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INTERVIEW: Matthew Rose on creating a chamber music festival

Brighton-born bass Matthew Rose has sung leading operatic roles and concerts all over the world. But even with his busy schedule he finds time for labours of love––creating a chamber music festival in Alfriston, for instance. Your new chamber music … 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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The November Round-Up

November kicks off with the Esterházy Chamber Choir offering us a rarely heard work by early German composer, Hans Leo Hassler.  Hassler was a student of Gabrieli in Venice where he learned polyphonic writing for vocal ensembles.  The work, the … 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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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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