The Sussex Waits will be presenting an exciting talk on 30 June as part of the Stoneywish History Mornings lecture series.
We will be talking about the history and background of the ‘town waits’ – and illustrating the talk not only with pictures but with live performances showing the types of music and instruments that the waits would have played.
We will be talking about and playing shawms, curtals, recorders, gemshorns and more …
And the history mornings don’t only feed the mind, they also offer coffee and cake!
Stoneywish Visitor Centre, Spatham Lane, Ditchling at 10.30am on 30 June 2017. Tickets: £6.50
For more details visit www.stoneywish.co.uk
The Sussex Waits is delighted to be bringing festive music to Studio 13 at the Turner-Dumbrell Workshops, North End, Ditchling on Saturday 17 December 2016 from 11am.
We will be playing a selection of music on shawms and recorders including many Christmas carols in their original form!
You can find out more about ‘Studio 13’ (or at www.paveypenandpaint.com)
On April 2nd we are looking forward to taking part in an unusual joint concert with the Faronel and a group of visiting early musicians from the Conservatoire Camille Saint-Saens de Dieppe. All three ensembles will be performing works from their own repertoire, and Faronel and the Sussex Waits will also be joining forces for some loud wind consorts. The concert takes place at St Thomas a Becket Church, Framfield, East Sussex: more details soon!
Following our successful appearance at the Uckfield Civic Center on 13 December, we have added a few video samples to your new Gallery page.
More video will be added in the coming weeks. Watch this space…
Sussex Waits at Hassocks Medieval Market
Following our successful debut in Hassocks, your next opportunity to see The Sussex Waits will be on Saturday 13 December at Uckfield Civic Centre.
The Sussex Waits will be playing renaissance music on shawms and curtals at the Christmas Craft Fair at 12.30. The music will include canzonas by Florentio Maschera and instrumental pieces by Isaac and Willaert, as well as some renaissance insight into well-known Christmas carols.
Sussex Waits is delighted to be able to help the Uckfield Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre.
Come and see Sussex Waits in action on Saturday 27 September at the Hassocks Medieval Market.
Sussex Waits will be playing from 10.00am to 10.30am and again from 11.00 to 11.30. The programme will include music by Florentio Maschera, Heinrich Isaac, Adrian Willaert as well as some toe-tapping tunes from The English Dancing Master.
More information about Hassocks Medieval Market