2024 Event Programme

FREE Lunchtime concert

Thursday 13th June

Molly Hord West Sussex Cuckfield Music Festival

Cambridge Organ Scholar:
Molly Hord

We are excited to welcome Molly Hord to our Festival programme.  At 19 years old Molly has been playing the organ for just over two years and is the Junior Organ Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  A student of the internationally acclaimed Anna Lapwood Molly is an exceptionally gifted young musician and also plays the violin, viola and piano, and gained a scholarship with the Pianoman Scheme led by concert pianist Richard Meyrick from 2017-2021.

Thursday 13th June

School’s Concert: Warden Park Secondary School


Celebrating the rich musical talent found in our local schools, join us for another popular evening of music.  From student bands, choirs, to instrumental soloists this concert gives our young local rising stars a platform to perform and has become a regular fixture in our Festival calendar.

Friday 14th June

Paul Gregory


Born in Cuckfield, international soloist Paul Gregory was recently awarded the Brighton & Hove Arts Council ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts’. This concert includes works by Bach, as well as popular Italian & Spanish composers.

Paul gave his recital debut at the Queens Hall in Cuckfield aged 16. Today Paul juggles a career as an international soloist as well as musical director for the weekly Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal, Brighton and the Guitar Masters Series as part of the Brighton Festival. Don’t miss this special concert with works by early Italian composers, Bach and music from Spain by Rodrigo, Tarrega and Sainz de la Maza.

Friday 14th June

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Celebrating female artists who have creatively inspired and shaped the face of music over the last 50 years, ‘DIVA’ promises to bring you a night of performances to remember. After the success of last year’s sell out evening, local vocalist Sarah Rolph is delighted to be performing once again, along with the supremely talented Simon Anckorn on keys, and the fabulous vocals of Sam Nixon. Together, they have created a memorable show, featuring songs by some of the most iconic female vocalists, including Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and many more. They are joined by a stellar line-up of musicians; Stu Barbour – Guitar, Stef Grimmett – Drums, Nick Kay – Bass and Phil Paton – Saxophones.

You will not want to miss it!

Saturday 15th June

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Jazz Singer Claire Martin OBE and the Montpellier Cello Quartet


We are thrilled to welcome multi-award winning jazz vocalist and BBC Broadcaster, Claire Martin OBE and the Brighton based Montepelier Cello Quartet for our final festival concert.  
A tour de force on the UK jazz scene Claire has collaborated with musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn, Stephane Grappelli, Kenny Barron, Richard Rodney Bennett and Jim Mullen, gained many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards eight times, and is signed to the prestigious Linn Records. In 2014 she embarked on a new and unique musical adventure with the Brighton based Montpellier Cello Quartet for a year and ten years on we are privileged to be hosting a special re-union featuring songs from Cole Porter to Carly Simon, George Gershwin to David Bowie. Stylish reworked interpretations of much loved classic songs taken from the Great American Songbook and beyond.