Area: West Sussex

‘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.

* Arun Young Musicians' Festival
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

'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.'

* Bognor Regis Music Club
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record468
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A series of twelve presentations, on alternate weeks, on a wide range of musical themes, all illustrated with examples on CD, played on high quality equipment. The music is mainly classical but jazz and light music are sometimes included. The presentations are given either by an experienced visiting speaker or by a club member and may be about the life and work of a specific composer or follow a theme but all consist predominantly of listening to music.’

* Bognor Regis Recorded Music Club
Visits to the Website137
Views of The ‘Full’ Record331
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

* Chichester Chamber Concerts
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record342
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‘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
* Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech
Visits to the Website131
Views of The ‘Full’ Record137
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Typically a 10-month 15-gig season: ‘We continue our policy of presenting the widest range and highest quality of jazz that we can - a mixture of bands new to the club as well as “old favourites” - in comfortable surroundings in the heart of the historic city of Chichester ... To reinforce this policy, a programme of members’ surveys is held to understand musical likes and preferences and these results are used to influence future bookings ... Members, guests and friends always welcome’.

Category Jazz Clubs
* Chichester Jazz Club
Visits to the Website14
Views of The ‘Full’ Record21

'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.'

* Crawley and Horsham District Organists' Association
Visits to the Website99
Views of The ‘Full’ Record347

‘We pride ourselves on being a friendly Club and make visitors and new members feel welcome.  Formed in 1989 the Club continues to flourish at a time when many are facing difficulty with an ageing membership.  While not exempt from this a publicity drive is proving successful in retaining membership numbers ... Our members do not all live locally, some find it worthwhile to travel 20 miles or more to attend our concerts. These, featuring national and international artistes, are held on the last Friday of each month except December when it is brought forward by a week or two. In addition to the monthly concerts an opportunity is given for members and visitors to play, or just listen, in an informal environment.’

* Crawley Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website18
Views of The ‘Full’ Record27

'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.'

* Department of Music [Chichester]
Visits to the Website274
Also indexedUniversity of Chichester
Views of The ‘Full’ Record303

'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).

* East Grinstead Music & Arts Festival
Visits to the Website126
Views of The ‘Full’ Record251

'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.'

* Ferring Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website126
Views of The ‘Full’ Record404

'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.'

* Funtington Music Group
Visits to the Website101
Views of The ‘Full’ Record341

'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!'

* Haywards Heath Music Society
Visits to the Website136
Views of The ‘Full’ Record822
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Welcomes singers, poets and acoustic musicians to the friendly atmosphere of their Sussex venue ... We have a singaround at least once a month and we make sure that everyone gets a turn - if they want it! On the other hand you are also welcome just to come and listen to a wide variety of songs and styles from some very varied performers. We enjoy traditional as well as modern or self-penned songs and tunes, and the tremendous acoustics ... have earned the club a reputation for good chorus singing.’

Category Folk Clubs
* Horsham Folk Club
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record102

'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 ...'

* Horsham Music Circle
Visits to the Website122
Views of The ‘Full’ Record287
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.

* Horsham Performers Platform
Visits to the Website94
Views of The ‘Full’ Record245

Lancing Ukulele Village Club (L.U.V. Club) is a new uke jam for Lancing, West Sussex. Organised by the people behind Worthing's Wukulele, we endeavour to bring our love of the ukulele to Lancing Village. L.U.V. Club is open to complete beginners and expert players alike from the ages of 16 to 106. We will play a broad range of popular music tunes, sing along, have a drink or two and strum our cares away. It is a friendly, sociable club and we believe that musical experience (or lack of it) should be no barrier to enjoyment.‘

Category Ukulele Clubs
* L.U.V. Club
Visits to the Website125
Also indexedLancing Ukulele Village Club | Wukelele
Views of The ‘Full’ Record131

‘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.’

* Mid Sussex Competitive Music Festival
Visits to the Website112
Views of The ‘Full’ Record231

Formed 1977: ‘Events generally include a wide range of music, including music from the musicals, big band favourites, popular light classics and much, much more, all played live by nationally acclaimed organ and keyboard players. The club also tries to feature the best new players to the circuit and also the stars of the future, which have included very special and enjoyable concerts with hugely talented young players and singers from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy‘.

