This year we will be joined by Hailsham Choral, a choir of about 60 singers based in Hailsham, East Sussex (not all 60 singers will be present as they would not all fit in the geodesic dome).
You can find references to a choral group in Hailsham from the early 1930s, but it faded from view during the war - they probably had even more troubles recruiting tenors and basses then! The present Society was founded in 1961, so they are now in their 59th year and still going from strength to strength.
They perform at least four main concerts during the year, with programmes featuring anything from Bach (Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion) to Beatles, Rossini (Petite Messe Solennelle) to Gershwin, Rutter (Requiem, Magnificat, carols) to Rogers and Hart.
The Centre will close at 5pm to daytime visitors and will re-open at 5.30pm - 9pm for the Christmas Songs by Starlight. Please do not come before 5.30pm for the evening event.
Cost: £12 for adults and £8 for children
Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to secure your place using a debit or credit card.
Limited places available. While under 4s are welcome free of charge this does not include any drink and food (please advise us if your party includes any under 4s).
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