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Area: East Sussex

www.aims.uk.com

Held Mid August: ‘Offers a week of fantastic singing classes, performance opportunities, along with concerts and social events. We have space for around 200 students, who come from all over the world, to work with Tutors and House Pianists from the top British Conservatoires and Opera Houses.'

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bdorganists.org.uk

‘Covers the South area of East Sussex, along the coast from Eastbourne to Worthing. It welcomes all those with an interest in the organ, its music and construction, whether or not they play the instrument themselves. Meetings cover a wide range of activities, including master classes, recitals, talks, social events, help for inexperienced organists and visits to instruments of all sizes, from small one manual organs in country parishes to those in Cathedrals ... There are nine association meetings and a recital series per year in various locations in the Brighton area and further afield.’

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www.bhma.org.uk

BHMA provides quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras, summer schools and dance classes. BHMA is the lead partner of the award winning SoundCity, the Music Education Hub for Brighton & Hove. Working alongside the Brighton Dome & Festival, Glyndebourne, Rhythmix, University of Sussex, Royal Pavilion and Museums, representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.’

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www.bremf.org.uk

'Throughout the year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and schools projects. The annual Festival takes place in late October and early November and has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that challenge preconceptions of early music.'

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www.sussex.ac.uk/cromt/

'A national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of contemporary opera, music-based theatre and other related forms of sonic or multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.'

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Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
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www.sussex.ac.uk/music/

‘Customise your course and choose from areas including composition, music technology, classical music studies, popular music studies, screen music, classical, contemporary and rock, and computer and electronic music ... Join a music group, band or choir, show off your musical skills in our symphony orchestra, or write for our student newspaper. We know your student experience doesn't stop when you leave the classroom, that's why we have a range of clubs, societies and activities to help you build the skills for your future ...’

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Also indexedUniversity of Sussex
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www.hastingsmusicalfestival.co.uk

'One of the biggest and most prestigious in the country Hastings Music Festival is a registered charity, and as such its two main focuses are the providing of excellent performance opportunities for all ages with adjudication of specialists in their field, and also the awarding annually of grants to young performers as they continue into further studies in College/Conservatoire in their chosen discipline ... The Festival takes place annually during more than three weeks of March.'

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www.composersfestival.com

‘The first and only festival of its kind in the world with the mission to promote and showcase high quality classical music that is tuneful, full of passion, accessible, universally appealing and created by living composers attending the events ... Composers are invited to submit music that is accessible, tonal and melodic. The works chosen from those submitted are performed by our large International Festival Symphony Orchestra, the International Festival Chorus, the Children’s Festival choir, several ensembles as well as numerous professional solo instrumentalists and singers.‘ Held Late September [2018].

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www.leweschambermusicfestival.com

'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.

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nyslewes.org.uk

'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.

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www.sande-award.co.uk

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seafordmusicsociety.com

'The Society hosts five concerts each season ... The concerts are given by artists at the top of their profession, and all have an international reputation. Often they include their visit to Seaford Music Society in a schedule that starts in London’s major concert halls, such as the Wigmore Hall and the halls of the South Bank. As a small music society, we concentrate on chamber music, but still manage to present the full range of entertainment - for example, from single instrumentalists playing guitar or piano, through violin, cello or woodwind with piano, to string quartets.'

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www.soundcitybh.org

‘Brings together the leading organisations for music in the city, with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Music & Arts Service as lead partner. This partnership reflects the unique artistic and cultural landscape of the city, whose key mission is to enhance and further develop music education and opportunities that reflect the needs of children and young people. Alongside our colleagues in schools, our strategic partners are Brighton Dome & Festival, Glyndebourne, University of Sussex, Rhythmix, Royal Pavilion and Museums and representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.’

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www.whitehorsefolk.co.uk

'Has hosted folk nights every other Monday since 1993 ... 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.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.actuallygmc.org

'Set up in 2005 (then the "Brighton & Hove (actually) Gay Men's Chorus") with the specific aim of providing a place where gay men could socialise, have fun, develop their vocal skills in a unique environment, and perform to the public while raising money for charity ... The chorus produce three of our own concerts every year ranging from West End to Disney, Bon Jovi to Abba and Monteverdi to McCartney.The Chorus is reputed to produce a "big sound" and are often asked to perform as guests.'

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.adurconcertband.org.uk

‘The Band has a membership from Shoreham, Hove, Brighton, Worthing, Steyning and as far away as Crawley and Chichester. We are a community band that welcomes anyone 18 and over who can play a wind instrument or percussion; our members include players from around grade 5, to semi-professional musicians.’

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www.battlechoral.btck.co.uk

'Battle Choral Society represents so much more than an occasional performance of classical music. It stands for togetherness, creativity, the sharing of a passion for music, the belief that working towards a goal in the form of a concert will add to one's sense of purpose and that there is more to entertainment than being on the receiving end of it.'

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www.bexhillchoral.org.uk

'We are a friendly, enthusiastic non-audition choral society ... We currently have over 50 members and warmly welcome new singers, particularly tenors ... We perform 3 main concerts during the year, featuring a wide range of choral music. We also organise social events and have a thriving support group of Friends.'

