Handel's Samson: Postponed
Because of the spread of Corona virus we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our performance of Handel's Samson. The concert will now take place on Saturday 19th September at 7.30pm in All Saints, Eastbourne. We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.
If you have already bought a ticket, please return it to the person/place you bought it from for a refund. We will issue new tickets nearer to the new date.
At the moment we are planning to go ahead with our summer concert Animal Crackers on Saturday 4th July as normal. Further details here as the situation unfolds. In the meantime, stay safe and keep well.
Our next concert is a performance of Handel's Samson on Saturday 28th March. We are excited to bring you our first concert under our new Musical Director, Rosie Howarth. We also have four superb soloists lined up and an orchestra so it should be a great evening.
The oratorio Samson is one of the first pieces that Handel wrote immediately after Messiah and is considered one of his finest works. It re-tells the last part of the Bible story, where Samson, blind and in chains, finds the strength for one final great act.
For some fascinating notes giving the story of Samson and its historical background, written by one of our basses, please see here.
New Members Wanted!
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.
For more information please see the ‘Join Us’ page.
Robin Gregory reviews our Autumn concert
Rachel’s Pie Jesu seemed to float heavenwards, and Jozik’s Libera Me perfectly prepared us for the closing In Paradisum: “eternal rest” indeed, and totally matching Fauré’s setting. The chorus was impeccable.
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.
For any other enquiries, please email our Secretary.
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We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.
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