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Interview with Beatrice Philips, founder of the first annual Lewes Chamber Music Festival

Lewes-born Beatrice Philips graduated from Kings College London in 2007 with a first class honours degree in Music.  She is the leader of the excellent Kantanti Ensemble and founder of the Lewes Chamber Music Festival. So, why do you feel … 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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Virtuoso Guitar-Violin Duo perform at Café des Artiste

On the 29th of October Café des Artistes, located in Lewes in the Phoenix Quarter, is presenting a newly paired duo of internationally acclaimed soloists, Violinist Harriet MacKenzie and guitarist Morgan Szymanski.  These two virtuosos have joined forces to present … Continue reading

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The June Round-Up

With the weather finally starting to trend warmer some of us nature lovers will be on the lookout for la musica al fresco. You can start things off right with the Musicians of All Saints Music Festival at Hamsey Old … Continue reading

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Conductor, Composer & Cellist? That’s Lee Reynolds!

I got interested in the Kantanti Ensemble because of their commitment to working with and promoting talented young artists.  I soon found out why they’ve been so successful at it––it’s at least partly because they have a powerhouse named Lee … Continue reading

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If you haven’t yet heard the Kantanti Ensemble. . .

Well, why not? The Kantanti Ensemble is a group of young professional singers and instrumentalists founded by the London-based conductor Lee Reynolds that gives performances throughout the year. The ensemble was formed in August 2009 on a cross-channel ferry from St Malo … Continue reading

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