Glissando Are Coming To St. Peter's Church In Henfield

Glissando Are Coming To St. Peter’s Church In Henfield

SATURDAY APRIL 29th 2017 at 7:30pm

Imagine opening the doors of the ancient and beautiful Parish church in Henfield and seeing before you an astonishing number of tall and graceful harps; no, the angels will not have descended to the earth! The instruments will belong to an exciting group of up to eight top harpists from across Sussex. They have recently formed an unusual musical ensemble with an eclectic repertoire, ranging from the energetic to the ethereal. The harpists have all come from differing walks of life and like them, their programme choices are diverse, from well- known folk tunes and popular classics alongside pieces by prominent composers for the harp. You will hear arrangements from Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Tango by Salzedo and Spanish dance music arranged by Granados, along with other items which must remain an undisclosed pleasure until you come to the concert! Henfield is truly fortunate to have the chance to see and hear such a rare company of musicians. This is an occasion not to be missed!

The concert is being promoted by The Friends of St. Peter’s Church. We are an organisation formed to raise funds solely for the purpose of maintaining the fabric of the building and graveyard. As you may imagine, a church founded on its present position in 770 A.D, the medieval building subsequently built on the Saxon site then added to in the sixteenth century, followed by an extensive rebuild in the nineteenth, needs constant upkeep. In 2008 the church was again reordered, creating a wonderful space of warmth and light proving both welcoming to twenty-first century worshippers and an advantageous area for all sorts of other occasions. Opera, theatre, folk and choral concerts and soon a rare instrumental performance by Glissando all find a sympathetic venue in the building.

Please help us to continue to care for this remarkable church and treat yourselves into the bargain, by coming to this fascinating concert. The tickets cost £15 including refreshments and can be obtained from Village Care, Henfield and from the Ticket Line on 01273 492294 from the beginning of April or on the door on the evening. This will be a popular event we’re sure, so make certain of your seat as soon as you can. We look forward to seeing you there!