The end of an era

Sadly, the decision has been taken to end the Lark Reviews website. The site was founded in 2012 by Dr Brian Hick, one time deputy editor of Musical Opinion, editor Emeritus of The Organ, regular columnist for the Hastings & St Leonards Observer and educational consultant for many years. The aim of the site was to post well informed and succinct reviews within 24 hours of musical performances across the country, with an added focus on the Hastings area. Regular CD and DVD reviews were also included for major labels and distributors as well as smaller scale productions.

Before Brian’s death in 2021 we had already discussed the changing context in which we were operating. When the site was founded there were relatively few sites doing the same. Now that is no longer the case.

Since taking on responsibility for Lark I have been ably assisted by Susan Elkin and more recently further reviewers have been working with us. With limited time and resources, however, and wishing to concentrate more on my own performance and teaching work it seems that the best thing now is to end the website. I feel sure that Brian would support this decision, bringing the site to a proper end, rather than letting it gradually wind down.

The site will be archived with all content available for the forseeable future.

Thank you for visiting and supporting Lark Reviews

With best wishes
Stephen Page