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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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The Big Iolanthe hits Lewes

Last night’s opening of The Big Iolanthe at the Lewes Town Hall was truly a joyous event. The brainchild of conductor/composer/arranger Lee Reynolds, this is a jazz rewrite of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. In Reynold’s words, “Imagine Sullivan had been … Continue reading

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The Big Iolanthe and The Crazy World of Tim Freeman

  I interviewed the inimitable Tim Freeman this month because he’s cynical, sarcastic, funny and outrageous (and I like that in a man) and because he’s performing in Lewes Operatic Society’s The Big Iolanthe this month at the Town Hall. … 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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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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