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…

Concert this Saturday in Lewes

We’re giving an early evening concert on Saturday at St Michael’s in Lewes ¬†– yes, 6pm start – to launch our CD. It’s a feast of English music sacred and secular. The programme includes many of the pieces from the CD, such as Stanford Beati quorum via and Walton Set me as a seal, plus…

CD now on sale!

It’s been a labour of love but our CD is finally out. Full details are on this page. It’s available from Skylark (in the Needlemakers) in Lewes, online from this website and from members of the choir. Lots of lovely English music – motets/anthems and a few madrigals too. We’ll be singing some of the…

What we will sing at Westminster Abbey

We have the first of our two rehearsals for Westminster Abbey this weekend. Because some of our members come from a distance, and to maximise the time we have together, we tend to have just two rehearsals prior to a ‘gig’, either half-days or whole days. Everyone comes having already looked at the music (if…

Extracts from CD now on the site

Our CD is now in production and we’ve posted a few extracts on our ‘listen’ page to whet your appetite. Hope you like …

Only a week to go …

Next weekend we’re making our first recording, over three days at Hurstpierpoint Chapel, and it’s all very exciting. Yesterday was our final rehearsal day, which went excellently according to Nick. I had to miss it as I’ve been struck down with suspected Norovirus – ugh. But we’d arranged for the fantastic Katie Vandyck to come…

In rehearsal (video)

In rehearsal for the Durufle Requiem concert in November. The last movement In Paradisum accompanied by Iestyn Evans on the organ.