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Area: West Sussex

www.arunyoungmusicians.co.uk/the-festival/

‘Launched in 1981 with the support of the Rotary Club of Littlehampton and has gone on to showcase outstanding young talent every year, giving those young people the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience and receive feedback from experienced musicians. In its early days, the festival had just 30 youngsters taking part but now the festival has grown and attracts entrants to around 40 classes every year.’ Held Late October.

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www.bognorregismusic.org.uk

'The Regis Music and Concert Club was formed in 1977 to promote the performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music for members and visitors. The name was changed twenty-two years later to Bognor Regis Music Club. Recitals are held in Regency-style premises, boasting a minstrels' gallery, and ideally suited for the performance of small-scale works. The Concert Room is particularly popular with chamber groups because of the high ceiling and friendly proportions. It was used extensively for concerts until 1883, when it also served as the Town Council Chamber.'

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www.chichesterchamberconcerts.com

'Presents a season of six top quality concerts every year between October and March in the historic setting of the Assembly Room in the Chichester Council House.'

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www.cfmds.org.uk

‘Each year, the Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech provides an opportunity for many hundreds of young people to perform in public and benefit from advice and encouragement from acknowledged experts in their field. Running the Festival is a complex, demanding task and fortunately we have a committed, enthusiastic and capable team of volunteers, but we always need more help. Perhaps you could become part of our team. It needn’t be a major commitment on your part, just a little of your time ...’ Held February - March.

Category:Chichester
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www.chdoa.org.uk

'Has members from Horsham, Crawley, Burgess Hill, and many of the villages in this area of Sussex. We welcome all those with an interest in the organ, its construction and music, whether or not they play the instrument themselves.'

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www.chi.ac.uk/department-music

'Our Music programme is one of the largest and liveliest in the UK, and focuses on music as an applied art, one that is engaged with the musical world in all its diversity and excitement. This means that our courses are focused on practical work, from performance, composition and improvisation to musical theatre performance, training in instrumental or vocal teaching, music business, music therapy and community music, as well as traditional music analysis and critical theory.'

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www.egmaf.org.uk

'The Festival movement was established in the 1870s at a time of major educational development and by 1904 no fewer than 60 festivals had been formed. A Federation of Festivals was established in 1920, which has since developed into the British and International Federation of Festivals with over 300 affiliations in the UK alone ... In November 1966 it was decided in that a Competitive Music and Arts Festival should be held in East Grinstead. The inaugural Festival took place in June and July 1968 and incorporated Piano, Choral, Instrumental, Drama and Dancing ...' Held Early April (Singing).

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ferringrecordedmusicsociety.wordpress.com

'Founded in 1965. Ferring is a unique coastal village with a far-seeing outlook. Those who come to live here seem to share the love of the place and its surroundings and they also bring their interests and talents with them. An excellent start for any group. Programmes are arranged in advance and usually presented by our members over a 2 hour period and includes an interval for refreshments.'

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www.funtingtonmusicgroup.org.uk

'Meets nine times a year, in the evening and usually on the second Wednesday of the month ... The Group’s annual musical programme is full of variety, and includes concert appearances by well-known artists and ensembles, illustrated lecture recitals and guest appearances by international celebrities.'

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www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk

'Bringing the best of new professional musical talent, plus other more established performers, to Mid-Sussex. Although we face increased competition from other local organisations and the media, our continuing goal is to provide a varied and entertaining selection of concerts which should appeal to a wide audience. We welcome non-members to our concerts, but there are significant financial advantages in becoming a member, so why not join us!'

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horsham-music-circle.org.uk

'Horsham Music Circle's first concert was held in May 1942 in the Friends’ Meeting House in Worthing Road. Recalling the early days 21 years later for the Circle’s coming of age concert, Mr D J Coulson, then headmaster of Collyer’s, wrote: “Even in those uncertain wartime days the Circle showed unmistakably that it had the three fundamental requisites for all successful enterprises – a modest beginning, energetic optimism and an organiser who combined the rare gifts of imaginative foresight and outstanding musicianship with tremendous drive and apparently tireless enthusiasm ...'

