West Sussex Music Network

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Studio Muso

Studio Muso is a massively resourced and highly effective way of learning guitar or drums in the Brighton and Hove area. The teaching method is based on a three tier system of one-to-one, regular recording sessions and an ever growing library of exclusive online video lessons where you will find extra lessons on technique, fills, grooves, licks, riffs, additional songs to learn, more pro tips, and even valuable exam support. This includes numerous examples for sightreading and aural perception training (of which resources are either scarce or expensive) and these are regularly updated. This type of resource is not found anywhere else.


We have played with some of the industry's top musicians and also play at some of the most prestigious venues such as Hampton Court Palace, The Gherkin, RAF, Natural History Museum and many more, so we are as experienced as players as we are as teachers and excited to pass our knowledge forward.

QM Studios

QM Studios, based in Horsham West Sussex, is a well equipped, professional recording and rehearsal studio. Setup by musicians as a not for profit community project we recently became a charity offering a range of fully inclusive workshops, Music Making days, taster sessions, DJ and samba drumming workshops and also 'Learn to Play Days' in conjunction with 'Music For All'. Other sessions may be available, please contact us for more information on what we can do for you. Our outreach days are conducted on a Thursday.

Music for All

Music for All

Music making is a life enhancing and life changing activity that should be able to be enjoyed by everyone. Music for All exists to bring the world of music making to as many people as possible in the UK.


1. We donate instruments and music tuition to individuals who need our help.

2. We make grants available to address the musical needs of community music groups and educational organisations.

3. We bring free ‘Learn to Play’ experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.

4. We promote the life changing benefits of music making.



Farlington School

Farlington is an independent girls’ day and boarding school, providing exceptional, all-round education for girls aged 4 – 18, set on the Sussex/Surrey border within beautiful countryside and within easy reach of London. The Orchard Nursery offers a caring and fun-filled early years programme for boys and girls aged 3 – 4. Farlington works closely with West Sussex Music to provide exciting and engaging musical projects for Primary schools in the Horsham area. In addition Farlington offers Music Scholarships for entry into Years 7, 9 and Sixth Form.


It is with great pride that we announce the 76th season of the Haywards Heath Music Society. Our aim has always been to bring the best of new professional musical talent plus more established performers from around the world to Mid-Sussex. Despite competition from other local organisations, we continue to provide the very best entertainment to a wide audience with concerts of different musical genres - classical, choral and jazz. Nothing thrills quite like a live performance. This season includes top class international pianists, string players, a solo violinist, a guitarist and an exciting jazz sextet to end the season. We welcome non-members to our concerts, but there are financial advantages in becoming a member, so why not join us?

Original Allstars Music

Original Allstars Music is a community interest company that gives young people the opportunity to experience the many facets of music of all genres through creating and maintaining collectives of young musicians from any background and of all abilities. Members of the collectives are able to play at any of the 30+ events in the company's annual gig programme (which includes such venues as Wild Life Festival, Beach Dreams Festival, Brighton Dome Studio Theatre and Brighton Marathon). The company runs its own 100 capacity live venue (Penhill Arts Centre) and has its own mobile stage which has been converted from a 10 tonne DAF truck. It's flagship collective, known as The Shoreham Allstars, has been in existence since 2008 and has played over 200 live events and have recorded 108 original songs. The company offers established music workshops that give young people the chance to develop their creativity, teamwork and confidence within bands and the collective they are part of . It also runs musical instrument lessons which are geared towards live music performance, songwriting and working within bands.

Bersted Arts (The Bersted Community Choir)

A thriving friendly Community Choir who meet every Tuesday evening 7pm-8.30pm at The Bersted Park Community centre with regular local performances and Showcases every term. First session is free and then just £4 thereafter paid weekly. No audition and no experience necessary.

The Prebendal School

The Prebendal School is the oldest school in Sussex and dates back to the foundation of Chichester Cathedral in the 11th century. It is a vibrant co-ed day & boarding school for children aged 3-13 and provides a modern and challenging curriculum in the heart of Chichester. The Prebendal has developed an enviable national reputation as a Centre for Musical Excellence - 95% of our pupils learn at least one instrument and each year a high proportion of our Leavers secure Music Scholarships & Awards to a range of prestigious senior schools.

