Category Archives: Articles and Essays

Lewes Festival of Song, July 2017

                                Lewes Festival of Song 2017 is in bloom this summer from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, at our venue in St. Anne’s Church, … Continue reading

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More on the Lewes Festival of Song, 2016

Lewes Festival of Song 2016 comes into bloom again from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July at St. Anne’s Church in Lewes. There are five concerts and many different genres. Russian, American and English songs, Spanish Canciones and French chansons. … Continue reading

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Concert by Students of East Sussex Academy of Music, Lewes

Saturday 9 April at 5:30pm there will be a concert by students of the East Sussex Academy of Music, Lewes.  It will take place at St. Laurence Church in Falmer. Harry Plant (Trumpet) –  Alexander Artjunjan: Concerto for Trumpet Natasza Pomorska (Soprano), … Continue reading

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The Lewes Festival of Song is having its second outing!

It’s swinging into summer this time, with five concerts from 1st to 3rd July, at St. Anne’s church in Lewes. The mix of composers stretches from the famous and familiar to the unusual and contemporary. There’s a concert almost entirely with strings … Continue reading

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The January 2016 Classical Round-Up

January is often a quiet month for music concerts. Many of us, I suspect, are hunkering down and recovering from holiday exertions and excesses. However, for those happy to sally forth, we have a few goodies this month that will … Continue reading

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Glyndebourne Deputy Head of Development Helen McCarthy tells us “What Did It For Me.”

Helen has been involved in opera all her professional life – as Stage Manager with various opera companies, including large and small scale touring, before settling at Glyndebourne as Senior Stage Manager. From there she became the Tour Administrator for … Continue reading

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Rare opera Mignon by Ambroise Thomas performed by New Sussex Opera

The name ‘Breaky Bottom’ is usually associated with our fine local wines, but in 1975 it was also the name of the opera company performing in a barn owned by vintner Peter Hall. Reborn in Lewes as New Sussex Opera, … Continue reading

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Classical Round-Up for November 2015

  An antidote to our decreasing daylight hours can be found in the uplifting, mellifluous sound of flutes. Flutes and Friends concerts have been an annual event for the past 12 years organized by flautist and teacher Anne Hodgson. The … Continue reading

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Classical Round-Up for October, 2015

It’s a lively month for classical music here in Lewes and environs. *David Ollosson starts us off with an organ recital, happily featuring some Bach as well as Hindemith’s Sonata No. 1, and a couple of works by Alfred Lefebure-Wely, … Continue reading

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Gunther Schuller interview video on New Music Box from 2009

For anyone interested in further info on Gunther Schuller (who died yesterday at 89), his Third Stream music, or just the nature of music in general, there is a wonderful video and interview here on New Music Box. It includes … Continue reading

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