Concerts 2021

2021 Concerts

It gives us great pleasure to announce details of the concerts at the Workshop Series, Lewes. In the light of possible future COVID restrictions, there are only three concerts this season. We might be able to add two more in the spring.

All concerts this autumn will be shorter than usual, with no interval and, sadly, no glass of wine. We have decided therefore to charge £12 for each concert.   

Also, because of trying to maintain social distancing, concerts will not be held in the Workshop.  The Fontanella and the Bury-Dornenburg-Proud concerts will be held at St Michaels Church, 158 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XU. The Workshop Ensemble concert will be held at Cliffe Hall, Cliffe Square, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT.

Finally, because the Bury-Dornenburg-Proud concert has been carried forward from April 2020, many of you will have paid for it already either as a one-off or as part of the season ticket. We cannot accept any more bookings for this concert but we will notify all ticket holders by email. If any ticket holder is unable to attend, please let us know and we will refund you. These tickets can then be made available, so do email us at if you would like to attend. 

7.30pm, Saturday 4th September, 2021


Members of Fontanella sitting on a bench in front of oil paintings

The Delightful Companion: a collection of art and folk music from post-Restoration England

St Michael’s Church, 158 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XU

Drawing on a vast array of recorders from the tiny garklein to the great sub-contrabass, the recorder quartet Fontanella present a programme aptly named after Robert Carr’s popular music book published in London in 1670. From a virtuosic concerto by John Baston, to divisions on the famous Greensleeves, Henry Purcell’s Chaconne 3 Parts upon a Ground and hits from the Catch Club, this concert promises to paint a colourful musical landscape with additional repertoire by Locke, Campion, Banister, tunes from The Division Flute and Playford’s Dancing Master.


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 Under 18s

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7.30pm, Saturday 9th October, 2021

Alison Bury, baroque violin
John Dornenburg, bass viol
Malcolm Proud, harpsichord

Bury, Dornenburg and Proud playing

St Michael’s Church, 158 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XU

Three distinguished baroque specialists, who first played together in the 1980’s, present a programme of music by Bach, Marais and Leclair.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the postponed final programme from the 2019-20 season, so those who paid for that concert, or for season tickets, will be guaranteed seats. Otherwise, email us for returns at 

7.30pm, Saturday 11th December, 2021

The Workshop Ensemble

Annabel Knight, flute and recorder
Alison Bury, violin
Richard Earle, oboe
Robin Bigwood, harpsichord

Members of the Workshop Ensemble, with instruments

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe Square, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AT

The Series directors, past and present, offer a programme of baroque favourites by Telemann, Bach and Handel.