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Hollyhocks st St. Mary's House & Gardens, Bramber

Concerts and Events 2016

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All tickets include refreshments: afternoon tea, or wine and canapés in the evening. All performances take place in the elegant Victorian Music Room at St Mary's House. Note that all seats are unnumbered.
 

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Sat 4 Jun

3 pm

TWO HALVES OF GUINNESS

A play by Mark Burgess, with Trevor Littledale as Sir Alec Guinness

Two Halves of Guinness is a 90-minute biopic on the life and performances of Sir Alec Guinness. It is a one-man show with many facets that continually entertains you with anecdotes and insights about the great man himself.

A clever script by Mark Burgess weaves an absorbing story between Guinness' life experiences and the characters he created for his films (the industry that pays the bills) and the theatre (his first love and professional calling).

With tea and cake

£27.50

Sat 30 Jul

3 pm

PALM COURT TEA

Shelley Van Loen and her Palm Court Strings

A welcome return of this well-loved ensemble with a delicious tea and delightful nostalgic music – a real opportunity to relax to the sonorous strains of a host of ear-tingling tunes performed by virtuoso musicians in the delightful setting of our elegant Victorian Music Room.

With full afternoon tea

£35

 

Sat 20 Aug

3 pm

 

PIANO RECITAL

Mark Bebbington

Music by Chopin, Liszt, John Ireland and others.

A British pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity, MARK BEBBINGTON is internationally recognised as a champion of British music. He has given concert and CD premieres of major British composers including Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, John Ireland, Elgar and William Alwyn.

With tea and cake

£27.50

 

Sat 10 Sep

3 pm

 

BRIGHTON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Their programme will feature Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet alongside music by Mahler, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. The Brighton Chamber Ensemble is a flexible group of Sussex-based musicians, many of whom met in the Dartington Festival Orchestra.

With tea and cake

 

£27.50

 

Sun 9 Oct

7.30pm

DIVA OPERA present

a fully staged and costumed performance of Donizetti's masterpiece, Don Pasquale.

NOEL MANN as Don Pasquale, DAVID STEPHENSON as Malatesta, ASHLEY CATLING as Ernesto, TEREZA GEVORGYAN as Norina. Accompanied by Bryan Evans (piano and music director).

With wine and canapés

£37.50

Sat 15 Oct

7.30pm

ST MARY'S ON FILM AND TV

A fascinating and amusing delve in to the St Mary's film archives, including a rare film of former owner Dorothy Ellis, Peter Thorogood and Roger Linton being interviewed by one of James Bond's glamorous girl friends (!), excerpts from a classic 1988 episode of Dr Who, and episodes from Prince Edward's Crown and Country TV series.

With wine or fruit juice

£10

Sat 29 Oct

7.30 pm

POCKET ORCHESTRA

This superb, multi-talented ensemble takes listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920s and 30s, and earlier.

The members originally began playing together in various music and media projects and officially began playing as The FB Pocket Orchestra in 2012.

With wine and canapés

£27.50

 

Sat 19 Nov

7.30 pm

 

FLANDERS AND SWANN

Michael Bernstein and Colin Stevens

lively and highly amusing musical show written and performed by Michael Bernstein and Colin Stevens. Flanders and Swann Drop Another Hat is a tribute to Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, those two great wits, composers and performers who were pioneers of the satirical humour of the 1950s and ’60s.

With wine and canapés

£27.50

Rescheduled for

Fri 21 April, 2017

7.30 pm

PHOENIX OF DRURY LANE

Book Launch and signing by Peter Thorogood.

Peter gives a fascinating account of the literary consequences surrounding the burning down of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1809 and the rebuilding and opening of the new theatre in 1820.

Free admission by ticket.

                    With tea and biscuits

Free

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Sat 10 Dec

3 pm

SOLD OUT

Return of ST MARY'S 'CHRISTMAS CRACKER'

Peter Thorogood's ever-popular programme of Christmas words and music returns to delight St Mary's audiences.

Readings by TV actors SUSAN JAMESON, JAMES BOLAM, and music by JACQUELYN FUGELLE soprano and TERENCE ALLBRIGHT piano.

With plated Christmas tea

£37.50

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