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Reconnect with your Inner Child…

Opera director Jenny Miller invites you to ‘reconnect with your Inner Child’ and enjoy a remarkable Handel opera next Saturday, 19 July, at St Mary in the Castle, as part of the Longborough Opera tour. HOT’s Chris Cormack talks to Jenny about the staging of Handel’s Rinaldo.

Posted 20:50 Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Chris Cormack Eloise Irving Faye Bradley Jake Arditti Jenny Miller Jeremy Silver Martha Jones Nicholas Merryweather Rhiannon Llewellyn Rinaldo St Mary in the Caste

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

Sound Waves raises £2,000+ for charity

December was a busy month for Sound Waves Community Choir with several events that together raised more than £2000.  The concerts included one in aid of the Seaview Project which raised a magnificent £643.79, more than any other Seaview concert, and Sound Waves’ own Christmas concert, which raised just over £1,000 for its chosen charities, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 12:19 Monday, Jan 13, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Adam Hepkin barefoot opera Chris Cormasck Deborah Roberts Jenny Miller Juliet Russell Katy de Braux Liane Carroll Mike Hatchard Mike Rosenberg Now and then Singing for fun Sound Waves Community Choir Vocal Explosion

Do you believe in magic?

Prepare for invasion – a troupe of young and exuberant singers are taking over St Mary in the Castle!  Barefoot Opera Young Artists, after their great success last year with Mozart’s Magic Flute, bring a characteristically fresh, physical and original production of Purcell’s operatic masterworks: The Fairy Queen and Dido and Aeneas, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 07:18 Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: anne rebecca laurent barefoot opera dido and aeneas evelyn nallen fairy queen Hannah Lauren-whittam Ian Watson Jenny Miller lesley ann sammons susannah appleyard
Hastings Film Makers Festival 2013

Doors open for home-grown film festival

UPDATE: CORRECTION TO STORY. The  Hastings Shorts series of short films, showing Saturday 27 April at 2.30pm at The Jerwood Gallery, is a new collection and not, as we originally reported, a repeat of last year’s Arrow In The Eye event.

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at White Rock

Posted 19:47 Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alcina Luci Briginshaw barefoot opera Hastings Filmmakers Festival 2013 Ian Parrertt Jenny Miller Kenneth Roberts Luci Briginshaw Nichola Bruce Pearl Fishers Peter Grevatt South East Opera Sussex Concert Orchestra Toby Sims White Rock Theatre

Passion for Bach in St Leonards

A fine concert for the Easter season takes place on Saturday 6 April when the Hastings Philharmonic Choir will sing, in English, the magnificent St John Passion, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack, who is also a member of the choir. This sacred oratorio, a dramatic depiction of the events of Holy Week, was written by JS Bach in 1742.

How Do They Do It In Hastings?

When I first arrived in Hastings I was impressed to see Opera SouthEast perform here and see other touring opera and ballet appear at the White Rock Theatre.  As a cultural centre, I thought,  surely Hastings ‘punches above its weight’? This did not prepare me for the wonderful performances of my favourite (Mozart) operas being performed over the last four years by the ‘Complete Singer Advanced Course‘ at St Mary in the Castle, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Posted 11:53 Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 In: Performance Tags: ballet Jenny Miller opera st mary in the castle
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