Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 2011 Round-Up

The Lewes winter chills can best be warded off with plenty of musical comfort foods––Handel’s Messiah, for instance, being performed by the East Sussex Bach Choir. The orchestra, The Baroque Collective, lead by the very talented Alison Bury, play on … Continue reading

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The opportunity to contribute…

Some of you will have noticed by now that I’ve installed a PayPal Donate button up on the top left of the site.  An explanation is in order, of course.  I mean it would be very nice to imagine that … Continue reading

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The November Round-Up

November kicks off with the Esterházy Chamber Choir offering us a rarely heard work by early German composer, Hans Leo Hassler.  Hassler was a student of Gabrieli in Venice where he learned polyphonic writing for vocal ensembles.  The work, the … Continue reading

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Silver Shines Bright as Mireille

Those of us fortunate enough to have heard last night’s semi-staged performance of Gounod’s opera Mireille by New Sussex Opera at Lewes Town Hall were treated to some world-class singing by South African soprano Sally Silver.  The role of Mireille … Continue reading

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