Robin Gregory reviews our Spring concert
“Jozik Kotz ... has been Musical Director of Hailsham Choral Society for more than a decade. His choir is, by now, undoubtedly one of the finest in this area; and a double-dose of Handel at All Saints Church on March 25th certainly bore out this judgment.”
Easter concert - Good Friday 14th April 2017 (Free concert)
For Easter this year we will be performing Stainer's sacred oratorio The Crucifixion on Good Friday in Hailsham Parish Church. This is a deeply felt religious work which includes the famous chorus God So Loved the World.
Stainer's Crucifixion was first performed in Marylebone Church in 1887, and remains a feature of Easter for many to this day. Stainer was a devout churchman and keen organist, holding the post of Organist at Magdalen College, Oxford, and later at St. Paul's Cathedral. The meditative nature of the work reflects his deep faith, and there are opportunities for congregational singing, as it is interspersed with hymns, some of which have become well-known, independently of the oratorio.
We are very pleased to welcome our guest accompanist Will Hancock. Musical director Jozik Kotz will conduct and the soloists are members of the choir.
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.
Our 56th 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 56th year and still going from strength to strength.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.
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