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‘A fun & friendly ukulele group based in Lewes ... Some of us are absolute beginners, others are accomplished ukulele players. The rest of us fall in between. But we all contribute, and we all have a good time. If you feel like joining in, come along and - join in! We welcome everyone. If you are just starting to learn the ukulele, come along and sing-along. For part of the evening we play songs with well know chords, as well as some more challenging, but the emphasis is on fun.’

 

* Cool Hand Ukes
VISITS (to the Website)157
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202

'Began its life in the summer of 2012 when 8 musicians were invited by the Festival's founder and violinist, Beatrice Philips to come down to Lewes and perform six concerts of the finest chamber music to local audiences over one weekend. The concerts proved so popular that audiences insisted it happen again the following year.' Held Mid June.

 

* Lewes Chamber Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)318
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)431

‘A small folk club with a friendly, informal atmosphere ... We mostly book performers of British traditional music, but we enjoy other styles as well. We like any member of the audience who wants to sing or play to have a turn, so have a couple of songs or tunes ready if you'd enjoy performing (but don't feel you've got to if you don't want to).  Every so often we book musicians to hold an instrument workshop in the day and give an evening performance in the club.’

 

* Lewes Saturday Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)8
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Society was named after the publisher Nicholas Yonge (c1560-1619) who was chosen as being a Lewisian of considerable importance in the development and performance of music in England. Yonge was behind the publication of Musica Transalpina (1588) a collection of Italian madrigals which stimulated the singing and composing of madrigals in the 16th and 17th century.' Normally five concerts each season from October to March.

 

* Nicholas Yonge Society
VISITS (to the Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)256
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The official website of the Theatre Pipe Organ Preservation Society (TPOPS). We run concerts and dances on the organs of the Singing Hills Golf Course at Albourne, to the north of Brighton, and at the East Sussex National at Little Horsted, near Uckfield. We also fund the TPOPS Academy, teaching the next generation of young musicians the skills required to play these mighty instruments.’

 

* Singing Hills Wurlitzer
VISITS (to the Website)37
Also indexedTheatre Pipe Organ Preservation Society (TPOPS) | East Sussex National, Uckfield
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)45
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A classical music concert series based at the workshop of harpsichord maker Malcolm Rose and clavichord maker Karin Richter, in Lewes, East Sussex, UK. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2016-17 season, and has built up an enviable reputation for presenting world-class artists in an atmospheric, intimate and friendly setting ... The Workshop has a relatively small seating capacity (approx 50), so we strongly recommend advance booking. Either way, we don’t issue tickets but will reserve you a place.‘

 

* The Workshop Series
VISITS (to the Website)41
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)60

'Organises and presents first class chamber music concerts, performed by established artists of national and international renown. It also provides a platform for young, highly gifted, up and coming artists, whose quality has been recognised by prizes and awards in major competitions.’

 

* Uckfield Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)197

'We welcome all musicians, the very young and the very old, the very amateur and the very professional. We try and book a guest once every two months. On guest nights, naturally, there is less time for the floor spots. The word folk in our name may be slightly misleading. We attract both traditional and contemporary folk singers and players, blues singers, blue grass bands jug bands and country singers. In fact, all folks are welcome.'

 

* White Horse Folk Club [Golden Cross]
VISITS (to the Website)164
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)205
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1974 by Nancy Jacks as the Uckfield Youth Orchestra, it started with five members, soon increased to twenty, and was later joined by adults, and it established a series of charity concerts. In 1995 it took its present name ... We welcome all ages, and especially brass players! ... We perform in Buxted Park, Uckfield and in Seaford, giving concerts three or four times a year.’

 

+ Buxted Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)138
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)205

‘A professional chamber group based in the South East ... formed in 1989 by the joining of two string quartets ... The Corelli Ensemble welcomes you to enjoy a feast of beautiful live classical music, from Baroque masterpieces, to unashamedly romantic Movie Themes.‘

 

+ Corelli Ensemble
VISITS (to the Website)96
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)151

‘We aim to benefit our members and the wider community through the performance of baroque repertoire to a high standard ... The ESBC is based in Lewes, the ancient county town of East Sussex. Lewes is a hive of cultural activity and the ESBC is part of this cultural landscape, contributing through the engagement and commitment of its singers and by giving audiences the opportunity to hear both well-known works and some less well-known works that may deserve to be better known.’

