The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham got into the autumn spirit when she joined in the celebrations of the Hailsham Choral Society’s latest concert, which was held at All Saints Church in Eastbourne on Saturday [12 November].
The main item in the evening’s programme was Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs – a setting of George Herbert’s poems for choir and baritone soloist.
Other highlights included a performance of Lotti’s eight-part Crucifixus and Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditsye Dyevo, as well as works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Bruckner and Montevardi.
The concert also included Handel’s famous Zadok The Priest, an anthem which has been performed at many British coronations and a Bach aria sung by the Society’s soloist, Daniel Jordan.
The programme, which was conducted by Josik Kotz with Colin Hughes as accompanist, also featured examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Amanda O’Rawe, delighted to have attended the concert, said: “I’ve enjoyed coming to Hailsham Choral Society concerts in the past and the Society has a tradition of selecting and recruiting first-rate choristers.”
“I am very grateful to the choir, their conductor and their accompanist for staging such a wonderful concert and yet another superb evening of entertainment for us all.”
Further information about the concert can be found via the Hailsham Choral Society website at www.hailshamchoral.org.
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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