Baroque to Broadway
Saturday 21st July
with Rebecca Anstey
and Colin Hughes
The programme will contain pieces by
Individual titles will be announced on the day
Rebecca achieved a Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and Opera at Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tuition of Christine Cairns. Whilst at the Conservatoire she won a Kathleen Ferrier Trust award and a Music Sound Fund award. Rebecca has performed with Grange Park Opera among other touring opera companies, playing roles such as Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. As a soloist, she has performed in many major works including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John’s Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with a number of choral societies. These include Seaford,
Shrewsbury, Hailsham and Norwich, The Royal College of Organists, The Royal Free Singers, Derby Cathedral Choir and the Choir of St John’s. Rebecca now spends most of her time singing, teaching and giving vocal workshops to choral societies.
Colin trained at Trinity College of Music, London, where he studied the Violin. Whilst there he was awarded scholarships for both piano and organ and developed an interest in accompanying. He has performed in major venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Glyndebourne. He grew up in North London and held positions as Choirmaster
and Organist at a number of churches, as well as playing in orchestras and chamber groups, giving solo recitals, conducting choral societies and drumming for a rock band. Since moving to Eastbourne, Colin has become well known and respected as a teacher, accompanist and performer.