The Mediæval Bæbes return to Horsham!

On Monday 18th December, we are once again hosting the Mediaeval Baebes at St Mary’s!
Joyous music from this classical chart-topping choir will showcase well-known Christmas carols and traditional folk songs, alongside tracks from their latest seasonal album ‘MydWynter.’ And, with captivating storytelling uncovering origins and folklore hidden in the lyrics, the spirited choral music will also include innovative settings of ancient and romantic poetry too.
The Mediaeval Baebes are one of the most successful female-led, early music and folk ensembles in Europe. Over the years, the Mediaeval Baebes have released eleven studio albums and won an Ivor Novella Award for their performance on the BBC serialization ‘The Virgin Queen.’
Come join the Mediaeval Baebes and be immersed in glorious merriment. Tickets are now available from at a cost of £27.50 each and £12.50 for a child.

St Mary’s Pre-School have an exciting opening for an Early Years Manager!

Please click on the following links to view the job advert and full job description.

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Chantry Quire present Duruflé Requiem

St Mary’s are delighted to be welcoming Chantry Quire for this event on the 4th November.

Tickets are available directly from their website

MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE from Horsham Music Circle on the 21st October

We are delighted that Horsham Music Circle are holding a further event at St Mary’s on the 21st October!
Further information and tickets can be found here:

Review of Horsham Music Circle’s 82nd Season Event at St Mary’s on the 28th September 2023

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & PLINIO FERNANDES opened the Horsham Music Circle’s 82nd Season and it was a ‘Stunning Musical Partnership! ‘

‘Here we were, hundreds of us, packed like sardines into St Mary’s Church, transported back to the Last Night of the Proms, with the ethereally beautiful melody of Villa-Lobos’s fifth ‘Bachianas Brasilieras’ ringing in our ears, and on stage none other than super-cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason! But instead of the cellists of the BBC Symphony Orchestra beside him, we had equally superb guitarist Plínio Fernandes providing all the harmonies; and instead of the glorious soprano vocalisation of Lise Davidsen, we had the equally glorious cello vocalisation of Sheku. What a start to the programme!

The HMC, supported by a generous anonymous donation, presented this star-studded concert in association with the Loiyangalani Trust – which was given a succinct and eloquent introduction after the interval – and St Mary’s South Aisle Project, which aims to install new low-carbon heating and improve access for all. The fact that it sold out well before the concert date is a testament to all concerned, and especially to the tireless Jill Elsworthy, who introduced the performers with her customary warmth.

Throughout the programme of Finnis, Gnattali, Brouwer, Arcaro and Piazzolla, Sheku and Plinio switched seamlessly from melody to accompaniment, ‘borrowing’ techniques at times, and obviously enjoying every moment, whether luxuriating in the plangent slower themes, or displaying their incredible virtuosity in the livelier sections.

Generous applause, a gentle encore of ‘Scarborough Fair’, and the end of a most enjoyable evening featuring two quite exceptional young musicians, although many of the audience missed the expected inclusion of works by Bach, which would have added an extra dimension to the programme. Never mind – it was another huge coup for the HMC – and their supporters!’

Review by Jane Thomas (edited)