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Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera project into new phase – participants wanted!

Barefoot Opera are moving into a new phase of their ‘people’s opera’ with a call-out for participants to start working towards the performance of an extract in late April and full performance a year later. The first events take place this weekend: a workshop for would-be chorus members and sessions in musical improvisation as part of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Nick Terdre reports.

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Madness and Monarchy at Fairlight Hall

If you were one of the many who watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on TV, you would have heard a crystal-clear, pure voice accompanying the bride’s fairytale procession up the aisle. Elin Manahan Thomas, one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation, was honoured to perform Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine at the wedding of the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex. HOT’s Erica Smith finds out more about the singer and why she is championing Barefoot Opera.

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Carmen for all tastes from Barefoot Opera

There are two more chances to see Barefoot Opera’s dazzling production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in Hastings – either this Friday at St Mary in the Castle or, if a shortened version is more up your street, at the Source Park on Sunday 30. Director Jenny Miller talks to HOT’s Nick Terdre. Photos by Chris Parker.

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Singing the praises of our town

Residents of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill are invited to take part in a new music project inspired by our lives on the South Coast. Janet Hodgson explains why she wants you to join the throng and the song.

Posted 16:38 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Community Arts Tags: , , , ,
Clash project rehearsals © Chris Parker

Choirs sing Bayeux Tapestry into life

Choirs abound in Hastings and St Leonards, filled with people who want to sing opera, gospel, jazz, rock or pop with others for the feel-good, endorphin, oxytocin releasing factor and the sheer love of singing. Now Jenny Miller, Director of Barefoot Opera has brought seven choirs together for two performances of Clash. a work specially produced for the ROOT 1066 festival. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talks to her about the project.

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