Tag Archives: John Hancorn

Classical Round-Up for May 2015

The Brighton Fringe and OperaCoast present a programme of vocal and instrumental music commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. School children from Lewes will read selected poems written by children of Theresienstadt concentration camp. Fri, 1-7:30pm at … 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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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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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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Ladies Night at the Opera with The Paddock Singers

The Paddock Singers’ “Ladies Night at the Opera” last evening at Pelham House in Lewes was a very pleasant affair, mostly due to two factors: fine and sensible programming and a group of exuberant women filled with the joy of singing. … Continue reading

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July’s Classical Round-Up

While large portions of the western world may bemoan the sorry state of the music business, Lewesians can rest easy in the knowledge that musicians of the highest quality are alive and well and performing in their community. July will … Continue reading

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