Robin Gregory reviews our Autumn concert
“From the moment the choir appeared, to sing Douglas Guest’s short “For the Fallen”, the singers caught the eye by their admirable turn-out: men in D.J’s with red bow-ties, ladies in black with matching red jackets. And they sang wonderfully, from the quietest pianissimo to a blazing forte.”
Next concert: Bach St John Passion - Saturday 17th March 2018
In March 2018 Hailsham Choral are performing Bach's wonderful setting of the St John Passion. This is a big concert for us and we're excited to have some superb soloists and an orchestra playing period instruments.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please see here for further information. Rehearsals start on Thursday 4th January 2018.
We are a choir of about 65 singers based in Hailsham, East Sussex.
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.
Our 58th Year !!!
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 58th year and still going from strength to strength.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Hailsham Town Council who have assisted us with a Grant.
We would also like to thank the Co-op Local Community Fund for their support which is much appreciated.
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