Horsham quintet on tour

With further funding from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Horsham’s New Harmonie has been able to extend its quintet tour to St Luke’s Church, Grayshott on Friday, February 24 and Holy Cross Church, Bignor on Saturday, February 25.

The show is From Tin Pan Alley To Abbey Road, a journey through popular music, 1890s-1960s. Both concerts start at 7.30pm.

Geoffrey Richardson, who leads the group, said: “The show recalls in words and music the different fashions in popular music over the years – Vaudeville, ragtime, jazz, swing, dance bands, Broadway and the pop culture of the Beatles.”

Geoffrey (clarinet) and Sarah Williams (oboe) will tell the story. They will be joined by Rachel Wright (flute), Sue Bellamy (bassoon) and Annie Barnard (horn) to play the music.

Geoffrey said: “We are very pleased to have additional funding to put on these two concerts – the 21st and 22nd in the tour. It is an entertaining evening, lots of fun with local musicians and because of the generosity of The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, funds raised from ticket sales will mostly go to good local causes. There are clips of New Harmonie’s music on the website www.newharmonie.org.uk”

Box offices: St Luke’s Church, Grayshott 01428 604798 and Holy Cross Church, Bignor 01798 869454.