DSC02312Last Weekend Sell-Out!

The Spring Music Festival ended on a high note when the whole audience joined in with “Climb Every Mountain…” as a finale for The Magic of The Musicals dinner in the village hall. This brought to a close the Fifth Rottingdean Music Festival where audiences had enjoyed concerts by a wide variety of artists: Jonathan Wiseman on Classical Guitar, Latin American music with Rafael Berio, the Choral workshop with Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the Spring Prom Concert. Rottingdean Arts remain very grateful for all our Sponsors, and the many Patrons and Friends without whose support such a Festival would not be possible.

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Village Hall, Wednesday 12th March
Sponsored by Frank and Marnia Wenstrom

Herbie Flowers and his distinguished Band were back in Rottingdean to wow their audience with his unique mix of wry humour and superb music. He was joined on keyboard by Mike Hatchard who entertained us with ex tempore lyrics to some of the familiar favourites, and Paul Hart with his brilliant jazz violin solos, while Marie-Anne Hillier on percussion helped to keep the band in order. As well as his iconic “Walk on the Wild Side”, Herbie played a wide range of virtuoso pieces, and would have gone on all night if he had been allowed to!

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Rottingdean Spring Music Festival

This years Spring Music Festival got off to a rousing start. The eclectic band hKippers delighted a packed Queen Victoria pub with their zany brand of folk-rock music, while Jacqui Dankworth had the audience on their feet after an evening of stunning Jazz with her All-Star band. Many of the audience were back to see some prodigious young talent including Dilara Sahin from Ovingdean and Elliot Corner from Saltdean, and in the evening for the ever-popular Opera Dinner. Next week promises more musical delights with Jazz dinners, a Choral workshop, a Latin American night, and the Spring Prom Concert – much to look forward to!

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duo-delight-1Village Hall, Sunday February 2nd
Sponsored by Joan Griffiths

Anna Noakes (flute), back by popular request, was joined by the distinguished harpist Gabriella Dall’Ollio for an enchanting afternoon of music that delighted a full house at the Village Hall this weekend. The music included classics, such as an arrangement of Mozart’s Magic Flute but was truly global in scope with folk music from Hungary and jazz from South America. And to set the scene, Anna dressed the part! A wonderful start to the 2014 programme. See more pictures below:

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Jazz Dinner on March 6 at the Bistro Gourmand has sold out.

There will be another dinner on Monday, March 10 at 7.30 with the same artists and tickets will be available from the Box Office from Monday, January 20 or to Sponsors, Patrons and Friends immediately from Sheila Segal.

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