Our 55th Year !!!
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 55th year and still going from strength to strength.
Our next concert
We are very excited by our next concert which includes some of the finest choral music ever written.
The main item in the evening’s programme is Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs - a beautiful and sensitive setting of George Herbert’s deeply felt poems for choir and baritone soloist.
The programme also includes some of the best examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries and we can’t wait to perform them in the acoustics of All Saints Church.
Some of the composers like Mozart and Tchaikovsky will be familiar but others might be less so and we think you are in for a treat. (And no, that’s not a spelling mistake on our poster; we really are singing a work by Handl !). Items include:
Highlights include a performance of Lotti’s eight-part Crucifixus, an amazing piece of music to which the over-used term masterpiece can rightly be applied; and Rachmaninov's gorgeous Bogoroditsye Dyevo.
The concert will also include Handel’s famous Zadok the Priest, a splendid anthem which has been performed at every British coronation since, an achievement unmatched by any other work; and a Bach aria sung by our soloist, Daniel Jordan.
Concert Review by Robin Gregory : Check out the ‘News’ page
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We are a choir of about 65 singers based in Hailsham, East Sussex.
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.
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