Please note that weekly events may not always be happening, especially during public holidays. Please check with the event organiser.
The Choir promotes Russian harmony singing and traditional repertoire including lyrical and epic songs, wedding and weeping songs, Russian Orthodox church music, XIX century romance, and choral pieces by classical composers.
Silver Strings – it’s never too late to learn!
Silver Strings is a music session for older people who’ve always wanted to play a stringed instrument. At Silver Strings, we warm up gently and play in pairs as part of a larger group to make music together. Everyone over 50 is welcome, regardless of previous experience – no music reading is necessary, and everyone can choose the material we play.
Learning an instrument in a group keeps our minds active and our fingers supple – and it’s a lot of fun! Participants say: I get such a sense of achievement (SW), My hands are now more agile (DP), Every week is a highlight! (RW).
We even provide the instruments: choose violin, viola or cello – or try all three!
The sessions are run by Open Strings Music in association with Age UK Brighton & Hove, and facilitated by Goldsmiths-trained music leader and professional cellist Isabel Emerson. Silver Strings is kindly supported by the Brighthelm Small Community Grants Scheme.
Where: The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD
When: weekly Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
Cost: first session free – come and try us out! £11/wk (payable monthly) thereafter, inclusive of instrument use
Contact:email Isabel: email@example.com
Simple time of prayer and silence with a short reflection on a Bible reading. In the Chapel, just off the Cafe. All welcome