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

Please note: Dinner tickets will end sale on Sunday 10th December at midnight

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

Cash Bar available in Church from 6pm

This Concert is not part of the Subscription Season

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

Complimentary drink courtesy of The Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation

Parmesan shortbread with pesto, roast cherry tomatoes,
feta, & black olives

Coq au vin
Honey sesame glazed cocktail sausages
V Aubergine, caramelised onion, spinach & polenta with a feta crust
Autumn roast vegetables
Spiced red cabbage & buttered savoy cabbage
Dauphinoise potatoes

Crème brulée
Poached autumn fruits

Cheese & biscuits

Coffee & fresh mint tea

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

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, Richard Lester
Roxanna Panufnik

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