Fundraising concert tonight is a delight at St Andrew’s church

The popular musicians of the annual Alfriston Summer Music Festival are making a special Winter visit tonight with a concert in aid of St Andrew’s Church which will launch its restoration fund appeal in early Spring.

The Benyounes Quartet and Jeremy Young will perform at the church at 7.30pm and Howard Blake, OBE, will also be attending. Howard Blake is popular composer whose reputation rests very squarely on the success of the acclaimed children’s film ‘The Snowman’ and particularly on its haunting theme ‘Walking in the Air’. Since its first performance in 1982 the piece has become a Christmas classic both in its animated form on British television and in its theatrical form as a record-breaking full-length ballet.

This will be a varied programme featuring seasonal favourites including Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and, of course, music from The Snowman. Tickets £15 (under 16 years old free) may be bought on the door or from Much Ado Books in the village.