CoMA Sussex

CoMA Sussex plays at Adur Arts Live!

Our first event of the season will be an Adur Arts Live event in Shoreham by Sea in November. We are looking forward to playing at this event again. It will take place at St Mary de Haura Church on November 18th at 12pm. It is a free concert with a retiring collection. We really hope you can make it to our first gig with new MD Steve Dummer.

New Season Dates

We are looking forward to rehearsing with our new MD Steve Dummer this season. New members are always very welcome. We will be rehearsing on the following dates at Sussex Uni Recital Room at 2.30pm.

  • October 8th
  • November 5th
  • December 10th
  • January 14th 2018
  • February 11th 2018
  • March 11th 2018
  • April 8th 2018
  • May 13th 2018
  • June 10th 2018
  • July 8th 2018


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

We are an active member of the East Sussex Music Hub.

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

Our memorable moments!

  • We have just performed in a pub for the first time – our Whiskies of Islay gig at The Brunswick in Hove in May 2017 was a triumph!
  • In 2016 we played for the first time at the East Sussex Music Centre – we will play there again in 2017
  • In 2014 and 2016 we took part in the Adur Festival in Shoreham by Sea.
  • 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 and at Brighton’s Concorde 2 (where we played Louis Andriessen’s Workers’ Union).
  • 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 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 (please check 2017/2018 dates as some vary). 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).

Chair: Paul Scruton

Regional Co-ordinator: Jenny Hasler

Music Director: Adam Swayne

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