Calendar of Events

Dec 14 Friday St. John's Church, Piddinghoe, Lewes BN9 9AP. 7:30pm Winter Concert at Piddinghoe

Winter Concert at Piddinghoe - a beautiful small village six miles from Lewes. Tickets £8 to include mulled wine and mince pies at the interval. Tickets available from Sheila 01273 514768 and Don 01273 513716.

Oct 28 Sunday Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1HH. 3:00pm Finchcocks concert

Finchcocks Musical Museum. The Orchestra is delighted to be playing at the Alison Stephens Memorial Concert which is part of the Finchcocks 40th anniversary celebration.

Oct 12 Friday Bornerbroek, Holland. 12:00am Concert in Holland

Friday 12th October - Monday 15th October - Visit to Holland. Return concert with the Regional Mandolin Guitar Orchestra - RMGO - from Zwolle. We shall be participating in a charity concert organised by the Dutch. We shall be staying in Bornerbroek near Almelo - N.E. Holland, and the concerts will be taking place in Enschede.

Sep 30 Sunday St Mary's Church Hall, Surrenden Road, Brighton. 12:00am St Mary's Church Concert

We will be joined by the Stonewater Community Choir and the concert is in aid of a local charity "The Clock Tower Sanctuary" which provides care for homeless young people in the Brighton and Hove area.

Sep 25 Tuesday Emmanuel Church, Worthing. 7:30pm Worthing Church

The programme will feature works by Vivaldi, Leopold Mozart and Saint-Saens; contemporary works by English composer Eileen Packenham and Australian Richard Charlton; as well as the ever-popular Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Habanera.

This concert will also premiere a collaboration between the Fretful Federation and the instrumental Renaissance group The Pastores Ensemble creating a truly original sound.

Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) to include a glass of wine or soft drink in...

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May 22 Tuesday St George's Church, St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED. 8:00pm St George's Church concert

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra, returns again with another sellout show. This year we have soloist Chris Slack performing the Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C. Also performing contemporary compositions by living composers, folk and other genres.

More information and bookings.

Mar 4 Sunday Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH. 12:00pm BMG Rally

At the BMG Rally in London, the orchestra will be competing in the main orchestra section to be held on the Sunday. Various small groups will also be taking part in other competitions and workshops. Orchestras from all over the country will attend this big event in our calendar.

Nov 29 Tuesday Uckfield Civic Centre. 7:30pm Uckfield Civic Centre Concert

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra present a concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

This popular group of musicians led by Ian Harris will be playing a varied mix of music, some well known, some not, but always entertaining. The musical saw will also make an appearance as will the Mango Trio.

Oct 10 Monday . 12:00am Alison Stephens R.I.P.

Alison played with us at K.E.H. in February 2010. Sadly the cancer that was being treated overwhelmed her and she died on October 10th, 2011. The proceeds (£200) from this concert went going to her Trust Fund to support young Mandolonists.

May 8 Sunday St George's Church, St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED. 7:30pm St George's Church concert

The Fretful Federation's Annual Brighton Festival Fringe Extravaganza.

This year we hosted as guests the RMGO Mandolin Orchestra from Zwolle, Holland. (who also played a Charity concert that raised £450 for St Anne's Day Centre for the homeless in Kemp Town)

We concluded with a Massed Orchestra performance (55 players) of Palladio by Karl Jenkins.