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www.brightongmc.org

'A space where people can celebrate music, celebrate their sexuality, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities which we are part of ... Membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as a gay or gay-friendly man, and currently has around 80 members ... Brighton Gay Men's Chorus operates an 11-month calendar, comprised of three seasons, each of which culminates in a one or two night show.'

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.bggchoir.org.uk

'Once a week we come together to rehearse, sing, dance and have a great time. Many of us arrive feeling tired and stressed. But one and a half hours later, every one of us leaves on a high. That’s the power of gospel singing. We have two choirs, the Workshop Choir and the Performance Choir. The Workshop Choir is open to anyone and there is no audition required. The Performance Choir is a smaller auditioned choir focusing on a higher level of performance.'

Category:Gospel Choirs
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www.eso.org.uk

‘Financially self-supporting and an independent organisation, it registered as a charity in 1987 and, with quality players from Eastbourne and the surrounding area, performs a number of concerts a year ... The current regular annual programme features a choral concert with ESO singers, an ESO young soloist competition winner’s concert, usually in the summer, and an autumn concert, The young soloist competition takes place in January and February, and an audience is welcome ...'

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www.glyndebourne.com

'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.'

Category:Opera Companies
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www.hastingsphilharmonic.com

'Hastings Philharmonic is the artistic body that brings together the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra (first fully professional orchestra in Hastings since the 40's), Hastings Philharmonic Choir and Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir ... We are offering our growing and very loyal audience a much bigger selection of concerts including choral symphonic music, choral a cappella music, purely symphonic music, opera, chamber music, our traditional Christmas carols concert ...'

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www.hastingssinfonia.com

'Group of local professional and talented amateur musicians that pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming orchestra .... We perform music that is popular and easy to listen to, often playing many shorter pieces. We include old classics, popular works, film music, opera highlights and new melodic works by living composers; our concerts are therefore ideal for people new to classical music as well as serious music lovers.'

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www.messengerschoir.org

'Our community gospel choir opened its doors in 2008 and has showcased the singing talents of children, teenagers and adults from Shoreham and the surrounding areas. We always welcome new members of all ages and abilities. We are a fun, friendly and inclusive choir who enjoy performing a wide range of songs arranged in a contemporary gospel style.'

Category:Gospel Choirs
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www.rainbowchorus.org.uk

'Brighton & Hove’s only non-audition LGBT choir, and the only one in the South outside of London.'

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.seaford-choral-society.com

‘The Society was established in 1917 and has flourished since then, albeit in various guises, and now has about 80 members. Our repertoire includes Masses by Mozart, Haydn and Brahms as well as more modern composers such as Rutter and Finzi. We have also sung some exciting non-sacred works. We give two performances a year, Spring and Winter, as well as an “Almost Instant” concert every Good Friday, when we invite any who wish to join us for a performance of a popular sacred work in aid of a charity nominated by the vicar and officials of St Leonard’s.'

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www.seafordmusicaltheatre.co.uk

‘Welcome to the Barn Theatre, Seaford, the home of the award winning Seaford Musical Theatre and Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors. We stage three adult shows and two Junior shows each year. New members are always welcome and there are many opportunities to perform on stage or help out behind the scenes ... Furthermore the Barn is available to anyone from the entertainment, educational or corporate worlds who would like to hire our fully operational and functional theatre for their events.’

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Also indexedBarn Theatre, Seaford
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sussexharmony.org.uk

'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!'

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www.chapelroyalbrighton.org.uk

'Concerts have been held at the Chapel Royal since 1993 with the support of the Parochial Church Council. A committed group of musicians continue to provide a programme of live recitals, mainly from the western classical repertoire but with occasional jazz and modern classical performances.'

Category:Chapels
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www.seafordparish.org.uk/lunchtime-concerts/

‘The venue for a series of lunchtime concerts which take place from February through to November ... The concerts have proved to be highly successful, with attendance being between sixty and one hundred and twenty each month. The concerts remain free and are self supported by the donations given after each concert by our generous audience, to whom we are deeply grateful. We look forward to welcoming you to our 900 year old Church to enjoy listening to some wonderful music given by great musicians in a beautiful setting.’

Category:Churches
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www.stsaviourseastbourne.org.uk/music

‘Beyond the Sunday liturgy we offer several concerts throughout the year. Through the summer we have monthly lunchtime concerts with local performers offering all kinds of high quality performances. The church has a very fine organ, which sounds truly magnificent and we frequently welcome some of the country’s leading recitalists who thrill us with some breathtaking playing skills. The church is also very much in demand by local choirs, choral societies and orchestras as a concert venue. Apart from being an impressive and very beautiful building, it has a fabulous acoustic and really lends itself to some of the larger scale works.'

Category:Churches
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www.sussexconcerts.org.uk

‘Here you can find a comprehensive list of concerts in Sussex, performed by a wide variety of musical groups. Some of the concerts are organised by music clubs and other promoters, and they are marked as such in the concerts list. This Site also has a growing database of concert venues, with location information and links to venue websites.’

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