Songs for Piddinghoe – 22 July

Songs for Piddinghoe

Songs for Piddinghoe – A Celebration of the Bells

Following the return, restoration, naming and blessing of our historic church bells, Songs for Piddinghoe is the world premiere of new music composed by Christopher Moore of VOCES8, to be performed in St John’s Church Piddinghoe with the Tide Mills Community Choir and Harbour Primary School Hand Bells Ensemble, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at 7pm.

A musical journey – Songs for Piddinghoe

Inspired by the stories, experiences and lives from our community, the celebration takes us on a musical journey across generations and time, to celebrate culture and community.  The concert will be followed by a barbeque and the Piddinghoe Ceilidh on the Hoe.  Find out more about tickets for these events.

This has all been made possible by the fantastic support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Chalk Cliff Trusts, BN9 Creative Newhaven and all the supporters of the restoration fund for the church bells. 

Brigid Simmonds OBE, funding co-ordinator and Secretary to the PCC said: “As part of our community outreach from funding by the Heritage Fund, we have trained students from Seahaven Academy Newhaven in the skills and techniques of oral history and children from Harbour Primary school in the ancient skill of handbell ringing.   The 22nd July provides a very special opportunity for the children to work with the wonderful Tide Mills Choir and Christopher Moore (VOCES8), for a world premiere of his composition ‘Songs for Piddinghoe. 

We are as ever grateful to all the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Chalk Cliff Trust and funds from BN9 Creative Newhaven, for their support.”

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