* Regis Organ and Keyboard Club
Visits to the Website11
Views of The ‘Full’ Record20

‘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.’

* Regis School of Music
Visits to the Website76
Views of The ‘Full’ Record150

‘Meets fortnightly to enjoy recorded classical music presented by members or guest presenters. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and we welcome guests, prospective members and visitors. The choice of music is a personal one but usually reflects a theme like the music of a country or historical period. However, programmes consisting of a selection of personal favourites can be just as popular. There is no pressure to present a programme and indeed most members just come to listen and enjoy good company.’

* Rustington Recorded Music Society
Visits to the Website65
Views of The ‘Full’ Record126

‘Enjoy exciting and community focused town centre activities ... The seaside town of Bognor Regis (officially the sunniest place on the U.K. mainland) is a great place to visit with a compact Town Centre, offering a good variety of shopping, with some excellent places to eat and drink. Whilst you’re at the Festival, there’s a warm invitation to “give the Town a try”, have a leisurely walk along the seafront and discover what a friendly place Bognor Regis really is.‘ Held Mid September.

Category Folk Festivals
* Southdowns Folk Festival
Visits to the Website200
Views of The ‘Full’ Record319

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Steyning Jazz Club
Visits to the Website89
Views of The ‘Full’ Record149

'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.'

* Steyning Music Society
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record236

‘The largest electronic organ club in the Brighton/Worthing area ... Do you like a good cross section of music, from big band to popular light classics, jazz to pop, 1930s to 80s? Would you like to hear this music played by some of the best professional organ and keyboard musicians in the country? Would you enjoy the company of others with similar music tastes in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere? How about joining us for one of our monthly concerts, two hours of great music with an interval with tea and coffee?’

* Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club
Visits to the Website31
Views of The ‘Full’ Record63

'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.'

* West Dean College
Visits to the Website150
Views of The ‘Full’ Record290

‘Open to classical players of all standards and to those who just love to listen to the instrument and its music. The Club Evenings give everybody a chance to participate in solos, ensembles and the orchestra, and to enjoy performances by members and guests. These musical evenings are informal and include buffet and wine. And the very best of classical guitar recitals can be heard at the Club's regular Professional Concerts.‘

Category Guitar Societies
* West Sussex Guitar Club
Visits to the Website98
Views of The ‘Full’ Record368

‘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.‘

* West Sussex Music
Visits to the Website250
Views of The ‘Full’ Record285

WSOA exists to promote organ playing and choral directing in West Sussex. We organise: Recitals; Lectures and talks; Demonstrations and workshops; Visits at home and abroad; Educational events for younger organists.’

* West Sussex Organists Association
Visits to the Website44
Views of The ‘Full’ Record109

‘The Worthing Jazz Society hosts a variety of talented ensembles every Tuesday, admission is always free and there is the chance to win a prize in the raffle ... While we love to offer free entry, the success & continuation of the jazz is very much reliant on customers supporting the pub itself. Thank you to everyone who supports the jazz on a regular basis!’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Worthing Jazz Society
Visits to the Website24
Views of The ‘Full’ Record18

‘Worthing’s wonderful Wurlitzer is a combination of select orchestral voices and superb craftsmanship. The sound you hear is produced from over 1,500 pipes, which come from the two organ chambers each side of the stage. The pipes range from 2 inches to 32 feet in length. Alongside side these pipes are real percussion instruments, a Xylophone, Vibraharp, Sleigh Bells, Drums, Cymbals, even a set of Cathedral Chimes!’ Typically, hold a dozen Sunday afternoon concerts per annum.

* Worthing Wurlitzer
Visits to the Website115
Views of The ‘Full’ Record187

'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.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Angmering Chorale
Visits to the Website159
Views of The ‘Full’ Record413
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A ladies barbershop chorus from Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England. The chorus was formed in 1981 and enjoy the fun of singing and producing the wonderful sound of four-part harmony. Affiliated to LABBS - the national Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singing.’

