First Sunday Recitals

We started running a recital series in 2013. Recitals take place at 3pm on the First Sunday afternoon of each month, from March to November.

Entry to recitals is FREE with a retiring collection which currently goes towards the Organ Restoration Appeal. We are tremendously grateful to our visiting recitalists who donate their services and skill to both entertain our audience and help raise money for this cause.

Recitals in 2019

  • 3 March: Treblos Wind Quintet
  • 7 April: Julia Bishop, baroque violin & Nick Houghton: baroque organ
  • 5 May: Shona Knight, soprano & Nick Houghton, piano
  • 2 June: Anne Hodgson, flute & Nick Houghton, piano
  • 7 July: Harry Plant, trumpet and Tom Crofton-Green, violin
  • 4 Aug: Nick Houghton, organ
  • 1 Sept: Pippa Dames-Longworth and the Singing Salon, operatic entertainment
  • 6 Oct: Rebecca Leggett, mezzo-soprano
  • 3 Nov: Malcolm Warnes, trumpet & Nick Houghton, piano

Past Recitals

2018

  • 4 March: Pergolesi ‘Stabat Mater’
  • 8 April: Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars
  • 6 May: Nicholas Houghton, organ
  • 10 June: Richard Dawson, organ
  • 5 Aug: Sian Griffiths, mezzo soprano
  • 2 Sept: Andrew Wilson, organ
  • 7 Oct: Yoko Ono, piano
  • 4 Nov: Tim Wilcox, tenor & Peter Williams, Piano

2017

  • 5 March: Julia Bishop (baroque violin)
  • 2 April: Sue Mileham (soprano), Jane Plessner (clarinet), Nicola Grunberg (piano)
  • 7 May: Ellie Blackshaw (violin), Yoko Ono (piano)
  • 4 June: Shona Knight (soprano)
  • 2 July: Andrew Robinson (baritone), Nicholas Houghton (piano)
  • 6 Aug: Nicholas Houghton (organ)
  • 3 Sept: Andrew Wilson (organ)
  • 1 Oct: Haley Stevens (soprano), Nicholas Houghton (piano)
  • 12 Nov: Nick Carpenter (clarinet), Miranda Davis (viola), Nicholas Houghton (piano)

2016

  • 6 March: Nicholas Houghton (Organ)
  • 3 April: Shona Knight (soprano) & Nicola Grunberg (piano)
  • 1 May: Singers from East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) with John Hancorn
  • 5 June: Nick Carpenter (clarinet), Miranda Davis (viola) and Nicholas Houghton (piano)
  • 7 Aug: Sian Griffiths (soprano)
  • 4 Sept: Andrew Wilson (organ)
  • 2 Oct: Paul Gregory (guitar)
  • 6 Nov: Briony Lambert (mezzo soprano) and Nicholas Houghton (piano)

2015

  • 1 March: Evelyn Tubb (soprano), Michael Fields (guitar), Clive Pollard (piano) & Ellen Lister (flute)
  • 12 April: Sue Milham-Paine (soprano) & Nicola Grunberg (piano)
  • 3 May: East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) Chamber Ensembles
  • 7 June: Sara Gourlay (soprano) and Nick Houghton (piano)
  • 5 July: Nick Houghton (organ)
  • 2 Aug: Paul Wilmot: (organ / piano)
  • 6 Sept: Lucinda Houghton (soprano) and Nick Houghton (piano)
  • 1 Nov: East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) students
  • 6 Dec: Maeve Jenkinson (violin) and Rachel Fryer (piano)

2014

  • 2 Feb: Paul Austin Kelly (Tenor) and Carole Kelly (piano)
  • 2 March: Hannah Davey (soprano)
  • 6 April: East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) students
  • 4 May: James Thomas (organ)
  • 6 July: Rebecca Leggett & Cat Chapman & Sarah-Jane How (Sop and Alto)
  • 3 Aug: Nick Houghton (organ)
  • 7 Sept: Anne Hodgson and Sally Course: Flute & Harp
  • 5 Oct: Peter Locke (organ)
  • 2 Nov: East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) students

2013

  • 5 May: Susan Bain (organ)
  • 2 June: Nick Houghton (organ)
  • 7 July: Nick Milner-Gulland (organ)
  • 4 Aug: Andrew Robinson (Baritone) and Nick Houghton (piano)
  • 8 Sept: Tim Wilcox (Tenor) and Nick Houghton (piano)
  • 6 Oct: David Ollosson (organ)
  • 3 Nov: ESAM students: Nic Hughes (violin) with Rachel Fryer & Juan Pablo Hinojosa (piano)
  • 1 Dec: Sian Griffiths & Frances Bell Davies (Sopranos) with Nick Houghton