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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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The November Classical Round-Up

I love going to local concerts at this time of year. Even reading about the ones I’m not going to attend can be fun. Excitement starts building in November as we plough ahead toward the Christmas and holiday season. It’s … Continue reading

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A Premiere: Puccini’s opera, Edgar

Following last season’s triumphant Mireille (see Telegraph review), New Sussex Opera presents the UK première of the original version of Edgar. Giacomo Puccini, known today as the composer of such favourites as La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, spent … 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 Round-Up of March Concerts

An opportunity to hear Sir John Tomlinson in recital doesn’t come along every day. Some Southover residents are treated at Christmastime to his voice booming out Good King Wenceslas outside their homes, but this month the Nicholas Yonge Society presents … Continue reading

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Review – Kantanti Ensemble, by Ruth Kerr

  Sunday February 5th, St John Sub Castro, Lewes A fresh batch of snow and freezing temperatures were not enough to deter the doughty Lewesians from attending the Kantanti Ensemble’s latest concert on Sunday – indeed they arrived in their … 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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