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Classical Music Round-Up for November 2016 – Lewes, East Sussex

November is often a dark and brooding month, summer just a fond memory as we slouch resignedly towards winter. But soprano Briony Lambert and pianist Nicholas Houghton are presenting a recital of 20th Century songs that could go a long … 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 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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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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A Mozart Crime Novel, by Matt Rees

Crime novelist Matt Rees wrote to me a few days ago to make me aware of his new book, Mozart’s Last Aria, published by Corvus.  Matt now lives in Jerusalem but he grew up here in the Southeast.  Due to … Continue reading

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What’s On In May?

A little late getting going with this but here you go: Top of the list for May has to be the Brighton Festival’s Glyndebourne recital by Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.  (Watch my lips, now: it’s life óvah áhns-ness). Amazingly, … 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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