Music of the Gypsies at St Clements

Vocal Explosion Choir
Vocal Explosion Choir

From the lively to the soul-wrenching, Vocal Explosion Choir present its new set The Music of The Gypsies, inspired by upbeat wedding music and passionate laments from Eastern Europe - from Romania through to Spain.

The concert will take place at St Clements Church, High Street, Hastings Old Town, on Saturday, March 22, from 7.30pm and will feature a solo performance by Juliet Russell whose voice has been described by The Stage as ‘brilliantly haunting’.

The 40-strong choir will be accompanied by hot instrumentals including violin, guitar, and percussion. Singer and composer Juliet Russell, the choir’s director, said: “The idea is that the audience will be taken on an incredible emotional journey from the upbeat to the soul-wrenching sounds of Gypsy laments. There are pieces from Bosnia, 17th century Sephardic Spain, and iconic songs from Romanian culture, which will give a taste of Eastern European vocal harmonies.”

This latest concert from the world music choir follows the success of Vocal Explosion’s Stade Saturdays 100 Voices project, which last summer brought together more than 100 singers. Tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for children 13 years and under. They are available in advance from B&T Music, 9 Claremont, on 01424 434480, from SHOP, 32-34 Norman Road, on 07763 579908, or on the door.


An incredible emotional journey: Vocal Explosion Choir sing The Music of the Gypsies