Committee

President Neil Jenkins
Chairman Ian Barras-Hill
Hon Secretary Christine Colbourne
T: 01444-456227
E: colbourne@btinternet.com
Hon Treasurer Peter Cosker
Committee William Colbourne
  Fiona Fawssett

Carolyn Barras-Hill

Richard Moon

John Moorley

The Haywards Heath Music Society was founded in 1941 by Gertrude Lampson with the objective "to promote ...... the presentation of public concerts and recitals". For over 75 years it has been responsible for performances in Haywards Heath and district of live music covering a wide spectrum of musical styles, and displaying the talents of artists ranging from gifted amateurs, through aspiring young professionals to established names such as Peter Katin, Emma Johnson, Margaret Fingerhut, Steven Osborne, Evelyn Glennie, Freddie Kempff and John Amis. Groups including the Rasumovsky and Coull string quartets, the Haffner Wind Ensemble and The Fairer Sax have also appeared. An annual event is the Young Musicians' Showcase, which gives the cream of local young performers the opportunity to demonstrate their musical talents in public. Many of these performers have gone on to careers in professional music, including recently Alexis White, Pavlos Carvalho and Caroline Tyler.  

It is with great pride that we announce the 76th season of the Society. Our aim has always been to bring the best of new professional musical talent plus more established performers from around the world to Mid-Sussex. Despite competition from other local organisations, we continue to provide the very best entertainment to a wide audience with concerts of different musical genres, including chamber music, vocal and jazz. Nothing thrills quite like a live performance. This season brings world-class artists from the UK and beyond: pianists, string players, a solo violinist, a guitarist and an exciting jazz sextet to end the season. We welcome non-members to our concerts, but there are significant financial advantages in becoming a member, so why not join us!