Happy New Year!

  • Posted on: 15 January 2024
  • By: Michael Withers

We’ve had a busy time at Heber Opera since our last email. We were delighted and privileged to be invited to sing in the Music Room at Brighton Pavilion for a Christmas concert (jointly with Brighton Chamber Choir) and also to entertain the diners at two of the Pavilion’s Christmas banquets. We were also very happy to have been invited back to the Bluebell Railway to provide carol singing for the Golden Arrow Christmas Dining trains.

It was lovely to be back singing again in the evocative surroundings of Horsted Keynes station.

Plans for 2024 Our plans for this year are still in flux. You can see from the photos elsewhere on this page that last year’s Tales of Hoffmann was a tremendous achievement and was hugely enjoyed by everyone who attended but it has left our finances a little strained!

We will be concentrating on fundraising performances this year – we aren’t planning another fully staged performance until 2025 - but we are counting on our supporters to continue to come along to concerts and other events that we have planned.

We are aiming to present a couple of ‘gala’-type concerts in the spring and autumn and we intend to hold more of our popular ‘Afternoon tea’ concerts. We can already announce the date of our very popular fundraising craft fair in Hurstpierpoint Village Centre which is on 23 November 2024.

Planning is underway for all these projects so watch this space for further information and dates when these become available.

Better still, why not join our mailing list so that you can be the first to hear about our events [link to: http://heberopera.co.uk/mailing]

In addition, we would love to hear any suggestions you might have for additional fundraising activities, or venues or organisations that might like to book Heber Opera for events.

Meanwhile, for anyone who might have been thinking of joining Heber Opera, there will be opportunities for taster sessions throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about what it takes to sing in opera, please contact Michael Withers (michael@heberopera.co.uk).