An inspiring programme of music from Renaissance Plus on Sunday

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Celebrating the talent and music of British music hall star Billy Merson

“There is no doubt about it, variety is coming back to Eastbourne,” Billy Merson declared at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in February 1938.

Theatre and Comedy

Exciting summer music on the way from top artists at The Old Chapel

This year’s International Summer Season Of Music at The Old Chapel in Alfriston arranged by Spyboy Promotions includes performers from seven different countries.

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Top performers head to Rye for holiday weekend

Next weekend sees a series of top notch live performances in Rye by some of the biggest and most respected names on the current music scene - from the ‘people’s tenor’ Russell Watson to the dazzling classical guitarist Milos Karadaglić and the soul diva talent that is Avery Sunshine.

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Homecoming gig in summer for Keane singer Tom Chaplin

Russell Watson

Rye International Jazz Festival promises world-class concerts

Rye International Jazz Festival are promising “five incredibly special intimate world class concerts” in St Mary’s Church, Rye in East Sussex over the early May bank holiday weekend.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Popular Swing orchestra set for a show at the Hippodrome

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra promise a swinging night at the Royal Hippodrome on Sunday April 29.

Rachel Sinetta presents Wuthering Heights: The Music of Kate Bush

The songs of Kate Bush for just one marvellous night

The songs of Kate Bush will resound around the Devonshire Park Theatre as Rachel Sinetta brings Wuthering Heights: The Music of Kate Bush to Eastbourne for one night only on May 2.

Phoenix Choir Eastbourne. By Wil Wardle Photography

Rossini’s mass in an operatic-style is sure to ‘put a spring in your step’

After their much acclaimed performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion in February, Phoenix Choir is now enjoying rehearsals for Gioachino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in preparation for their summer concert on June 9.

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Sussex Harmony singers strive to keep cheerful church music alive

Lewes-based group of costumed singers and instrumentalists Sussex Harmony is giving a concert in All Saints’ Church, Waldron, near Heathfield, in aid of the organ fund.

Trapdoor Productions summer show at Royal Hippdrome Theatre - copyright John Scofield Photography

Summer show starting soon at Royal Hippodrome

Summer 2018 sees the talented performers of Trapdoor Productions return to Eastbourne for the sixth consecutive year with their inimitable take on the great tradition of classic summer season family variety.

Liza sings Streisand

The emotion and range of Barbra Streisand’s voice

The show Liza Pulman Sings Streisand heads to Eastbourne for a date at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Sunday April 15 from 7pm.

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison music tribute at the Under Ground Theatre

George Harrison’s classic music in live performance

For many of us, George Harrison was not only the quiet Beatle and also the favourite one.

Phoenix Choir

Phoenix Choir’s preparation for Rossini’s sacred mass

After a much acclaimed performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, members of Phoenix Choir are now enjoying rehearsals for their summer programme with Gioachino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle.

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Get involved with choral society’s upcoming events

Eastbourne Choral Society gave an acclaimed performance of Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony as the highlight of its spring concert, which was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and audience alike.

Liza Pulman

Liza Pulman celebrates genius of Streisand in Eastbourne

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand is the show as Liza heads to Eastbourne for a date at the Hippodrome on Sunday, April 15.

Lalah Hathaway

Love Supreme lines up Pharoah Sanders, Level 42, Chris Dave & the Drumhedz, Lalah Hathaway and more for 2018

Star names join Earth Wind & Fire, Tom Misch, Elvis Costello, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Winwood, Mavis Staples, Tony Allen, Mr Jukes, Nubya Garcia, Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter Trio and many more on final line-up for this summer’s festival
Zoe Pennington Dance Studios

Review: The Best Of The Fest

Nine days of performing, and over 2,000 competitors: this year’s Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival was an all-singing, all-dancing success.

The Fureys coming to Hailsham Pavilion

Unforgettable songs from a band celebrating 40 years

The Fureys is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most famous bands and responsible for some of the most stirring music to capture the public imagination. These amazing musicians come to the Hailsham Pavilion for a live performance on Saturday April 21 at 7.30pm.

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Review: A memorable night of glorious English anthems

Eastbourne’s choral music-making is in vibrant health, and Eastbourne Choral Society filled All Saints Church last week with a wonderful Evening of English Music.

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