Sunday 2 November 2014
Brighton Philharmonic concert - The Dome, Brighton
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Brighton Festival Chorus
Schubert - Marche Militaire
Parry - I Was Glad
Strauss - Oboe Concerto in D major
Parry - Blest pair of Sirens
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Success of European Concert Series
In 2013 Brighton Festival Chorus was awarded support for a series of concerts in France and the UK throughout 2013 to 2015. Phase 1 was a tour of northern France in November 2013 to sing the Verdi Requiem. Phase 2 was a New Year concert in Rouen to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Phase 3 involved two further performances of the Verdi Requiem at the Backstage Centre in Essex in July, when Brighton Festival Chorus was joined by the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.
Brighton Festival Chorus has now completed all three stages of the concert series, and the European organising committee has been so pleased with the success of these concerts they have invited us to be a part of a new European project starting summer 2015. See News.
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"...From the first almost whispered "Requiem" to the final dying phrase, the BFC was crisp and clear, warm and haunting....."
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Since its formation in 1968 Brighton Festival Chorus has developed a well-earned reputation as one of the most versatile choirs in the UK, competing with London-based choirs in its busy schedule of concerts. The Chorus has gained the respect of many leading conductors and orchestras for its consistently high standards and for the breadth of repertoire that it performs.