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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

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
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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

Composers come to Hastings to battle for competition prize

This Friday at St Mary in the Castle sees the climax of Marcio da Silva’s four-day Challenge of Change Festival with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra performing Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, the brilliant Ayşen Ulucan on violin. The event also showcases the six finalist composers of the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Composition Competition, three of whom are present in Hastings for the occasion, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 10:14 Thursday, May 2, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Aysen Ulucan Carlos Bandera Challenge of Change David Parry Gonzalo Bustos Ilkim Tongur Luciano Williamson Marcio da Silva Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Composition Competition Onur Türkmen Özkan Manav Philip O'Meara Scott Sandmeier Theo Chandler Tomasz Skweres

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

Valentines’ movie, meal and music at St Mary’s

In association with Hastings Philharmonic, the team at St Mary in the Castle are excited to invite you to attend their Valentines’ Opera Breakfast with Sophie Pullen (Soprano), Marcio Da Silva (Baritone) & Simone Tavoni (Piano). 

Posted 11:47 Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: An Affair To Remember Marcio da Silva Simone Tavoni sophie pullen st mary in the castle The Big Film Fight 2018

Beethoven and O’Meara help put Hastings Philharmonic firmly on the musical map

The newly reformed Hastings Phlharmonic, which now comprises an orchestra in addition to the well-known choir, had its first outing on Saturday 12 November at the White Rock Theatre. David Pullen was there to hear their rendering of Beethoven’s ninth symphony and a new choral work specially commissioned from Philip O’Meara. Photos by Justin Lycett.

Posted 15:14 Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alessandra Fasolo Chaconne Claire Egan David Pullen Donne Hastings Philharmonic Justin Lycett Marcio da Silva Matthew Sprange No Man Philip O'Meara

Hastings Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s choral symphony to announce its arrival

Beethoven’s Ninth is the work chosen to present to the world the newly formed Hastings Philharmonic – a permanent bonding of the well-known Hastings Philharmonic Choir with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, which has its base in the Ensemble OrQuesta. A third component, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir, will enable this local musical powerhouse to further expand its repertoire and ambitions. David Pullen looks forward to the first performance.

Posted 16:44 Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Beethoven David Pullen Ensemble OrQuesta First World War Hastings Philharmonic Hugo John Donne Marcio da Silva Philip O'Meara Psalms Somme White Rock Theatre Yeats
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