Hastings Philharmonic Choir

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Thanks for visiting our website. We are a friendly choir of about 70 - 80 voices based in Hastings, East Sussex, UK. We perform up to four concerts a year in the town.

Whether you're looking for tickets or hoping to join us, you'll find what you need by exploring the site.

Fauré Requiem - Saturday 9th July

HPC Summer2016 POSTER v1.0SMALLHello Friends. I sincerely hope you'll be able to come along to hear our next concert on Saturday 9th July!

The Requiem is the best known of Fauré's large works and in it he distilled some of his most beautiful melodies. Not so much a requiem as a lullaby, it sits among today's most popular pieces of choral music; currently at no.30 in the Classic FM 2016 Hall of Fame.

Providing stylistic contrast, Carissimi's Jephte is a Baroque masterpiece that intersperses exquisite narrative melodies with atmospheric choral swells. Imagine the score to a '50s Hollywood biblical epic and you're almost there!

The choir is delighted that the Sedlescombe School Choir will be joining us to perform this evening following their recent success at the Hastings Rotary Schools Choir Competition. They will perform the Requiem's superb 'Pie Jesu' and another special item for us.

Tickets are on sale - online and via the Box Office now & from our other outlets early next week - and are sure to be popular, so please get yours as soon as you can.

Tickets cost £15 (£12 concs) or £3 for children under 17yrs.

You can reserve tickets by calling the Box Office on 01424 552119.

You can click the banner below to buy online:

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From next week you will also find tickets to buy at the following outlets around town:

  • Hastings Information Centre (Aquila House)
  • IMAGEN Gallery, Claremont
  • The Book Keeper, Kings Road

...and of course from choir members themselves.

We're very happy to offer FREE tea and cake to all ticket holders.

We'll be serving from 3.30pm and we'll be sure the Ticket Desk is open so you'll be able to collect reserved tickets.

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy this evening of wonderful music!

Thank you!

Thanks to those of you who made it to hear our Brahms on 14th May! You will be possibly interested to read some positive reveiws of the evening. The Hastings Observer featured a glowing review by Peter Georgiadis:

http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/what-s-on/entertainments/unexpected-splendour-of-hastings-concert-1-7384854

And another positive reaction from Brian Hick of Lark Reviews:

http://www.larkreviews.co.uk/?p=2998

Our Lucky Draw winner on the evening is Mr Trangmar who has won two free tickets to hear Faure's Requiem on 9th July and has been contacted about his prize.