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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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Helen Glavin’s Phoenix Cantata: The Story of Everyman

Nearly a year ago I received a phone call from conductor John Hancorn who said he was involved in an exciting new piece of music, the Phoenix Cantata, written by local composer Helen Glavin. He and Helen were planning a … Continue reading

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Interview: Helen Glavin and The Phoenix Cantata

Helen, your Phoenix Cantata has its first public showcase performance here in Lewes on 19th May.  Would you tell us a little bit about the subject of it and how you came to write it? I was originally inspired to … Continue reading

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A (Rather Late) February Round-Up

With Christmas and New Year’s safely behind us, and the post Christmas letdown hopefully well on the wane, we can now look forward to a month of terrific music here in Lewes. Starting on Friday 3rd we’re treated to a … Continue reading

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Paddock Singers sing in Christmas to full house

There’s that undefinable something that happens (or doesn’t happen) at some point every year that hits the heart and says to you, “Mmm, feels like Christmas.”  That happened for me and I suspect for many in the St John Sub … Continue reading

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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 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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Handel’s Messiah by Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Hastings Philharmonic Choir will be performing a somewhat abridged version of Handels’ Messiah at Christchurch, London Road in St Leonards at 7pm on Saturday 19th November.  (map) The orchestra is professional and will be conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.  According to … Continue reading

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A chat with conductor Sandy Chenery

Sandy Chenery is conductor and music director of the Lewes-based Esterhazy Chamber Choir and also Director of Music of Brighton College.  As one of the country’s leading counter tenors he sang daily services for over 10 years for Wells Cathedral, St … Continue reading

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