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St Cecilia’s Day Vespers – as heard in Venice

On Saturday 23 November, Cantemusmusic and the Occasional Consort combine for a free concert – St Cecilia’s Day Vespers in Venice, featuring specially arranged music by Antonio Vivaldi and Antonio Lotti at Christ Church, St Leonards, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 09:28 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Anne Whitemen Cantemusmuic Chris Cormack Christ Church St Leonards Lotti Vivaldi
The London Mozart Players are celebrating their 70th anniversary (photo: Kevin Day/LMP).

London Mozart Players tune up for first concert at Opus

The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra, are the new Artists in Residence at Opus Theatre, where they plan to deliver an exciting programme of classical music concerts and outreach work throughout the 2019/20 season. The orchestra’s Cat Fuller explains.

Posted 11:09 Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Cat Fuller Julia Desbruslais London Mozart Players Opus Theatre Polo Piatti
Steeleye Span, 2019 vintage.

Steeleye Span celebrate 50 years of pioneering folk rock with Hastings gig

Pioneering folk rock group Steeleye Span are celebrating 50 years with an anniversary tour. Ahead of their gig at St Mary in the Castle on 21 November, Darren Johnson talks to founder member Maddy Prior.

Posted 20:24 Monday, Nov 11, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Benji Kirkpatrick Darren Johnson Jesse May Smart Julian Littman Liam Genockey Maddy Prior Roger Carey Spud Sinclair Steeleye Span Violeta Barrena
Kelcie Black plays Emily in A Billion Ways.

A Billion Ways climate change musical to open at Kino-Teatr

A brand new musical on climate change starts a three-day run at the Kino-Teatr on 14 November, featuring an impressive cast of local talent. Katy Weitz explains how A Billion Ways was created. Photos by Peter Mould.

Posted 20:03 Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Billion Ways Chloe Thompson climate change Joanna Roffey Katy Weitz Lisa Harmer-Pope peter mould Peter O'Donnell Rachel McCarron Rob Hill Robin Hayter Sally Holloway
The pickled boys chorus: Antonio Ulucan da Silva, left, Lucy and Matthew Rayner and Lara Ulucan da Silva.

Britten and Mozart usher in Hastings Philharmonic’s new season at Christ Church

Christ Church, St Leonards-on-Sea, Saturday 2 November 2019: Hastings Philharmonic offered Mozart’s Vespers and Britten’s St Nicolas cantata as the principal works in the opening concert of their new season. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick  was in attendance. Photos by Peter Mould.

Posted 17:38 Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 In: Music & Sound
Sophie Levi as Ottavia - photography: Peter Mould

Opening concert of Hastings Philharmonic Choir’s new season

This Saturday Hastings Philharmonic Choir presents its first concert of the season at Christ Church, Silchester Road, St Leonards. It will feature Benjamin Britten’s St Nicolas cantata, Mozart’s Vespers, with its hugely popular soprano solo Laudate Dominum, and another English work for string orchestra, Finzi’s Romance for Strings Opus 11, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 11:52 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Christ church Finzi Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva mozart Rachel Falaise Robert Forrest Sophie Levi St Nicolas
Jim Rattigan (photo: Eric Richmond).

French horn to the fore as Pavillon visit Jazz Hastings

Jim Rattigan is a rare thing in jazz: a French horn player who for many years has also headed and composed for his own 12-piece group called Pavillon. The band will be featured at Jazz Hastings’ next monthly session on 5 November. Julian Norridge reports.

Posted 19:51 Monday, Oct 28, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Jazz Hastings Jim Rattigan Julian Norridge Pavillon
MollyTownson mugshot

Molly Townson tribute at White Rock Theatre this Sunday

Hastings International Music Festival is holding a musical evening in celebration of the life of former chairman Molly Townson at the White Rock Theatre on Sunday 27 October.

Posted 13:04 Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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