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Welcome back to newly normal!

Until I visited an Oxford Lieder recital at Fairlight Hall last Saturday evening, I didn’t realise how much I have been missing live music in the good old way (but still subject to social distancing). Now the Hastings Philharmonic are also back to work with a whole programme, a minimum of six events to delight us – a leap of faith in these difficult times, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 15:09 Monday, Sep 14, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Ashley Riches Aysen Ulucan Boyan Ivanov Chris Cormack Christ church Dumky Trio Fairlight Hall Francis Rayner Hastings Philharmonic Helen May Lysianne Chen Marcio da Silva Oliver Mansfield Sholto Kynoch Vinehall International

Over and Out for Artshelter?

During the long wait for a bus, local artist and writer, Maureen Connett, has been pondering what can be done to cheer up the town centre, in particular the bus stops at Queens Road. She would have liked to share her art portraying local places in Hastings on the empty spaces at the bus shelters, but it looks like the Pandemic may have put paid to a ‘laudable initiative’. We can take another look at Maureen’s art here.

Posted 07:35 Monday, Aug 17, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Alexandra Park artshelter Big Choir Brassey Institute Christchurch Handels Messiah Hastings Philharmonic library Maureen Connett Opus Theatre St John the Evangelist the Spirit of Cricket

A very special evening with Ayşen Ulucan at Christ Church

Ayşen Ulucan returns to Christ Church, St Leonards, for a violin recital of early classical and modern music this Saturday, 22 February, at 7pm. Students and under-18s get free entrance, so it’s just the thing for students of the violin, writes

Posted 11:22 Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Aysen Ulucan Christ Church St Leonards Hastings Philharmonic

Salome: a genuinely gripping work

Edifice Dance Theatre: Salome, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, 29 June 2019. The brief biblical account of Salome has given rise to a wealth of artistic endeavours, the most recent of which comes from Edifice Dance Theatre in cooperation with Hastings Philharmonic. This is very much a step into the unexplored for them but, in the event, a compellingly worthwhile undertaking, writes HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick. Photos by Peter Mould.

Posted 17:44 Monday, Jul 1, 2019 In: Performance Tags: Brian Hick Fabio Dolce Hastings Philharmonic Philip O'Meara

Women composers to the fore in the Challenge of Change

On Wednesday 1 May at 7.30pm the Kino-Teatr in St Leonards hosts a chamber music concert dedicated to female composers as part of Hastings Philharmonic’s Challenge of Change festival. This features some great musicians, including pianist Roman Kosyakov, winner of the 2018 HIPCC, and Angela Jung, the lead violin of Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra. Will Robertson, cello, and counter-tenor Alex Pullinger make up a very impressive team, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 09:33 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 In: Performance Tags: Angela Jung Challenge of Change Hastings Philharmonic HIPCC Kino-Teatr Roman Kosyakov

Poets and singers in joint celebration of Atatürk

As part of a series of themed events around “The Challenge of Change”, and an 80th anniversary celebration  of Jemal Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir will join poets from the Hastings Stanza group at The Beacon in St Mary’s Terrace on Tuesday 30 April at 7.30 pm for an evening of entertainment in song and verse, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 16:30 Monday, Apr 29, 2019 In: Performance Tags: Atatürk Challenge of Change chamber choir Hastings Philharmonic hastings stanza The Beacon

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana returns by popular demand

Back by popular demand, Hastings Philharmonic Choir returns to St Mary in the Castle with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this Saturday, 6 April, as choir member Chris Cormack explains.

Posted 12:28 Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Carl Orff carmina burana Chris Cormack Ed Scull Ellen Williams Francis Rayner Goliard Hastings Philharmonic Ricardo Panela Thomas Becket

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.

Posted 11:45 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Chris Cormack Ensemble OrQuesta Grimeborn Hastings Philharmonic Marcio da Silva Merlin Nimue
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