Summer music school to start

Voces8 in Eastbourne
Voces8 in Eastbourne

AIMS International Music School will again be in residence at Eastbourne College this summer from August 16-23.

The event includes a wide range of public performances following the launch gala concert on Sunday August 17 from 7.45pm at All Saints church in Eastbourne which features guest group VOCES8.

A review in The Telegraph recently read: “Versatile is certainly the word for VOCES8. The award-winning a capella octet has a repertoire that stretches from early English choral pieces to jazz standards and recent pop tunes. But above all, it is the on-stage presence, character and connection with the audience that has made it so successful.”

Tickets are £20. For groups of 10 or more, AIMS is offering a discounted price of £15 per ticket (advance sales only).

The gala is followed by a variety of recital, workshop, masterclass and live performance. This will include on the final day Sunday August 23; at 9am Madrigals, Motets and a scene from Handel Jephtha in the Chapel, Eastbourne College: at 11am Tutors’ Choice Student Concert

at The Birley Centre, in Carlisle Road: at 2.30pm a staged opera, Menotti The Medium, also at The Birley Centre: and at 3.45pm scenes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the theatre in Eastbourne College - entry to all of these costs £10.

Tickets are available on 07985 191915,, or on the door.