Choral Singing - New Sussex Singers

“We’ll sing anything, basically,” says Keith Savage, chairman of the New Sussex Singers, who are performing a concert in Barcombe tonight. And a look at their repertoire over the last few years shows that he’s right. From Nessun Dorma to Oklahoma, from Handel’s Messiah to Moon River, this sixteen-piece Lewes-based choir are what you might call versatile. “The concert in Barcombe will be on the light side,” he continues. “We’ll sing the Quartet from Rigoletto, Ain’t Misbehaving, Shenandoah, some spirituals including Steal Away, Fiddler on the Roof, bits from Mozart’s Idomeo, Autumn Leaves…” I ask him if he will be performing any World Cup songs, hoping for a rendition of Who do you Think you are Kidding, Mr Klinsmann. “Not this time,” he says, “but that’s not a bad idea you know…”

The group are sixteen strong, evenly divided between sopranos, contraltos, tenors and bass singers. They are all vastly experienced: the group has been going nearly 20 years, having been formed out of the New Sussex Opera Group. They have travelled widely including trips to our twin towns of Blois and Waldshut-Tiengen plus a couple of American trips. The concert will be in Barcombe Baptist Church, which is about a mile south of Barcombe Cross, on the Hamsey Road. All proceeds go to the new Barcombe Village Hall. The choir are available to sing at weddings and parties. Their last concert on Friday was a rendition of Handel’s Messiah in Lindfield. Here’s hoping for a World Cup celebration concert in July… AG

Washington, Waldshut, Blois, Barcombe. The globe trotting
New Sussex Singers
Barcombe Baptist Church
When? 7pm
How Much? £7 including refreshments

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