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Opening concert of Hastings Philharmonic Choir’s new season

This Saturday Hastings Philharmonic Choir presents its first concert of the season at Christ Church, Silchester Road, St Leonards. It will feature Benjamin Britten’s St Nicolas cantata, Mozart’s Vespers, with its hugely popular soprano solo Laudate Dominum, and another English work for string orchestra, Finzi’s Romance for Strings Opus 11, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 11:52 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Christ church Finzi Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva mozart Rachel Falaise Robert Forrest Sophie Levi St Nicolas
Marcio daSilava

Marcio da Silva, music director of the Hastings Philharmonic Choir and the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

Marcio da Silva, conductor, singer and stage director, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, music, and his work in Hastings and beyond.

Posted 16:08 Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva
Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Hallelujahs return to Hastings

In its 90th anniversary year, the Hastings Philharmonic Choir goes back to its roots to perform Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church, St Leonards this Saturday 10 November at 7pm. Back in 1928 and 1929 the Choir performed the Messiah on three separate occasions, these being the Choir’s first three concerts, and the audience still wanted more! Chris Cormack writes.

Posted 12:43 Friday, Nov 9, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Hastings Philharmonic Choir Messiah

Harmony at Christmas

It has been a great year for musician, Debbie Warren, culminating in a brilliant performance of Benjamin Britten and John Rutter Carols at Christmas and her appointment as Soundwaves Community Choir’s first resident Music Director. HOT’s Chris Cormack looks at Debbie’s achievements in 2015 and carol concerts this Christmas. If you’ve  missed the concerts in the last few weeks you can still get in the mood for Christmas this Saturday at St Mary in the Castle with the Hastings Philharmonic Choir.

Posted 15:43 Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Andrea Needham Annike Jasse barefoot opera Cheryl Fryer Chris Green debbie warren Deirdre Goodger Esme Needham Fiona Rankine-Wright fipple consort Hastings Furniture Service Hastings International Composers' Festival Hastings Philharmonic Choir Heather Spence Jenny Miller Julie Gidlow Laetitia Yhap Lindsey Oakham Natalie Broomfield-Hill Sue Kidd Tessa Stambrook Vicky Lester

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.

Posted 19:17 Monday, Jun 29, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: 2015 International Composers' Festival Chris Cormack colin mawby eric whitacre Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva morten lauridsen Polo Piatti

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.

Posted 11:14 Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Bernard King carmina burana Francis Rayner goliards Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva St Mary in the Caste

A new, old kind of music

Do you like Björk and her views on music? Well, maybe a good introduction to the music of Arvo Pärt, before seeing it performed live by the Hastings Philharmonic Choir, is to watch an interview she had with Pärt on his music, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 09:21 Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Arvo Pärt Berliner Messe Chris Cormack Hastings Philharmonic Choir mozart Oratorio de Noêl Saint-Saëns Singing Revolution Solemn Vespers St Clement's Church

Tune in to a new you!

Is it time to make a change for the better?  If you want to improve your mood for the better and build a band of friends around you, it has been shown that singing in a choir can be a game-changer and a positive boon, as far as your physical and mental health is concerned, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack. And the Hastings Philharmonic Choir wants to make it easy for you with a 10 week ‘Tune-up Tuesday’ singers’ workshop, which can lead to a full membership of the Choir.

Posted 18:50 Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: carmina burana Chris Cormack gary marriott Hastings Philharmonic Choir health Marcio da Silva Sidney De Haan Research Centr
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