Concerts 2023-24

Season Ticket: £52

A reduced-price adult ticket for all four concerts in the 2023-24 series. Available while there is availability for all concerts.

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7.30pm, Saturday 25th November 2023

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT

The Portrait Players

Claire Ward, Soprano
Kristiina Watt, Theorbo/Lute
Miriam Nohl, Cello/Viola da Gamba

3 musicians holding various stringed instruments

A Madness Most Discreet
17th and 18th Century songs centred around the expression of love, including music by Le Camus, Corelli/de Murcia, Handel, Lambert, Marais and Purcell.

Described as ‘beguiling’, The Portrait Players formed at the end of 2022. This talented trio were selected by the BREMF Live! scheme for this year’s Brighton Early Music Festival. 

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7.30pm, Saturday 13th January 2024

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT

George Ross, Cello
Alastair Ross, Harpsichord

George and Alastair Ross standing in front of steps

Father and Son
Brilliant young cellist George Ross (Consone Quartet) performs the famous cello sonatas by Geminiani with his father, distinguished harpsichordist Alastair Ross, who will play solos by Alessandro Scarlatti and Duphly. Not to be missed!

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7.30pm, Saturday 2nd March 2024

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT

Julian Perkins, clavichord

Julian Perkins sitting with a clavichord

The Secret Beethoven
This programme features works by Beethoven and also those by composers that we know inspired – and provoked – him: Preludes and Fugues from the 48 by JS Bach, a sonata by Haydn, a suite by Handel and a Fantasie and Polonaise by that ultimate musical maverick, WF Bach.

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7.30pm, Saturday 27th April 2024

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT

The Geminiani Trio

Alison Bury, Violin
John Dornenburg, Viola da Gamba
Malcolm Proud, Harpsichord

3 members of the trio standing in front of an imposing building

Bach and Buxtehude
Sonatas and trios from two great German masters of the baroque.

Irish harpsichordist Malcolm Proud formed the Geminiani Trio in the 1980’s, with Alison Bury as violinist. Along with John Dornenburg, who has made many concert appearances and recordings with Proud, the trio was re-formed in 2019 with concerts in Kilkenny and in 2021 in The Workshop Series. The trio has also played at the Sligo Early Music Festival and Hatchlands.

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