Review: Extraordinary flawless portrayal at the heart of a deeply moving event

It was, I admit, with a little trepidation that I agreed to write a review of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, performed at All Saints Church by Phoenix Choir under the direction of Michael Fields.

The Rat Pack Live at Devonshire Park Theatre

Convinced and converted by the awesome talent

The Boys are back in Town! Transport yourselves to Las Vegas when Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin fetch up next month at the lil’ old Devonshire Park Theatre!

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Out on her own - Miranda Sykes’ solo tour and album

Miranda Sykes, acclaimed singer and bassist with Show of Hands, is returning to her roots with a solo tour and album.

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Looking ahead to classical music treats for Eastbourne audiences

Eastbourne is by no means a large town, yet it has far more than its fair share of musical delights.


UB40, Aswad and The Gipsy Kings confirmed for Boundless Summer festival at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

UB40’s Robin Campbell chats to Lawrence Smith about the upcoming event, the new album and the band’s 40th anniversary.

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New club strikes the right note for guitarists

After a successful inaugural meeting The Lamb Guitar Society will next meet on Thursday February 22.

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Eastbourne Rotary Club’s jazz celebration for charity

Hot Jazz From A Cool Band on March 28 brings the Storyville Strutters/Dixie Sextet here to perform at the Eastbourne College Theatre.

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Jazz funk grooves with The Drawtones in Eastbourne

The Drawtones with special guests will be heading to The Birley Centre in Eastbourne for a live jazz funk performance this Spring.

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Choir’s first Eastbourne date features three classic works

Fans of choral singing are in for a treat when the Lewes Singers make their Eastbourne debut at All Saints Church, in Grange Road.

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Two great innovators of the folk world join forces in duo

In the wake of a hugely successful one-off appearance back in the summer of 2016, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) continue their musical journey.

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Sussex's Love Supreme Music Festival announces heavyweight line-up for 2018

Earth Wind & Fire, Tom Misch, Elvis Costello, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Winwood, Mavis Staples, Tony Allen, Mr Jukes, Curtis Harding and many more for the finest jazz festival in Sussex
Daniel Ochoa will perform as Christ in St Matthew Passion by Phoenix Choir

Phoenix Choir in Bach’s Passion Of St Matthew

Phoenix Choir is looking forward to its performance of the beautiful Passion Of St Matthew by Johann Sebastian Bach at All Saints Church in Eastbourne on Saturday February 17.

Tribute show at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Greatest Queen hits from top tribute act

Renowned tribute band The Bohemians is touring with its amazing performance of Queen’s finest compositions and brings the show to the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne on Sunday Febrary 25 from 7.30pm.

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New composition for Concentus

Eastbourne’s Concentus is looking for a new song to sing at its summer concert this year.

Life Could Be A Dream at Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Feelgood vibes from an unforgettable era in music

Following on from a UK premiere in London and successful run at the Theatre Royal in Windsor, Denny and The Dreamers will sing and dance their way through doo-wop hits in Life Could Be A Dream in Eastbourne.

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It’s Yesterday Once More in the Karen Carpenter Story

The Carpenters’ music was for many of us a soundtrack of the past - hauntingly beautiful songs like Close to You and We’ve Only Just Begun made Richard Carpenter and his crystal-voiced sister Karen international superstars in the 1970s.

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Eastbourne Music And Arts Festival starts next Friday

The 58th Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival runs from February 9-18.

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Stunning soloists join Eastbourne choir in performing Bach’s Passion

Phoenix Choir is looking forward to its winter concert on Saturday February 17 in All Saints’ Church, when it will be performing the much-loved sacred Passion of St Matthew by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Eastbourne parish church is looking for choir members

Eastbourne Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin, Old Town, is appealing for new members in all parts to join the four part choir.

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