Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Big Iolanthe hits Lewes

Last night’s opening of The Big Iolanthe at the Lewes Town Hall was truly a joyous event. The brainchild of conductor/composer/arranger Lee Reynolds, this is a jazz rewrite of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. In Reynold’s words, “Imagine Sullivan had been … Continue reading

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Open workshop for Helen Glavin’s “Phoenix Cantata”

It should always make us locals sit up and take notice when an artist decides to create something out of the ground and history where we all live.  Such is the case with composer and lyricist Helen Glavin and her … Continue reading

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Reminder for Saturday: Musicians of All Saints

Saturday 17th September at 7:45pm– This concert is the first in our new season featuring the music of Felix Mendelssohn. We include his String Symphony No.8 in D major, together with Handel’s Concerto Grosso in A minor Op.6, no 4 … Continue reading

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The Big Iolanthe and The Crazy World of Tim Freeman

  I interviewed the inimitable Tim Freeman this month because he’s cynical, sarcastic, funny and outrageous (and I like that in a man) and because he’s performing in Lewes Operatic Society’s The Big Iolanthe this month at the Town Hall. … Continue reading

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Jeremy Ovenden’s Mozart Journey

Anyone wishing to explore the growth and development of Mozart’s compositions for the voice need look no further than Jeremy Ovenden’s new CD, Mozart: An Italian Journey.  Although usually a risky venture putting a composer’s earlier, lesser known works at … Continue reading

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