Hailsham Choral

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Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle: Saturday 11th November 7:30pm

Our next concert will be a performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass) in St Saviour’s Church, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT.

NB: If you regularly come to our Eastbourne concerts, please note that this concert is in a different venue.

Our next concert
  • Adults:
    £15.00 in advance (£17.00 on the door)
  • Under-18s: £7.50 in advance (£8.50 on the door)
  • Tickets
  • Eastbourne Tourist Office,
  • Crane & Co, Hailsham,
  • wegottickets.com,
  • from choir members,
  • and on the door
  • Conductor
  • Jozik Kotz
  • Soloists
  • Noa Lachman
  • Rebecca Hughes
  • Andrew Wicks
  • James OldField
  • Accompanists
  • Colin Hughes
  • Andrew Wilson

Don't be misled by the title; it’s a work with a strong operatic flavour and full of great tunes, charming and elegant, and at times exuberant. But the work also has moments of pathos and power, such as in the final Agnus Dei when the contralto soloist and chorus come together with the words Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace).

In the meantime here is a sneak peek at the programme notes.

Robert Milnes reviews our April 2023 concert

Hailsham Choral Society’s thrilling Samson

Three cheers for Hailsham Choral Society for presenting a Handel masterpiece in Eastbourne other than Messiah. Their performance of Samson on April 1st under their conductor Jozik Kotz was a triumph which thrilled the large and appreciative audience at All Saints Church.

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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 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 Chair 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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