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Join us for this free concert at Hailsham Parish Church where we will welcome Cllr. Paul Holbrooke, the town’s mayor.
The concert will include performances by Hailsham Choral Society, conducted by Jozik Kotz and accompanied by Will Hancox, and Hailsham Voices Community Pop Choir, conducted by Abbie Marsden.
We are delighted that acclaimed Bass Baritone, Jozik Kotz, will not only conduct Hailsham Choral but will also perform a selection of solo songs. We like to keep him busy!
Hailsham Choral is delighted to be taking part again in the Mayor’s concert this year. We will be performing a selection from our extensive repertoire, which apart from the great choral works includes opera and Gilbert and Sullivan choruses, folksongs and some jazz classics.
For more information about Hailsham Choral, see our website: www.hailshamchoral.org. New members, especially altos, tenors and basses, are always welcome, so if you are interested, do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hailsham Voices, directed by Abbie Marsden, is a fun and friendly community pop choir for people of all ages and abilities. Abbie set up the choir in 2018 with the aim of inspiring people to sing in a choir, regardless of ability or music reading skills, and this local pop choir has thrived from the outset thanks to their collective joy and passion for singing. If you are interested in joining Hailsham Voices you can either follow them on Facebook or go to www.hailshamvoices.org
Jozik Kotz was born in Oxford, one of ten children of Polish-Australian parents. He read Music at York University and was a choral scholar in the choir of York Minster before winning a postgraduate scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. While studying at the Guildhall he was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier, Royal Overseas League and Richard Tauber competitions.
Jozik began his career in opera in the Glyndebourne chorus and has subsequently performed roles with English National Opera, Royal Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera Factory, Garsington Opera and Grange Park Opera. His European opera experience includes appearances in Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Madrid, Aix-en-Provence and Lisbon.
Jozik has sung as a soloist at the Proms and at all the major London concert halls, with orchestras including the BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia and English Chamber orchestras.
His recordings include baroque cantatas for Hyperion, Turnage’s The Silver Tassie and Gavin Bryar’s Dr Ox’s Experiment for Deutsche Grammophon, and Paray’s Mass with the Scottish National Orchestra, which was nominated for a Grammy award.
As a choral conductor Jozik has given over one hundred and fifty performances with a wide range of choirs including the Sackville Singers, East Sussex Community Choir, East Sussex young voices and Hailsham Choral Society.