Special Concerts for this years season

This year, Winchelsea Arts are proud to host several extra special concerts this season. Space is normally limited for these events so please book early.  They are not included within the season ticket.  

Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7.00pm
L’Octuor de France


Concert in celebration of the life of Tom Harris
Coleridge-Taylor : Quintet for Clarinet & Strings
Schubert : Octet in F major

Winchelsea Arts is delighted to welcome this internationally acclaimed chamber music ensemble - close friends of the Harris family. We were all extremely saddened when the world of classical music lost the very talented pianist Tom Harris at the end of 2015 -a much-loved friend of Winchelsea Arts.

Proceeds to the Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation and Winchelsea Arts

A Reception and a full Post-Concert Meal with L’Octuor will be held at Winchelsea New Hall from 8.45pm

Cash Bar available in Church from 6pm

This Concert is not part of the Subscription Season



St Thomas's Church, Winchelsea Sunday 15th October 2017 at 3pm

LIFE IS WONDERFUL!
How I survived the HolocaustAn Afternoon Concert of Words and Music


Zdenka Fantlova, a 95 year old Holocaust Survivor talks of the power of endurance and love as she defied the brutalisation and humiliation during World War II, surviving six concentration camps. Her story is extremely moving but positive Her audiences sit riveted to her every word and leave uplifted and inspired by her She leaves a lasting impression on young and old alike

The artistic community of Terezín concentration camp consisted of musicians composers, conductors, actors and artists, writers and directors, most of whom were then shipped to the gas chambers. Zdenka is the last survivor of this performing community.

To honour the memory of those creative artists, a groupof musicians led by Ani Schnarch and Itamar Rashkovsky will perform a programme which will include pieces composed and performed at concentration camps such as Terezín where Zdenka herself was an actress

It is not included in the subscription series of concerts


Patrons; Sir David Bell, Judy Harris, Richard Lester
and
Roxanna Panufnik