The children perform regularly in ensembles, choirs, bands and orchestras and Chichester Cathedral provides the stunning backdrop to our showcase concerts. There are also regular informal concerts, public performances, a House Singing Competition and a Music Festival while musicians perform at the start of our weekly assemblies in the Cathedral.

For details of our forthcoming concerts, please visit us at We look forward to seeing you.

drum united

Drum United provides drum and percussion activities to help people lead healthier happier lives. We visit organisations in the private, public and third sector. We are based in Brighton and Hove, but travel across the UK to provide our workshops. We also provide open access web tutorials to support learning in and out of lesson time. We are a non-profit Community Interest Company: Any surplus revenue is used to achieve our aims and objectives for the benefit of the community. Our main goal is to provide affordable / accessible community events and projects for young people and disadvantaged people.

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique seeks to empower individuals to become more aware and look after themselves in all walks of life. Specifically for musicians it helps by managing not the outside stimulus of stress, instrument and furniture design but what the musician actually does to him or herself.

I am a teacher of the Alexander Technique and have been working in private practice in Chichester and Littlehampton since 2002. For more information

Future Talent

Co-Founded in 2004 by The Duchess of Kent, Future Talent has 10 years experience supporting gifted young musicians from across the UK. The Charity exists to make a career in music of all genres an equal possibility for all, regardless of background or circumstances and champions, supports and nurtures excellence, believing that all talent has the right to excel. The Charity aims to reach and support a diverse mix of young musicians, regardless of geography, ethnicity or disability and is literally changing young lives through music. Future Talent believes that the development of talent takes time and is committed to providing meaningful and sustained support, including: mentoring, performance opportunities and development advice, as well as financial bursaries.

Music funding is available to all children in the UK at a very basic level and again for young professionals, but there is a funding gap which Future Talent fills. Some low-income families face a stark choice between supporting the musical talent of their child and feeding their family. Excelling in music can and does aid other areas of a young person’s life. The discipline of learning an instrument can improve a child’s academic results and increases levels of confidence. There are also health benefits.

Without our support, many gifted or promising young musicians would be lost.


Southern Pro Musica

Southern Pro Musica is a professional freelance orchestra that provides classical music across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. The orchestra has a particular remit and enthusiasm for intoducing school pupils to live classical music through in-school workshops, world music days and a series of classical concerts for children which take place in January each year. These concerts are designed to introduce pupils ages 5 to 11 to live classical music, last just one hour and are fit easily into the school day. In addition, SPM offers everyone under the age of 18 free tickets to all its evening concerts in the Guildford Borough.

Ardingly College

A leading independent school in West Sussex with a thriving musical tradition.

All the events are open to Ardingly pupils, parents, staff and the general public. Single concert tickets are available, or a substantial saving can be made by purchasing a season ticket.
This year we have introduced an online ticketing service. Please follow this link to purchase tickets.
Please contact or phone 01444 893230 for more details.

Upcoming events:

VOCES8 are giving a concert at the College on Tuesday 16th June 

The Sixteen

The Choral Pilgrimage 2015: Flight of Angels

Ardingly College
Tuesday 30 June 2015, 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets: £20 / 25 (on sale from Monday 19th January 2015)


The Sussex Band of The Royal British Legion (Horsham)

We are the original Horsham Town Band, with history going back as far as the 18th century. We are a concert (wind) band, which also carries out ceremonial/marching duties, and rehearses every Tuesday evening, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, in the Edwin Hall, Horsham. Details can be found on our website: Due to illness, the website is currently not being updated, and will soon be brought up to date.

We welcome musicians from all walks of life and currently have many vacancies. Flutes, Bassoons, Trumpets, Horns, Trombones, Tubas and Timpani/Mallet Percussion are our main priority. All newcomers are most welcome. Especially junior musicians. You are the future of local music.
Our repertoire covers all genres, from classical to current movie/TV themes, with a library of over 1100 pieces.

