LEWES MUSIC –LEWES PERFORMERS – LEWES STORIES

A unique opportunity to celebrate Lewes’ rich history and experience classical music performed by Lewesians for Lewesians, at Glyndebourne, the world famous opera house.

Glyndebourne and Transition Town Lewes are hosting a fundraising concert at the Glyndebourne Opera House on the afternoon of November 21st 2010, from 3 – 5PM.

The event will be accessible for all, Tickets are £20 & £10 (concessions), kids go free! BOOKING OPEN: Call 01273 815025

November 21st is set to be an extraordinary day where artists of local and global fame will be performing in a celebration of Lewes’ rich history and culture.

First time visitors to Glyndebourne are especially welcome and seats are being offered at an exceptionally low price of £10 (concessions) to £20 to encourage newcomers. Beyond being a fundraising event, the aim of the day is to introduce classical music to Lewes people who would not normally go to such events. It is a unique opportunity for local people to experience the power of classical music at an international opera house – just outside of Lewes.

The concert has been organised by Transition Town Lewes, the local not-for-profit organisation, and will raise funds for their projects that aim to help Lewes make the transition to becoming a low carbon community.

The ‘All Star – All Lewes’ line-up will perform a mix of music through the ages and includes:

  • Kalamus. Dirk (Mont) Campbell will be performing with his folk wind ensemble.
     
  • The Paddock Singers, the Esterhazy Chamber Choir and the Bremf Community Choir be conducted by John Hancorn.
  • Piers Adams of Baroque ensemble Red Priest, and arguably the world’s best recorder player will be performing with the Baroque collective.  
  • The Glyndebourne Youth Opera, directed by John Hancorn  will showcase the talent of Lewes’ younger generation.  
  • Opera stars Paul Austin Kelly, Liz Brice, Thomasin Trezise and Ricardo Simonetti will perform together accompanied by Carol Kelly.
  • Arthur Brown, rock legend, also known as the ‘God of Hellfire’ will be performing an acoustic set with his band.
  • The Galliard Ensemble, one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles will be performing from their wind music repertoire.
  • Each element of the programme will illustrate stories from Lewes’ past, present and future; such as the Lewes Bonfire, the story of the Piltdown man, Thomas Paine, the Finnish Prisoners during WW2, the Lewes Pound and the future of Transition Town Lewes. There will also be a section devoted to Lewes’ rich brewing tradition and the Lewes Arms boycott.

    Gus Christie, Glyndebourne chairman will compère the evening by weaving the different stories together to bring Lewes’ rich history and traditions to life.

    November 21st is set to be an extraordinary day where artists of local and global fame will be performing in a celebration of Lewes’ rich history and culture, so don’t miss out!