CoMA Sussex was established in 2005 and now has over 20 members. You can hear some of our recent performances at

We regularly play at St.John Sub Castro, a fine old church in Lewes with great atmosphere and acoustics.

Brighton Springboard Festival 2013 invited us to be the resident ensemble for its Composers’ Workshop.

In April 2012 we took part in Gavin Bryars’ epic ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ at Southampton Guildhall (a collaborative event with the Southampton Concert Orchestra).

We’ve given concerts at Chichester University, in partnership with the lively student contemporary music group there.

We’ve played at Lancing College.

We’ve performed at Brighton Live (in Brighton’s Jubilee Library), Soundwaves Festival (twice), Arundel Town Festival (2009 and 2010), at Charleston Farmhouse, at Concorde 2 (where we played Louis Andriessen’s Workers’ Union), and for Adur Arts Live in Shoreham.

We’ve given two workshops in collaboration with Worthing’s Revolutionary Music Group.

As well as CoMA commissions and Open Score pieces, we regularly perform music composed by our own members, and other new and experimental music.

CoMA Sussex rehearsing at St John sub Castro, Lewes


CoMA Sussex meets once a month, except in August, on the second Sunday from 2.30pm to 5pm. We rehearse in the Recital Room at the University of Sussex.

For directions:

New players – Your first rehearsal is free of charge. Members – The regional subscription is £60 per year (£6 per month by standing order) or £10 per rehearsal (£5 concessions). This in addition to your annual CoMA Friend subscription (£36 standard).

Rehearsal dates

January 10th/ February 14th/ March 13th/ April 10th/ April 24th (concert)/ No rehearsal in May/ June 12th/ July 10th/ No rehearsal in August/ September 11th/ October 9th/ November 13th/ December 11th


Regional Co-ordinator: Amoret Abis

Chair: Simon Kahn

Music Director: Adam Swayne

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