Choir’s concerts in aid of blind

Eastbourne Polyphony Choir who will be appearing at Eastbourne Centre
Eastbourne Polyphony Choir who will be appearing at Eastbourne Centre
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Sovereign Polyphony, the Eastbourne-based female harmony choir, presents the first of their 2013 concerts next Friday (May 17, 7.45pm).

It is being staged at the Eastbourne Centre Hotel, Grand Parade, is entitled, simply ‘Sing’.

It will consist of a stimulating and diverse selection of close harmony and choral renditions of many favourite and familiar songs.

“This year, as always, we have a very wide programme designed to appeal to all musical tastes,” said choir director, Sue Barrett.

“We are delighted both the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Mike Thompson, and our MP, Stephen Lloyd, will once again join us at the Eastbourne Centre.”

The Sovereign Singers, currently 20-voices strong, were awarded distinctions in two separate categories in the 2013 Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival last February.

The group formed in 2006 with the primary objective to entertain and raise funds exclusively for the Eastbourne Blind Society.

Performing four formal concerts each year, at spring and at Christmas time, the choir is proud to devote all their performance proceeds towards helping the sight-impaired within the Eastbourne community.

“The choir grew from an idea that combined our skills and created something a little different with which we are able to support a local charity”, said Miss Barrett, adding, “it’s a wonderful feeling to know money raised through music enriches the lives of others.”

The Eastbourne Centre audience will be treated to many memorable songs including: “Wherever You Are” (made famous by TV’s Gareth Malone and the Military Wives); “Swinging on a Star”; “Danny Boy”; “The Sound of Silence” and many more familiar songs.

Anyone unable to attend will have a second opportunity to see the same programme performed at the Eastbourne Blind Society’s own hall, in Longstone Road, on Saturday, May, 7.45pm.

Tickets for both nights will be available on the door at £5 per person. Doors open 710pm, concerts begins at 7.45pm.

For further details on the choir, concerts, or even to find out how you can get involved visit or email Sue Barrett at sovereignpolypho