A baroque bonanza with the Sussex Song Makers

Making their first visit to West Sussex, Sussex Song Makers with the Sussex Ensemble are promising a baroque bonanza when they make their Festival of Chichester debut on Friday 7 July at the Assembly Room at 7pm.

Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Albinoni’s Concerto for Oboe and Torelli’s Concerto for trumpet will be performed. The Sussex Song Makers will be conducted by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis, with the Sussex Ensemble led by Nick Houghton.

Elizabeth said: “We are group of singers who are all singers in their own right. After I’d stopped conducting the Eastbourne Choral Society which I had done for ten years, I missed conducting so I got together this group of girls and we are having a lovely time. We got together about six years ago and there are twelve of us. We’ve got four in each voice and we sing solos as well.

“This is the fourth concert we have done this year. We do the London festivals and we go to the lovely little churches. In September we’re going to Pevensey where we’ll be doing the same programme that we’re doing in Chichester. It’s actually quite difficult to decide what we’re going to do. The Magnificat is 25 minutes long and the Gloria is 30 minutes long so we have put in the Albinoni and the Torelli as well. And I know that if I saw our programme, I would want to hear it!”

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