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Bexhill Festival of Music draws to a close on high note

Abbie Jones performing at No.48 as part of the Bexhill Festival of Music June 2014 SUS-140107-105700001

Abbie Jones performing at No.48 as part of the Bexhill Festival of Music June 2014 SUS-140107-105700001

This year’s Bexhill Festival of Music, which drew music lovers to dozens of live events over the past five weeks, has been hailed the best one yet.

Chairman of the Bexhill Festival of Music (BFM) Tony Mansi said with 42 events and a range of different genres to choose from he hoped there had been something for everyone. “To have such an array of World Class performers together with our own local talent in Bexhill was indeed a treat.

“The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC Big Band, Imogen Cooper, Alex Horne & The Horne Section, Bexhill Choral Society, The Summer Sing, In Unison, Hastings Area Symphony Orchestra & Jazz and Blues Band, The Magic of the Musicals to name but a few.

“There were also local bands, local choirs, local musicians, and local churches all contributing to an amazing community Festival.”

One of the events rounding off the festival last weekend was the Spinning Jenny Band’s Barn Dance, with 80 people enjoying an evening of music and dancing, raising £250 for Demelza House Children Hospice.

Mr Mansi thank everyone who contributed to the BFM. “Special thanks to the De La Warr Pavilion, The Bexhill Observer, Gaby Hardwicke, Andy Rimmer and No.48 for their fundraiser which raised £150, Adam Hepkin for taking over the Summer Sing Concert, all the performers, all the children and teachers from Bexhill Schools who participated, and lastly the residents of Bexhill and surrounding areas who supported the Festival and made it all worth while.

“This year’s Bexhill Festival of Music was probably the most successful since its inception in 2007.”

 

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