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www.horsham-performers-platform.co.uk

'Provides opportunities for amateur musicians and singers of all ages to perform in a friendly environment and to receive feedback and advice from distinguished professional musicians. The emphasis of HPP is on education and performance rather than competition so there are no trophies but all performers receive a certificate for participating.' Held Mid June.

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www.mscmf.org.uk

‘Takes place over two weekends in November with a Showcase for invited performers and cup presentation the following week ... We have four sections: Strings, Singing, Piano and Woodwind & Brass.’

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www.livemusicwestsussex.co.uk

‘Founded in 1996 with the aim of promoting classical music on all levels ... The School offers musical tuition and stages regular performances by established professional musicians from around the world ... At present the school provides individual music lessons to over 70 junior and adult students on piano, violin, flute, recorder, saxophone, clarinet, voice and classical guitar. It runs a pre-school curriculum for 0-5 year olds and their carers, plus several ensembles for adults, hosts regular series of Sunday Afternoon Recitals, supports three music festivals including its own Summer Festival.’

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southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

Category:Folk Festivals
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www.steyningjazz.co.uk

Typically first Friday of the Month at 8.30 pm in the Steyning Centre.

Category:Jazz Clubs
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www.steyningmusicsociety.org

'Has acquired a reputation for being one of the most welcoming and friendly concert promoters in the South-East. Concerts are presented at the Steyning Centre; a comfortable, modern community centre with first class amenities ... In addition to presenting concerts the Society organises educational workshops involving young people and adults.'

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www.westdean.org.uk

'West Dean College has a dynamic and creative music community that attracts students with a passion for music who are ready to channel that interest into instrument making or playing. You can study for a Foundation degree full-time, or enrol on a music short course. Our talented team of tutors are specialist musical instrument makers and musicians ready to help you make new discoveries and develop your skills.'

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www.westsussexguitar.org

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www.westsussexmusic.co.uk

‘One-stop shop for high quality music education throughout West Sussex ... Nearly 180 teachers support over 18,000 children with their music-making across the county’s schools and colleges. Our offer to students includes vocal projects, whole-class ensemble tuition, small group & individual instrumental & vocal tuition and rock & pop sessions, as well as a comprehensive range of musical activities based at our Music Centres ... West Sussex Music also supports projects that enable access to cultural opportunities for disadvantaged and disaffected young people through our partnerships with others.‘

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www.theangmeringchorale.org.uk

'Has been singing since its foundation by a small inaugural group in 1976. The Chorale has now grown to around 120 singers ... The repertoire of The Chorale ranges from Bach to The Beatles.'

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www.arunchoralsociety.co.uk

'The Choir is made up of approximately 110 singers from the age of 17 upwards. Singers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, many with a choral music interest of long standing but others more recently attracted to the enjoyment of choral singing. Over a period of years the choir has typically performed major concerts in the spring and autumn of each year and carol concerts on two consecutive weekends in December, when children from schools in the Arun community join with the Society.'

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www.cmcband.co.uk

'A concert band is a wind band made up of flutes, piccolos, oboes, clarinets (including bass), saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone), bassoons, French horns, trumpets and cornets, trombones (tenor and bass), euphoniums, basses, drums and percussion. CMCB uses a wide range of percussion, including timpani and tubular bells ... The Band plays an exciting range of music from rock to jazz, classical to military and dance to show music. With a music library of about 300 pieces, there is something for every occasion. The band has also had four works of music specifically written for them ...'

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www.hhcb.org.uk

'Formed in January 1998, Haywards Heath Concert Brass provides an opportunity for people of all ages to play brass instruments within an accomplished brass band. We re-named in 2012 to Haywards Heath Concert Band to reflect the joining of both our Brass and Swing bands and our new and more diverse approach to music,'

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www.horshamboroughband.co.uk

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www.horshamsymphony.org.uk

'Rehearse and perform a wide range of classical music in Horsham, UK. Its members are mainly amateurs but the orchestra is directed and led by professional musicians. We often accompany professional soloists and give three concerts a year ... The orchestra runs a "Friends" scheme and has attracted an enthusiastic and loyal number of supporters. The orchestra ... welcomes new players of all ages. Why not join us?'

