Welcome to the South Downs Summer Music Festival

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July 20-25 2021

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A celebration of music and community, South Downs Summer Music continues to grow each year. This well established and popular classical music festival draws some of the finest international artists to perform in the very special village of Alfriston in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

A Steinway festival - SDSM is sponsored by family-run local business Folkington's Juices.

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Next Festival July 20-25 2021

2020 SDSM Festival Online Concert

We were so delighted to offer a 2nd concert in our online series at St Andrew's Church, Alfriston. It was a fantastic turn out considering due to restrictions there was less than a week to organise everything, so, thank you to everyone who helped support this live concert. 

Our concert is free to view online but your donations are essential - please give generously.

Every gift matters.

The concert will be shown at 20.00 Sunday December 27th

Programme includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and a variety of festive favourites

Musicians: Benyounes Quartet - Zara Benyounes | Emily Holland | Sara Roberts | Reinoud Ford 

Jeremy Young | piano 

Thank you to all who donated towards the 1st in our series of online concerts.

SDSM Live Christmas Concert

December 12th 2020

16.30 & 19.00

Benyounes Quartet and Jeremy Young

September Online Concert

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2020 SDSM Festival Online Concert

20.00 November 8th

We were so thrilled to be able to host a performance at St Andrew's Church in Alfriston, after the necessary cancellation of the 2020 SDSM Festival. Thank you to everyone who helped support this live concert. 

Our concert is free to view online but your donations are essential - please give generously.

Every gift matters.

The concert will be shown at 20.00 Sunday November 8th

Programme: Mendelssohn Quartet opus 12 in E flat major | Brahms Sextet no. 2 in G major

Musicians: Benyounes Quartet - Zara Benyounes | Emily Holland | Sara Roberts | Jessie Ann Richardson | 

Rebecca Jones | Reinoud Ford

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