Winchelsea Church was alive with the sound of music for the first time since lockdown began. 

Rye Bay Crew

On 19th September, four members of the Rye Bay Crew entertained as full a house as the rules would allow.

Rebekah Gilbert, Jonathan Breeds and Andi Rivett  were accompanied by Anne Marshall and performed songs by Richard Rogers, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Tom Lehrer and more.

Sponsorship and ticket sales meant that a welcome £680 was raised for church funds.

Next up will be the resumption of the Winchelsea Arts programme.  

Marcio da Silva

On Saturday 14th November, Winchelsea Arts restarts its series of concerts with a recital by the Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Marcio da Silva.

They will be performing an evening of glorious, uplifting music which will be a fitting tribute to Winchelsea Arts’ return to safe and live concerts in
St Thomas’ Church.

Critics have praised Marcio for handling ‘his forces with great skill, shaping musical lines to beautiful effect and splendid impact.’

The orchestra will perform four string pieces:
Sibelius –  Romance in C
Elgar –  String Serenade
Nielsen – Bohemian Danish Folk Tune
Tchaikovsky – String Serenade

To ensure maximum safety there will be 36 ticket zones in the church.  Further details about concert arrangements can be found on the Arts website.

Tickets are priced at £35 for a double and £20 for a single and will include a glass of wine.

For more information on Winchelsea Arts and to book tickets online click here