+ Arun A Cappella
Visits to the Website102
Also indexedThe Arun Sounds
Views of The ‘Full’ Record475

'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.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Arun Choral Society
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record309

‘Bognor's very own concert band. The band performs regularly at the Bognor bandstands on the seafront and in Hotham Park, as well as various locations in the local area. Since its formation, it has grown in both size and reputation and today displays the combined musical talent of about thirty local musicians. Our musicians include amateurs, semi-professional players, teachers and young students. We are a community band in every sense!’

+ Bognor Regis Concert Band
Visits to the Website34
Views of The ‘Full’ Record54

Formed 1982: ‘The Chorus was established in conjunction with the West Sussex Adult Education centre based at Boundstone following the closure of the Lancing Choral Society which had played a major role in enhancing the cultural life of its community for over forty years ... The repertoire of the Chorus has been influenced, in part, by the traditions set by the Choral Society of “tackling the most difficult of the choral repertoire of the great masters” ... The Chorus also enjoys performing music from different genres and has embraced music from operas, musicals and even the 1970s!‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Boundstone Chorus
Visits to the Website57
Views of The ‘Full’ Record149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed January 2010: ‘An ensemble of experienced and talented players who bring fun and innovation to the world of brass music ... It has entertained audiences across the south of England at corporate receptions, weddings, concerts, dances, garden parties and outdoor prom nights. Brass Fusion offers a varied and enjoyable repertoire: from dance music, through jazz and blues to the classics. Whatever music you choose, Brass Fusion is guaranteed to make your event go with a swing’.

Category Brass Ensembles
+ Brass Fusion
Visits to the Website76
Views of The ‘Full’ Record98

‘A friendly and vibrant choir of around 80 singers, led by a dynamic conductor/musical director who makes rehearsals enjoyable while achieving high standards, leading to inspired performances. In 2017, the Choral Society celebrated its 70th anniversary ... Two concerts are presented each year ... The choir's repertoire covers a range of classical choral music from the 15th century to the present day.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Burgess Hill Choral Society
Visits to the Website49
Views of The ‘Full’ Record168

‘The Orchestra was founded in 1979 as the Martlets Sinfonietta ... In 1985 the Orchestra ... became the Burgess Hill Sinfonietta ... The title “Sinfonietta” no longer does justice to the orchestra’s size and repertoire, so in 2000 we changed our name to the Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra ... Three concerts per year in May, June and November, plus an extra informal concert for our patrons which is usually in March.’

+ Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record89
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1897 and has a long and proud history. Today, this award winning band of about 30 amateur members is bringing music to the community through concerts and other engagements ... We have three groups of different standards, with experienced musical directors/ brass trainers to help you develop, whatever your level. (But please note that we’re a traditional brass band – no woodwinds or strings!).’

+ Chichester City Band
Visits to the Website76
Views of The ‘Full’ Record149

‘We have over 150 singing members and our repertoire includes a broad range of music from the great choral classics to contemporary works, performed with first-class professional soloists and orchestras ... The Chichester Singers welcomes new members! In auditions, we look for a good (but not necessarily trained) voice, reasonable sight-reading and lots of enthusiasm for choral music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Chichester Singers
Visits to the Website28
Views of The ‘Full’ Record62
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Chichester Symphony Orchestra has been part of the musical life of Chichester for many years.  As a highly regarded amateur orchestra, we aim to provide exciting and memorable concerts for the community and surrounding areas. We are an amateur orchestra and normally give four concerts a year at venues in Chichester, including Chichester Cathedral. Our summer concert usually forms part of the Festival of Chichester.’

+ Chichester Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website38
Views of The ‘Full’ Record65
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An ensemble of musicians who specialise in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Consort was founded in 1982 and has hosted ... concerts both in the Chichester area and farther afield ... Many people ask why we call ourselves The Consort of Twelve, when in fact we are usually more than that number. Here's the explanation. "The Consort of ..." was  a title commonly given to bands that accompanied masques in the early years of the seventeenth century. Since we originally formed with about twelve strings players, often with two oboes, we adopted this title for our first performance with Opera 70 in 1981.’

