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  • New Members - free sessions available (Sussex A Cappella)
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 14 Jan 2024
    Both choruses are always welcoming new members. So if you're looking for somewhere to enjoy some brilliant music - check us out.

    Ladies are welcome to come along any Monday at the Kings Centre, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill from 7.30 p.m. to discover the fun we have learning beautiful a cappella arrangements in four-part harmony.  

    Gents - pop over to Woodlands Meed School in Birchwood Grove Road, Burgess Hill from 7.30 p.m. on a Tuesday evening to see how much fun the guys have singing some great songs together in close harmony..

    Whatever your voice it will fit into our choruses. So why not come along and give it a go.  If you love a sing song in the pub, a bit of karaoke or just singing in the shower, this is the club for you!

    Just email visitors@sussexharmonisers.org.uk to let us know you'll be coming so we can welcome you when you visit..
  • Harmonisers & Friends deliver joyful Christmas Concert in Burgess Hill (Sussex A Cappella, Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 12 Dec 2023
    Harmonisers & Friends deliver joyful Christmas Concert in Burgess Hill
    Both club choruses, plus guests that had been attending rehearsals as part of the 'Sing with us at Christmas' programme, were in St John's Church in Burgess Hill this evening for the annual carol concert. Singing in front of a packed church, the performance included carols, festive songs, readings and gave the audience plenty of opportunity to sing along. Happy, smiling faces all round and the perfect way to celebrate Christmas!

     
  • Christmas in Burgess Hill Market Place Shopping Centre (Sussex A Cappella, Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 9 Dec 2023
    Christmas in Burgess Hill Market Place Shopping Centre
    Both choruses were in the Market Place Shopping Centre on Saturday 9th December to entertain the passers by. Here are Sussex A Capella sharing a joke with our Musical Director, Roger Pinsent. A fun time was had by all. 
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  • Sparkling Entertainment at Ridgeview Estate (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 6 Dec 2023
    Sparkling Entertainment at Ridgeview Estate
    Over to the Ridgeview Winery in Ditchling this evening where a small group of men from the Sussex Kings of Harmony were on hand to provide the musical accompaniment to the opening of the Rows and Vine Restaurant.  Festive cheer all round and the opportunity to sample this year's sparking wine - named Bloomsbury, since you ask.  Thumbs up from all the fellas - just so long as they don't expect this sort of thing after every gig...
  • Early festive song in Burgess Hill
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 25 Nov 2023
    Early festive song in Burgess Hill
    A combined chorus from both Sussex KIngs of Harmony and Sussex A Cappella was at Woodlands Meed School in Burgess Hill this weekend to support the Kangafriends Festive Fair.  The Sussex KIngs rehearse in Woodland Meed College (every Tuesday night at 7:30pm gents, if you wanted to pop along...) , so we were more than happy to support this event and add some Christmas musicality to what turned out to be a very busy event.  Sandwiched between a hall full of stalls/activity and an inflatable snow globe full of bouncing children, this was never going to be an easy gig but the chorus coped admirably and delivered plenty of festive cheer to the event. Too early for carols in November?  Bah humbug.
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  • The Harmonisers Open HURSTFolk Festival
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 17 Nov 2023
    The Harmonisers Open HURSTFolk Festival
    The club was delighted to be involved in the inaugural HURSTfolk weekend - an event organised to showcase the talent that exists in and around Hurstpierpoint.  As the opening act of a packed musical weekend, the club didn't disappoint and delivered an evening of high quality entertainment from both the ladies and gents choruses. The Danny House venue proved to be the perfect location for an intimate musical soiree! 
  • Come & Sing with us at Christmas
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 1 Nov 2023
    Come & Sing with us at Christmas
    Once again Sussex Harmonisers are inviting friends and supporters to come and sing with them at their Christmas Concert on December 12th 2023.

    Rehearsals start on Tuesday 7th November - rehearsals are in Burgess Hill, 7:30pm - 9:00pm.  Anyone interested in joining the festive chorus can email contact@sussexharmonisers.org.uk for more details and access to the music being sung at the concert.
  • Halloween at Prescott House (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 30 Oct 2023
    Halloween at Prescott House
    A small group from Sussex Kings of Harmony were in Burgess Hill on Friday, entertaining the staff and residents of Prescott House. Our orange shirts blending in perfectly with the Halloween decorations!  A good time was had by all, but that's always going to happen where there is music, laughter... and cake!
  • Haywards Heath Town Day
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 10 Sep 2023
    Haywards Heath Town Day
    The team from Sussex Harmonisers had a very hot, but very good time at Haywards Heath Town Day enjoying meeting the locals and singing a few songs. We're looking forward to some of them coming along for a 'taster' session (or 4) with us in the coming weeks.

