Newsletter #75

The fifth concert of the season will be given by the Heath Quartet on Sunday 19th February at 11.00 am at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), University of Sussex.


Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Major
Schubert String Quartet in D minor D.810 (Death and the Maiden)

Programme notes can be found at and can be printed off as a pdf file.

Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (01273 709709) or online at (£18.50, concessions £16). Tickets for individual concerts are also available from ACCA on the day.
Tickets for those aged 8 to 25 are free under the Cavatina Scheme. More information is available at

19 March       Joanna MacGregor and Brighton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble

This year’s AGM, the first in-person such meeting since 2019, will again be held at 9 Powis Square, Brighton BN1 3HH on Tuesday, 28 February at 11.30.

Because the AGM is being held in a private home, it is vital that you let us know by Tuesday, 21 February at the latest whether you intend to come by contacting the Secretary, Margaret Polmear, on 01273 328085 or 07447 076317 or at .  This is so that appropriate seating can be provided or an alternative larger venue arranged if expected attendance makes this necessary.

Please note that parking in and around Powis Square is very limited and you would be well advised to travel by public transport.

If you intend to come to the meeting, please bring with you the following papers which are downloadable from

We will not supply copies on the day.

Agenda for AGM 2023
Minutes of the 2022 AGM
Annual Report for 2022
Statement of Accounts for 2022
Data protection policy
Register of systems

The agenda for the meeting will be largely confined to required AGM business including approval of the annual report and accounts and election of the committee for the forthcoming year. It is expected to be a short, administrative meeting.

If you have any other item for discussion, please inform Margaret Polmear as above by Tuesday, 21 February.

Nomination of committee members
Strings Attached has a committee currently comprising 5 members. The committee usually meets 4 times a year with email communication between meetings. If you would like to become involved, either as a committee member or by helping behind the scenes, please contact the Chair, Helen Simpson at

Contribution to the AGM discussion in the event of being unable to attend
If you are unable to come to the AGM but have comments on the papers or ideas for future activity, please send them to the Secretary, Margaret Polmear, as above by Tuesday, 21 February.

The calendar at contains information about other chamber music events in the area. You might want to note the following in particular.

12th February Seaford Music Society concert, London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble
18 February Haywards Heath Music Society, Mathilde Milwidsky (violin) and Annie Yi (piano)
19 February   Maggini Quartet, St Andrew’s Church, Alfriston
24 February Nicholas Yonge Society, Armida String Quartet
24 March Nicholas Yonge Society, Arcadia Quartet with Katya Apekisheva (piano)
25 March Haywards Health Music Society, Ryan Drucker (piano)
22 April Haywards Heath Music Society, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (tenor), Lucy Cronin (soprano), Ed Bussey (piano)

The Glynde Place Concert Series, started in 2014 to bring musicians from the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists’ scheme to Sussex, begins on April 22. Details are available at

Brighton Festival runs 6-28 May. The launch takes place on 23 February and tickets will be on sale to the general public shortly afterwards.

Lunchtime concerts continue at the Chapel Royal and Unitarian churches in Brighton as do early afternoon concerts at St Nicholas Church, Brighton.

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