Hailsham Choral

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We’re back.

The choir started rehearsals again on Thursday 1st September after our summer break, preparing for our November concert

If you would like a chance to sing Haydn’s wonderful Nelson Mass and Purcell’s superb Te Deum and Jubilate and Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary with us, we'd love to hear from you. Please ask about joining the choir.

Next concert: Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate

Join us on Saturday 12th November 2022 for a performance of one of Haydn's greatest works, his popular and powerful Nelson Mass, with orchestra and professional soloists.

The concert will also include Purcell's glorious Te Deum and Jubilate and his Funeral Music for Queen Mary.

Our next concert
  • Saturday 12th November 2022
  • 7.30pm
  • All Saints Church
    Grange Road
    BN21 4HE
  • Adults £15.00
    Under-18s £7.50
  • Tickets
  • Eastbourne Tourist Office
  • Crane & Co, Hailsham
  • wegottickets.com
  • and on the door
  • Conductor
  • Jozik Kotz
  • Soloists
  • Helen Bailey (Soprano)
  • Clarissa Meek (Mezzo)
  • Ben Hancox-Lachman (Tenor)
  • Timothy Dawkins (Bass)

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 2AX.

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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