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Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Hallelujahs return to Hastings

In its 90th anniversary year, the Hastings Philharmonic Choir goes back to its roots to perform Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church, St Leonards this Saturday 10 November at 7pm. Back in 1928 and 1929 the Choir performed the Messiah on three separate occasions, these being the Choir’s first three concerts, and the audience still wanted more! Chris Cormack writes.

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Harmony at Christmas

It has been a great year for musician, Debbie Warren, culminating in a brilliant performance of Benjamin Britten and John Rutter Carols at Christmas and her appointment as Soundwaves Community Choir’s first resident Music Director. HOT’s Chris Cormack looks at Debbie’s achievements in 2015 and carol concerts this Christmas. If you’ve  missed the concerts in the last few weeks you can still get in the mood for Christmas this Saturday at St Mary in the Castle with the Hastings Philharmonic Choir.

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Spiritual revival – time to join the bandwagon!

The Hastings Philharmonic Choir is presenting more contemporary classical choral music with a strong spiritual impetus. After Arvo Pärt last Autumn, the choir  put on an enormously well received Christmas concert which, together with the old favourites, included brand new works from Chilcott and Rutter. This week, the choir again presents some deeply religious modern music to move the soul. HOT’s Chris Cormack argues that this resonates with a growing need to revive true spirituality in an increasingly confusing world, where religious dogma lies behind some horrific acts of barbarity.

Part of "Luilekkerland" (The Land of Cockaigne), 1567 - Pieter Bruegel  the Elder's

The Phil celebrates spring early

Hastings Philharmonic Choir mounts a spring celebration to rival Jack-in-the-Green on 11 April at St Mary in the Castle. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana rivalled Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in its mixture of the sacred and the profane, the breaking loose from the shackles of strict medieval mores and the youthful vigour of a spring rejuvenation. Chris Cormack examines the kind of people who wrote the poetry that inspired Carl Orff towards his life’s musical masterpiece, the ‘scenic cantata’ that is Carmina Burana.

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A new, old kind of music

Do you like Björk and her views on music? Well, maybe a good introduction to the music of Arvo Pärt, before seeing it performed live by the Hastings Philharmonic Choir, is to watch an interview she had with Pärt on his music, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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Tune in to a new you!

Is it time to make a change for the better?  If you want to improve your mood for the better and build a band of friends around you, it has been shown that singing in a choir can be a game-changer and a positive boon, as far as your physical and mental health is concerned, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack. And the Hastings Philharmonic Choir wants to make it easy for you with a 10 week ‘Tune-up Tuesday’ singers’ workshop, which can lead to a full membership of the Choir.

Aysen Ullucan, violin soloist

Romance at St Mary in the Castle

The Hastings Philharmonic Choir is looking forward to having grandstand seats to what should be a splendid concert of orchestral music, namely Brahms’ violin concerto in D, performed by the Ensemble OrQuestra. At the same time, the choir is taking on a choral programme of Brahms and Cherubini Romantic music that will surprise and stun. The choir’s youthful music director, Márcio Da Silva, is building a reputation for taking on challenges brilliantly, in the words of John Kennedy, not because they are easy, but because they are hard – and next Saturday 26 April at St Mary in the Castle, we’ll be transported to the moon on the crest of a wave of Romantic music, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Caspar David Friedrich - Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon (1830–35), German romantic painting to accompany Romantic poetry and music

Hastings, can you get Brahms?

Hastings has something new to celebrate, maybe we can get Lizst too!  According to a Musical Sophistication Index (Gold-MSI) produced by researchers of Goldsmiths College, London, Hastings is judged to have the highest level of musical sophistication in the UK. HOT’s Chris Cormack investigates an outbreak of Brahms in the Hastings area.

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