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Cutler's conception of Nimue and Merlin in his painting xx. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Merlin magic comes to St Mary in the Castle

Marcio da Silva is well known in town for his magnificent Hastings Philharmonic concerts with winners of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Not so well-known is the strength and depth of his opera productions with the Ensemble OrQuesta, writes Chris Cormack. This month he takes another bold leap forward with his first production of contemporary opera, Merlin, by local composer Keith Beal. The production has much welcome local support, including costumes by Gill Jenks, the wardrobe mistress for the Stables Theatre.

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Valentines’ movie, meal and music at St Mary’s

In association with Hastings Philharmonic, the team at St Mary in the Castle are excited to invite you to attend their Valentines’ Opera Breakfast with Sophie Pullen (Soprano), Marcio Da Silva (Baritone) & Simone Tavoni (Piano). 

Hastings Philharmonic, choir and orchestra, in full flow under Marcio da Silva's direction.

Beethoven and O’Meara help put Hastings Philharmonic firmly on the musical map

The newly reformed Hastings Phlharmonic, which now comprises an orchestra in addition to the well-known choir, had its first outing on Saturday 12 November at the White Rock Theatre. David Pullen was there to hear their rendering of Beethoven’s ninth symphony and a new choral work specially commissioned from Philip O’Meara. Photos by Justin Lycett.

Hastings Philharmonic Choir, now part of Hastings Philharmonic. Photo: Peter Mould (www.artypharty.com).

Hastings Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s choral symphony to announce its arrival

Beethoven’s Ninth is the work chosen to present to the world the newly formed Hastings Philharmonic – a permanent bonding of the well-known Hastings Philharmonic Choir with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, which has its base in the Ensemble OrQuesta. A third component, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir, will enable this local musical powerhouse to further expand its repertoire and ambitions. David Pullen looks forward to the first performance.

Marcio coaxes out  the best of performances

Belo Horizonte to Hastings – the beautiful horizon

Hastings Philharmonic Choir is counting its lucky stars that its popular Brazillian music director from Belo Horizonte, Márcio da Silva, has chosen to settle in St Leonards with his lovely wife, Aysen and their two young children. This opens up an exciting new ‘beautiful horizon’ of possibilities for developing the choir’s abilities and ambitions over time; what is more Márcio will also play a part in the cultural regeneration of Hastings through music, writes Chris Cormack.

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A Summer concert to enthral

On Friday 10 July, at Christ Church, St Leonards, there is to be a

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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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