Battle choir with a stunning presentation in St Leonards

Battle Choral Society SUS-141117-103526001
Battle Choral Society SUS-141117-103526001

Battle Choral Society returns to St. Johns Church, Pevensey Road, St Leonards on Sea, for their Autumn concert on Saturday November 28.

The music is the Stabat Mater composed by Antonin Dvorak. He was a prolific composer of beautiful melodies, and many are aware of his New World Symphony.

The Stabat Mater is a lovely setting of a famous mediaeval poem, and although born out of tragic personal circumstances, it inspired the composer’s finest choral work.

The Publicity Officer Iva Barnes reports that arrangements for this concert are altered for this one concert, with doors open from 7 pm for the audience to enjoy a complimentary drink, followed at 8 pm by the concert.

They hope that this different schedule will attract their usual enthusiastic gathering.

Tickets remain at £15 and are available from Raggs, 20 Battle High Street, or by phoning (01424) 845219 or 221872. An email address will reserve tickets, and on the night for payment by cash or cheque.

There will be a free bus from Battle, but seats must be reserved by phoning (01424) 775730 On sale during the evening, will be CD’s of Christmas Carols, which were available last year, but are now on sale at £5 per CD.

The Choir says that for the first time they will be using soloists that come under the auspices of the Jacqueline Baker Trust, and look forward to welcoming young singers at the start of their careers.

They, the choir and Orchestra all under the direction of the Director of Music, John Langridge, hope that everyone will enjoy the beautiful music.