Concerts and Recitals

Eastbourne Festival Concerts (4-26 July 2015)

Thursday 9 July at 1.00 p.m.
Richard Bowen – Classical Guitar
This experienced Sussex based guitarist plays music from the English and Spanish Player/Composers for Guitar and Lute. Retiring Collection.

Saturday 11 July at 7.30 p.m.
Songs from a Renaissance Garden
Music celebrating the Summer from the times of King Henry VIII to
the Georgians. Composers include King Henry VIII, Dowland, Guedron,
Monteverdi, Purcell and Boyce.
Alessandra Testai soprano Robin Jeffrey lutes
Tickets £8 (£6) available at
or £10 (£8) on the door. Interval Refreshments.

Tuesday 14 July at 1.00 p.m.
Seaside Harmonies
Eastbourne’s Daytime Community Choir, based at Age Concern (Eastbourne),
sing an informal selection of light music, Including folk songs, spirituals and popular songs for your delight. Retiring collection.

Saturday 18 July at 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Interval Refreshments
Sussex Song Makers
Music and Poetry: The wonder of words and the magic of song
Come and enjoy a mixture of superb a capella music by some of the greatest
early composers including Dowland, Byrd, Weelkes, Morely and Palestrina with
later songs by Elgar, Diack, Stanford and Bach, interspersed by poetry,
performed by this newly-formed group led by the well-known musician Elizabeth Muir-Lewis. Retiring collection

Tuesday 21 July at 1.00 p.m.
‘Outside the Harpbox of Tunes’
Well known local professional harpist, Fiona Hosford, plays appealing
classical and popular works from her very wide repertoire. Retiring collection.

Thursday 23 July at 1.00 p.m.
An Afternoon of Opera and Song
Mezzo-soprano Flora Macdonald from the Royal Academy of Music sings a contrasting programme, including favourites by Purcell and Cole Porter.
Retiring Collection.

Saturday July 18th 12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Open Tower
Visit our belfry and see our bells dating from 1818.

Friday 10 July at 2.30 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Church.
Come and hear about the history of St Mary’s and see the impressive features
of this wonderful Grade 1 Listed Building. Retiring Collection

Unless otherwise stated there will be a Retiring Collection at each concert
for the benefit of St Mary’s and its music. Otherwise, tickets are available
as stated. Lunchtime Concerts last approximately an hour,
evening concerts approximately one hour forty five minutes including a short interval.
Disabled access is available

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