+ Consort of Twelve
Visits to the Website36
Views of The ‘Full’ Record81
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘This very friendly non-contesting village band is close to Crawley in West Sussex ... playing a wide variety of music to suit all occasions. Functions include local fayres, flower shows, bandstands, churches and other community venues ... Players come from all walks of life, with some having formal musical training, while others are more self taught. All ages and abilities are encouraged to come along and meet us.‘

+ Copthorne Silver Band
Visits to the Website47
Views of The ‘Full’ Record135

‘We are a ladies choir made up from Crawley Down residents and from people from the surrounding area. We have been singing for 40 years having been formed originally as a WI Choir in 1969 ... We hold two concerts a year ... a Christmas Concert in December and a Summer Concert usually in June. We also sing out to local groups, often in residential homes ... We have a very strong membership averaging about 30 ladies but we are always happy to enroll new singers, both sopranos and altos. The ability to read music is a great help but you should not be discouraged if you can't - if your voice is right, we will give you all the help we can.‘

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Crawley Down Ladies Choir
Visits to the Website98
Views of The ‘Full’ Record190

'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 ...'

+ Crawley Millennium Concert Band
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record340

‘A large, friendly, vibrant choir that performs a wide range of choral music in and around East Grinstead, West Sussex ... We perform mainly from the classical choral repertoire (Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Lauridsen, Rutter et al) but we sometimes mix things up with a few show tunes, Gilbert and Sullivan, and popular music arrangements for a more lighthearted concert.’

Category Choral Societies
+ East Grinstead Choral Society
Visits to the Website13
Views of The ‘Full’ Record21
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘This Band was founded in 1974 from the original Town Band ... We also play under the banner of the Bluebell Railway Band, performing at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Railway Stations including various special events such as the Seaside and Steam Weekends and the annual Carol Service ... There is no formal audition, but prospective players are required to be able to play to a reasonable standard (roughly Grade 5 or above) and make a regular commitment to the Band's concerts and events.‘

+ East Grinstead Concert Band
Visits to the Website53
Also indexedBluebell Railway Band
Views of The ‘Full’ Record112
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1988: ‘The Choir’s aim is to promote the Art Form - MUSIC IS LIFE - involving local people in the Choir and Orchestra bringing a wide range of Music to the Arun area, by local people for local people‘.

Category Community Choirs
+ Edwin James Festival Choir & Orchestra
Visits to the Website77
Views of The ‘Full’ Record100

'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,'

+ Haywards Heath Concert Band
Visits to the Website111
Views of The ‘Full’ Record201

‘HBB is a friendly First Section band based in Horsham. We have around 30 members from across West and East Sussex attracted by the band's atmosphere and high standard of music ... We have a large and varied repertoire. At our concerts, you will hear traditional marches and overtures, music from film and stage, solo items and the best from the modern brass repertoire ... Horsham Borough Band regularly takes part in the London and the South East Contest and locally in the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association (SCABA) contests. We currently compete in the First Section both nationally and locally.‘

+ Horsham Borough Band
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record294

'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?'

+ Horsham Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website104
Views of The ‘Full’ Record193
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A lively family band on the south coast, tucked between Brighton and Worthing. We are officially licenced to The Royal British Legion and have been affiliated to the RBL since our formation in 1966, proudly supporting the Poppy Fund ... We have a learner band offering free tuition and instrument loan. Lancing Brass has a high standard of musicians but new faces are always welcome, and we constantly seek to expand our repertoire and playing standards. We perform throughout Sussex at venues and events.’

Category Worthing
+ Lancing Brass of the Royal British Legion
Visits to the Website5
Views of The ‘Full’ Record23
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A thriving mixed-voice choir of around 100 members based in the charming market town of Petworth in the heart of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex, in the South of England. Our repertoire is mainly classical but we have also performed opera choruses and songs from contemporary musicals, in venues ranging from cathedrals to a summer garden.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Leconfield Singers
Visits to the Website49
Views of The ‘Full’ Record101
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.'

