Musical gems from old Sussex

The Quire, Sussex Harmony, are giving a concert entitled “Songs with joy and mirth” made up of musical treasures from Old Sussex. Edited by their musical director, Rachael Jordan, the music comes  from 18th and early 19th century handwritten manuscripts and records found in the county.  This is a rare opportunity to hear what our Sussex forebears used to perform 150 years and more ago in their village bands. Many of these musical gems found in Ringmer and Catsfield now make up part of the Sussex Archaeological Society’s collection stored in the quirkily named Room X.  A selection of pieces both secular and sacred will see the light of day and fill the rafters with sound at the Quire’s concert.  Dedicated to keeping the tradition alive, the Sussex Harmony Quire of enthusiastic singers and instrumentalists suitably attired in the costume of the time are performing at 7.45pm on Thursday 13th March in St John sub Castro church, Lewes in aid of the restoration fund. There will be a retiring collection