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www.littlehampton-concertband.co.uk

'Community band based in Littlehampton and drawing on players from the town and the surrounding area. The band is well-known for making music fun and consequently is popular with loyal audiences at its own concerts and in demand to play at many events in and around West Sussex.'

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lpos.org

'A small, friendly musical society ... We stage two main shows a year ... Traditionally, one of these shows was a Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy Opera, often alternating with Viennese or French operetta. Recently, we have diversified to include American and British musicals and staged concerts of highights from musical theatre.'

Category:Arundel
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www.midsussexsinfonia.org.uk

'Well-established amateur orchestra, drawing on the services of players from all parts of Sussex and beyond. Most of its concerts are given in Clair Hall in Haywards Heath although occasionally other venues throughout Sussex are used and the orchestra often supports other musical groups.'

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www.songbirdschoir.co.uk

'An all-female choir based in Crawley, West Sussex. With a repertoire mostly consisting of pop songs and songs from the musicals, we are different from any other choir in the area. If you like to sing and enjoy the social side of making music with like-minded people, why not join us? ...'

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.southdowns-concertband.co.uk

'A group of around 40 musicians who play regular concerts in the Sussex area. The Band has a passion for music, and upholds and maintains the true spirit of the concert band. Each member of the ensemble strives for excellence, continually eager to improve and achieve higher musical standards. The Band performs a wide, varied and most versatile musical repertoire to suit all tastes, from popular classical standards to the more challenging works of the modern wind band repertoire. Most importantly, the music making is an enjoyable experience for musicians and audiences alike. Members come from all over the county. Some are involved in music professionally, as school teachers or as instrument tutors, others play for local community or town bands but enjoy the challenge of performing to a higher level.'

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www.sussexchorus.org

'One of the foremost choirs in Sussex, regularly performing a range of exciting and popular choral works in Mid Sussex and Brighton ... Based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, the choir enjoys a long history, dating back to 1921 when Ditching W.I. formed a singing group. Today, the choir performs regularly in Burgess Hill and at least once a year in Brighton.'

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thearunsounds.co.uk

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www.worthingphil.co.uk

‘Makes a unique contribution to the musical life of the region. We have a season of five concerts per year, including our acclaimed “Last Night of the Proms” and a hugely popular Christmas Concert ... Our members come from across the south coast area and include professional and semi-professional musicians, university and college students, peripatetic teachers and keen local amateur musicians. With a full strength membership of over 75 musicians we are able to cover a wide repertoire, including major Classical and Romantic symphonies and concerti as well as large-scale 20th Century orchestral works and choral works ... Worthing Philharmonic has a working relationship with the prestigious '”Tonmeister” sound recording course at the University of Surrey, providing an opportunity for the sound engineers of the future to record a full symphony orchestra.’

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www.worthingsilverband.co.uk

'The Band is always very welcoming to anyone who wishes to come and play with us, either as a member of just to have a go. The members range from beginners to semi-professional musicians and the music range reflects this. With marches, show tunes, pop songs, classical pieces and even a bit of rock - there is always something for everyone!

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worthingsymphony.co.uk

'Worthing Symphony Orchestra has been part of the town’s music scene since 1926. Widely regarded as one of the finest professional orchestras in the south of England, the Worthing Symphony Orchestra presents an annual season of concerts ... in the acoustically superb Assembly Hall, central Worthing.'

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www.arundelcathedral.org

'Cathedral church for the catholic diocese of Arundel and Brighton ... Arundel Cathedral Choir is a mixed voice voluntary choir offering membership after audition to adults and children who sing the Cathedral’s main services on a weekly basis ... The choir regularly takes part in choir festivals, ecumenical services, Civic and Diocesan events and other additional musical performances ... Also, a programme of choral and other concerts are held in the Cathedral, which are widely supported especially during the Arundel Festival season in late August each year.'

Category:Cathedrals
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www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

’Chichester has long enjoyed a high reputation for the quality of its music. The choir's broad repertoire encompasses works from the Middle Ages to the present day, including over forty pieces written specifically for Chichester. The daily offering of music, performed in the Cathedral's beautiful acoustics, is at the heart of our pattern of worship ... Chichester Cathedral's popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.’

Category:Cathedrals
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www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

'One of the south's liveliest arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts.'

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