Planning for the Christmas concert

The September concert went fabulously – a full audience, Briony was fantastic in ‘In the Beginning’, I managed to squeak out my ‘mouse’ solo without developing a frog in the throat, the singers gave their all. Loads of lovely compliments, such as ‘we won’t hear a better concert in this church for some time’… hopefully not too…

Hear us in rehearsal next Saturday

… not that we’re not encouraging you to come to the actual concert of course! But next Saturday 13th September it’s Heritage Open Day in Lewes when several town centre buildings will open their doors for guided tours, talks and generally having a look around. One of those buildings is St Michael’s Church on the…

The story behind the poster

The poster for our next concert is a little different from normal. I love creating event posters but I’m not a trained graphic designer and I’m aware I can easily fall into using certain familiar styles and layouts. When it comes to classical music concerts, it’s tempting to go with something that will be instantly recognisable…

Concert: Britten, Copland, Finzi, September 20th

We’ve just had our third rehearsal for our autumn concert and it’s sounding fantastic, especially our super mezzo soloist Briony Lambert who is going to be sensational in the Copland piece. There are ‘corners’ in the Copland that I’m having to listen to over and over to make sure I’m certain of landing on the…

Singing for a Healing Service this weekend

The Lewes Singers’ first outing is this Sunday 11thMay when we’ll be the choir at St Michael’s in Lewes for a special afternoon Healing Service – it will be a combination of Evensong and Compline. We’ll be singing the Wood in D Magnificat, Brahms’ Geistliches Lied, and Stanford Beati Quorum Via, all lovely. There will also…

Plans for 2014 and beyond

Happy New Year! It’s been a lovely Christmas season from a concert point of view, and although we weren’t officially performing Nick did form up a vocal ‘octet’ to sing at the biennial Amnesty International Benefit Concert, ‘In the bleak Midwinter’, at St John’s Sub Castro in Lewes just before Christmas. The event was organised…

Clive Osgood’s Miserere Mei – video

We shot a little video at the rehearsal for our concert the other week – here’s Clive’s brilliant Miserere mei which he wrote especially for us. This is the third time we’ve performed it. Unfortunately it’s not on our CD because Nadia (essential soprano element) was away! (Excuse the quality – but it gives you…