Hailsham Choral

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Next Concert - Haydn's Creation: Saturday 23rd March 2019

Rehearsals for our next concert start on Thursday 3rd January 2019. If you are interested in joining Hailsham Choral you will be very welcome. Why not come for a taster session? To find out more, please see here.

In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at the draft Programme Notes (Click image to download) with some fascinating background on how The Creation came to be composed.

Programme for Creation
  • Saturday 23rd March 2019
  • 7.30pm
  • All Saints Church
    Grange Road
  • Adults £15.00
    Under-18s £7.50
  • Conductor
  • Jozik Kotz
  • Soloists
  • Catrin Woodruff (Soprano)
  • Paul Kelly (Tenor)
  • Daniel Jordan (Bass)
  • Orchestra Leader
  • Lisa Wigmore

Robin Gregory reviews our Autumn concert

“Hailsham Choral’s concert at All Saints Church in Eastbourne on 10th November was arguably the most demanding selection of choral masterpieces I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing...

On a weekend in which we remember the Armistice of 1918, could one imagine a better place locally to hear so relevant a works as Parry’s Songs of Farewell? Parry (unlike so much of Elgar) knew how to let words shine through his music, and the performance was perhaps joint high-spot with the Whispering Mass. Yet ultimately it was the evening as-a-whole which mesmerised the audience. ”

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About us

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We are a choir of about 65 singers based in Hailsham, East Sussex.

You can find references to a choral group in Hailsham from the early 1930s, but it faded from view during the war - they probably had even more troubles recruiting tenors and basses then! The present Society was founded in 1961, so we are now in our 59th year and still going from strength to strength.

We perform at least four main concerts during the year, with programmes featuring anything from Bach (Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion) to Beatles, Rossini (Petite Messe Solennelle) to Gershwin, Rutter (Requiem, Magnificat, carols) to Rogers and Hart.

We’re a sociable lot too, music workshops, coffee mornings, quizzes, even the odd pint of beer or glass of wine (or two)!

If you’re looking for a fast way to increase your circle of friends, as well as an opportunity to sing hugely enjoyable music go to the ‘Join Us’ page.

Contact us

For membership enquiries, of if you are interested in becoming a Friend, please see here.

For any other enquiries, please email our Secretary.

Milly Clark
Flat 3
22 Granville Road
BN20 7HA
Telephone : 01323 737432
Mobile: 07751 935011

Thank You

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.

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