellini's "La Sonnambula".

Entrance by donation, minium £3.

Forthcoming concerts

14th March, 2020
Vaughan Williams: Selections from 'Songs of Travel'
Simon Madge (bar), Katy Friese-Greene (piano)
Works by Telemann, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Faure
Helen Fairbank (flute), Ken Wells (piccolo), Lucy Rackham (piano)
Songs by Stenhammer, Sibelius and Grieg
Angela Goodall (ms), Jenny Beckwith (piano)
Debussy: Pagodes (Estampes); Passepied (Suite Bergamasque)
Norman Jacobs (piano)

25th April, 2020
Followed by the Annual General Meeting

13th June, 2020
Wine and soft drinks in the interval