Tickets now on sale
Our next Open Mic event is in the Hayloft at The Talbot Inn on 15th May from 6.00 – 8.00pm. In keeping with our focus on young musicians we are particularly keen to welcome the 16 – 25 age group. Due to licensing rules we are unable to have drums.
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Sacred and Secular
We are promised an eclectic mix of sacred and secular music when The Kingfisher Chorale lands in Cuckfield for the Festival’s closing concert on Sunday 19th at 3.00pm. After success in the BBC’s Choir of the Year competition they have performed all over the UK and this year celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Spotlight on Sussex Festivals
Hurstpierpoint Festival – in its 17th year – delivers over 80 distinct events over 2 weeks in September attracting an estimated audience of 3,500 individuals drawn from every element of our diverse communities.
You’ll find more Sussex Festivals on our website.
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A TRIO OF YOUNG TALENT
Not one, not two but three lunchtime concerts featuring young talented performers, all of whom have local connections. Soprano Rebecca Milford is joined by Hannah Teasdale on viola with piano accompaniment by Thomas Eeckhout on Monday 13th. On Thursday 16th we have a recorder recital by Michelle Holloway, a former Harlands pupil and on Friday 17th soprano Jane Burnell who, like Rebecca, grew up in Cuckfield. All three concerts are free (donations welcome) and start at 1.00pm.
TEST YOUR MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE
5 quick questions for you – all with a connection to May – answers are below.
- Which musical by Lerner and Loewe features “The lusty month of May”?
- Which ‘band of brothers’ released the song “First of May” as a single from their 1969 double album “Odessa”?
- Who composed the madrigal “This Sweet and Merry Month of May?”
- Brian May is best known for his work with which group?
- Usually held on 8th May which Cornish town is the venue for Furry Dance? a) Helston b) Padstow c) Newlyn or d) Falmouth?
As a not-for-profit organisation we want to use the revenues we raise each year to further the performance and enjoyment of music in the area. We want to encourage musicians of all ages and particularly schoolchildren and students at music colleges through the opportunity to experience performing on a ‘professional’ stage.
This year’s programme will do exactly this.
We have launched the CMF FRIENDS group which gives members the opportunity to contribute to our work and receive a number of ‘thank-you’s’ in return.
For just £25.00 a year you get 10% discount on tickets for the Festival and advance information on events and offers.
It’s easy to join, simply go to the website and click on the FRIENDS button or CLICK HERE. It really will make a big difference (and you’ll feel great about it too).
- The Bee Gees
- William Byrd
- a) Helston
Will Cockram is Minister at Cuckfield Baptist Church which is the venue for The Next Generation concert on Tuesday 14th. Before moving to Cuckfield in 2016, Will was a music teacher in a secondary school in St Albans.
He agreed to be cast away to our mythical island with the following selection of discs:
1. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation No. 18 Andante cantabile – Sergei Rachmaninoff
2. Is He Worthy? – Andrew Peterson
3. Claire De Lune – Debussy
4. Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams
5. Days To Come – Bajka & Bonobo
6. Lingus – Snarky Puppy
7. Fix you – Coldplay
8. In Christ Alone – Getty & Townend