Concert dedicated to memory of much-loved Lancing musician

Tony (left) as a young musician
Tony (left) as a young musician

A MUSIC group is dedicating its autumn concert to the memory of its founder, a much-loved local musician and doctor who sadly died in July.

Dr Harold ‘Tony’ King was a well known Lancing GP, musician and conductor, and founder of the Lancing Orchestral Society.

The concert will also be held in memory of Dr King’s wife Nancy, who survived him for less than three months.

The programme will feature some of Dr King’s favourite pieces of music, including the Mikado Overture, Dvorak’s Humeresque and Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony among others.

The concert will take place tonight, Thursday November 21, at 7.30pm at Lancing Parish Hall in South Street, Lancing.

Tickets are available for £5 on the door, £2.50 for students, and free for under-16s.

Lancing Orchestral Society member Karen Simporis said: “He was a very inspiring person. He was a very popular local GP and was almost as well known as a musician.

“The society is a fantastic opportunity for local people to play such a high quality of music.”