Challenges for Sussex Voiceworks

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The New Year finds Shoreham-based Sussex Voiceworks mid-season with plenty to enjoy in the months ahead.

Spokesman Peter Guy said: “For Sussex Voiceworks the season runs from mid September to the following June. Highlights this year so far have been singing Les Miserables at Lincoln Cathedral, and Shoreham, and our recent Armed Man concert at Shoreham.

“This year has given us new challenges, including a new place for rehearsals and concerts. Our relocation has meant that new members have joined, and this has been very encouraging.

“The Armed Man concert was a tremendous success. The soloists Katie Coventry, mezzo soprano, and Nicholas Morton, baritone, were brilliant. The orchestra, Surrey ProMusica Ensemble, were fantastic and the church was full. Popular opinion of members and audience was that it was one of the best ever!”

Upcoming dates

l March 21: Surrey Choral Festival at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. The programme will include Haydn Nelson Mass, Mozart Laudate Dominum, Handel Zadok the Priest, Vivaldi Concerto for two trumpets, and Mozart Symphony No.29.

Sussex Voiceworks and The Reigate and Redhill Choral Society merge to form a choir of some 200 singers with soloists and an orchestra. Workshop at 11am-6pm; concert at 7.30pm.

l April 25 sees Sussex Voiceworks offer a Brighton Festival performance workshop, at Southwick Methodist Church, 2pm. The workshop is a prelude to the special Brighton Festival performance on May 9 at St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton, at 7.30pm.

Members of the Reigate & Redhill Choral Society join Sussex Voiceworks in the programme, which is a repeat of the March 21 event.

l June 20 brings the 2015 Summer Classics: Boheme to Broadway at St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham, at 7.30pm.

Peter added: “Our rehearsals are on Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm at St Peter’s Church Hall West Street, Shoreham, BN43 5WG. New members are always welcome and we do not audition. It’s great, it’s fun and it’s rewarding!”

Visit www.sussexvoice to find out more.