Newsletter #79


The season includes seven concerts between November 2023 and April 2024 rather than the usual six. Join us to hear the Heath Quartet on 19th November.

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

After the concert there will be a post-show reception with the musicians for members of Strings Attached to celebrate the return to the Corn Exchange.


10th December Adelphi Quartet
21st January Castalian String Quartet
18th February Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
3rd March Lumas Winds with Jonathan Ferrucci, piano
24th March Northern Chords Ensemble
14th April Kleio Quartet

Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (01273 709709) or online at Tickets cost £20 for a single concert, £18 concessions. A season ticket (7 concerts) will cost £120/£108.

Tickets for those aged 8 to 25 are free under the Cavatina Scheme.  Claim your free tickets online at, call 01273 709709 or visit Brighton Dome Ticket Office on Church Street. Tickets are limited to one per person. You may be asked to show proof of age when presenting your ticket on the door. Under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Strings Attached membership for this year runs until 31 July 2024 and covers seven concerts. The annual fee remains at £10 and is free for students.

The online membership form can be found at and is easily completed and submitted online. Alternatively, you can download a pdf of the membership form using the same link to the Friends page. Complete the pdf form and either post to the address on the form or attach it to an email  to  If you can, payment by bank transfer is far more convenient for us than payment by cheque. Please use your surname as the reference. For Gift Aid purposes please complete one form for each person.

As indicated in our last newsletter, the refurbished Corn Exchange will require some changes to previous arrangements. Free interval drinks for Strings Attached members will not be feasible, for the time being at least. Instead, there will be the occasional post-concert reception, hopefully with the performers present, the first of which will take place on Sunday, 19 November. So don’t set your ovens or make a restaurant reservation too early!

It has not proved possible to negotiate a car park deal and we appreciate this will impact some of you more than others. As in previous years, we’d be happy to put anyone requiring a lift in touch with those willing to offer one. Members in either category should contact Margaret Polmear at who will do her best to help.


3 November Brighton Unitarian Church, The Kelleth Piano Trio
7 November Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sally Beamish (viola) Nancy Cooley (piano)
9 November Chichester Chamber Concerts, Charlotte Salouste-Bridoux (violin), Joseph Havlat (piano)
17 November St Lukes Music and Wine, Brighton, Khamis & Jones
(piano duo)
18 November Haywards Heath Music Society, Ryan Corbett
(classical accordian)
26 November Seaford Music Society, Cordelia Williams (piano)
8 December Nicholas Yonge Society, Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

Follow the links for complete listings of lunchtime concerts at the Chapel Royal and Unitarian Church in Brighton and early afternoon concerts at St Nicholas Church, Brighton.

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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