Hailsham Choral

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Hailsham Choral is looking for a new Musical Director

We require an experienced and enthusiastic Musical Director to start in January 2020.

Please see here for more details.

Closing date for applications is 22nd September 2019.

Robin Gregory reviews our Spring concert

All Saints Church set alight by Haydn’s Creation

“But the most important comments came from the audience, as they clapped until their hands ached, and sometimes beyond. This was music-making of the highest order, and if Haydn was hovering above he would have been well satisfied. A huge work, a fine performance throughout, a welcoming church, appreciative listeners. What more could one ask for?”

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Evensong in Chichester Cathedral - Saturday 31st August 2019

On Saturday 31st August, Hailsham Choral will be singing Evensong in Chichester Cathedral. This is a chance to hear some superb choral compositions in a wonderful setting.

The service starts at 5.30pm and will include Stanford’s Evening Canticles in A and Bairstow’s beautiful anthem Though I speak with the Tongues of Men.

Lord Mayor's concert - Saturday 14th September 2019 at 2.00 pm

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We are very pleased to be invited to take part in the Lord Mayor’s concert as part of the 2019 Hailsham Festival. The concert in the Parish Church will also feature professional soprano Abbie Marsden as well as local musicians, including organist Roger Tipping.

The concert is free and full details can be found on the Hailsham Festival website.

Autumn Concert - Saturday 9th November 2019

Our autumn concert this year will feature two much-loved standards from the choral repertoire: Fauré’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Both of these are great favourites with the choir and we're looking forward to starting work on them.

Rehearsals start on Thursday 5th September in Hailsham Civic Centre. If you are interested in joining the choir, this would be an ideal time to come along for a taster session. Please let us know in advance that you are coming - see information about joining the choir.

About us

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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.

Contact us

For membership enquiries, or if you are interested in becoming a Friend, please see here.

For any other enquiries, please email our Secretary.

Milly Clark
Flat 3
22 Granville Road
Eastbourne
BN20 7HA
Telephone : 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 support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.

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