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Bexhill Choral Society are working very hard with their Director of Music, Kenneth Roberts, preparing for their concert of Great Choral Classics at the De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday, 14th June at 7.30pm.

They will be accompanied by the Sussex Concert Orchestra.

With a wide variety of musical styles in such a programme, Kenneth Roberts transforms BCS from an English choir singing works by Parry, Stanford and Holst, into an opera chorus for Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus”, “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”, and Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus”. A ‘taster’ of BCS’s autumn Mozart concert is included, with two excerpts from his “ Requiem”.

The choir is joined by soprano soloist, Claire Williamson for “Let the Bright Seraphim”, and Claire accompanies the choir in “Panis Angelicus” and American Spirituals in a new, lively arrangement by Kenneth Roberts.

This includes “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and “Down by the Riverside”, to bring the evening to a spectacular end.

Tickets are from the DLWP Box Office, 01424 229111, www.dlwp.com , priced £10-£15, Students and Children £5

This evening, (9th May), Kenneth Roberts, a renowned pianist, is giving one of his very popular Lecture/Recitals on Frederick Chopin’s music, particularly the stay in Valldemossa, Majorca, in the winter of 1838/9 with his lover, George Sand, when they scandalized this small country village.

Venue: St Martha’s Church Hall, Little Common, (corner Birkdale and Cooden Sea Road) TN39 4SL

Tickets: £10 01424 213352 and on the door.