We also have a dance band, The Legionnaires, formed from members of the main band.

Contact details: Bandmaster Clive Longhurst, e-mail:, mobile: 07876030492
Band website:

Ackerman Music

Ackerman Music is a leading supplier of instruments, accessories and sheet music. We have three shops across Sussex: in Hove, Chichester and Brighton, with staff specialising in woodwind, brass, strings, guitars and pianos/keyboards. We keep a wide range of stock and sheet music, all at competitive prices, and an excellent selection of rental instruments. Contact us 7 days a week on  0333 344 0070 or browse our website:


Charanga provides music teaching and learning resources, especially digital, to support instrumental and class teachers and its students. Used by the Hub's Key2Music and some instrumental teachers, it can give Charanga Music World access to pre-Grade 1 pupils to enable them to enjoy pieces, games and quizzes and increase playing time at home safely online. Charanga Musical School is used by classroom teachers to support school curriculum teaching.

Charanga is the UK's leading supplier of digital resources and programmes to support the teaching and learning of music. In partnership with over 90 Music Education Hubs in England and a growing presence internationally Charanga now supports over 45,000 teachers, 6,500 schools and tens of thousands of children and young people.

Howarth of London

Howarth of London is known as the maker of fine oboes, oboes d’amore and English horns. The manufacturing division is based in Worthing alongside a retail showroom and the education department. Howarth supplies high quality woodwind instruments to players around the world. Experienced musicians and technicians are available to assist and advise every level of player about their choice of instruments, accessories and music, both in Worthing and at its showrooms in London.


Tel: 01903 239219


Rhythmix is one of the UK’s leading music charities, delivering a large range of music-making opportunities for young people across the south east region. Since 1999, Rhythmix has worked with more than 45,000 young people, enabling their creative activity through music and developing their personal and social skills. Rhythmix works with its partners in youth support services, such as youth workers, arts officers, and crime reduction and youth offending teams. Together they identify young people in challenging circumstances and enable those young people to shape and develop projects that respond to their needs.

ROX Music and Arts

ROX Music and Arts is a charity dedicated to providing professional platforms for unsigned bands and artistes. It also provides access to the performing arts to everyone in the community. The ROX team continually tries to produce high quality live music gigs; workshop experiences; and drama, dance, comedy, classical, poetry or artistic happenings throughout the year. Its annual festival is its jewel in their crown as one of the biggest totally free admission festivals in England.

Sussex Academy of Music

Sussex Academy of Music (SAM) provides peripatetic one-to-one and paired tuition to primary and secondary schools across Sussex. It teaches all instruments, covering classical, contemporary and urban music, including voice and music technology. Its headquarters in Shoreham-by-Sea boasts multiple soundproof tuition rooms and a recording and workshop live room with disabled access. SAM's qualified and experienced tutors deliver tailored syllabuses, including all the popular graded formats. All tutors write detailed weekly feedback using their unique interactive online lesson reporting software, ‘mySAM’.

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

Concerts given by Worthing Symphony orchestra - the professional orchestra of West Sussex - offer the people of Worthing, Adur and beyond the chance to hear world class performances of great music on their doorstep.


Lancing Brass

We are a traditional brass band, part of the Royal British Legion, with about 20 members. We play at various venues throughout Sussex and have a wide repertoire, including military marches, selections from the musicals and recent popular pieces, as well as traditional classic brass tunes.


We also have a Learner Band section where we actively help students with both friendly brass playing lessons, and free instrument loan. We have capacity to take on more students so please contact us for more information.

Sussex Soundhouse

Sussex Soundhouse is a family run Music shop found in Horsham. They offer 15% discount to all teachers that work in the industry. Sussex Soundhouse sell Sheet Music, Guitars, Drums, Woodwind/Brass and provide a Repair service on all instruments. Their trained specialists provide gold/silver plating and laser engraving. They specialise in providing the best customer experience for any new musician or pro.


