As red is our favourite colour it seemed logical that we lent our own splash of red for Comic Relief (Red Nose Day). So, we took some time out of our intensive rehearsal schedule to don some red clothing (fleeces obligatory!), put on silly headgear and bake cakes to raise some money for Comic Relief in our own “red nose day” tribute on Monday 11th March. Selling cakes at between 50p and £1 each we raised an impressive £124 in just half an hour whilst we enjoyed our (very jolly and noisy) tea break. Well done everybody! #RedNoseDay #ComicRelief
Concentus are back from the Christmas break and this new year brings a whole new approach to the Summer programme. But, before we get to that point in the year, there are some very exciting things to look forward to - for example, the Hastings Music Festival, Singing with Aled Jones - YES REALLY!…
This years’s Summer concert will be a bit different to our usual format in that, for the first time ever, we are sharing our performance by combining with Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass under the direction of bandmaster Ian Stewart.
LGBB are a contest/competition band who play to a very high standard and from which they have gained many successes at both regional and national level. We consider this quite an honour for us to have the chance of performing with them…..and hopefully for them with us as we believe we are the largest singing group they have ever performed with! Please have a look at their website: http://www.lgbbrass.co.uk
As always we look forward to welcoming new members to our happy band of singers. This year is going to be phenomenal!
We are very honoured to be performing again to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.
Judging of the entries has now taken place and Concentus is pleased to announce the winner of the competition is Clive Whitburn from Eastbourne, with a composition entitled ‘Pax Amor Caritas’. The choir is very excited to be incorporating this piece into their Summer concerts this year.
Assistant Musical Director Lou Soper said “We would like to thank all those who entered. It was a very tough decision as the entries were of a very high standard; we were so impressed that Concentus are going to make this an annual event.”