Sussex Musicians' Club

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By Ambrose Page

The Club

Sussex Musicians is a performer's club based in Brighton that has provided a platform for local amateur and professional musicians for over 80 years. Our members are drawn from widely varying backgrounds, including professional musicians, amateurs, students and listeners. The concert meetings offer the opportunity to perform and hear a wide variety of music played at a high standard. 

Have a look at the latest letter from our secretary Muriel Hart. (Opens in a new window)

Concerts

Ten to twelve concerts are held each season between September and May, normally on a Saturday at 7.30 pm. These are given by Club members and cover a wide range of solo and ensemble items, both instrumental and vocal. Guest artists and students may be invited to perform. An outline of recent and planned sessions can be viewed below.

Venue

Our concerts are normally held at Brighton and Hove High School for Girls, Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3AT. There is one exception to this on 12 March 2011 when we will be meeting at St Philips Church. This concert will give us the opportunity to include some two-piano music.

PLEASE NOTE: We have restored the original starting time to 7.30 pm.

Session 2 (2011) 22 January 2011

Peter Warlock: Songs
Bizet: Jeux d'Enfants for piano duet (selection)
Wiedoeft: Valse Marilyn for saxophone
Solos for Piano

12 February 2011

SCHUBERTIANA
The concert will consist of works by Franz Schubert, including piano duet, songs and the Octet in F

12 March 2011

CONCERT AT ST PHILIPS CHURCH, NEW CHURCH ROAD HOVE
Brahms: Sonata for two pianos in F minor, Op 34b
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio
Weber: Piano Quartet
Schumann: Songs

2 April 2011

Mozart: Soprano arias
Britten: Fantasy Quartet
Solos for cello, piano, tenor

30 April 2011

Mahler: songs
Beethoven: Septet in E flat Op 20
Mozart: Violin sonata
Piano solos

14 May 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Followed by a short concert including vocal items, and Schumann Novelletten Oop 21 for piano (selection)

Previous Sessions Session 2 (2009-10 Season) 16 January

Bach: Preludes and Fugues Nos.2 and 12 (The 48) 
Shostakovitch: String Quartet No 1 
Vocal duets and solos by Mendelssohn, Montague Phillips and Mozart 
Hindemith: Oboe sonata

13 February

Piano solos 
Renaldo Hahn: Venetian songs 
Ravel: Duo for violin and cello 
Handel: Arias for mezzo soprano

27 February

Flute solos 
Mozart: Violin sonata 
Beethoven: Piano sonata No 26, Op 81a "Les Adieux" 
Songs for soprano by Bizet, Chabrier, Faure, Ravel and Satie

20 March

Piano solos 
Songs for baritone by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Vaughan Williams 
Schumman: Piano quartet 
Songs for mezzo soprano by Purcell and Wolf

10 April

English songs for mezzo soprano by Finzi, Gurney and Vaughan Williams 
Prokofiev: Melodies for violin 
Saint-Saens: Clarinet sonata 
Piano duets

1 May

Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.9 (The 48) 
Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat 
Milhaud: Scaramouche 
Songs for soprano by Dvorak, Puccini and Richard Strauss

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