Tablalab is a Sussex based organisation promoting learning in the field of Indian rhythm. Tablalab's founder, Marc Clayton is a local tabla player himself and is developing small workshops to bring the traditional theory of tabla to wider audiences through technology. TablaTech is the name of the project prototyping in schools later this year in collaboration with Steve Morley and West Sussex Music. TablaLab has released several iPad apps to help understanding of tabla theory. There are demos of these on the website, TablaLab is looking to expand its audience and make this subject as accessible as possible through collaborations and local events.

Petworth Festival

An arts festival in Petworth in the heart of the South Downs presenting world-class musicians, performers and authors for a fortnight each July and four days in November. Come and enjoy chamber music, solo piano recitals, theatre, jazz, comedy, children's events, choral works, world music, solo singers ..... all in the thriving market town of Petworth and its beautiful surrounds.

The dates for the Petworth Festival 2016 (Summer) are Thursday 14th July until Saturday 30th July. More information to come closer to the time. 

Arts Insight

Arts Insight is a national Performing Arts charity whose mission is to provide every child in the UK with rare vocational experiences in the form of music, drama and movement workshops. Using performing arts as a vehicle, we encourage teamwork, dedication, ambition and self-belief. By promoting a strong work ethic and desire to succeed, we equip children with essential skills for life. It is thanks to the charitable support from Trusts, Foundations and Corporate Organisations that we are able to offer these workshops completely free of charge to schools.


VOCES8 ( is one of the worlds leading vocal ensembles. The group has a global annual touring schedule and an outreach programme that reaches more than 25,000 young people every year. VOCES8 is the lead ensemble for the charity Voces Cantabiles Music. In 2013, the charity opened the Gresham Centre ( in the heart of the City of London. The charity also runs another vocal ensemble, Apollo5 ( In 2013, Edition Peters published the VOCES8 Method, which is now being used by schools across the UK and internationally. The VOCES8 Method is an innovative new system which enhances neurological development, helping to deliver improved academic results. Based on research by the Institute of Education, it contains group activities based on rhythm and melody which are designed to develop key learning skills and improve students’ academic learning processes for all subjects. VOCES8, Apollo5 and the Gresham Centre offer a wide variety of vocal music development opportunities for teachers and students of all ages. To find out more, contact Jan Keliris ( or Clare Stewart (


Paritor supply Ensemble, a comprehensive tuition management system designed for use by performing arts and music organisations. As the leading tool in its field, Ensemble enables tuition providers to perform all administrative and management functions in one user friendly, unified system.

JSPC Computer Services Ltd

When moving from West Sussex County Council to becoming an independent charitable company, JSPC assisted West Sussex Music with the installation of IT.


JSPC Computer Services is a family business established in 2002 and has grown into one of the largest independent ICT service providers in the South East providing a complete outsourced support service for schools and Businesses of all sizes. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in providing ICT services to more than 200 primary and secondary schools throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.



Creatives Across Sussex C.I.C.

Creatives Across Sussex is a community interest company which supports artists, producers and arts companies to create large-scale arts projects with communities in Sussex.


It works strategically with local, regional and national partners to support important new cultural initiatives and helps the creative and cultural sectors to capitalise on funding and development opportunities.


It works across all art forms and through partnerships and brokering to enable the creation and presentation of the arts.


Think Family


Think Family is a partnership with one of the broadest ranges of interests ever assembled for a project in the public sector in West Sussex – including Sussex Police, local authorities, health, housing, education, and commercial and third sector care providers. We share a common vision of the need to end generational cycles of criminality, anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, school avoidance, unemployment and poor parenting in vulnerable families – in short, wasted lives.


The Think Family Partnership recognises the uniquely positive impact that music can have on a child’s life, from engaging in ensemble rehearsal and performance, to developing the confidence to play or sing solo for an audience. Music can inspire individuals, as well as generate a shared interest and bond for families which is why ‘Think Family’ is pleased to be part of the West Sussex Music Network, utilising our network of partners to bring music to more children and families, as well as communities across West Sussex.


The Westdene Fund at the Sussex Community Foundation

Are you a talented musician in Sussex?

Do you need a grant to help you buy an instrument?

Is there a masterclass you’re keen to attend?

Would you really like some extra lessons to help you get through your audition?

