To mark Beethoven's 250th anniversary the programme includes his String Quartets Op.59 No.1 in F Major 'Rasumovsky' and the 3rd Movement of Op.135 No.16. The Sharpenhurst quartet was formed in 2019 specially to celebrate the Horsham Year of Culture with the Horsham Music Circle and was named after the hill overlooking Christ's Hospital where the members teach. The quartet is led by violinist Rachel Ellis with Anna Giddey, violin, Emily Marsden, viola, and Rhian Steel, cello. Despite individually having busy teaching and performing careers they manage to find time to get together for this incredible music, which stretches and inspires them in equal measures.
There will be two x 1 hour performances at 4.30pm and 7.00pm with audiences limited to 45 people per performance. Face coverings are recommended unless exempt.