Delightful event

On a wet, grey Sunday, what could be better than to be cheered up by some delightfully sunny music at Worthing’s magnificent Assembly Hall?

The town should be very proud of its professional Symphony Orchestra, with their charismatic conductor John Gibbons.

The orchestra’s String section were in their element, playing designated music by Elgar and Tchaikovsky, and also accompanying star clarinettist Emma Johnson in a superb concerto by Gerald Finzi and the picturesque Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite by Paul Reade.

We look forward very much to their next concert on Remembrance Sunday, November 10, which will include the poignant Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss (sung by stunning young soprano Anna Gorbachyova), as well as George Lloyd’s emotionally-charged 6th Symphony and Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony no 5.

Marilyn Dennis

Old Mead Road

Littlehampton