 The Westdene Fund at the Sussex Community Foundation offers grants of up to £800 to talented musicians aged 16– 25.

 Visit or call us on 01273 409440 for more details


Ensemble Reza

Ensemble Reza delivers high quality concerts, education and outreach work to audiences, schools and community groups throughout the South East. The group led by musical director and cellist Pavlos Carvalho includes any combination of string players from solo to octet and brings together a wealth of talent with members representing some of this country's finest orchestras including the London Philharmonic.

Little Notes

Little Notes bring live musical experiences to families with children aged under 5, across the UK. Based in Horsham, Little Notes musicians currently lead West Sussex classes in Horsham and at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Franchises, with full support and training, are available to excellent musicians elsewhere in the county.

Offering an outstanding and creative curriculum, Little Notes were finalists in the 2014 Rhinegold Awards for Excellence in Music Education.

Virtual School Children Looked After

The Virtual School for Children Looked After coordinates strategic and operational educational services for children that are in care with West Sussex County Council and will advise on educational issues for children placed by other local authorities in West Sussex schools. The Virtual School aims to provide the best quality support, intervention and challenge possible in order to assist West Sussex County Council to discharge its duty as an effective Corporate Parent for Looked After Children and care leavers. The Virtual School has high aspirations for every child and young person to achieve their potential.  The Virtual School contact is

Worthing Silver Band

Worthing Silver Band is a friendly and lively brass band that plays a wide range of music from traditional brass band pieces to music straight from the charts.
We perform in and around West Sussex at a variety of events. The main concert in our calendar is Brassbandathon, a 12-hour event that we organise annually to raise money for charity.
Worthing Silver Band rehearses 7:30 – 9:30 every week in Queen Street Church Centre, Queen Street, Worthing, BN11 7BJ.

Please contact Laura King, Musical Director at for more information.

Crawley Millennium Concert Band


The band was formed in June 1999 as part of Crawley’s Millennium celebrations. Each time the town needed a band to play in Crawley, one had to be found from elsewhere, so local musician John Fisher decided to set one up. The band played its inaugural concert at The Hawth theatre, Crawley on 15th January 2000. Since then, the band continues to hold an annual concert in Crawley and performs regularly in Crawley for events such as Crawley Festival and local charity events. In addition, the band plays further afield at a variety of venues in the South East, such as locally in Horsham, along the coast in Eastbourne, and further north in Surrey.


The band plays an exciting range of music from rock to jazz, classical to military and dance to show music. With a music library of about 300 pieces, there is something for every occasion. The band has also had four works of music specifically written for them - the Crawley Pride of Place fanfare, which opened the band’s inaugural concert, Crawley Diamond, to celebrate Crawley Town’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Tim’s World in memory of one of our clarinet players who tragically lost his life in a car accident and Jubilee Suite to celebrate our 10th anniversary.


The band is always looking for new players, particularly for the brass and percussion sections. We are also looking for bassoon players.


Jane is a well-established guitar teacher in EAST GRINSTEAD and surrounding areas. She specialises in Classical and "Classic Pop" and is very experienced in teaching children and adults of all abilities.

Learners are encouraged to achieve high standards; Jane’s approach is enthusiastic and fun - but hard-working too!

Lessons are available on an individual or group basis.


Northbrook College Music

Northbrook College Sussex owns one of the most comprehensive recording studio complexes in Europe. We have over 25 studios including control/ live room suites, air conditioned performance spaces, pre and post production rooms, along with dedicated computer clusters and a sound and synthesis lab. From October 2015, we take our facilities to the next level with new cutting edge recording and rehearsal studios designed and built at our University Centre in West Durrington.

We are proud to host Rock Academy on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Capitol

The Capitol is a multi-function arts centre with a main theatre seating 420, a 100 capacity studio, two cinemas (175 and 89 seats) and a gallery.

