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  • New Musical Director
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023

    HCC are delighted to announce that Timothy Peters joined us in January as our new Music Director. Timothy is an accomplished 
    conductor and a talented tenor and composer. Last year he was appointed Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and also as Musical Director of Surrey’s LGBTQIA+ Choir, Surrey Rainbow Choir. 
     
    Timothy, who graduated with an honours degree in music from Sheffield University, has been featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 4 and regularly performs for choirs and orchestras around England.

     
    Timothy teaches singing, musical production, DJ performance and the composition component of GCSE and A-level Music and conducts choirs at the City of London Freemen’s School.

     
  • New Accompanist
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 26 May 2022




    We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Ian Miles as our new Accompanist, starting in September. Ian lived in Oxfordshire until 2018 when he moved to West Sussex. He has been a respected community and church pianist and organist for many years supporting a wide range of events and choirs.
    Ian also offers language/phonetic coaching to vocalists. We warmly welcome him to the Choir and wish Elizabeth Burtenshaw a very happy retirement with much gratitude.

     
  • Nice press coverage
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 25 Mar 2022


    A very nice piece in the West Sussex County Times this week.

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  • Soloists announced for April concert
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 3 Feb 2022

    With a change of Violinist, here are the soloists for Saturday:

    ISOBEL HOWARD Violin

    Izzy began to play the violin aged four and studied at Chethams School of Music from 2010 to 2016 with Ben Holland. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada for two years to study the violin with Professor Robert Rozek. She is currently in the final year of her Bachelors degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Jack Liebeck. In 2016 and 2017 she played as part of the Curtis Institutes Young Artist Summer Program, and in 2019 played at the Mozarteum festival in Salzburg.   In the summers of 2020 and 2021 Izzy was a prizewinner at the Verao Classico festival in Lisbon, and performed recitals as part of the inaugural Blenio Festival in Switzerland in July 2021. Izzy has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, US and Canada. She is a keen solo and chamber musician, and regularly performs duo recitals as well as recitals with her horn trio who have upcoming concerts in the UK and Germany. Izzy plays on the 1808 Giovanni Rota violin which is generously loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.
     

    Edward Dean Organ

    Edward is an organist, harmoniumist, and Assistant Director of Music, Holy Trinity, Sloane Street. He studied organ at the Royal College of Music with David Graham and Sophie-VĂ©ronique Cauchefer Choplin, Andrew Dewar at the American Cathedral, Paris and at Eastman School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Holy Trinity, Sloane Street he held posts at the American Cathedral, Paris and St Bride's, Fleet Street.

    He was educated at Lancing College and cites English tenor and notable Lancing alumnus Peter Pears as an influence. His academic work centres on the output of Peter Warlock and John Ireland, the latter of whom was also organist of Holy Trinity, Sloane Street. He is a member of the Peter Warlock Society. He has arranged Warlock's Capriol Suite and Five Folksong Preludes for organ, and produced an acclaimed arrangement of Benedicamus Domino of the same composer for SATB.

    Engagements in 2020 include the US premiere of His Genuflections Musicks for organ, with organist and highchurchman Owen Reid, at the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. Its UK premiere was in 2018 at Westminster Cathedral.

    In addition to his work as a performer, Edward has restored harmoniums for institutions including the British Broadcasting Corporation and The Eastman School of Music.


     

  • New YouTube channel!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 29 Jan 2022
    New YouTube channel!
    Live recorded highlights of the 2021 Christmas concert at St Mary's, Horsham.
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