The Lewes Concert Orchestra’s Spring Concert in Lewes Town Hall started with a lively overture by Suppé, which made sure that the audience was awake for some classical songs by Bach, Handel, Tosti and Tchaikovsky, beautifully sung by the internationally renowned Chinese mezzo-soprano, Sophie Gopsill.
These were followed by the ‘Soirées Musicales’ by Rossini, arranged by Britten, performed in his centenary year.
To end the first half Sophie returned to sing some traditional Chinese and Mongolian songs, beautifully arranged by her late father, conductor and composer Zhuo Ming Lee and her husband, Brian, the first flute in the orchestra.
The concert ended with an exciting and moving performance of Brahms’ 3rd symphony.
For their next concert the LCO will be breaking with tradition and giving a programme of music ‘From Stage and Screen’ at 2.30 on Sunday 16th June, in Lewes Town Hall.