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Beware the Mackerel Sky

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – £12.50

Sing with Strings presents ‘Beware the Mackerel Sky’ a smugglers’ folk opera!

Sing with Strings presents ‘Beware the Mackerel Sky’ a smugglers’ folk opera for massed choir and orchestra hosted by the Bernardi Music Group in association with the Yehudi Menuhin School and Lancing College

A community folk opera set in Lancing and performed in the glorious Lancing College Chapel – the world’s largest school chapel. Bringing together school choirs, community choirs, large string orchestra and professional opera singers, this musical spectacular will feature over 400 performers including the Lancing College Chapel Choir and College Singers, the Yehudi Menuhin School, String Academy and choirs from Sussex schools. Presenting a dramatic tale of smugglers and spies, conflict, mystery, heartache and kindness, this one-act folk opera brings to life the rich smuggling heritage of an early 19th century Sussex community in Shoreham and Lancing, weaving real-life characters and events with fiction

Seating for all performances will be unreserved and will be in the Chapel Nave and both North and South aisles, you can purchase tickets for your desired seating area subject to availability. Please note there is a restricted view in the aisle seating, however, TV monitors in these areas provide a direct and close-up view of the performers which may provide better visibility than the nave seating depending on position.

Please arrive early to ensure when the doors open you have the opportunity to choose your preferred seating position within your chosen seating zone.

Tickets cost just £12.50 for adults, £5 for those aged 19 years and under, children under 5 years will be free. Please book your tickets below.

Please note: Evening performances begin at 18:00. Doors open 15 minutes before performance starts (17:45) and performance lasts approximately 75 minutes, there will be no interval.


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April 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – £12.50
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Bernardi Music Group


Lancing College Chapel
Lancing College
Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW United Kingdom
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