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Eminent music critic to write for HOT

HOT’s coverage of classical music in Hastings will be significantly improved with the addition of music critic Dr Brian Hick to our roster of writers. As well as allowing us to republish pieces from the Lark Reviews website which he set up, Brian will also write original articles for us, covering matters such as Barefoot Opera’s people’s opera project, Bloom Britannia.

Posted 14:51 Friday, Mar 29, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society Brian Hick Denby Richards Lark Reviews

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.

Posted 16:10 Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Arts Council England barefoot opera Barefoot Wines UK Bloom Britannia De La Warr Pavillon Fairlight Arts Trust Frank Moon Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival Jenny Miller Lucy Mulgan Nick Terdre Orlando Gough Otti Albietz People's Opera Sound Waves Choir Stephen Plaice Tom Clarkson

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.

Posted 12:15 Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Barefoot Wine Bloom Britannia Elin Manahan Thomas Fairlight Hall nicholas Bosworth Orlando Gough Stephen Plaice

Seaview Christmas events

The Seaview Project is the only organisation of its kind locally, supporting people on the margins of society in Hastings and St Leonards and the wider area. With Christmas coming, they have two events coming up: a carol concert and an afternoon of entertainment. You’re very welcome to attend.

Posted 09:14 Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: barefoot opera Father David RADAR Seaview Choir Seaview Project Sound Waves Community Choir The Ragged Friends

Carmen at St Mary’s a tour de force

On Friday 21st Barefoot Opera gave its second performance of Bizet’s opera Carmen at St Mary in the Castle. For HOT reviewer Jo Wood it was quite simply a knock-out. Photos by Chris Parker.

Posted 17:11 Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Arts Council barefoot opera carmen Esme Bronwen Smith Glyndebourne Henry Ngan Jenny Miller Jo Wood Tobias Oldenwald

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.

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: barefoot opera Bridget Aphrodite Jenny Miller Orlando Gough Otti Albietz

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

ONE NIGHT ONLY! L’Incoronazione di Poppea: Barefoot Opera’s new, multi-layered, one-off production, bringing to life Monteverdi’s classic tale of lust, power and tyranny. Janet Hodgson writes.

Posted 15:53 Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Cressida Lewis evelyn nallen Jenny Milla John Smalldon Lesley Anne Sammons Lucy Mulgan L’Incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi Peter Fillingham st mary in the castle The Sir John Cass School of Art Vicky Turner
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