Newsletter #78


For technical reasons connected with the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange, there will not be a concert on 22 October as previously stated. There will nevertheless be seven concerts between November and April rather than the usual six. Tickets will be on sale from 11 August.

19th November                   Heath Quartet
J S Bach Chorale Preludes

Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 662
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 622

Haydn String Quartet Op 9 no 2
Joseph Suk Meditation on an old Czech Chorale St Wenceslas
Ravel String Quartet in F Major

10th December                    Adelphi Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in C minor Op 17 no 4
Shostakovich String Quartet no 7 in F sharp Op 108
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor Op 132

21st January                         Castalian String Quartet
Janacek Kreutzer Sonata
Mark-Anthony Turnage Awake
Bartok String Quartet no 5

18th February                      Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Piano Trio in E minor
Edward Elgar Salut d’amour Op 12
Louise Héritte-Viardot Piano Quartet in A Major Op 9 Im Sommer
Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet no 3 in C minor Op 60

3rd March                             Lumas Winds with Jonathan Ferrucci, piano
Dutilleux Au Gré des Ondes
Ravel arranged by Hans Abrahamsen Le Tombeau de Couperin
Debussy Images Book 2
Francaix Wind Quintet no 1
Poulenc Improvisation in A minor no 13
Poulenc Sextet

24th March                           Northern Chords Ensemble
Ravel Piano Trio
Matthew Kaner Piano Trio
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat Major D 898

14th April                              Kleio Quartet
Bartok String Quartet no 4
Mozart String Quartet no 14 in G Major – Spring
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet Op 44 no 4 in E minor

Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (01273 709709) or online at There will be a modest increase in the price of tickets which will be £20 for a single concert, £18 concessions. A season ticket (7 concerts) will cost £120/£108. These will go on sale at 10:00 on 11 August.

Tickets for those aged 8 to 25 are free under the Cavatina Scheme. The Brighton Dome box office can issue these free tickets in advance or on the day. Either the young person should be present at the time of booking or the person booking must show proof of age e.g. a passport. Under 14s must be accompanied to the concert by a paying adult.

Strings Attached membership for the coming year (1 August-31 July) can now be renewed. The annual fee remains at £10 and is free for students. The online form can be found at  You can also download the membership form using the same link, post it to the address on the form, or attach it to an email to For Gift Aid purposes please complete one form for each person.

Payment by bank transfer is far more convenient for us than payment by cheque. Please use your surname as the reference. If you are unable to renew your membership before the end of August there is likely to be a delay in your receiving confirmation.

Under Discussion
The set up in the refurbished Corn Exchange will be very different to the way it was when we last had coffee concerts there. As a result, it is not known at this stage whether free interval drinks for Strings Attached members will be feasible. We are working on various options with Brighton Dome colleagues and will update you as our discussions evolve.

We are also in discussion with colleagues at the Brighton Dome about negotiating a car park deal and will provide further information in a later newsletter.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Michael Wilkinson. He was a member of Strings Attached for several years and as an experienced music critic wrote reviews of the Coffee Concerts from October 2021. His knowledge of musical performance was highly appreciated and his reviews valued by players and audiences alike. We send our condolences to his wife and family.

We would also like to thank David Botibol for his unstinting management of the Strings Attached website. David responds efficiently and without a murmur of complaint to the requests of the more technically challenged members of the Strings Attached committee. This summer we reviewed the structure of the website, and hope you will find it easier to use. Please have a look

Brighton and Hove Arts Council Poetry Competition & Festival
The 2023 BHAC Sussex Poetry Competition is open for entries! Entries are welcomed from all those aged over 16 who have a connection with Sussex. A well-known professional poet will assess entries and select the winners at the Poetry Festival on November 26th at St George’s Church, Brighton. For more information follow this link:

Chamber Music Concerts in the Brighton area (click to link to the provider’s web page.)

15-Aug-23 Lunchtime@Chapel Royal
17-Aug-23 Lunchtime@St Nicholas
25-Aug-23 Music & Wine @ St Lukes
26-Aug-23 Lunchtime@St Nicholas
5-Sep-23 Lunchtime@Chapel Royal
22-Sept-23 Music & Wine @ St Lukes
7-28 Oct-23 Brighton Early Music Festival
5-Oct-23 Chichester Chamber Concerts
6-Oct-23 Music & Wine @ St Lukes
20-Oct-23 Nicholas Yonge Society, Lewes

The directory lists local amateur chamber musicians and is designed to help amateur chamber music players make contact with each other, be they string, piano or wind players. It is protected by a shared password. If you would like to gain access to it or make or amend an entry, please email Chris Darwin.
A specimen entry can be seen at

We look forward to seeing you all at the Corn Exchange on 19th November!

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