 

+ East Sussex Bach Choir
VISITS (to the Website)92
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)153
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in Lewes, East Sussex, the choir comprises around thirty four experienced singers who aim to perform at the highest possible standard.’

 

+ Esterházy Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)152
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in the ancient village of Fletching, near Uckfield ... We aim to give an opportunity for amateur singers of all standards to have access to many different types of music. The choir numbers about 50 regular members, some of whom are good readers of music with considerable experience of choral singing, while others are less experienced musicians who come because they enjoy singing in congenial company, while at the same time extending their musical skills. This wide range of ability enables us to perform some of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, such as Bach's St John Passion or Mozart's Requiem, as well as songs from the shows, partsongs, madrigals and folksongs.’

 

+ Fletching Singers
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)149

'Glyndebourne is an opera house in the Sussex countryside. It is home to: The annual Glyndebourne Festival; Glyndebourne Tour; A widely respected education programme; A library of audio-visual recordings of Festival productions, many now available on CD and DVD.'

 

+ Glyndebourne
VISITS (to the Website)190
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)273
MULTIPLE Concerts and Recitals

‘We have around 50 members from across East and West Sussex, attracted by the band’s friendly atmosphere and high standard of music. As well as the main band, we have an training band of young learners who are preparing to move into the main band. We have a large and varied repertoire. At our concerts, you will hear traditional marches, music from film and stage, virtuoso solo items and the best from the modern brass repertoire  ... LGB Brass regularly takes part in competitions.‘

 

+ Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)82
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)193

‘We have been bringing high quality musical theatre to Lewes since 1911. Staging our productions involves a lot of hard work for a cast and crew of about 80. In fact, LOS is made up of about 200 members of all ages and from all walks of life. We stage two productions each year, usually at Lewes Town Hall ... The Society often puts on concerts and performs at functions too.’

 

+ LOS Musical Theatre
VISITS (to the Website)98
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)121
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‘A Lewes-based chamber orchestra of professional musicians dedicated to the presentation of both new and unusual works together with a standard repertoire of better-known pieces ... Our annual seasons of six concerts are themed either around individual composers ... or on specific regions ... In addition we present two candlelit concerts in Old Hamsey Church on the second and third Sundays in June. We have commissioned new works from composers including Doina Rotaru, Dudley Hyams, Peta Crompton, Michael Finnissy and Peter Copley. The mixture of work we handle makes us unique in the South East of England and in recognition of our innovative approach to programming, the Musicians received a special award from the Performing Rights Society.’

 

+ Musicians of All Saints
VISITS (to the Website)83
Also indexedHamsey Old Church Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1978, NSO is presenting a wide range of opera, including lesser-known works. Our performances involve professional and amateur singers and musicians. We also run educational projects in order to develop and sustain interest in opera ... The core of New Sussex Opera is the NSO Chorus. We warmly invite amateur and local singers to come and be part of this dynamic group – no previous operatic experience necessary! The focus of the NSO Chorus’ activity is performing in NSO’s productions: staged performances of opera and operetta, operas in concert, and concerts of operatic highlights.‘

 

+ New Sussex Opera
VISITS (to the Website)37
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)64
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1992 to research, reconstruct and perform the little known music of the English Church and Independent Chapel from 1700 to 1850, and its derivatives from New England and the Southern States - a tradition that continues with new music to the present day ... The quire's membership is drawn from people of all ages with a variety of interests and consists of an enthusiastic band of amateur singers and instrumentalists. Weekly practices are held on Thursdays in Lewes and new members are always welcome. Our current membership is around 20 and we have a bassoon, oboe, clarinet and recorder, with occasional flute and violin. We are of all – or no – religious persuasions. Though we tend to practice and perform in churches and chapels we have also performed in venues ranging from theatres to breweries!'

 

+ Sussex Harmony
VISITS (to the Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)335
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Come and enjoy our music concert series held within the hall chamber of our 15th Century Medieval Wealden Hall House.’

 

@ Bridge Cottage Uckfield
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)319
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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