Hailsham Choral

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Next concert: A Jubilee Tribute

Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022 for our popular summer concert, which this year celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The first half of the programme will feature some of the wonderful music sung at the Coronation, including favourites such as Parry's I was glad and Handel's Zadok the Priest as well as glorious works by Howells, Byrd, Gibbons, Vaughan Williams and more.

In the second half we will be singing some lighter music, including something from every decade of the Queen's seventy year reign.

Our next concert
  • Saturday 2nd July 2022
  • 7.30pm
  • Hailsham Parish Church
    Vicarage Road
    BN27 1BJ
  • Adults £10.00
    Under-18s £5.00
  • Tickets
  • Crane & Co, Hailsham
  • wegottickets.com
  • and on the door
  • Conductors
  • Jozik Kotz
  • Barbara Edwards
  • William Hancox (Piano)
  • Andrew Wilson (Organ)
(Image adapted from Wikipedia - Creative Commons license)

Andrew Lumb reviews our sell-out 60th anniversary concert

Lucky were those who were part of the capacity audience for Hailsham Choral Society’s 60th anniversary performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday March 26th at All Saints Church. This was their return to large scale concert giving after two years of lockdowns, and it proved to be an emotionally affecting as well as musically uplifting experience for the choir and the large audience.

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New Members Wanted!

January 2020 Recruitment poster

Do you enjoy singing?
Are you looking for a friendly, welcoming choir?

Look no further.

Hailsham Choral is a lively, local choir with some 60 members singing a wide repertoire from Bach to the Beatles, Rossini to Rutter, and Handel to Holst

We rehearse on Thursdays, at 7.30pm at the Hailsham Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 7AX.

For more information please see the ‘Join Us’ page.

About us

Choir photo

We are a choir of about 60 singers based in Hailsham, East Sussex.

You can find references to a choral group in Hailsham from the early 1930s, but it faded from view during the war - they probably had even more troubles recruiting tenors and basses then! The present Society was founded in 1961, so we are now in our 59th year and still going from strength to strength.

We perform at least four main concerts during the year, with programmes featuring anything from Bach (Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion) to Beatles, Rossini (Petite Messe Solennelle) to Gershwin, Rutter (Requiem, Magnificat, carols) to Rogers and Hart.

We’re a sociable lot too, music workshops, coffee mornings, quizzes, even the odd pint of beer or glass of wine (or two)!

If you’re looking for a fast way to increase your circle of friends, as well as an opportunity to sing hugely enjoyable music go to the ‘Join Us’ page.

Contact us

For membership enquiries, or if you are interested in becoming a Friend, please see here.

For any other enquiries, please email our Secretary Milly Clark (Phone: 01323 737432 Mobile: 07751 935011)

If you want to read our Data Protection policy, it is available here.

Thank You

We would like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Crane & Co, the Hailsham-based Estate Agents. and the kind support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.

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