Petworth Town Band

The Petworth Town Band is a mixed band of brass and woodwind players and prides itself on being a friendly group of both young and older players. We encourage all our members to enjoy playing together whatever standard they are. We have some brass instruments available for borrowing at no cost and all uniform is provided free of charge. We play at a variety of events such as fetes, concerts, weddings, Christmas fairs and open days. We also have several marching engagements during the year including Gold Cup polo at Cowdray. We meet every Monday evening 7.00 until 8.30 in our band room situated in Petworth House. Petworth Band have now also started a youth section open to any standard and any age; Thursday evenings - 6.30 to 7.30, dates on application.

Please see website for contact details


Lodge Hill Centre

An outdoor & education centre with residential & conference facilites. Set in 32 acres of woodland in the heart of the South Downs Park

Windlesham House School

Windlesham House is one of the country’s leading Pre-prep and Prep schools, offering exceptional boarding and day school education for boys and girls aged 4–13.

Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra

The Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra makes a unique contribution to the musical life of the region. It attracts players from a wide area, including some of West Sussex Music's own peripatetic teachers, and continues to develop with an ever more varied repertoire. As a non-professional orchestra it consists of players who are united by one principle – producing fantastic performances for all.


A sign of the orchestra's success is that it now thrives without the financial support of the Borough, quite unthinkable for a professional orchestra! Yet we perform works that a municipal professional orchestra, based in a town of modest size, could not envisage staging because of sheer expense.


Any successful artistic organisation owes a debt to its traditions and to former members. Herbert Lodge, Worthing's Musical Director from 1935, was the inspiration behind the launch of the Citizens' Orchestra in 1948 and its development with two subsequent Musical Directors, James Kershaw (1954-1967) and Jan Cervenka (1968-1996). Subsequent Musical Directors have been Robin Page (1996-2007) and Steve Dummer (2008-2013), with the current Musical Director, Dominic Grier, being appointed in 2014. The Orchestra has embraced young musicians of the area, particularly the pupils of Boundstone Community College and many highly talented local soloists.


We are delighted to use Worthing's cultural centre, the Assembly Hall, for our rehearsals and concerts. The committee has continued to press for the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra to be seen as an integral part of the musical life of the town. We feel certain that the excellence which is a hallmark of so many performances in Worthing will be cherished by all music lovers. To that end, the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra has established itself as a self-governing charity, truly dedicated to the musical well-being of the community.


East Grinstead Music Network

Aiming to bring together entry-level players to play together as part of a band or a study group. Currently woodwind instruments are supported. Please get in touch to find out more!

Marmalade Drum Workshops

We at Marmalade Drum Workshops, have developed a unique approach to team development, using percussion to take a fresh look at the everyday aspects of a team’s development.


Our Team building programs are tailor designed to meet the needs of your team and its members. Your personal workshop consultant will work closely with you to fully meet your requirements to best develop your team. These can include Leadership qualities, Inter team Communication, Problem Solving as well as Personal Confidence. These qualities will also develop your Team’s Morale and Motivation.


One to one Lessons, programs designed for those wanting to learn an Instrument and have lessons on a regular basis. These sessions can take place at our New Marmalade Studio, East Worthing, or at a place more convenient for the student, their own home for example. These sessions are tailor made to meet the needs, requirements and abilities of the individual student. All ages catered for, from 5 years up. All Levels, from the complete beginner to the more experienced player.

Offering lessons for Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards and Vocal Tuition.


Introducing Arundel Pianos, Arundel’s specialist independent musical instrument store offering the finest selection of digital pianos & keyboards in West Sussex. We are authorised dealers for: Yamaha, Clavinova, Casio, Grand Hybrid, Korg & Nord instruments. We also stock printed sheet music (complete with an order service and educational discounts), ukuleles plus a full range of musical accessories, smaller musical instruments & music themed giftware. Part Exchange Considered on digital pianos & keyboards against your new purchase. 35+ years experience in the industry. Friendly and knowledgeable, we pride ourselves on our customer service and look forward to meeting you soon.


Access Music

Access Music is part of The Aldingbourne Trust, based at The Aldingbourne Country Centre, Blackmill Lane, Norton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0JP 01243 542075


At Access Music we support adults with learning disabilities to provide music services to the local community. These include: Live Performance, Entertainment in residential homes, Disco/Karaoke for parties, fetes, weddings and festivals, Recording, Workshops, and Sound/Lighting Hire.