+ Littlehampton Concert Band
Visits to the Website146
Views of The ‘Full’ Record432
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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
+ Littlehampton Players Operatic Society
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record247
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in May 1986 following the amalgamation of the Haywards Heath Town Band and the Burgess Hill Brass Band. This move was necessitated by dwindling numbers of personnel in both bands and enabled the creation of a stronger band that could continue to maintain the busy programme of engagements and competitions that both bands had undertaken in the past ... MSBB is pleased to incorporate a thriving Youth Band ... The Youth Band has successfully nurtured and developed young players, a number of whom have progressed to the Senior Band where they make an invaluable contribution. The Mid Sussex Brass Band is a self-supporting organisation, funded by the subscriptions of members and from performance fees.’

+ Mid Sussex Brass Band
Visits to the Website77
Views of The ‘Full’ Record165

'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.'

+ Mid Sussex Sinfonia
Visits to the Website93
Views of The ‘Full’ Record265
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in early 2017 and has already had a huge impact on the local community, with their first official concert in July sold out ... With a repertoire of pop, rock and show tunes there's something to appeal to everyone. There's no need for you to read music, play an instrument or audition ... Midhurst Community Choir is a true community choir, we are welcome to everybody regardless of expertise! Come and make beautiful music with us!‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Midhurst Community Choir
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record120

‘The Band was formed in 1999 and currently has 35+ members. Based in Worthing, the band comprises local wind, brass and percussion players. The band performs a varied repotoire including light classical, marches, show tunes and big band jazz.’

+ Northbrook Community Concert Band
Visits to the Website58
Views of The ‘Full’ Record122

‘A friendly, welcoming choir ... Our members are just ordinary people from a wide range of backgrounds, of varying ages, shapes and sizes, who share a common love of music. Some are very experienced, and some are fairly new to choral singing. Not all members can read music – it is not essential but it is very useful to know at least the basics ... Anyone who is interested in joining us is welcome to come and ‘try us out’ for free for four rehearsals, before deciding whether to apply to become a member.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Phoenix Choir of Crawley
Visits to the Website78
Views of The ‘Full’ Record101

‘Community band featuring brass and woodwind instruments and percussion.  Founded in the late 1970's, the Band takes its name from the village of Slinfold, near Horsham in West Sussex, where it rehearses every week ... Slinfold Concert Band may be seen on bandstands, in concert venues and at charity fund-raising events across the South East of England.  We are a very busy band taking part in many engagements throughout the year. The music in the Band's repertoire covers a wide variety of styles and genres including light classical, Big Band, music from film and stage and plenty more besides! The pieces are a diverse range of old and new, lively and relaxing, serious and light-hearted so there is always plenty of interest for audiences and players alike.’

+ Slinfold Concert Band
Visits to the Website49
Views of The ‘Full’ Record93

'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
+ Songbirds Choir [Crawley]
Visits to the Website149
Views of The ‘Full’ Record234

'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.'

+ Southdowns Concert Band
Visits to the Website80
Views of The ‘Full’ Record184

‘A 40-strong chamber choir with a professional Director of Music and Accompanist. We put on three or four major concerts per year including Christmas, Easter, and an annual appearance at the Festival of Chichester. We sing both a cappella works and with organ accompaniment, but occasionally we sing with our resident chamber orchestra, the Noviomagus Ensemble, and professional soloists. The Choir's repertoire is wide, drawing on music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, ranging from the sacred to the light-hearted. Although most of the Choir's performances are in the local area, it has performed widely through the South of England.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ St Richard Singers
Visits to the Website46
Also indexedNoviomagus Ensemble
Views of The ‘Full’ Record90
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'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.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Sussex Chorus
Visits to the Website130
Views of The ‘Full’ Record293
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‘We are a group of muscians who meet to play traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world. The instruments we play include guitars, mandolins, bouzouki, fiddles, accordians, melodians, concertinas, recorders, flutes, whistles, bodhrans and cellos. We meet regularly to play and at garden parties and other events over the summer ... Following a successful inaugural concert at the Tenterden Folk Festival in 2014, Sussex Folk Orchestra now regularly play alongside the Yardarm Folk Orchestra as the United Folk Orchestra.’

