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Past Events

  • MEDIAEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC FROM EUROPE - Brittany, August, 2003.Medieval and Renaissance music
  • CAFE CARICATURE - Hastings, February, 2004.
  • WELCOME MAY - Brighton Festival Fringe (Cafe Caricature, Hastings + tour)., May 2004
  • ROSA BELLA - Cafe Caricature, Hastings, tour + Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2005.
  • VIRTUES AND VICES - (Mixed media show based on mediaeval playing cards) - Cafe Caricature, Hastings, Brighton Festival Fringe + tour, May 2006
  • THE TRIUMPHS OF MAXIMILIAN - (with Brighton Consort)  Brighton Festival Fringe, 2006
  • MUSICKE OF SUNDRYIE KINDES - Chapel Royal, Brighton, October 2006
  • FROM BURGUNDY TO PARIS - Brighton Festival Fringe, Adur Festival, Cafe Caricature, Hastings + tour, May to July 2007.
  • WEDDING MUSIC - (Pastores duo), Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead, September 2007.
  • ALBION’S BEST - Adur Festival + tour, June 2008.
  • THE BIRTH OF THE BAROQUE - (Pastores viols with Brighton Consort), Lancing Chapel, Hove, June 2008.
  • MUSIC FOR JAPANESE WEDDING RECEPTION - (Pastores Duo), September 2008.
  • THE BOOK AND THE ROSE - Brighton and Hove Council event at Jubilee Library, April 2009.
  • MUSIC FOR OPEN GARDENS - Pastores Viols, Dallington, May 2009.
  • CONCERT FOR DAY CENTRE - St John the Baptist,  Palmiera Square, Hove, August 2009,
  • THE PEACOCK’S TAIL - Adur Festival and Tour, September 2009.The Peacock's Tail - Artwork Paul Neville
  • CONCERT WITH BRIGHTON CONSORT - (Pastores Viols), Hurstpierpoint Festival, September 2009.
  • BRIGHTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL - (Pastores viols at BREMF), Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, September 2009.
  • THE PEACOCK’S TAIL - Church of St John the Baptist, Hove, Brighton Festival Fringe. May 2010
    • - St Laurence Church, Falmer, May 2010.
      - St Nicolas Church, Portslade Old Village, June 2010
      - St Barnabas Church, Sackville Road, Hove - July 2010

  • EARLY MUSIC -  Robert Carrington and Paul Neville: including Premiere of “Mountain Poem” (words by Akbar), Yew Tree House, Spithurst, Barcombe, Lewes. June 2010
    A programme of words and music to explore John Cowper Powys’ time in Sussex.  Friend’s Centre, Brighton. See the Poster. May 2011
    ENGLAND BE GLAD!”: Fabian Peake (front), soprano Sue Mileham and Sebastian Peake (far right)
    Falmer Village Church -  May  2011
    New works for soprano and ensemble by Robert Carrington were premiered, together with 16th/17th century instrumental music, and a few surprises!  June 2011
    St Nicolas Church, Portslade Old Village, June 2011
    St Barnabas Church, Hove, July 2011
     Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, September 2011
    A concert in aid of building work at the Synagogue
  • Pastores Viols play for the University of the Third Age (U3A)
    Thursday December 15th, 2011,   St John's Church Hall,  Knoyle Road,  Preston Park,  Brighton, December 2011
    Brighten Festival Fringe, May 2012,  
    Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton., May 2012
    St Laurence Church, Falmer
  • Pastores Ensemble  collaborate with the  Brighton Fretful Federation of Mandolins  Emmanuel United Reform Church, West Worthing. 
    Tuesday, 2012,
  • Pastores Ensemble  collaborate with the  Brighton Fretful Federation of Mandolins  “Memorial Concert for Alison Stephens”, Finchcocks Musical Museum, Goudhust, Kent.  October 2012
  • Concert in aid of the Macmillan Nurses.  Arundel Town Hall, November, 2012
  • Music for St Helen’s at St Helen’s Church, Hangleton.  The Pastores Ensemble presented music from their recent “After our Fashion”  concerts. November 2012.
  • Pastores Ensemble Duo with Japanese group Fiato at Patching Lodge Retirement Home, Brighton,  January 2013
  • Pastores Ensemble Duo perform on Diverse Instruments for the Hove Music Group, February 2013
  • The Pastores Ensemble with the Brighton Fretful Federation of Mandolins, Eastbourne Festival, April  2013, All Saints Chapel, Eastbourne,
  • In Nomine no. 2 “For St Nicolas”: St Nicolas Church, Old Shoreham Road, Old Shoreham, West Sussex.  April  2013,
  • The Pastores Ensemble joins forces with the vocal group PACKPINS for an instrumental and vocal extravaganza.  Brighton Festival Fringe- May 2013  - Friends Meeting House, Brighton.
  • In Nomine no. 3 “For St Laurence”  Pastores Ensemble Annual Concert - Saturday, May 2013 -  St Laurence Church, Falmer Village.  This features a solo soprano.
  • In Nomine no. 4 “For Portslade Old Village” :June, 2013 St Nicolas Church, Portslade.
  • Nov 2013, Robert Carrington and Paul Neville played viols with guest Chinese erhu player Zarcon on Brighton's Radio Reverb and gave a talk that demonstrated different tunings: 432 and 440.
  • ”MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE” St Helen's and St Richard's Church, Hangleton;  December 2013 (with premiere of In Nomine no.5 and "Gowland's Lotion" by Robert Carrington)
  • In Nomines and premiere of In Nomine No 6 for ensemble + recorded Sculpted Sound.  May 2014 Brighton Festival Fringe.
