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                                                                                                        Stephen Hope was educated at Canterbury
                                                                                                        Cathedral Choir School and the King's
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                                                                                                        School, studying organ with Allan Wicks and
                                                                                                        piano with the eminent pianist Ronald Smith,

        Christmas Carols in Bruges
        Christmas Carols in Bruges                     Deposit
                                                       Fee               £50.00
                                                                         £32.50                         before continuing his training as organ
        ‘Come and Sing 2010’ - Croydon                 Fee               £25.00
                                                                                                        scholar at Bristol University, specialising in
        ‘Come and Sing 2010’ - Croydon
                                                                                                        Keyboard performance and conducting.
        Stainer’s Crucifixion - Belmont
        Faure’s Requiem - Belmont                      Fee                £5.00                         Since then, he has worked extensively both
        DorchesterSing Messiah - Dorchester
        Come and Festival Chorus

        Weekend in Bruges
        Long Weekend in Bruges


                                                                                                        as pianist and conductor with a number of
                                                                                                        societies and orchestras including the Eng-
                                                                                  lish National Orchestra, English Northern Philharmonia, London
                                                                                  City Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Symphony
        Sussex Festival Singers in Chichester          Fee only          £25.00
        Sussex Festival Singers in Chichester                                     Orchestra. He has also worked with such artists as Marilyn Hill-
                                                             Subtotal:            Smith, John Noble, Frank Edgerton, Jack Brymer, Ronald Smith, Sir
                                                                                  Harry Secombe, Clarence Myerscough, and Roy Castle.
                                                                                  In 1989 and 1990, Stephen was awarded a coveted Fellowship to
                                                                                  the Conductors' Institute of America where he studied with a num-
                                                                                  ber of distinguished conductors including Morton Gould, Lukas
                                                                                  Foss, Daniel Lewis and Harold Farberman.
                                                                                  In addition, he maintains a parallel career as an organist in his posts
                                                                                  as Director of Music at St. John's, Belmont, and the Streatham Lib-
                                                                                  eral Synagogue, and pianistically as an accompanist and a member
                                                                                  of the music staff at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom.
Email                                                                             Stephen regularly engages orchestras and artists for shows and
                                                                                  concerts and created the Alkan International Piano Competition in
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                                                                                  Stephen has worked as a radio presenter on CFM Radio, and as a
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                                                                                  the Music with Hope' has been presented throughout the UK with
                                                                                  great success.
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                                                                                  Stephen conducted highly acclaimed performances of Nabucco,
                                                                                  Masked Ball, Carmen and Turandot with Bel Canto Festival Opera
                                                                                  during his four years as Music Director. He has worked extensively
                                                                                  in the theatre, directing many of the leading operatic societies in
                                                                                  the South of England.
                                                                                  In 2002, Stephen formed the Sinfonia da Chiesa and in 2003 cre-
                                                                                  ated the Sussex Festival Choir. In 2004, the newly formed Essex
                                                                                  Festival Choir gave its inaugural concert in Chelmsford Cathedral.
                                                                                  Stephen has toured extensively in Europe and has organised sev-
                                                                                  eral overseas trips for the Sussex Festival Choir, visiting Florence,
                                                                                  Rome, Bruges, Rouen, Venice and most recently, Barcelona. In
                                          Contact Us                              2010 they will re-visit Bruges and in 2011 will make a 6 day visit to
                                                                                  Stephen is currently Music Director of West Sussex Philharmonic
                                     129 The Greenway,                            Choir, Basildon Choral Society, Northwood Choral Society, Hurst-
                                          Epsom,                                  pierpoint Singers, All Saint’s Singers Sutton Courtenay, Dorchester
                                           Surrey.                                Festival Chorus, Sussex Festival Singers and Hurstpierpoint Festival
                                         KT18 7HY                                 Choir.
                               Phone/Fax: 01372 741100
                                                                                  In September, Stephen has been invited to direct a chorus of 4000
                                   Mobile: 07770 392067                           children at the O2 with Jim Davidson, Rick Wakeman and others to
                          E-mail:                     raise money for the National Adoption Society.
                 Hurstpierpoint Festival 2009                                           Sussex Festival Choir
                 ‘Scratch’ Messiah                                                      ‘Come and Sing Rutter’s Requiem’
                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas Carols
                 Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September                                  Saturday 6th February                                                        In Bruges
                 Hurstpierpoint Parish Church                                           Croydon Parish Church
