Choral society anniversary season begins

60th Annversary season launch, Bexhill Choral Society, St Augustine’s church, Cooden Drive, Bexhill. Saturday, October 1, 7.30pm. £9

HANDEL’S popular Zadok the Priest features in the opening concert of Bexhill Choral Society’s 60th Anniversary season.

This concert of baroque and early classical music takes place on Saturday, October 1, at St Augustine’s Church in Cooden Drive.

The first half starts with Haydn’s Te Deum, followed by Mozart’s Sancta Maria and finishes with another stylish setting of the Te Deum, this time by Purcell. The second half is devoted to Handel’s four Coronation Anthems, of which Zadok the Priest is the best known.

BCS’s director of music Kenneth Roberts takes great care choosing a programme he knows his choir and their audience will enjoy.

The soloists are Caroline Charnock, Camilla Bull, Roger Elias and Peter Grevatt, Sandra Lambourne and Karen McInally, accompanied by the Sussex Concert Orchestra. Tickets cost £9, available from choir members, Second Spin in Sackville Road, Bexhill, on the door or 01424 213352.This Diamond Anniversary season includes BCS’s traditional Christmas Carol concert at St Augustine’s on Saturday, December 10, and culminates in a Great Choral Classics Gala at the De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday, May 12, 2012.