  • June 2014, St Laurence’s Church, Falmer:  Included premiere of In Nomine No 7 “Falmer Village Pond”, for lute, mandolin and two guitars.
  • June 2014, St Nicholas Church, Portslade Old Village:  Included the premiere of  In Nomine No 8 “From the Trees”,  for two tenor recorders and recorded sounds
  • July 2014,  Pastores Ensemble at St John’s Church, Burgess Hill.
  • June 2015,  New Fashions Tour, St Laurence Church, Falmer Village.
  • June 2015 , New Fashions Tour . St. Nicolas Church, Portslade, Old Village
  • August 2015  Musical Delights  with Amy Cunningham - soprano.  Undercroft of the Crypt Gallery, Church Street, Seaford.
  • July 2015, New Fashions Tour . St John’s Church, Burgess Hill.
  • September 5th,,  New Fashions Tour  St Pancras Church, Kingston, nr Lewes..
  • Pastores Ensemble 2016Saturday 11th June 2016,   St Laurence Church, Falmer Village.
  • Saturday June 25th 2016,  St. Nicolas Church, Portslade, Old Village, Brighton.
  • Friday 22nd July 2016, 7.30 ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE, LEWES .
  • Monday 22nd August 2016, in the ‘Rushlake Green Little Arts Festival’ at The Chantry, Middle Lane, Turners Green, Heathfield.
  • Saturday 1st October 2016,  Lunchtime Community Concert, St Andrew’s Church, Church Road, Porstslade, Brighton
  • Saturday 8th April 2017, Lunchtime Community Concert, St Andrew’s Chapel of Ease, Church Road, Portslade.
  • Friday 19th May 2017; FRIENDS OF ANNE OF CLEVES, Anne of Cleves House, Lewes. 
  • Saturday 3rd June 2017,  St Laurence Church, Falmer.
  • Saturday 24th June ,2017  St Nicolas Church, Portslade, Old Village, Brighton . More Information
  • Saturday July 22nd 2017,  Worthing Church’s ‘Homeless Projects’ Flag Day, St Paul’s Church, Worthing.Alexandra Cornell at the Chantry
  • Sunday 6th August 2017, The Chantry, Rushlake Green, Heathfield, TN21 9RA
  • Saturday 2nd September 2017, St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham by Sea
  • Saturday 30th September, 2017 The Shelley Retirement Home, Worthing; private event.
  • Saturday October 14th,  2017, PASTORES AUTUMN LUNCHTIME CONCERT;  St Nicholas Church, Portslade, Old Village.
  • Saturday 7th April, 2018: EUTERPE, THE MUSE OF FLUTE PLAYING, St Andrew’s chapel, South Portslade Commuonity Centre. 
  • Friday May 18th, 2018: Concert for the Friends of Anne of Cleves House, Anne of Cleves House, Lewes.
  • Thursday May 31st, 2018: Concert, Steyning.
  • Saturday September 1st, 2018 Shelley Retirement Home, (Private event), Worthing
  • Saturday October 13th,  2018: St Laurence Church, Park Street, Falmer South, BN1 9PG.
  • Wednesday 11th December 2019.  The Viols of the Pastores Ensemble combine with the Ashdown Consort of Viols and Brighton Consort for AN ELIZABETHAN FEAST-
  • Saturday November 30th 2020, a Concert of Christmas Music on  at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9TS, to be repeated in a shorter version at St George`s Church, Kemptown, Brighton.
  • Sunday 15th December 2020, Follow the Star- a short recital of Music and Poetry for Advent with members of the Pastores Ensemble and Friends at the Convent of the Poor Clares, Crossbush, Arundel,
  • Wed 11th December 2021. The Viols of the Pastores Ensemble combine with the Ashdown Consort of Viols and Brighton Consort for AN ELIZABETHAN FEAST-a Concert of Christmas Music
  • June 18th, 2022 at 5.30 - 6.15.  THE SCENE OF SONG AND DANCE (European Early Music). 
  • April 22nd, 2023 at 1030. CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE, St Mary de Haura Church,
  • April 29th, 2023 at 6.00 - 7.00.  Buy your meal and hear THE PASTORES DUO at FOODILIC CAFE,
  • May 19th 2023  at 7.30 to 9.00.  Anne of Cleves House, Lewes.
  • Pastore Duo. 27th May 2023, Cafe duo recital.
  • Pastores Ensemble.  5th June 2023,Flower Music Festival, St Laurence Church, Falmer.
  • Pastores Ensemble:  June 24th 2023, St Laurence Church, Falmer.
  • Pastores Duo, 1st July 2023, Victoria Park for Children’s Picnic Day.
  • Pastores Ensemble, August 13th 2023,  concert Adur Arts, Shoreham.
  • Pastores Duo, 14th October, Sussex Musicians Club.
  • Pastores Ensemble, 25th November, Christmas Craft Fayre, St Andrew’s Church, Portslade.
  • Pastores Duo, 30th December, Foodilic Cafe Society.
  • Pastores Ensemble, 11th, february 2024. records music for the film ‘A Matter of Britain’ Mayfield,
  • Pastores Ensemble, March 16th 2024. From Tudors to chandler, Barn Theatre complex
  • Pastores Ensemble, March 17th 2024. Evensong with the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir ( part of the Priory Consort of Viols.
  • Pastores Ensemble, May 19th 2024, Encounters Open House, Hove.