Access Music clients play keyboards, guitar, drums, percussion and sing. Our clients develop self confidence, independence and improved well being in the process.

Beat Goes On

Beat Goes On deliver the following fun, high energy and accessible workshops for KS1-5, FE & HE:

• STOMP-style body percussion

• Samba drumming

• Junk percussion

• Body Percussion with Literacy

• Christmas Samba


We also deliver CPD for instrumental and classroom music teachers, including content that participants can implement into their teaching immediately. You can learn more by visiting our website.

South Downs Folk Singers

South Downs Folk Singers

Our regular monthly meetings at Chichester, Worthing and Lewes (see website calendar),were supplemented by HLF funded 'Secret Shore' Marine Songs Workshops in 2017 leading to the forming of a sister group called  the Secret Shore Singers , together with both groups continuing to learn further new songs to add to our extensive repertoires, to enhance the 2018 season. Details for event organisers who would like us to support their charitable or community events are on our website. There are also two other smaller groups associated with the Singers, 'Sounds & Sweet Airs' ( quintet Tudor music) & 'Duck Pond Singers' ( 5 member mainly maritime songs).

Belloc, Broadwood and Beyondclick here to see how you can take part in free workshops to learn Sussex folk songs 

 Previously arranged venues that we will be supporting during 2018 arranged to date are:

21st November: U3A Hove - SDFS

25th November: Christmas Market, W&DLMuseum TBC -  SDFS.

12th December: Leconfield Hall, Petworth Society - SDFS/SASA

15th December: Littlehampton Arcade Knitters ( for Babies/Chemo. etc) - SDFS.

22nd December: St Paul's Centre, Worthing (for local homeless) - SDFS.


2nd February: SDFS Wassail/Social, Goring-by-Sea.

9th February: Worthing Sustainability & Seed Swap, Durrington - SDFS.

19th - 21st April: Firle Place, Firle Garden Show (sustainability charity) TBA -  SDFS.

7th - 9th June: Stansted Park, Garden Show (Cancer Wise) TBA - SDFS.

28th July: Littlehampton Waterfront Festival - SSS.

4th August: N.T. Batemans, Burwash TBA - SDFS.

16th - 26th August: Arundel Festival, TBA - SSS/SDFS.

14th/15th September: Fernhurst Furnace Weekend TBA - SDFS.

21st September: South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor TBA - SSS/SDFS.

24th November: Christmas Market, W&DLMuseum TBA - SDFS.

 As always everyone is welcome at our monthly sessions at Chichester, Worthing & Lewes, no previous singing experience is necessary, just an interest in joining a friendly bunch of folks for a convivial evening. If you join us there is no need to participate in the events that we sing at, if you prefer not to, and there is no membership fee at present.

To keep up with our news, and access the songs we sing in our steadily expanding repertoire, please visit


Bernardi Music Group

The Bernardi Music Group has become nationally regarded for it's innovative performances, commissioning of new music, and what for some has been a life changing experience through music.

The Bernardi Music Group brings together our Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, the Stradivarius Piano Trio, the Gifted and Talented String Academy, Shipley Arts Festival and led by violinist Andrew Bernardi. '....beautifully played by the Bernardi Orchestra' Jon Snow, Channel Four news.

'One of the Uk's most highly respected Classical Music Festivals' West Sussex County Times

Listen to Bernardi Music Group here:

Drum Lessons - Studio Muso

Studio Muso offer drum lessons to anyone looking to study and learn the drums in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Taught by professional drum teacher, Tom Hodgson, we offer a free drum lesson so that you can try us out first too. Based in the Brighton & Hove area of East Sussex, our unique approach to learning combines:


One-to-one drum lessons.

Regular recording time.

Extensive online material.

Chichester Chamber Concerts

Chichester Chamber Concerts puts on an annual series of chamber music concerts at the Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ.

Performers are top British and international artists.

Concerts are on Thursday evenings at 7.30. Free tickets for under 25s. From Chichester Festival Theatre and at the door.