+ Sussex Folk Orchestra
Visits to the Website51
Also indexedUnited Folk Orchestra
Views of The ‘Full’ Record166

‘A male voice chorus singing in the Barbershop style. We’re a friendly bunch of guys from all walks of life who share a common love of singing. Our repertoire covers a wide range of songs and we enjoy performing for and entertaining others. Why not come along for one of our evening rehearsals and and hear what we’re all about. We are a show chorus aiming to entertain people across the South, but in particular in Sussex.’

+ Sussex Harmonisers
Visits to the Website27
Views of The ‘Full’ Record46

‘A ladies choir in Horsham, West Sussex ... The choir performs regularly throughout the year in various venues around West Sussex and Surrey, entertaining folk at retirement homes, care homes, nursing homes, community centres and at special concerts to promote charities and raise money for them. The Pleasure Singers’ extensive repertoire contains a wide and varied assortment of music including show tunes, classical, traditional, jazzy and popular songs.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ The Pleasure Singers
Visits to the Website23
Views of The ‘Full’ Record35

‘We are a friendly, non-contesting band consisting of local enthusiastic musicians of mixed abilities and ages. Although we try and welcome everyone, absolute beginners may find some of the music a little bit challenging ... We also enjoy playing at local events throughout the year.’

+ West Chiltington Silver Band
Visits to the Website65
Views of The ‘Full’ Record135

‘Currently have about 80 singers drawn from the Horsham area. Our season runs from September to April. In November and April, we perform two concerts ... Additionally, in December, we perform a concert ... Professional musicians – both soloists and orchestral players - support our concerts. The orchestral players make up the “Sinfonia da Chiesa”.’

Category Choral Societies
+ West Sussex Philharmonic Choir
Visits to the Website77
Also indexedSinfonia da Chiesa
Views of The ‘Full’ Record148
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‘A long established amateur choir with a good balance of about 30 Soprano, 30 Alto, 10 Tenor and 25 Bass voices with a good mix of ages ranging from those just out of college through to retirement. This balanced range of voices allows the choir to undertake many varied types of choral music from modern composers back to the stalwarts and probable founders of choral music as we understand it today.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Worthing Choral Society
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record125
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‘WMTC is a voluntary theatre group producing two high-quality musicals a year at the Pavilion Theatre. We have a diverse range of members of all ages and talents, working together as a team to provide affordable entertainment for the community ...  In order to join Worthing Musical Theatre Company you will be asked to perform a short singing piece in front of some members of the Committee - you may sing this unaccompanied or provide music for our accompanist. Afterwards, you will be contacted via email to let you know if you have been successful or not.‘

+ Worthing Musical Theatre Company
Visits to the Website14
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‘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.’

+ Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra
Visits to the Website66
Views of The ‘Full’ Record117
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'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!

+ Worthing Silver Band
Visits to the Website80
Views of The ‘Full’ Record228
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'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.'

+ Worthing Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website82
Views of The ‘Full’ Record231
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'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
@ Arundel Cathedral
Visits to the Website220
Views of The ‘Full’ Record383
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’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
@ Chichester Cathedral
Visits to the Website83
Views of The ‘Full’ Record196
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‘From May to August each year you can enjoy free concerts on the Carfax Bandstand organised by Horsham District Council. The concerts take place on Saturdays at 11am. The performances range from Brass to Jazz to traditional  - music to suit most tastes! ... Visit Horsham Park on Sundays between May and August and enjoy free bandstand concerts on the Park Podium every afternoon at 2.30pm.’

Category Horsham
@ Horsham Bandstands
Visits to the Website41
Also indexedCarfax Bandstand | Horsham Park
Views of The ‘Full’ Record98

‘A vibrant venue in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. Enjoy a range of entertainment from dance, musicals, drama, music and family events ... Join our community of Friends today and you can become a theatregoer who values the arts. Help the Regis Centre become a very special place where everyone wants to be. At the Regis Centre we strive to bring you a wide range of entertainment. We’re a charity run venue and as such depend upon the great work done by our volunteers and the support of the local community.‘

@ Regis Centre & Alexandra Theatre
Visits to the Website214
Views of The ‘Full’ Record87

'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.'

@ The Hawth
Visits to the Website130
Views of The ‘Full’ Record265

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