Next Concert - Favourite Carols through the Ages. Saturday 15th December 2018
Join us once again for our ever-popular carol concert, a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit. The theme for this year's concert is Favourite Carols through the Ages with a programme of carols chosen by members of the choir, from ‘In Dulce Jubilo’ to ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.
As usual we have selected a charity to support with a retiring collection, and this year we're delighted to welcome View Craft an independent voluntary organisation which runs a weekly art and craft group for blind and partially sighted people living in the Eastbourne & Wealden district of East Sussex.
Robin Gregory reviews our Autumn concert
“Hailsham Choral’s concert at All Saints Church in Eastbourne on 10th November was arguably the most demanding selection of choral masterpieces I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing...
On a weekend in which we remember the Armistice of 1918, could one imagine a better place locally to hear so relevant a works as Parry’s Songs of Farewell? Parry (unlike so much of Elgar) knew how to let words shine through his music, and the performance was perhaps joint high-spot with the Whispering Mass. Yet ultimately it was the evening as-a-whole which mesmerised the audience. ”
We are a choir of about 65 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 58th 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.
For any other enquiries, please email our Secretary.
22 Granville Road
Telephone : 01323 737432
Mobile: 07751 935011
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.
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