Soprano Alexandra Kidgell to dazzle in St Leonards recital

Soprano Alexandra Kidgell will take part in a free lunchtime concert in Seaford next Saturday.

Glenn Miller band

Pardon me boy, is this the Chatanooga choo-choo?

One of the world’s greatest Big Bands comes to the Winter Garden, Eastbourne this summer (Sunday August 20) as the highly-acclaimed Glenn Miller Orchestra swings in for an afternoon of toe-tapping music featuring the legendary American bandleader’s greatest hits, directed by Ray McVay.

Nicholas Houghton

Glorious and thrilling music for this summer organ recital

Nicholas Houghton, Eastbourne resident and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, is giving a recital at All Saints Church, in Grange Road.

The Jacksons

A Love Supreme celebrates all that's good in the Summertime

Nestling quietly in the soft folds of the eastern edge of the South Downs is the picturesque sleepy village of Glynde.
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Special event for all choral singers

Eastbourne’s Phoenix Choir is hosting a special event on Saturday September 9 when England’s best-known choral composer John Rutter will lead a ‘choral singing day’ at Willingdon Community School.

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How husband and wife Jacqui and Charlie celebrate those great duets

The talented and world renowned husband and wife team of singer Jacqui Dankworth and pianist Charlie Wood will perform live at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne, next weekend on Saturday July 29 at 7.30pm.

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Prestigious piano competition had such worthy and talented finalists

The Norah Sande Award is one of Eastbourne’s many musical treasures. It has strict terms of entry. Competitors must be between 18-25 years of age, and must have been born in Sussex, Kent, Surrey or London, or be resident, training or working in one of those counties. All must have passed Grade Eight with Distinction in piano.

Jim Mullen

Jazz on a Sunday afternoon is the easy way to go in Seaford

Splash Point Jazz Club Seaford’s regular Sunday afternoon gigs have become something of an institution in the town.

Harvey Bourne

Fantastic free music event features thirteen talented acts

Live music fans are in for a treat next weekend as Eastbourne sees the return of the Little Music Marathon.


Enjoy the songs of Abba as tribute act comes to town

More than four decades after Swedish pop legends Abba swept to stardom after performing in the Brighton Dome at the legendary Eurovision Song Contest of 1974, the music of this mega band is still as popular as ever.

The Downland Singers

A summer concert brimming with bright and breezy tunes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow was one of a wide-ranging selection of pieces sung by the Downland Singers at their summer concert in Trinity Church, Willingdon last Saturday (July 1).

Mark Bassey

A big sound from a small band at a nostalgic & fun-packed gig

The music of the Count Basie Band swung into the Fishermen’s Club in Eastbourne last Wednesday evening, courtesy of trombonist Mark Bassey.

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Rag’n’Bone Man to play Brighton Centre

Following his triumphant set on The Other Stage at Glastonbury this year, the biggest UK breakout star of 2017, Rag’n’Bone Man, AKA Rory Graham, has announced seven UK and Eire dates for this November, including the Brighton Centre in his home county East Sussex.

Lukas Okros

Eastbourne plays host to some of the world’s most talented young pianists

Eastbourne is centre stage again next weekend, playing host to the internationally-renowned Norah Sande Award which attracts hugely talented young adult pianists from across the world in the eary stages of their professional careers. Former entrants include several BBC Young Musician of the Year finalists.

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If My Friends Could See Me Now - The Rattonians in Sweet Charity

The Rattonians are high-stepping into The Devonshire Park Theatre this month to present their summer musical Sweet Charity.

Coco Tomita with Mayor and Kenneth Roberts

A classical music star is born in Coco Tomita

Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert at St Saviour’s Church on June 18 is unlikely ever to be forgotten by anyone in the audience. Beethoven and Tchaikovsky are reliable crowd-pullers, but neither can be regarded as easy on the performers.

Len Goodamn

Blowing the blues away

Just at a time when we needed an antidote to General Elections and Brexit, along came Joe Pettitt and the Len Phillips Big Band to the Winter Garden last Sunday to remind the older generation of the pleasures that were around during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

Three weeks until The Jacksons, George Benson, Nao and Gregory Porter headline Love Supreme music festival

Three weeks until The Jacksons, George Benson, Nao and Gregory Porter headline Love Supreme music festival

Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Laura Mvula And The Jacksons Amongst Star Acts Set To Descend On East Sussex For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017
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Amazing charity fundraiser by Eastbourne choir

Voices Choir’s Summer Spectacular concert took place last Friday and raised the roof with songs old and new at the King’s Centre, Eastbourne, whilst raising the “amazing” sum of £1800 for local charity Embrace.


Erasure announce Brighton date as part of UK tour

Synthpop band Erasure have announced a major tour which includes a stop-off at the Brighton Dome on February 19.

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