Hidden work is given an outing by music circle

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A work hidden in a drawer for over 60 years before its first performance in 1962 will be heard at the next Horsham Music Circle concert in The Capitol in Horsham on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm.

Spokeswoman Jill Elsworthy explained: “The piece for six players was written by John Ireland who in his latter years lived under the lee of Chanctonbury Hill and is buried in Shipley Churchyard.

“The concert will be given by one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, London Concertante.

“They have played for the Circle on two previous occasions to great acclaim.

Founded in 1991, the ensemble soon established a reputation for inspired programming, thrilling performances and the unique rapport it builds with its audience.

“As a chamber music group London Concertante has performed throughout the UK for music clubs and festivals, giving around 100 concerts each year.

“Tours have taken them to the USA, Finland, Spain and France, and will be embarking on a tour to the Middle East in 2013.

“As well as giving performances at festivals, music clubs and theatres, London Concertante also has a thriving education programme; inspiring youngsters to enjoy classical music, both as listeners and performers.”

Its members Adam Summerhayes and Bartosz Woroch - violins, Emma Sheppard - viola, Chris Grist - cello, Elizabeth Drew - clarinet and Mark Smith - horn are offering a real treat with three masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire, Jill added.

“They will play the Horn Quintet by Mozart, Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet and John Ireland’s Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and Strings.”

Tickets are on sale from The Capitol Box Office or online from wegottickets.com/HorshamMusicCircle.

For the best deal, take out a Music Circle subscription for four concerts including London Concertante.

More information on 01402 252602, horshammusiccircle@tiscali.co.uk or www.horsham-music-circle.org.uk.