Friday, 1st July 2016, 7.30pm
All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove
The Somme 1916
A concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, with music and poetry closely connected both to Sussex and to the battle. The programme will include music by Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Francis Purcell Warren, Herbert Howells, Hubert Parry, and Tarik O'Regan, and readings from Owen, Sassoon and Hodgson.
James Morgan - Conductor
Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Tickets: £20, £15 and £5 for students and under 16s.
Group discounts: 10% discount for 10 or more tickets and 20% discount for 20 or more (not available online).
Dome Box Office, 01273 709709 or www.brightonticketshop.com.
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"The Festival Chorus under James Morgan, singing without scores, managed huge sounds and whispered echoes with consummate skill."
Elgar - Dream of Gerontius
Brighton Festival 2016
"...From the first almost whispered "Requiem" to the final dying phrase, the BFC was crisp and clear, warm and haunting....."
"Brighton Festival Chorus ... this excellent ensemble, whose reputation and renown deservedly continue to bring pride to the city."
"There is something fundamentally moving about hearing dozens of human voices singing in harmony and this performance by the 130 members of Brighton Festival Chorus was both uplifting and enriching. Under the baton of James Morgan, this internationally renowned choir produced an impeccable delivery of two choral works by John Rutter."
John Rutter: Requiem (All Saints, Hove)
John Rutter: Mass of the Children
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.