About Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Photograph: Peter Mould

In just under a decade with its current musical director, the enterprising and energetic Marcio da Silva, Hastings Philharmonic Choir has established itself as one of the foremost choirs in the area, thrilling audiences and critics alike with performances to rival those of many professional ensembles.  You can see some details and reviews of our previous concerts by clicking here.

Revolving around the major choral works of the baroque to romantic periods, the choir’s wide-ranging repertoire extends also to classics of the twentieth century. Concerts in recent years have included works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Brahms, Verdi, Orff, Britten and Lauridsen. The choir has also performed new commissions, most recently Philip O’Meara’s evocative No Man in 2016 (click here to see and hear us performing this).

We perform four concerts a year in various venues in Hastings and St Leonards. Our popular Carols for All each December is a family affair involving local schoolchildren alongside our Choir.

With a membership of around eighty singers, the Choir offers a warm welcome to new members as we continue to develop. We rehearse weekly and encourage home study between rehearsals.  


Sopranos Altos Tenors
Alison Norris Alison Horan Andrew Jeremiah
Annie Sutton-Scales Alison Levinson Chris Cormack
Carole Maurice Annette Humphreys Edward Bryant
Catriona Lamont Barbara Cornish John Spencer
Frances Day Carol Scoines Jonathan Todd
Geraldine I'Anson Deirdre Goodger Robert Holland
Helen Palen Elspeth Knights Rupert Agutter
Hilary Baker Fiona MacGregor Simon Scott
Joan Downing Heather Spence Simon Stonard
Jude Cowan-Montague Janet Horner
Judy Appleyard Janice Edwards Basses
Julie Todd Judith Bevan Alex Csernak
Laure Mamblona Kate Man Alexander McMillan
Lin Westcott Kerry Gentleman Ben Bruges
Mary Hooper Liza Waller David Holloway
Mary Lipscombe Lucy Cradduck Gareth Simpson
Maxine Wright-Moore Maggi Hyde Hugh Bryant
Megan Skinner Maria Atkinson John Jenkins
Mo Cannon Mary Hughes John Read
Rose Dearden Nicola Urling-Clark John Rycroft
Rose Miller Penny Hamp Malachy Hill
Rosemarie Roberts Rachel Farnham Mike Rollings
Rosie Coyne Sue Adams Richard Overton
Sarah Taylor Sue Green Stuart Robinson
Starlight Freudenberg Sue Watson Tom Bruges
Sue Kidd Thïa Igbokwe
Susan Wood Virginia Cole
Tessa Sambrook
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