Area: West Sussex

The Category Crawley is a subset of West Sussex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Crawley which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Forest Row Choral Society


Category Crawley
! Crawley KEY
VISITS (to the Website)11
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)16

The Category Haywards Heath is a subset of West Sussex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Haywards Heath which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- All The Right Notes

- Haywards Heath Concert Band

- Sussex Harmonisers


! Haywards Heath KEY
VISITS (to the Website)35
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)35

The Category Worthing is a subset of West Sussex. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Worthing which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Assembly Hall Worthing

- Rustington Recorded Music Society

- Steyning Music Society


Category Worthing
! Worthing KEY
VISITS (to the Website)2
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)9

‘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 Website)150
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)247

'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 Website)223
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)579

'A series of six presentations are held once a month, from October to March, 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.'


* Bognor Regis Recorded Music Club
VISITS (to the Website)186
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)394
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a group of people who enjoy live music - listening to it or making it. We meet every month ... to hear a visiting professional play a two-hour live music show on the electronic organ. If you have never heard an electronic organ, you will not realise what a variety of music can be created using it ... Music can be made in many different styles, recreating famous big-band sounds, for example, marching bands, orchestras, Mantovani-type strings, small jazz groups, theatre organ, and even classical organ - the list is endless and the variety is enormous.’


* Burgess Hill Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)27
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)53
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 Website)215
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)409
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)181
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)184

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 Website)49
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)92
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)156
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406

‘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 Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)110
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)353
Also indexedUniversity of Chichester
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)353

'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 Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)309

'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 Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)478
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Festival of Chichester is delighted to announce a truly exciting and varied line up of over 200 events ... combining a brilliant programme of classical music with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music.’ Held Mid June - Mid July.


Category Arts Festivals
* Festival of Chichester
VISITS (to the Website)53
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)58

'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 Website)131
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)412

'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 Website)176
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)1074
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 Website)153
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)147
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)148
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)341
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 Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)318

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 Website)164
Also indexedLancing Ukulele Village Club | Wukelele
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)237

‘Brainchild of local composer Robert Walker, Lord Egremont, and a group of like-minded local people, the first festival took place over a September weekend in 1979 with concerts featuring English music staged in the wonderful acoustic of Petworth’s parish church, St. Mary’s. As the Festival’s popularity and reputation grew, so the dates were changed, the current three weeks in July were established in 2000 ... Alongside a substantial outreach programme and events promoting the work of young performers, the Festival presents prestige concerts across the genres.’


Category Arts Festivals
* Petworth Festival
VISITS (to the Website)39
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)52

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 Website)40
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)107
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)111
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)197

‘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 Website)248
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)359

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

Category Jazz Clubs
* Steyning Jazz Club
VISITS (to the Website)137
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)193
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)65
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)112
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)383

West Dean College once again offers the celebrated International Guitar Festival in the idyllic and relaxing surroundings which make this the perfect setting for concerts, lessons, masterclasses and ensemble coaching ... We have an exciting series of evening recitals by international concert artists, specialising in both solo and duo repertoire ... Concerts are included for those taking part in the festival and can also be booked separately by the public.’ Held Late August.


Category Chichester
* West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival
VISITS (to the Website)12
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)45

‘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 Website)143
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)420

‘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 Website)363
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)320

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 Website)69
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)149

‘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 Website)92
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)270
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)224
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)502
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 Website)139
Also indexedThe Arun Sounds
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)765

'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 Website)284
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)387
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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!’ ALERT At Review, needed to replace Website Link with Facebook Page.

+ Bognor Regis Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)68
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)108

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 Website)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)231
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 Website)114
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)163
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)133
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 Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)138
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 Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)128
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 Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)138
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 Website)64
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)208

‘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 Website)169
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)254
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)117
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)380

‘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 Website)42
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71

‘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 Website)86
Also indexedBluebell Railway Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)172
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 Website)119
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)131
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)351

'Founded in 1967, has about 36 members who live in and around Horsham. As well as giving three concerts in Horsham each season, during the past few years the Choir has also visited cathedrals to sing services, given carol concerts at Christmas and has sung in venues abroad. We have also combined with other choirs to sing large-scale works.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Horsham Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)20
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)49
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)133
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)229
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 Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)77

‘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 Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171
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 Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)550
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 Website)95
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)296
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 Website)116
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)216
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'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.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; cited Facebook Page as alternative.


+ Mid Sussex Sinfonia
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)322

‘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 Website)96
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)259

‘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 Website)97
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)186

‘Established in the 19th Century, Petworth Town Band is one of West Sussex's few remaining traditional Town Bands ... The Band welcomes Brass, Woodwind and Percussion players of all ages and abilities. We have a popular and varied repertoire of traditional Brass Band music and marches, themes from film and television, old favourites and modern tunes. Members come from all around but we are firmly rooted in the Petworth Community and are proud to lead the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and participate in other local events.’

+ Petworth Town Band
VISITS (to the Website)23
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)44

‘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 Website)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)169
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156

'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 Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)305
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)237
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)73
Also indexedNoviomagus Ensemble
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)151
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)180
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)343
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)52
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)90
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)203

‘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 Website)105
Also indexedSinfonia da Chiesa
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)194
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181

‘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 Website)42
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)65

‘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 Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)105
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)309
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)134
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)278
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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 Website)332
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)454

’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 Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 Website)70
Also indexedCarfax Bandstand | Horsham Park
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)172

‘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 Website)390
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)141

‘A rare surviving example of a Georgian proprietary chapel retaining most of its original early nineteenth century features. Proprietary chapels were a solution to the problem of insufficient capacity within existing parish churches to meet the spiritual needs of a growing 18th and early 19th century urban population ... In its Victorian heyday the chapel regularly had a congregation of between 500 and 600 but during the 20th century numbers continued to fall and in 1973 St John’s was finally closed for public worship ... The Friends of St John’s was founded in 2005 to support the work of The Churches Conservation Trust to promote public awareness of this important Grade I Listed building and encourage greater use of it by the local community. The chapel is used as a venue for a variety of arts and cultural events.’

Category Chichester
@ St John’s Chapel Chichester
VISITS (to the Website)42
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)69

'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 Website)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)313

‘The Lido Bandstand plays host to a wide range of free live music and entertainment throughout the year with something to suit all.’ The History of The Lido includes: The creation of a new Band Enclosure which ‘cost £25,000 and seated 2184 people. It was opened on 1st August 1925 and the Royal Engineers Band were the first to perform’; Then ‘interest in band music declined and eventually in 1957 the site was converted into an unheated swimming pool and renamed the Lido’; ‘In the Winter of 1989/90 the pool was finally built over and the present day Family Entertainment Centre was developed on the site’; ‘From 2015 onwards the bandstand has been brought back to life with varied programmes of live entertainment held throughout the summer each year’.

Category Worthing
@ Worthing Lido
VISITS (to the Website)28
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)56

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