Sussex Musicians Club

About us


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

The Club was inaugurated in March 1923. Have a look at the History page for some details of how the Club developed in the first years.

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 £30, and includes free admission for the year.

Admission for non-members is £7. Free admission for under 18s.

Centenary Concert 18 March 2023

This was a great success, with exceptional performances to a capacity audience.

Audio recordings are now posted on the Recordings page.

Student concert

The student concert is designed as an opportunity for young musicians to display their talent. It has been held in February for the past two years, and we intend to continue this plan next year.

Some recordings from the 2023 students' concert are still available.

From the archives

One of my favourite recordings, from June 2018, was of some songs with viola and piano. Here is the Lullaby from Brahms Op.91. Angela's wonderful singing combines with Beatrice's sensitive viola playing, ably accompanied by Joe Ward.

Forthcoming concerts

13 January 2024
JS Bach: B Minor Suite for Flute and String Orchestra (piano reduction by Matyas Sieber)
Karen Rash (flute), Hugh O'Neal (piano)

Duparc: Au pays ou se fait la guerre. Chanson Triste
Strauss: Nichts. Die Nacht
Lucy Mair (soprano), Celia Vince (piano)

Jasry Quintet (Ross Hume, violin, Yasmin Coleman, viola, Jane Sebba, cello, Sam Christie, flute , Alex Pearson, oboe)
Luigi Boccherini – Quintetto, movement 1, Allegro non troppo
J.C. Bach – Quintet in C, Op. 11 No. 1.
Eddie Lang, arr. Anna Cooper – April Kisses

Shuk Yee Lui (Piano, Snare drum)
Schubert: Impromptu in C minor D899 No.1
Siegfried Fink: Trammel-Suite