Following the death of Sir Colin Davis earlier this year, Bexhill Choral Society has announced that distinguished soprano Lesley Garrett has agreed to become its new Patron.
Early in her career, Lesley sang the soprano solos with BCS in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”.
She remembers it fondly, and in her message to the Society for the 60th Birthday concert last year at the DLWP she told members: “I was so grateful to the Bexhill Choral Society for giving me a wonderful opportunity and invaluable experience”.
The first concert of BCS’s exciting new season is on Saturday October 5 in Bexhill at St Augustine’s Church, off Cooden Drive.
The main featured work is Mozart’s great “Mass in C Minor” along with two settings of the “Magnificat” by J C Bach and Schubert.
The Sussex Concert Orchestra also plays Mozart’s well-loved “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”.
The soloists are Sophie Pullen, Claire Williamson, Roger Elias and Peter Grevatt, and the conductor is BCS’s Director of Music, Kenneth Roberts.
Tickets, costing £10, are available from Second Spin (Sackville Road, Bexhill), Imagen (20 Claremont, in Hastings), choir members, on the door, or you can call 01424 213352 for details.
BCS’s season finishes on June 14 with another popular Choral Classics at the DLWP, as part of the The Bexhill Festival of Music.