                                                                                                                                          A wonderful day trip on Saturday 12th December to revisit
Saturday Choral Workshop:          10am-4pm (1 hour for               Choral Workshop:              10am-1pm                              a favourite SFC haunt, travelling by coach from Horsham’s
lunch)                                                                                                                                    Hop Oast Park & Ride, arriving in Bruges in time for lunch.
                                                                      Rehearsal with orchestra: 2.30pm-5pm
Sunday Rehearsal:                  3pm-6pm                                                                                                Carols will be sung outside and in one of our regular
                                                                      Concert:                      7.30pm                                churches so wrap up warm! After dinner and some liquid
Concert:                           7.30pm                                                                                                 refreshment we’ll get back on the coach and head back
                                                                      The cost for the day will be £25. Music will be available for
Concert with the Sinfonia da Chiesa and soloists.                     those who don’t have their own. All profits raised will go          home. Carols for Choirs will be available to those who
                                                                      to St Christopher’s Hospice.                                        require them. The cost for this trip will be £32.50.
Turn up on the day—all are welcome. Cost is £10 for both
days payable on the day to a Festival official.
                                                                      St John’s Chorale                                                             Bruges 2010
Northwood Choral Society                                              ‘Come and Sing Fauré’s Requiem’
                                                                                                                                           Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th June 2010
‘Scratch’ Rutter Requiem                                              Good Friday 2nd April
                                                                                                                                          A return tour to Bruges for three nights at the end
Saturday 26th September                                               St John’s Church, Belmont, Sutton.                                  of the May Half Term week. The group will be staying in a 4* Hotel
                                                                                                                                          in the centre of Bruges, performing one concert and participating
11am-1pm            Choral Workshop                                   Rehearsal: 3pm-6pm            Performance:         7.30pm           in a mass on Sunday morning. During free time, people are free to
2.15pm-4.15pm Rehearsal with soloists                                 Performance Fee is £5. Smart Dress. All proceeds split              explore the city, whether on bikes, horse and carts or the famous
                                                                      between St John’s Church and St Christopher’s Hospice.              canal boat tours. A visit to Bruges’ only remaining chocolate
5pm-6pm             Concert                                                                                                               factory can be arranged for a small cost. As in previous years, a
                                                                                                                                          banquet will be arranged at the Maximiliaan van Oostenrijk
St John’s URC Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood
                                                                                                                                          restaurant. The cost of this trip will be in the region of £350.
                                                                                                                 Chichester Cathedral
Cost is £10 for the day. Music is available for those who
don’t have a copy.                                                                                                 10th & 11th April
                                                                      The Sussex Festival Singers will spend a weekend singing
                                                                      the cathedral’s services, staying at a local hotel. Rehearsals
Saturday 14th November          Basildon Choral Society               will take place at St John’s Church, Belmont prior to the
Haydn: The Creation             St Martin’s Church, Basildon          weekend to prepare. Music will be provided or will be
Sunday 15th November            All Saints Singers                    available on the internet. The cost to take part is £25. Hotel                               William Walton
Saint-Saens: Oratorio de Noel   All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay   prices will be confirmed nearer the time.
Saturday 28th November          West Sussex Philharmonic                                                                                                      Belshazzar’s Feast
Haydn: The Creation             St Mary’s Church, Horsham             Sunday 21st March             All Saints Singers                                           Leonard Bernstein
Saturday 5th December           Northwood Choral Society
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia      Holy Trinity Church, Northwood
                                                                      Haydn: Stabat Mater           All Saints Church, Sutton Courtenay                       Chichester Psalms
on Christmas Carols                                                   Saturday 27th March           Hurstpierpoint Singers
                                                                      Handel: Passion of Christ     Hurstpierpoint Parish Church                             Sunday 25th July
Christmas Carol Concerts                                              Saturday 17th April           West Sussex Philharmonic Choir
                                                                                                                                                            Arundel Cathedral
Tuesday 8th December            West Sussex Philharmonic Choir        Last Night of the Proms       St Mary’s Church, Horsham

                       7.30pm at St John the Evangelist, Horsham                                                                                                      Rehearsals
Sunday 13th December            Northwood Choral Society                                    Oxford Villages Chorus                               The Barn, Causeway, Horsham on Tuesdays at 8pm
                       7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Northwood                             ‘Scratch’ Messiah                                   St Gabriel’s Church, Pitsea on Wednesdays at 7.45pm
Friday 18th December            Basildon Choral Society                                     Saturday 26th June                               Holy Trinity Church Hall, Northwood on Sundays at 7.15pm
                             7.45pm at St Martin of Tours, Basildon                         Dorchester Abbey, OXON.
Sunday 20th December            Hurstpierpoint Singers                                                                                                          £25 to Stephen Hope
                                                                      The cost will be £10 for the day with all profits going to
                           2.30pm at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre    Helen & Douglas House children’s hospice.                                       £9 to St Catherine’s OR St Wilfrid’s Hospice