Introducing Hastings Philharmonic Choir Photos


ShowIntroducing Hastings Philharmonic Choirphotos

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to perform throughout 2020. These photos illustrate some of the essential features of our performances using pictures from 2018-19. Hover your mouse over each photo to see a more detailed description. Click on the photo for a larger view. All photos © Peter Mould.

Britten's St Nicolas, November 2019
Britten's St Nicolas, November 2019

We perform at least one concert a year with full orchestra. Here, we are performing with our sister organisation, the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra. The HPO is a fully professional symphony orchestra based in Hastings.
Handel's Messiah, November 2018 (1)
Handel's Messiah, November 2018 (1)

Here we're performing Baroque music with Ensemble OrQuesta, on period instruments.
Handel's Messiah, November 2018 (2)
Handel's Messiah, November 2018 (2)

A closer focus here on the Baroque instruments, showing off Cédric Meyer's beautiful lute.
Orff's Carmina Burana, April 2019 (1)
Orff's Carmina Burana, April 2019 (1)

A full battery of percussion plus two pianos for Carmina Burana.
Orff's Carmina Burana, April 2019 (2)
Orff's Carmina Burana, April 2019 (2)
Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, July 2019
Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, July 2019

Many of our concerts feature young professional soloists of the highest calibre. Here you see Helen May, Beth Moxon, Alberto Sousa and Themba Mvula. Rossini's accompaniment is unusual, including a harmonium, which you can just see in this photo, tucked behind the male soloists.
Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, November 2019
Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, November 2019

And here, for the Mozart Solemn Vespers, the soloists are Sophie Levi, Rachel Falaise, Robert Forrest and Leo Selleck. The concert also included Britten's St Nicolas, in which Robert took the leading tenor role.
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (1)
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (1)

Our annual carol concerts are always a popular family event, with the rich accompaniment of a brass quintet.
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (2)
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (2)

Marcio's singing of 'O, Holy Night!' quickly became a tradition.
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (3)
Christmas Carol Concert, 2019 (3)

We're regularly joined by a local school choir. On this occasion it was the choir of Guestling Bradshaw Primary School.
Rehearsing for Rossini's Petite Messe, July 2019 ...
Rehearsing for Rossini's Petite Messe, July 2019 ...

Of course, the final rehearsal for any concert is a serious affair ...
... and enjoying a short break
... and enjoying a short break

... though not without its lighter moments.