OPERA: In Tarring and Angmering churches

TARRING and Angmering are on the tour list in a new venture bringing opera to churches.

Thursday, 21st October 2010, 1:18 pm

Terry Driscoll, who is based in Goring, has launched the series through Cantonata Music – an opera series which breaks new ground for him as well.

“I have been in the music industry for a long, long time, working with projects with everyone from Iron Maiden to the Minogue sisters. This is now a very different genre for me.

“We started with an Opera by the River concert this spring in Shoreham and, as a result of that, I was asked to pop along to St Margaret’s, Rottingdean.

“While I was there, I just thought that these buildings are a perfect marriage of acoustics and voices and architecture.

“I went trawling through all the churches in Sussex until I found five good venues with willing rectors.”

Terry is promising a wonderful evening of recitals by performers and soloists who have graced the world’s finest stages, including the English National and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Cantonata Music operates a share programme where 50 per cent of all net profits are donated to the church and/or corresponding charity fund.

Tickets are available online at www.cantonata.co.uk or from the church offices and dedicated local box offices. Adults £16.50/children (under 16) £10.50 in advance.

Concerts include tomorrow (Friday, October 22) at St Margaret’s Parish Church, Arundel Road, Angmering, and on Saturday, October 23, at St Andrew’s Parish Church, West Tarring.

Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7.30pm and should finish around 9.15pm.