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A cycle of Greats from Battle

Battle Choral Society’s spring concert on Saturday 16 May at Christ Church begins with two works by Wagner, the Siegfried Idyll and the Wesendonck Lieder song cycle, followed by the Mass in F minor by Bruckner, part of a cycle of the greatest choral works of all time, presented by the choir, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:11 Friday, May 8, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: battle choral society bruckner Chris Cormack Emily Steventon gary marriott Michael White

Battle Choral Society presents Mozart concert

The word requiem, translated as ‘rest in peace’, conjures a welcome rest after the travails of life and the pain of illness before death – but to an 18th century Catholic fundamentalist, it invokes deliverance from eternal damnation! On 29 November Battle Choral Society  delivers the anguished music of Mozart as he faced up to his own mortality, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:43 Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: battle choral society elise liversedge Last Station Last Station Choral Singers located and dislocated Mary Hooper mozart Nick Weekes requiem Sammy Hurden Trevor Watts Vocal Foghorning

It’s good to mourn

‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ So begins Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, which is to be performed by the Battle Choral Society at Christ Church, St Leonards, this Saturday. HOT’s Chris Cormack argues that it is important for our spiritual and emotional well-being to confront the transitory nature of life sometimes.

Posted 11:29 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: banks of green willow battle choral society Brahms butterworth Chris Cormack Christ church deutsches requiem for the fallen Terence Ayebare

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.

Posted 17:59 Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: battle choral society Chris Cormack Francis Rayner Hastings Philharmonic Choir Jenny Miller longborough festival Musical Sophistication Index (Gold-MSI) st mary in the castle
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