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We had a wondeful concert with Christmas music and readings, plus an opportunity to join in singing some of our favourite carols.  We are very grateful to the English Arts Chorale for, once again, coming to St Mary's Balcombe.




Parish Outing


Balcombe Arts Weekend

Date: March 5, 2017

VILLAGE ARTS WEEKEND - Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March at St Mary’s Church

Friday 3rd at 7pm:  'Balcombe Feast of Music', this Concert celebrated the huge amount of talent in our village.

Saturday 4th: Choral Workshop day on J S Bach's majestic  St Matthew Passion, followed by a performance to which everyone was invited.  Led by Les Olive, director of English Arts Chorale.   Tenor: Jeffrey  Lloyd-Roberts

Sunday 5th at 3 pm (refreshments from 2.30pm) sees 'In Conversation', an open forum of chat and music, where Janet Canetty-Clarke talked with St Mary's Director of Music, Jeff Lloyd-Roberts, about her fascinating life.

Throughout the weekend:  Exhibition of Art by Local Artists, including Tessa Land-Smith, Michael Noble, Ross Thomson,  Julie Rezac, as well as pupils from Balcombe School.



Balcombe Feast of Music

Date: March 5, 2017

FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2017 at 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church



The whole village will join forces for this

Musicals-themed concert 


Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Date: March 5, 2017

St Mary’s Church, Balcombe

Saturday 4th March 2017

10.00am until 4.00pm

Join us for a Workshop on


St Matthew Passion  



‘In Conversation’

SUNDAY, 5thMARCH at 3pm

Balcombe’s own Janet Canetty-Clarke is part of European Musical History. This remarkable lady will be talking with Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Director of Music at St Mary's) about her life, work and travels.  You will be fascinated by her ground breaking life and there will be an opportunity for you also to ask Janet questions at this very special event.   

There will be refreshments served beforehand from 2.30pm and an opportunity afterwards to take a last look at the exhibition of art work which will be on display.    Entrance is free. 


Art Exhibition

Date: March 5, 2017


St Mary’s Church, Balcombe

This is a special opportunity to view the enormous and varied range of work by Artists in our community.

Artists involved will include Tessa Land-Smith; Michael Noble; Julie Rezac and her workshop students; Ross Thomson; and pupils of Balcombe School

Friday 3rd March 10 am to 6pm

Saturday 4th March  4pm to 8pm

Sunday 5th March  11am – 3pm


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