    Don't forget - you can always pop in to any of our rehearsals (timing and venues in our Events listing) to see if singing close harmony with our choruses is for you. Just email visitors@sussexharmonisers.org.uk to let us know you're coming.
  • Barbershop Rocks in Haywards Heath (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 29 Jul 2023
    Barbershop Rocks in Haywards Heath
    The KIngs of Harmony were in action on Saturday 29th July as part of the Cuckfield, Lindfield & Haywards Heath Rotary event - Rotary Rocks.
    Not the type of event you might expect to see a barbershop chorus and being sandwiched between Elton John and Alanis Morissette tribute acts as we were, there was some nervousness over how we might be received.  Thankfully, the audience were there to listen to music, which we gave them in our unique unaccompanied, unamplifed style.  This was the first Rotary Rocks event and based on its success we think it will become an annual fixture in the Orchards calendar.
  • Both Choruses Entertain in Horsted Keynes
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Jul 2023
    Both Choruses Entertain in Horsted Keynes
    Another fun sing out - entertaining the good folk at Abbeyfield's home in Horsted Keynes. It must have been OK - we've been invited back to entertain them again at Christmas!
  • Air Ambulance Fundraiser (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 4 Jun 2023
    Air Ambulance Fundraiser
    Having only just come off stage at the Lindfield Village Day, it was a quick transfer over to Haywards Heath for the Sussex Kings of Harmony to sing in the Orchards Shopping Centre as part of the Air Ambulance Fundraiser.  Lucky we were already warmed up!
  • Both Choruses in Action at Lindfield Village Day
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 3 Jun 2023
    Both Choruses in Action at Lindfield Village Day
    Mexican standoff?..  Men v Women singoff?...  Roger Pinsent gets both choruses warmed up and ready before they take to the stage as part of the entertainment for this year's Lindfield Village Day.
  • May 2023 - Men's chorus competes at national barbershop competition (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 1 Jun 2023
    May 2023 - Men's chorus competes at national barbershop competition
    The Sussex Kings of Harmony attended this year's British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) convention in Bournemouth and were very please with the outcome, finishing a creditable 13th with a score of 65.8% - our second highest ever! Most pleasing was the fact that, despite a smaller chorus this year, the Kings still produced a consistent and balanced sound, scoring equally well for both songs.  The guys came off stage buzzing - all the hard work had paid off.  Next year will be the 50th anniversary convention in Harrogate and we can't wait!
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  • Successful Auction of Promises evening - May 2022
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 22 May 2023
    Successful Auction of Promises evening - May 2022
    May 20th 2023 was a superb evening of fun and music for all involved held at The Woolpack in Burgess Hill.

    Our Auctioneer supreme, Jon Orrell, persuaded those present to part with their hard-earned cash for multiple items, even persuading them to pay for 'Absolutely Nothing' towards the end of the evening!  Funds raised as a result from ticket sales, raffle and auction items totalled nearly £2000. A tremendous boost to our charitable efforts.

    Thanks to everyone who came along, helped out or performed to entertain those present. Special thanks go to Theresa Halsey who organised the entire evening with skill and style.
  • Easter Hooray in Haywards Heath
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 8 Apr 2023
    Easter Hooray in Haywards Heath
    Both choruses in action again this weekend at the Easter Hooray event at the Orchards in Haywards Heath.  We even got to meet the Easter Bunny!
  • Kings get Romantic in Haywards Heath (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 11 Feb 2023
    Kings get Romantic in Haywards Heath
    Is that love in the air, or the sound of four part close harmony?...  Well it's probably both, because we love singing!
    The Sussex Kings of Harmony were at the Orchards in Haywards Heath today, sharing the love with the local community via the medium of song.
  • Roger Pinsent - Chorus Director
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2023
    Roger Pinsent - Chorus Director
    Following the retirement of Mark Grindall who had been the club's overall Musical Director for the last six years, we were pleased to announce in July 2022 that Roger Pinsent had joined us as Chorus Director of Sussex Kings of Harmony.

    Update*** We are now delighted to confirm that he's accepted the role of Chorus Director at Sussex A Cappella from January 2023 following Penny Homer's departure to work with choirs closer to her home in South London. We were very grateful for Penny for her dedication in travelling to rehearsals and performances throughout her tenure and coping with the rail strikes and frequent delays caused by problems on the rail network. We wish her well in her new role.
  • Festive Support for the District Council (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 4 Dec 2022
    Festive Support for the District Council
    Drafting in at the 11th hour, the Sussex Kings of Harmony were more than happy to support the Mid Sussex District Council Chair's Civic Service of Carols and Readings.  Held at the beautiful St Swithuns Church in East Grinstead, it was the perfect opportunity to sing songs from our festive repertoire and make use of the accoustics a large church offers.
  • Barbershopper of the Year 2021
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2022
    Barbershopper of the Year 2021
    Congratulations to Nigel Tarr (the one of the left), on his 'Barbershopper of the Year' 2021 award. A richly deserved recognition for his huge contribution to the success of our club over many years.  Thank you from all of us Nigel!  Here Nigel receives his award from Andy Heap, club Chair.
  • May 2022 - Men's chorus at convention in Harrogate (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 6 Jun 2022
    May 2022 - Men's chorus at convention in Harrogate
  • Barbershopper of the Year - 2020 (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2021
    Barbershopper of the Year - 2020
    Congratulations to Pete, one of our Baritones, on his BOTY award for 2021.
  • Entertaining Success During Lockdown (Sussex Kings of Harmony)
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 1 Aug 2021

    During lockdown, our national organisation – the British Association of Barbershop Singers – were unable to arrange our usual annual competitions and championships, so this year it was held on YouTube with submissions from choruses and quartets all over the country. The Sussex Kings of Harmony submitted their ‘Is This the way to Amarillo’ virtual recording and we are delighted to announce - WE WON THE 'MOST ENTERTAINING' CATEGORY!

    As regular followers will know, in the months that passed during lockdown the Sussex Kings of Harmony and Sussex A Cappella made a number of unmasked performances which are now on our YouTube Channel

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