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.


SMC at The Fringe

"An Evening with the Sussex Musicians' Club".

A well attended and successful evening. Some recordings are now available to play or download.


Concert in Kemptown

ImageSaturday, 12 October, 6 pm - FREE, including refreshments
Belladonna Trio - soprano, clarinet, piano

Sue Mileham, soprano, Jane Plessner, clarinet and Nicola Grunberg, piano, present a programme packed with yearning and excitement to include Mozart’s most famous adolescent, Cherubino, Bernhard Crussell’s 'From Ganges’
Beauteous Strands' (think goddesses and dancing maidens), and not one, but two yearning shepherds: Meyerbeer’s 'Hirtenlied' and Schubert’s famous 'Das Hirt aus den Felsen' – and more!


Concert dates 2019

The new season starts on 28 September. These are the dates:

September 28
October 26
November 23
December 14

All at Brighton Unitarian Church on Saturdays starting at 7.30 pm.


Forthcoming concerts

26th October, 2019
Lully: Pepys / Morelli transcriptions
Trop Heureux
Cessez, charmante Aegle
Que nos prairies
Pour les plus fortunez

Suivons, suivons l’amour
Belle Hermione

Jose Marin: Tonos Humanos
Que dulcemente suena
No piense Menguilla ya
Bob Ahern (tenor), Jon Rattenbury (baroque guitar) & Mark Smith (theorbo)
Bach: Partita No.4 in D major (extracts)
Naomi Grayburn (piano)
Songs and arias by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Dargomyzhsky
Daria Robertson (soprano) & Zhanna Kemp (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata in E minor, Op.90
Jonathan Zoob (piano)

23rd November, 2019
Donizetti: Don Pasquale "So anch'io la virtù magica"
J Strauss II - "Frühlingsstimmen”
Valeria Guidotti, Zhanna Kemp
Bartok: Suite opus 14
Two pieces from Mikrokosmos
Kevin Allen (piano)
Songs and arias by Handel, Gluck & Monteverdi
Jane Larsen (sop)
Mozart: Sonata in D K.311
Norman Jacobs (piano)